• Our Reasons
    for Supporting the Stadium Deal

    Our Reasons

    Maria Patricia Corrales and Jose Sueiro, President and Manager of D.C. Hispanic Contractor’s Association respectively, testified this week before the Economic Development Committee of DC City Council chaired by Councilwoman Muriel Bowser on the proposed Washington DC soccer stadium project. Ms. Corrales gave her testimony on Wednesday, July 23rd at the Reeves Center on 14th & U and Mr. Sueiro gave his testimony Thursday, July 24th at DCRA headquarters on 4th St. SW.
    Maria Patricia Corrales
    President, DC Hispanic Contractor’s Assoc.

    Madame Chair and Members of the City Council, I’m here to say approve this plan and build this stadium now. I own Capital Construction; a District based CBE and I speak as President on behalf of the entire DC Hispanic Contractor’s Association (DCHCA) membership in support of this project.
    We want to participate in building the stadium, the new building at 14th & U and the new municipal center in Anacostia.

The Columbia Heights Legacy

of Bob Moore

Jose Sueiro
New residents to the Columbia Heights (CH) neighborhood of Washington DC have no idea the conditions of the area after the 1969 riots through the crack epidemic of the late 80’s and downturns of the 90’s, but it was a far cry from the prosperous, bustling, relatively secure, upscale neighborhood it has become. To his eternal credit, the late Robert L. Moore, longtime leader of the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights (DCCH) who just passed away, was the chief architect and promoter of this transformation. We owe him credit for rebuilding Columbia Heights into the thriving, multi-cultural urban village it has become. He need not worry about his legacy. It is everywhere.

AG Election

Breathes Life into DC Politics

Jose Sueiro
Paul Zukerberg runs a modest law firm from the row house on Lanier Place above the dentist’s office in Adams Morgan. For over two decades he’s developed a practice that includes a great many cases defending community causes and the poor. He came to light as a politician when he ran in the April 2012 special election for At-Large City Council, entering the campaign late and financially strapped. So in order to make it a worthwhile run he decided to highlight a cause near and dear to his heart –the legalization of marijuana. The impish, slightly scruffy activist with the New Jersey twang was an entertaining candidate and always had something interesting to say.

The Crisis of Central American Children:

USA Turns Its Back on Humanitarian Traditions

Karen Vanegas
Advocates for Central American children are concerned that the US government is renouncing its national and international leadership and responsibilities when it comes to issues of refugee protection. District of Columbia and Maryland municipal leaders, community organizations, educators and consulate representatives have united around the cause of justice for the Central American children detained across the country for crossing the southern border unaccompanied. A local coalition has organized as the “United for Central American Children” and is advising citizens to urge Congress NOT to support President Obama’s petition to amend the, “William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act” because the law as it stands protects children from sex trafficking and violence.

Repeal the 2%

Save Affordable Housing in DC

Jose Sueiro
DC’s City Council has the opportunity to pass legislation that will help preserve housing affordability and restrain the galloping speed at which rents are rising in the city. The “Rent Control Amendment Act of 2014”, bill B20-830 is the best opportunity in a decade to restrain exorbitant rent increases. A reform amendment to the rent control law, this bill would repeal the extra 2% that landlords have the right to tack on to the yearly cost of living (CPI) increases charged on rents in the District of Columbia.

Wood chopping

Mirtala and her Late Payments

Santiago Sueiro
I always wondered how she kept such a nice house. From the outside you could see that her walls had been plastered and painted. Her windows were reinforced with elegant black iron, and she just started to build a cement wall around her property. What stands out most about Mirtala’s house however, is the large pile of chopped wood on the side of her house. It’s a huge pile, about 4 foot tall comprising about 10 large bundles.
Mirtala is a small woman with a stern and grim face. She looks fierce with a large nose, deeply embedded eyes, dark hair, and sharp wrinkles on her face. She is a single mom of three and caretaker of her granddaughter.



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