MLB’s Witch-Hunt Against Latino Ballplayers

By NAVID FARNIA          “But you fit all the models.  You are from the Dominican Republic.  You are an older player.  Older players don’t get better.  You’ve had injuries consistent with steroid use.  You showed up on the list from 2003.  You fit all the formulas.”  Sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy uttered these words in May when he … Continue reading

Snowden and Sovereignty

By NAVID FARNIA Disturbing news regarding the U.S.’s pursuit of whistleblower Edward Snowden made headlines this past week.  Bolivian President Evo Morales’ airplane, traveling from Russia back to Bolivia, was rerouted to Austria last Tuesday due to suspicions that Snowden might be aboard.  France, Italy, Spain and Portugal refused to allow Morales’ plane to enter … Continue reading