Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Natasha Hakimi Zapata holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles. In college she received scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Smithsonian Latino Center and the UCLA Alumni Association.

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Margaret Keenan, 90 at the time and the first U.K. patient to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, chats with Lorraine Hill at University Hospital Coventry on Dec. 9, 2020, a day after getting the shot. (Photo: Jonny Weeks/Pool/Afp via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The UK's Vaccine Rollout Proves the Superiority of the Universal Health Care Model
Dr. John Lister watched in horror as the United Kingdom's Covid- 19 mortality rate climbed above 1 per 1 , 000 , one of the highest death rates in the world since the start of the pandemic. So, when the 71 -year-old Briton was informed he would receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in late January...
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Sunday, September 01, 2019
Pia Klemp Is the Hero the World Desperately Needs Right Now
It is rare nowadays to read about a person in the deluge of bad news flooding our screens 24/7 and immediately think: Now this is a true hero. But when it comes to Pia Klemp, the description is not only entirely appropriate but entirely necessary.
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Reps. Rashida Tlaib, left, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken" countries, during a news conference. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP) Views
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
I Know What It’s Like to Be Told to ‘Go Back’ to My Own Country
“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” asked Donald Trump this weekend, all but certainly targeting Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. The president’s latest tweets came in response to an...
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Bernie Sanders quickly delved into all the things Trump got wrong about the economy, infrastructure, health care, immigration and more in his own response delivered online. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) Views
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Sanders Highlights American Struggles in Fierce SOTU Response
Beginning his speech by congratulating Stacey Abrams for delivering a strong response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on behalf of the Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders quickly delved into all the things Trump got wrong about the economy, infrastructure, health care, immigration and...
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Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) answers questions from members of the press after joining with other newly elected members of the House of Representatives for an official class photo of new House members at the U.S. Capitol on November 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Views
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Already Making Democrats and Republicans Nervous
The 116th United States Congress is not yet in session and already there’s been no shortage of headlines about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the incoming House Democrat who sent a shock through her party’s establishment with her primary win in New York’s 14th Congressional District. Even before she won...
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Women like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "aren't supposed to run" for office, the primary winner said in a campaign video. (Photo: Views
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite
It might seem unbelievable that after Bernie Sanders’ immense success in the 2016 Democratic primaries, running on a grass-roots campaign that condemned Wall Street’s influence and called for social justice, Democrats can still be caught off guard by progressives unseating their heavyweights. And...
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