Diaspora

Ms. Edith Lauer (Hungarian American Coalition), Mr. János Martonyi and Ms. Katrina Lantos Swett

The loneliness of Katrina Lantos Swett – her friends won’t return their awards

Katrina Lantos Swett, 60, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the mother of seven children. She is also the daughter of the late California Congressman Tom Lantos, a Hungarian native, who was the only Holocaust survivor to be elected to the US Congress. She also served on the United States Commission on International Religious […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Diaspora
András Rékay

St. Stephen’s Day celebration at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California

As always, the 59th San Francisco Hungarian National Day celebrations were held in beautiful Golden Gate Park. My wife and I attend every year. Many of you might be surprised to learn that the weather is quite cold in August in the Bay Area. You need a jacket, may not expect much sun; it is mostly foggy in San Francisco, […]

by · September 10, 2016 · Diaspora
Béla Lipták

Viktor Orbán is not welcome in the US on the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

A small Hungarian-American group has started a letter-writing campaign to convince President Obama to receive Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, at the White House when he comes to Washington in October to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Mr. Orbán has never received an official invitation to the Oval Office and President Obama has voiced serious concerns […]

by · August 31, 2016 · Diaspora
The Orbán regime's largest and most expensive PR exercise in Canada to date.

Hungarian government opens a can of worms in Montreal

Leaders of the European Union have been scratching their heads for years about Hungarian strongman, Viktor Orbán’s civil rights abuses, and anti-liberal conduct. This past week, and on the eve of the Hungarian government’s biggest PR show in Montreal, EU leaders, along with some members of the Montreal Hungarian community, are tearing their hair out. Many are wondering, why the […]

by · August 25, 2016 · Diaspora
Jean Tatay

Remembering Jean Tatay

We have not often published obituaries in the past, but as a Hungarian news site based in Canada, we are certainly interested in remembering Hungarian Canadians and Canadians with close ties to Hungary, especially when they have lived such a colourful life, as did Jean Tatay (1926-2016). Jean Rabone Tatay (nee Hawthorn and formerly Gawn) August 12, 1926 – June […]

by · June 17, 2016 · Diaspora
Hungarian neo-Nazis stage a demonstration in Budapest in front of the Embassy of Romania on National Cohesion Day, June 4, 2016.

Trianon-cult, neo-Horthyism, National Cohesion Day

Recently Hungary introduced a new holiday – National Cohesion Day to commemorate the “dire consequences” of the Trianon Peace Treaty, signed on June 4, 1920, following Austro-Hungary’s defeat in World War I. The Treaty was the result of The Peace Conference in Paris where Allied Powers negotiated the peace terms with the defeated Central Powers. Today historians agree that the […]

by · June 5, 2016 · Diaspora
U.S. President Bill Clinton

Hungarian-Americans agree with President Clinton: Orbán is a Putin-clone

A couple of days ago President Bill Clinton talked about the Hungarian and Polish governments during a rally in New Jersey. “Poland and Hungary – two countries that would not be free but for the United States and the long Cold War – have now decided this democracy is too much trouble,” and continued to say “they want Putin-like dictatorships.” […]

by · May 26, 2016 · Diaspora
Congressman Andy Harris

Meet winking “Hungarian” congressman Andy Harris

Andy Harris is a Hungarian-American congressman whose father hails from Miskolc, Hungary. Rep. Harris was born in the US and he is a medical doctor turned politician who doesn’t speak Hungarian. Congressman Harris is also the co-chair of the Hungarian Congressional Caucus. In February his fellow republican congressman Buddy Carter was delivering a long speech about transportation security when Harris […]

by · May 23, 2016 · Diaspora
Mr. Sapszon (second from left) with Hungarian Consul to California Mr. Kálmán (blue tie)

Hungarian city’s mayor attacked – from California

A couple of years ago Béla Schwartz, the socialist mayor of the Hungarian city Ajka, was attacked in the press; not in the Hungarian press, but from Los Angeles, California. This is a story about the mysterious ways Hungary’s right-wing propaganda is generated here in the United States. In 2009, a group of Hungarian-American artists formed The California Alliance of […]

by · May 17, 2016 · Diaspora
New York Jobbik party members line up for group photo.

Hungarian diplomats celebrate with neo-Nazi Jobbik in New York City

Hungary’s previous ambassador to Washington DC., western-educated Mr. György Szapáry refused to meet with leaders and supporters of Hungary’s neo-Nazi Jobbik party. He would walk out from the room if Jobbik members showed up at an event. With the arrival of Ms. Réka Szemerkényi, Hungary’s first female Ambassador to the US, all this has changed. Ms. Szemerkényi has personally met […]

by · May 3, 2016 · Diaspora