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Viewing ‘The Book of Life’ as one of La Raza’s great lessons in living

Viewing ‘The Book of Life’ as one of La Raza’s great lessons in living

By Andy Porras La Prensa San Diego Movie producer Guillermo del Toro told a reporter that when his movie, The Book of Life (BOL) was viewed by a host of Hispanic children in Los Angeles, one of the kids came to him and said, “Thanks for making us cool!” The animated comedy, in reality, is

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Initiative eases transition back to Mexico for those deported through Nogales

By Brittany Ducksworth Cronkite News NOGALES, Sonora, Mexico – Deported after 25 years in the United States on domestic violence charges, Jose Castellea stepped off a bus here at the border gate eight days ago with only the clothes on his back and a few belongings. “The first time you’re scared when you’re here in

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Dominican-American high school teacher wins university poetry prize

Rumbo The Central University of the East, as part of its 44th Anniversary proclaims the winner of its UCE Literature Prize of 2014, in the genre of Poetry is the writer César Sánchez Beras, with his work “Recorded on metal, bolero for three different women.” César Sánchez Beras participated under the pseudonym Tinma. Michael Phipps,

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College professor honored for helping undocumented students

Amigos805.com CAMARILLO — Jose Alamillo, professor of Chicana/o Studies at CSU Channel Islands (CI), was honored for his work to help Latinos and undocumented students break barriers and excel in higher education. The Ventura County chapter of the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) presented Alamillo with its Access to Justice Award on Oct. 17. The

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A Voice for Migrant Students

By Victoria Rossi La Voz de Austin It was a familiar conversation, as routine as her family’s yearly drive from Texas to California and back again. Each October, Luz Hinojosa sat quietly by her parents as her teachers tried to stop her from taking their class. Recently arrived from California, Hinojosa wasn’t just starting school

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Latina Sisters’ Soccer Talent Energizes College Team

By Bill Sarno CTLatinoNews In the team photo for the 2014 Connecticut College women’s soccer team, sisters Nicole Medina and Michelle Medina stand like bookends at the opposite edges of the group. However, on and off the field, the two first-year students from Hartford are usually a lot closer. They are twins, but not identical.

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