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Latino loses 200 pounds by ‘running for a change’

Latino loses 200 pounds by ‘running for a change’

By Nikoleta Morales Extra News For many, losing weight and running a marathon is an impossible mission but for 26-year-old Miguel Blancarte from Little Village both changed his life. He lost 200 pounds in less than a year by eating right and running. It wasn’t until January of last year that he joined a gym

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Chicago’s Mexican art museum celebrates Posada’s 100-year anniversary of his death

By Eleanore Catolico EXTRA News Folk art-loving families gathered together in Pilsen to honor the Day of the Dead’s most mysterious yet outspoken figures. On Friday, Sept. 13, The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) hosted an opening reception for its annual Day of the Dead artist exhibit but this time with a historical twist.

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Going hungry for a need of transplants

By Nikoleta Morales Extra News CHICAGO — After successful negotiations with the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a group of 14 immigrants, along with a hundred supporters, continued their hunger strike at Christ Medical Center in Chicago on Aug.7. This is their second week to strike against discriminatory health

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Chicago Latino neighborhood protests vicious dog attacks

By Alejandra Herrera EXTRA News A protest against vicious dogs was held on July 30 in Little Village. The protest was supported and organized by local activist Raul Montes Jr. “Somebody’s gotta bring it up,” said Montes Jr. in reference to this problem. “I work in this community and some of these people were very

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Chicago’s New Consul General of Mexico relates to immigrants

By Alex Hernandez Chicago Extra Chicago’s new Consulate General of Mexico, Carlos Martin Jiménez Macías, 62, is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He’s served in Mexico’s Federal Legislature three times and has been a San Luis Potosi Senator twice. He’s an experienced politician. Extra was able to sit down with him over the

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Latinas ready to show attractiveness, competitiveness in new basketball league

By Kiko Martinez Chicago Extra Latina players on the Illinois Heart, a semi-pro basketball team in the newly formed Bikini Basketball Association, want fans to know the inaugural season, which begins June 22, might feature sexy athletes wearing less clothing than players on your average basketball organization. Lacking a standard uniform, however, doesn’t mean there

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