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Undocumented students get a helping hand from Raza educators

Undocumented students get a helping hand from Raza educators

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego When Jesus Mendez Carbajal started his college education at San Diego Mesa College a little bit more tan three years ago, his parents, with a lot of sacrifice, had to pay for all expenses. Since Mendez Carbajal is an undocumented student, he didn’t qualify for federal financial


It’s Official! Mission District’s 24th Street District is Calle 24

By Claire Weissbluth MissionLocal Mission District leaders and downtown officials inaugurated the Calle 24 District at Harrison and 24th streets in the Mission. Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía has called Calle 24 “a little Macondo, where you can find sugared-skulls, exiled poets and colonels who fought in losing wars.” “Latinos in San Francisco have provided a


Chicago hosts its first edition of Bolero Festival

By Mayra Buitron Extra News! On May 31, the Copernicus Center in Chicago will host the first edition of the Festival del Bolero, a genre full of romance. The evening promises to be a success with its artistic presentations by the legends Trio Los Panchos from Mexico, Danny Rivera and Nelson Gonzalez from Puerto Rico.


San Diego State University Press to publish Chicano professor’s analysis of work of nation’s foremost Latino author Alejandro Morales SANTA MARIA — Allan Hancock College English professor Marc García-Martínez, Ph.D., will soon join world-renowned researchers Jane Goodall and Noam Chomsky as authors whose works have been published by the San Diego State University Press (SDSU Press), college officials reported this week in a media release. The oldest university press in the California State

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Brownsville Bishop Flores warns Sec. of State Kerry of an ‘unfolding disaster’ on South Texas-Mexico border

By Raul de la Cruz Rio Grande Guardian BROWNSVILLE, TX – Expanding on comments he made to Rio Grande Valley reporters at the San Juan Basilica on World Communications Day, Bishop Daniel E. Flores has sent a powerful letter to Secretary of State John Kerry about the corrosive impact of drug cartel activity. In his


Border Farmers’ Market a Year-Round Hit

Frontera NorteSur Estela Flores is an earth artist. On Saturday mornings, you can find her work, courtesy of Mother Earth, on display at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Farmers’ Market in Sunland Park, New Mexico. “These used to be popular in the ‘70s,” Flores said on a recent market day, as she showed off her biodome terrariums