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U.S. Congressman says Mexico’s insecurity has now got to be viewed as one of biggest foreign policy issues confronting United States

U.S. Congressman says Mexico’s insecurity has now got to be viewed as one of biggest foreign policy issues confronting United States

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian BROWNSVILLE, TX — U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela recently told the Rio Grande Guardian that insecurity in Tamaulipas and across Mexico has now got to be viewed as one of the biggest foreign policy issues confronting the United States. The Brownsville Democrat said that through his work in Washington, D.C,

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Newspaper editors still use ‘illegal immigrants’ after AP drops term

By Claudia Miranda The Venture While the Associated Press may have stopped using “illegal immigrants” in their stories, many publications in the country continue to struggle with the terminology. The AP’s change was made in April 2013. In 2012, according to the U.S Census Bureau, individuals with Hispanic or Latino heritage now make up 16

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For Latinos good health starts at home

By Lea Thompson La Prensa SAN ANTONIO — Latino health is affected by factors like food, genetics and lifestyle. Unfortunately, the combination of traditional cultural dishes found at home and increasingly sedentary lifestyle in America make Hispanic popula­tions more vulnerable to serious diseases like diabetes. In 2013, The City of San Anto­nio Metropolitan Health District

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Lt. Col. Lesbia Nieves — a Latina officer with distinction

Jennifer Supernaw CTLatinoNews.com Lt. Col. Lesbia Nieves says the most important thing she has learned from serving in the military is “If you dream and dream big, anything is possible.” Now, Nieves is the first Hispanic woman to serve as Lieutenant Colonel in the Connecticut Army National Guard and has recently received another prestigious honor.

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Commissioner Garcia to run for Chicago mayor could be first Latino mayor of Windy City

By Alex Hernandez Extra CHICAGO — Monday night Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García announced his candidacy for mayor of Chicago. “Since [Chicago Teachers Union President] Karen Lewis took ill and was unable to make a run for mayor I began getting a rash of calls from all parts of the city, across ethnicities, and

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