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Her will to win undefeated, Amanda Ramirez keeps on punching

Her will to win undefeated, Amanda Ramirez keeps on punching

By Frankie Rodriguez Borderzine EL PASO – With the sour taste of defeat still in her mouth from last year’s Golden Gloves tournament, Amanda Ramirez went on a tough yearlong training program hoping to win this year, but she lost the bout in a close decision. Her will to push until she wins, however, remains

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Farm workers have transformed the Rio Grande Valley

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian EDCOUCH, TX — When the Rio Grande Valley gets interstate-designated highways next Monday and when Gov. Rick Perry signs legislation to create a new university for the region on Tuesday, thanks should go to farmworkers. That is the view of Rebecca Flores, a former director of the United Farmworkers

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Across U.S., graduating Hispanic college classes add ethnic flourish with celebrations of their own

By Luis Hernandez Hispanic Link WASHINGTON — At campus auditoriums and chapels around the country, thousands of Latino and Latina college students are organizing and staging elaborate commencement ceremonies this spring to honor their graduates at all levels, from associate degree recipients to PhDs. These cap-and-gown ceremonies, many with mariachi and danza folklórica accompaniment, supplement

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Georgia’s DACA students push for in-state tuition

By Rolando Zenteno La Voz Latina SAVANNAH, GEORGIA — The stakes are at an all-time high for undocumented students in the state of Georgia. Dream Activist Georgia, Freedom University, The Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance, and several other organizations are speaking out in a state-wide campaign aimed at procuring in-state tuition for Deferred Action beneficiaries. It

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Latino Air Force veteran acknowledged for service in Vietnam after more than 40 years

By Emma Dornes La Prensa de San Antonio “Better late than never” is retired Tech Sgt. Plácido Salazar’s motto regarding the acceptance and recognition of his awards for his service in Vietnam, 48 years ago. State Sen. Carlos Uresti presented a State Resolution to Salazar, honoring the Air Force veteran for his Bronze Star (approved

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