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Getting inked is a tradition with Latinos

Getting inked is a tradition with Latinos

By John Rosales Hispanic Link News Service My tio Lalo was proud of the Jesus portrait tattooed across his chest. He also had the Virgen strategically scratched on his left arm, where her colored garments and rosary beads hid needle marks left from shooting heroin. Another tio, Oscar, proudly wore the insignia of the U.S.


San Diego’s Latino voters stand behind Alvarez’s campaign for mayor

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego David Alvarez is one step closer to becoming the first mayor of Mexican origin in San Diego. The once relatively unknown Democrat councilmember, placed second in the Nov. 19th special mayoral election to replace Bob Filner, with 25 percent of the vote. He now will face Republican


TX attorney creates national organization providing free legal advice to Mexican nationals living in U.S.

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian NUEVO PROGRESO, TX – An attorney and bail bonds company owner in Edinburg has started a national organization to provide free legal advice to Mexican nationals living in the United States. Fred Regalado has helped immigrants in South Texas over the years through his 4 Aces Bail Bonds firm


Facebook Gives Every 8th Grader at San Francisco’s Everett Middle School a Laptop

By Andra Cernavskis MissionLocal Principal Lena Van Haren called 8th graders at Everett Middle School to the auditorium to hear about high school applications. They filed in, sat, and waited. Then, District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, who could easily pass for a professor, walked on stage. “You all have been tricked,” he said. “I am


University of Houston research finds potential key to learning a new language

The Venture A new study by University of Houston (UH) researchers may lead to dramatic changes in the way language is taught and learned – especially a second language. These findings are important because statistics show 60 percent of the children in the Houston Independent School District are non-native English speakers, a category on the


Delaware bridging the gap to supply healthcare to all — including the undocumented

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano Many of us are confused about how the new law requiring everyone in America to have health insurance will work, so we decided to talk to Delaware’s Secretary of Health and Social Services, Rita Landgraf, on how the health insurance market functions in Delaware, and what will happen to