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Education Stronger Among Second-, Third-Generation Latinos

Education Stronger Among Second-, Third-Generation Latinos

By Brian Woodman Jr. Ronald Flores, an associate sociology professor at Connecticut College, has encouraging observations about education among second- and third-generation Latinos. “Overall, the second generation is doing fairly well or better than expected, despite factors that would suggest otherwise,” he said. Not all of the news is good, however. “The old assimilation


Honoring the legacy of the first Salvadoran woman elected to U.S. public office

By Jose Suero MetroDiversity Ana Sol Gutierrez is the most respected and prominent political leader of the local Salvadoran community. She is the first Salvadoran woman ever elected to a public position in this country having won her first election in 1990 to Montgomery County Board of Education where she later served as President. In


Local San Diego Latino leaders are “heroes” for immigrants

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego This year’s KPBS Local Heroes in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month have one thing in common: Both are women committed to helping immigrant communities in San Diego County. The honorees are Fabiola Navarro, an immigration attorney with the Employee Rights Center (ERC), a non-profit organization that focuses


Latino family waits for justice three years after Bluffton (Georgia) slaying

By John Newton La Voz Latina “The millstones of justice turn exceedingly slow, but grind exceedingly fine.” For nearly three years, this adage has brought cold comfort to family members of Bluffton slaying victim, Carlos Olivera, as they waited for justice to be served to Preston Oates, the tow truck driver who shot Olivera in


Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst validates colonia community groups’ claims that TX DPS checkpoints engaged in immigration enforcement

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian EDINBURG,TX — When state Rep. Terry Canales called DPS to find out why the department was putting up random checkpoints in the poorest parts of the Rio Grande Valley he could not believe what he was told. “It was such a telling remark. The staff member said DPS was


Annual event reinforces identity of Northern Arizona’s Latino community — A celebration of culture, families

By Frank X. Moraga AmigosNAZ As Armando Gonzalez and Theresa Thomas tell it, about a dozen years ago Flagstaff’s Latino community seemed on the verge of losing another part of its cultural identity. The local ballet folklorico group was in need of funds for costumes to continue to entertain the public. Meanwhile, the number of