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Poll: Most Rio Grande Valley residents feel less safe

Poll: Most Rio Grande Valley residents feel less safe

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian EDINBURG, TX — Only one in four Rio Grande Valley residents feel safer living on the U.S.-Mexico border today than they did five years ago, according to a new opinion poll. The Pulse of the Valley poll, conducted by UT-Pan American’s Center for Survey Research (CSR), found that almost


UCONN Study: Puerto Rican Foods Preserve Cultural Identity A long-term study by two ethno-botanists demonstrated that people retain culinary customs years after they migrate, and identified key foods that are emblematic of a community’s culinary conservation. The two-part study by UConn alum David W. Taylor ’94 (CLAS), now an assistant professor of biology at the University of Portland, and his former professor


San Antonio’s farmer’s market offers more low-income access

By Lea Thompson La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Despite the rising temperatures, this summer is the perfect time to explore the growing Farmer’s Market landscape in San Antonio. Every Tuesday, the San Antonio Food Bank brings nutritional education and new food options to locals at the downtown Farmer’s Market on Main Plaza.


After excluding undocumented students, Latino scholarships revise eligibility

The Venture HOUSTON — Undocumented Hispanic students who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals find that although they are lawfully present in the U.S., they remain ineligible to apply for many scholarships aimed at Hispanics because they do not fulfill the requirement of being a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident. DACA, a


Education top issue for Hispanics

By Star Hunter AmigosNAZ Higher tuition at NAU, CCC, cuts in programs at community college level pose challenges for first-generation students Immigration reform may lead in the headlines, but it’s not the top issue for Hispanics. According to Pew Research Center, the top issue for Hispanics is education. “Indeed, when Pew Research Center has surveyed


Audio Documentary: Mexicali deportees with a dream of return

By Jéssica Bedolla El Nuevo Sol The goal of this audio documentary is to put a human face on the devastating effects of deportations on immigrant families by giving voice to the deportees themselves. The documentary includes interviews with people affected by deportations and their accounts of their forced exodus back to the south as