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Welcome to San Diego’s Barrio Logan

Welcome to San Diego’s Barrio Logan

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego A gateway sign designed by a local artista will welcome people visiting Barrio Logan, one of the San Diego communities with large populations of Mexicans. The sign will be similar to those that exist throughout the county, including El Cajon Blvd., Third Avenue in Chula Vista, among


What Happens in Mexico, Lives in the Mission District of San Francisco

By Lydia Chávez MissionLocal On 24th Street this morning, someone had slipped paper bags over the the parking meters between Folsom and Harrison with the photos of some of the 43 students disappeared in September in rural Mexico. “They took them alive,” was written in Spanish above each photo. It was an installation-like piece of


S. TX Lawmakers: Too many state troopers unfamiliar with border culture

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — Too many of the Department of Public Safety troopers assigned to the South Texas border region do not understand the local Hispanic culture and are unable to speak Spanish. This is the view of state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and state Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra. To


Tackling Growing Substance Abuse Among Hispanics

Bill Sarno As it enters its 45th year of treating substance abuse, Hartford-based Youth Challenge of Connecticut, a faith-based nonprofit treatment facility has a critical ongoing mission, which is embedded in the demographics of substance abuse in Connecticut. While the rate of Latino substance abusers generally mirrors the state’s overall population, the number of

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Savannah Music Festival 2015 includes “Sonero” cubano

By John Newton La Voz Latina The 26th Anniversary Season of the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) features an international roster of artists and includes two one-act operas by Puccini. SMF is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. Aficionados of latin dance music will be


Vochitos, San Antonio car club helps needy with Thanksgiving dinners

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa de San Antonio What was supposed to be a small act of kindness ended up growing into a legacy for a group of Volkswagen enthusiasts. Vochitos, a family oriented car club hosts Operation Tur­key, where the entire club donates an entire thanksgiving dinner — ham, turkey, the entire shebang —