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Student group unites Mexicanos in San Antonio

By Lea Thompson La Prensa San Antonio.- International students attend college in the U.S. for quality educational experiences, but the problem occurs when they choose to return home. Student groups like the Mexicanos at the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) hope to prevent that “brain drain” by creating professional and social resources for students on…

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Food activists put vegan spin on San Antonio’s Tex-Mex and BBQ culture

By Lea Thompson La Prensa SAN ANTONIO – Some food purists might cringe at the idea of “vegan barbacoa,” but Rebecca López, owner of Rebel Eats, and Beto Ricón, a self-taught cook and food activist, have already proven that it works and it’s what some people want. Hungry local business owners at Cafe Commerce were…

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Houston station’s first Latina anchor publishes autobiography

By Jorge Santiago The Venture Former anchor for Houston’s KTRK ABC 13, Minerva Perez has flourished on the radio, television and now is hoping to flourish in a new adventure as an author. Early in her career, Perez worked several jobs to make ends meet, and pay for college at Pan American University. She worked…

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San Antonio 12-year-old dubbed a hero

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa San Antonio, Texas.- It was an early Thursday morning, but 12-year-old Jacob Munoz wasn’t in bed or getting ready for school. Instead, he stood outside watching a fire engulf his home. On Jan.15, the San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) arrived to Jacob’s house, located on the 4300 block of Weir….

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Georgia Latinos team together to help others “Live your dream”

By John Newton La Voz Latina Self-improvement is usually front and center on the list of resolutions people make at the beginning of each new year. Two local Latinos have teamed up to help people meet the goals they set for themselves last month. Lisette Dominguez, a native of Barranquilla, Colombia, moved to Savannah from…

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