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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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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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By John Newton La Voz Latina Popular Latino actor George Lopez has spent the better part of two years bringing an inspiring story to the big screen. Spare Parts, scheduled for release later this month, is based on the true story of four undocumented high school students from Phoenix, Arizona who compete in an underwater […]

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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 […]

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By Whitney Palmeter El Nuevo Tennessean Every Thursday evening at Cherokee United Methodist Church in Johnson City, Tenn., an exchange takes place as different tongues learn to speak in one common language. Leading this conversation is Dr. Rosalind Gann, an East Tennessee State University professor and English as a Second Language advocate. The main goal […]

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By Ruth Munoz The Venture Growing up on a ranch in South Texas inspired designer Shayne Salinas to draw on the durable and functional workwear of his childhood to create kooTH, his latest clothing line. “I package every order individually, including a personalized thank you note,” says Shayne Salinas, an up and coming Houston Fashion […]

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By Lea Thompson La Prensa SAN ANTONIO — Latino health is affected by factors like food, genetics and lifestyle. Unfortunately, the combination of traditional cultural dishes found at home and increasingly sedentary lifestyle in America make Hispanic popula­tions more vulnerable to serious diseases like diabetes. In 2013, The City of San Anto­nio Metropolitan Health District […]

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By Victoria Rossi La Voz de Austin It was a familiar conversation, as routine as her family’s yearly drive from Texas to California and back again. Each October, Luz Hinojosa sat quietly by her parents as her teachers tried to stop her from taking their class. Recently arrived from California, Hinojosa wasn’t just starting school […]

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The Venture Scores of immigrants across the country have lost their insurance coverage obtained through the Affordable Care Act after failure to meet a federally imposed September 5th deadline to verify their immigration status. Obamacare and immigration advocates scrambled to help applicants provide the necessary paperwork to retain coverage but thousands still had not provided […]

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La Voz de Austin It’s no secret that Hispanic voters in Travis County have a hard time finding an election booth. In the recent March 4th, 2014 primary season, out of some 98,000 registered Hispanic voters, only 8,448 bothered to turn out to vote. In terms of percentage that’s a lousy 8%. But in the […]

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By Amanda Lozano La Prensa San Antonio, Texas — People en Español held an advanced screening of their newest Latino documentary series called “Habla.” The newest installment of “Habla” is called “Habla Men”, which features male Hispanic role models telling their story on camera. Those featured include a gay championship boxer, tough guy Danny Trejo […]

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By John Newton La Voz Latina President Obama’s deferred action (DACA) program for undocumented students celebrated its two-year anniversary last month and, owing to its controversial nature, still makes headlines on a regular basis. Republicans in the US Congress have vowed to end the program if they succeed in regaining control of the US Senate […]

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By Ray Ruiz The Venture Journalism schools across the country are failing Latinos – and creating a talent deficit for media companies in the U.S. The chaos of the Internet has wrecked the industry and has left journalism schools scurrying to plug the digital holes in their curriculum, while universities ignore the Latino demographic tsunami […]

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By Lea Thompson La Prensa Newly painted murals along Guadalupe street show the incredible growth taking place in the Westside San Antonio community. Local artists and residents recently partnered with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and San Anto Cultural Arts to create images representing the Westside’s unique culture and history. Participants and community supporters […]

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