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Savannah Latino musician finds his faith and shares it through music

Savannah Latino musician finds his faith and shares it through music

By John Newton La Voz Latina Savannah musician Alex Castillo, age 36, is a lead singer/guitarist for the Christian folk/rock band called “Reckless Mercy”. His father is a native of Colombia, South America and his mother was born in Puerto Rico. Both were ordained ministers in the Church Of God and Alex spent most of


Professional storyteller educates Tennessee audiences on Hispanic culture

By Lurah Lowery El Nuevo Tennessean She loves history, she loves to read, she loves listening to stories and she loves telling stories. Thirty-three-year-old Carolina Quiroga Hurtado found these passions as a child, and because of her mother’s ability to tell humorous stories as a school teacher, she found her love of storytelling. “It is

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Youngest winner ever of world’s oldest conjunto festival’s poster contest earns hallowed honors

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO: Every year artists, students and citizens gather their artistic talents and create pieces of art hoping theirs will be the one to help showcase the world’s oldest Conjunto festival in the world: San Antonio’s Tejano Conjunto Festival. This year, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center picked

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Georgia DREAMer has DACA paperwork seized by drivers license office

By John Newton La Voz Latina The “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program has been a life changer for many young Latino immigrants living in the United States. Federal documents like a work permit, a social security card, and a drivers license, things that once seemed impossible to obtain, have been issued to over


Rio Grande Valley school district’s success featured in new book

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian PHARR, TX — Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) ISD has great raw material to work with in part because its immigrant and colonia students come from hardworking families hungry for success. This is the view of PSJA Superintendent Daniel King, who has seen the success of his district on various fronts


Latina journalist revisits role in unmasking New York Times’ plagiarist in new documentary

By Lea Thompson La Prensa San Antonio, Texas.- In 2003, a young reporter for The New York Times named Jayson Blair was found guilty of plagiarizing and fabricating his stories. The Jayson Blair scandal caused people to question their trust and the legitimacy of institutionalized journalism. Ten years, later the consequences of Blair’s actions remain