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Talks full steam ahead for high-speed route from Oklahoma City to Mexico City

Talks full steam ahead for high-speed route from Oklahoma City to Mexico City

By Joe Sandoval La Prensa There’s a plan in the works to set up a High Speed Rail service from San Antonio to Mexico City and both sides of the border are working toward that goal. Earlier this month the proposal saw the wheels start to move, much like they did in the days of


Discussion turns to San Antonio-Mexico City rail service

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian LAREDO, TX — Plans to build a high speed passenger rail service from San Antonio to Monterrey could be extended to Mexico City, a congressman from Nuevo León tells the Guardian. Diputado Marco Antonio González says permits and right of way acquisition have already been acquired between Monterrey and


US Congressman listens to South Carolina Latinos

By John Newton La Voz Latina Several years ago, a group of South Carolina residents formed an organization called the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition to promote comprehensive immigration reform. In 2011, the Coalition joined forces with other immigration advocates and sued South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other officials after the state passed a collection of


El Paso woman running for the U.S. Senate stands for women and minorities

By Jasmine Aguilera Borderzine EL PASO — One El Pasoan said she’s tired of Texas being on “Cruz control,” so she has decided to run for a U.S. Senate seat, the first from this region to take the step. Maxey Scherr, a 33-year-old El Paso attorney, will be campaigning against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).


A Georgia immigrant student’s compelling journey to post-secondary studies

By Elizabeth Vazquez-De la Peña La Voz Latina Andrea Huisa was born in Lima, Peru, as the firstborn of six children. Her loving parents, like most parents, always wanted the best for their eldest daughter. Thus, shortly after she was born, her father moved to Athens, Ga., in search of a better life for his