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

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


Mexico’s Teletón fundraiser builds first US children’s rehab center in San Antonio

By Joe Sandoval La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO, TX — For an untold number of years Teletón Navideño has been a part of the Holidays in Mexico and its fundraising efforts to help children with physical disabilities, cancer and autism. All this came about with state-of-the-art rehabilitation centers throughout México. The best thing


TX attorney creates national organization providing free legal advice to Mexican nationals living in U.S.

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian NUEVO PROGRESO, TX – An attorney and bail bonds company owner in Edinburg has started a national organization to provide free legal advice to Mexican nationals living in the United States. Fred Regalado has helped immigrants in South Texas over the years through his 4 Aces Bail Bonds firm


University of Houston research finds potential key to learning a new language

The Venture A new study by University of Houston (UH) researchers may lead to dramatic changes in the way language is taught and learned – especially a second language. These findings are important because statistics show 60 percent of the children in the Houston Independent School District are non-native English speakers, a category on the


Georgia DREAMer shares how ESOL program changed his life and taught him language is a bridge

By John Newton La Voz Latina “Your gift of language changes lives.” That was the theme of a speech delivered by Yair Muñoz, a student at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) in Savannah, to more than 500 ESOL teachers and administrators who gathered in Atlanta last month for their annual Georgia Teachers of English to