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Delaware bridging the gap to supply healthcare to all — including the undocumented

Delaware bridging the gap to supply healthcare to all — including the undocumented

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano Many of us are confused about how the new law requiring everyone in America to have health insurance will work, so we decided to talk to Delaware’s Secretary of Health and Social Services, Rita Landgraf, on how the health insurance market functions in Delaware, and what will happen to

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GOP House trio cosponsors Democratic immigration bill

By Juniper Rose Hispanic Link: National Hispanic News Three members of the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives — one the child of immigrant parents from Portugal, another with Puerto Rican and Mexican in-laws and a third who called Cuba home until she was eight years old — have broken ranks with fellow Republicans and joined

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Delaware’s director of children’s Latina beauty pageant says ‘Little Miss Hispanic’ didn’t lose crown because she wasn’t “Latina enough”

By Iris Torres El Tiempo Hispano The recent issue of El Tiempo Hispano with 2013 Little Miss Hispanic Jakiyah McCoy on the cover has not only brought a negative perception of Nuestras Raíces, but it has put our mission and vision in jeopardy in the eyes of the community. Nonetheless, we understand that any organization

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Honoring the legacy of the first Salvadoran woman elected to U.S. public office

By Jose Suero MetroDiversity Ana Sol Gutierrez is the most respected and prominent political leader of the local Salvadoran community. She is the first Salvadoran woman ever elected to a public position in this country having won her first election in 1990 to Montgomery County Board of Education where she later served as President. In

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Delaware’s Wilmington Children’s Chorus looking for more young Hispanics to join their ranks

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano Currently, 140 young people from different cultural and social strata make up the four groups of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus directed by Kim and Phil Doucette, a couple in love with music that give their best to educate these young voices. On the afternoon of August 14th we talked

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Across U.S., graduating Hispanic college classes add ethnic flourish with celebrations of their own

By Luis Hernandez Hispanic Link WASHINGTON — At campus auditoriums and chapels around the country, thousands of Latino and Latina college students are organizing and staging elaborate commencement ceremonies this spring to honor their graduates at all levels, from associate degree recipients to PhDs. These cap-and-gown ceremonies, many with mariachi and danza folklórica accompaniment, supplement

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