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

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

Making Delaware history: Victor Ayala, first Hispanic promoted to police inspector in Wilmington

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano WILMINGTON, DELAWARE — Ayala is a simple man who without his uniform might go unnoticed, but the reality is that his work as a police officer has led him to take the second most important position at police headquarters in the city of Wilmington, making history as the Hispanic

Superior Court of Delaware rules deported workers still have right to compensation

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano A controversial decision of the Superior Court of Delaware provides that a worker, although being deported, does not lose the right to compensation In October 2012, the Superior Court Judge of Delaware, Jerome O. Herlihy, ruled in the case of Saúl Melgar Ramírez, 47, who had been deported to

New Latino Leader for Gay DC

By Jose Sueiro Metro Diversity.com At first sight the young Mexican American, Martin Diego García appears to be one of those youth focused on ‘chatting’, a nerd occupied with his computer and always ‘texting’ friends and acquaintances. But look closely and you realize this man, with the baby face and librarian’s glasses, is a natural

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