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Puerto Rico One Year After Hurricane Maria

One year ago today the people of Puerto Rico were bracing for a Category 4 storm named Hurricane Maria. It touched down just two weeks after Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, grazed the island killing three people and leaving 1 million without power. Maria l...
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The Latinx Game Changers

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets underway, we are looking at the present and celebrating the future. We are living in precarious times; discriminatory rhetoric against people of color and immigrants gets regular airtime; environmental policies enacted to pro...
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5 Things Every Man Can Love About Uruguay

August 25th marks the independence day of Uruguay. Now, when folks think of Latin America, it’s the beaches of Rio, cultural riches of Mexico or Colombia that often come to mind. But don't sleep; Uruguay is a hidden gem in Latin America. Don't believe us? We...
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The Original King of Comedy…Cantinflas

At the dawn of Mexico’s golden age of cinema, a single man helped start the party and remained an indelible star and symbol of his country’s humility, humor and people. Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes, professionally known as Cantinflas, was this man. Mario...
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The Great Divide…The Politics of Race

My Facebook feed is full of politics and it’s getting tiring. I don’t talk about politics much. I actually avoid the topic because people are normally limited and only see things from their own point of view. So convincing them otherwise is a task I would rath...
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The Strength to Love

Gay Pride Month is a time for the LGBTQ community to celebrate it's history, culture and our unapologetic costumbres. What I find momentous about this time of the year is that it is also a time to celebrate many of the civil liberties that are not availabl...
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

The Nuyorican Poets Café kicked off a movement. Intentional or not, poetry fans across the world know the name of the little building known as the Nuyorican Poets Café. The Nuyorican is also synonymous with slam poetry, a genre of literature and competitive pe...
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