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My Life As an Undocumented Latino in the U.S.

In 1989, my family and I left our small Maya community in Yucatán, México due to poverty, violence and lack of opportunity. My parents wanted the best for my sister and I; they were willing to leave everythin...
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The Strength to Love

Hispanic Heritage month is a time to celebrate our history, culture and our unapologetic costumbres. What I find momentous about this time of the year is that we also get to celebrate many of the civil libe...
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PR Day Parade – Bandera Bonita o Manchada?

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade. For some of us, it’s practically a national holiday. It’s the one day a year you can set foot in Manhattan and see the flag, hear the songs and see Puerto Rican culture on ...
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Is the Latino Man Dying?

To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month 2013, ‘LLERO presents a five-part series commenting on the issues and topics affecting Latino men from all walks of life. In this fifth and final installment one Latino ma...