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 Honoring Sergeant Hurtado’s bravery and leadership

Honoring Sergeant Hurtado’s bravery and leadership
A large crowd of family, friends and fellow veterans packed the VFW Post #7945 in Thornton, Colorado over the weekend to pay homage to World War II veteran Alfred “Al” Hurtado. Staff Sergeant Hurtado was honored for his heroism and bravery during his service in the 82nd Airborne Division, 504 Par....

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 Working families need affordable childcare

Working families need affordable childcare
In his State of the Union this week, President Obama announced that his upcoming budget plan will include a new tax credit to cover the costs of child care of up to $3,000 per child per year for families with incomes under $120,000 a year. Calling affordable, high-quality childcare “not a nice-to....

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 Mortgage servicers still violating guidelines 
                 Mortgage servicers still violating guidelines
Nearly one year ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) introduced rules for mortgage servicers designed to end predatory practices that have cost countless families their homes. The new servicing standards made home-saving loan modifications more available and laid the groundwork for....

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 Serving to heal the weary soles of migrants


Serving to heal the weary soles of migrants
Feet are a symbolic part of practically every migrant’s story: They literally carry their owner's weight along the length of an exhausting journey. And in the Mexican border city of Juárez, one man has made it his mission to care for this particular body part. Jorge Gutiérrez calls himself “El Pe....

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The front lines of climate change
With melting glaciers, extreme storms and unprecedented droughts, Latin America is on the front lines of climate change. Yet the region is also an innovator of low carbon efforts and in recent years several countries in the region have shown their willingness to act on climate with emission reduct....
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Generations celebrate tradition of Mañanitas
Mañanitas Tapatías Qué linda está la mañana En que vengo a saludarte Venimos todos con gusto Y placer a felicitarte El día en que tú naciste Nacieron todas las flores En la pilar del bautismo Cantaron los ruiseñores Ya viene amaneciendo Ya la luz del día nos dio Levántate de maña....
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Rapid deportations bypassing the courtroom
Nydia already had asylum in the United States when she was twice deported by border officers back to the danger she fled from. A transgender woman from México, Nydia told officers she had status and had been raped and attacked in México when she returned for her mother's funeral. They deported he....
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América: Hazardous to immigrants’ health?
America is a nation of immigrants drawn from all parts of the world by the promise of freedom and a good life. But a substantial body of evidence suggests that for the newly arrived, life in the United States can be hazardous to their well-being. When immigrants arrive, they are on average health....
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Too many Latino children are uninsured
A recent study last month finds that over 11 percent of Latino children are uninsured, compared to 7.1 percent of all kids nationwide. Study author Sonya Schwartz is a research fellow with the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families, which released the stud....
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Farmworkers in unpredictable situations
In the exposé “Food Chains”, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. There is mo....
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Taking the fracking fight to big oil
Rosanna Esparza parks her Prius in a sea of pickups. Across the street a makeshift flagpole has been erected in a truck bed to hoist Old Glory above the palm trees. We’re in Taft, California; a town built on one of the largest oil fields in the country. It’s a fitting place for the local petroleum....
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Effective Latino outreach crucial to success of ACA
A briefing held this week by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) addressed the opportunities and challenges that Latinos face nationwide in enrolling in or renewing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). NCLR experts reported that bilingual materials, the availability of knowledg....
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Immigrant veterans honored for their choices By President Barack Obama
Each of you has traveled a long journey to this moment -- journeys that began in places like Jamaica and Germany, China and Guatemala. And yet somehow -- either because your parents brought you here as children, or because you made the choice yourselves as adults -- you ended up here, in America.....
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Mile High City celebrates Muertos tradition
Denver celebrates Día de los Muertos with family-friendly, spooky fun throughout the city. “Día de los Muertos”, or the “Day of the Dead”, is celebrated around the world and particularly in Mexico, where it is a national holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2....
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Álvarez believed that words have power
Every year on October 2 thousands of Mexican students pour into the streets of México City, marching from Tlatelolco (the Plaza of Three Cultures) through the historic city center downtown, to the main plaza, the Zócalo. They're remembering the hundreds of students who were gunned down by their ow....
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