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Women Face Systemic Inequality In Chile 

By: Luciano Nagel

By Luciano Nagel SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile is considered a country with a solid democracy and a population that takes to the streets to demand rights, but social and economic differences between men and women are still prevalent. Chilean women work less in paid employment compared with other Latin American countries...

IRS Works With Taxpayers In 350 Languages, Offers New Benefits

By: Jenny Manrique

By Jenny ManriqueWith tax season looming in early 2022, the Internal Revenue Service, better known as the IRS, released the get ready webpage, available in eight languages, that allows taxpayers to find the information they need to file their return (such as collecting tax records and bank statements), select a tax...

Stephen Fulton Wins 122-pound Unification ‘War’ Of Unbeatens Over Brandon Figueroa

By: Lem Satterfield

By Lem Satterfield Both WBO champion Stephen Fulton and WBC counterpart Brandon Figueroa predicted knockout victories entering Saturday’s 122-pound unification clash of unbeatens at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas. Although neither cashed in on his vow, they nevertheless engaged in a toe-to-toe, Fight-Of-The-Year-caliber classic that kept members of...

FARC’s Kidnap Victims’ Wounds Are Still Open 5 Years After Peace Agreement

By: Edelmiro Franco V

By Edelmiro Franco V Kidnapping, forced conscription and sexual violence in the ranks of the now immobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) are open wounds for thousands of victims who are demanding truth, justice and reparations five years after the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian...

Pandemic And Economy Hit The Restaurant Industry Hard  

By: Esteban Montero

By Esteban MonteroIn the COVID-19 era, an employee shortage is taking many U.S. restaurant owners to the brink. Labor shortages at each stage of the supply chain mean restaurant owners have to pay much more. Ezequiel Fuentes, the owner of the Mi Tierra de La Villita restaurant in Chicago, is...

Second Season Of ‘Gentefied’ Continues Showcasing Latino Stories

By: Bel Hernandez

By Bel Hernandez “Gentefied’s” second season is now available on Netflix. “Gentefied” tells the story of an undocumented grandfather and his three grandchildren, who will do everything they can to keep the family together. Boyle Heights, the Mexican-American neighborhood in the heart of California, serves as the setting for the series....

Pre-Hispanic Art Comes To Life On Mexican Baker’s Cookies 

By: Julio Guzmán

By Julio Guzmán Diego Barranco, a baker from Ozumba, in the State of Mexico, has created cookies with designs inspired by the country’s pre-Hispanic art. He defines his work as “craftwork with bread dough.” Pre-Hispanic cultures are a group of civilizations that settled in most of what today makes up Mexico,...

Report: How Scammers Rip Off Communities Of Color

By: Jenny Manrique

By Jenny ManriqueThe latest Federal Trade Commission report shows how consumer fraud affects communities of color in the United States. While Latino consumers are frequently victims of imposter scams, African Americans report fraud mainly in debt collection through credit bureaus, while Asian Americans are cheated with fake health products. Across ethnic...

Latino A-Listers Mix It Up In Their Latest Projects

By: Judi Jordan

By Judi JordanOne secret of a successful acting career is not to get pigeonholed. That applies to A-listers Ana De Armas and Edgar Ramírez, whose work runs the gamut — from departed icons to action stars. Both have full plates of projects. Here are a few of their latest. ‘Ballerina’...

Olding On: 84-Year-Old Student Graduates In Engineering

By: Julio Guzmán

By Julio Guzmán It is never too late to achieve one’s dreams. At 84, Mr. Felipe Espinosa Tecuapetla, a produce vendor in a market at Puebla, Mexico, graduated in Processes and Industrial Management Engineering from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP). Motivated by people around him and inspired by...

Latino Businessman Empowers Communities Of Color 

By: Marcelo Wheelock

By Marcelo Wheelock Hispanic businessman George Burciaga enjoys serving on the board of directors of Chicago United, an organization seeking to empower entrepreneurs from Chicago’s communities of color. “As a member of the board of directors, I can make a change by supporting other Latinos, other African Americans, and other business...

Victims Of Domestic Violence Still Struggle To Get Asylum

By: Jenny Manrique

By Jenny ManriqueMany abused women have difficulty getting asylum in the United States. The U.S Refugee Act of 1980 allows people to apply for refugee status abroad, asylum status at the border or within the United States. They are eligible if they demonstrate what is known as “a well-founded fear,”...

Gonzalez Survives 3 Fights In 1 Night To Win Combate Global 8-Man Tournament

By: George A. Willis

By George A. Willis Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez didn’t have the best record heading into Combate Global’s USA vs. Mexico eight-man MMA tournament Friday night in Miami. But he emerged with the biggest heart. Gonzalez of Laredo, Texas, won three fights in one night, including a grueling three-round decision in...

Friends Could Become Enemies In Combate Global’s 8-Man Tourney

By: George A. Willis

By George A. Willis Mixed martial arts can turn the best of friends into the fiercest of enemies if they meet in a cage. That scenario could take place in the finals of Combate Global’s “USA vs. Mexico” eight-man lightweight tournament tonight. Enrique “Baby Bull” Gonzalez (9–4) originally from Laredo, Texas,...

Buying Power: Latino GDP In U.S. Ranks 8th In The World

By: Maria Luisa Arredondo

By Maria Luisa ArredondoLatinos in the United States are performing economically far beyond expectations, contradicting long-held stereotypes. That’s according to the 2021 State Latino GDP Report, which reveals their GDP in 2018 amounted to $2.6 trillion. If Latinos were an independent nation, they would rank eighth in the world, with...

Disney Greenlights ‘Primos’, A Series About Extended Multicultural Mexican-American Family

By: Cesar Arredondo

By Cesar Arredondo Filmmaker Natasha Kline treasures her childhood memories with her many Mexican-American cousins and is turning those “recuerdos” into a new animated comedy series. Disney Branded Television has ordered Klines’s “Primos,” a series exploring family relations and children’s empowerment. “‘Primos’ is set in childhood summers spent with my cousins … and...