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Google helping to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Tere Siqueira Company helps launch online exhibit honoring Latino art, culture, history To celebrate the influence of Latinos on American life, Google has partnered with more than 35 cultural institutions to create the largest digital collection of Latino art, culture and history in the United States. Debuting on Sept. 7, the exhibit arrived online shortly before the celebration of …

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Supporting latin talent with #MovementMonday

By Tere Siqueira Gina Rodriguez started a campaign on her Instagram account to support Latino members of the television and film industry. Using the hashtag #MovementMonday and the help of the “55 million Latinos in this country”, the Jane the Virgin actress plans to create a more diverse Hollywood. “I wanted to use my platform to recognize and honor the …

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Kansas City is sending Humanitarian Aid to Victims of the Earthquakes in Mexico

In Partnership with Reyes Media, Dos Mundos Bilingual News Paper, Westside CAN Center, Custom Foods Inc., the Sister of St Francis-Warehouse project, Price Chopper –Roeland Park-, Sun Fresh -18th street-, Woodland Volunteers and the people of Kansas City, Woodland was able to collect supplies that includes tents, wheel chairs, tools, crutches, walkers, cans, soap, first aid kits, gloves, flash light, …

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Marine Corps announces first woman infantry officer

By Melissa Arroyo On Monday (Sept. 25), the U.S. Marine Corps welcomed its new infantry officers. One of them was a woman. First reported on Sept. 21 by the Washington Post, the woman was the first to complete the corps’ rigorous 13-week officer infantry training course in its 242-year history. The woman who completed the program chose to keep her …

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Pastor continues ministry in KC area after imprisonment in Cuba

By Paula Alzate Kansas City area minister Leonardo Cabrera had his first Coca-Cola at an older age than most people – and under different circumstances. Cabrera, who preaches at the Evangelic church Jesucristo El Buen Pastor in Kansas City, Mo., first tasted the soft drink at age 36 upon arriving in the United States from his native Cuba. He came …

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Patricia Urbina: Breast cancer survivor

Interview by Tere Siqueira Dos Mundos honors October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a show of that support, the newspaper presents the following transcript of a recent interview with Patricia Uribe, who shared her story of being a breast cancer survivor: Dos Mundos: Tell us the story about how you got diagnosed. Patricia Urbina: Well, … (I’m one of) …

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Barreto Jr. inducted into VHHS Hall of Honor

Photos by Lisa Randolph and Manuel Reyes On Sept. 22, Kansas City area native and former U.S. Small Business Administration leader Hector V. Barreto Jr. was inducted into the Hall of Honor at Van Horn High School. Barreto – whose father, Hector Sr., helped establish and served as president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – graduated in 1979 …

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Fiesta Hispana 2017

Photos by Michael Alvarado, Manuel Reyes and Clara Reyes Kansas City National Heritage Committee, Inc., hosted a three-day Fiesta Hispana in downtown Kansas City. Participating musical artists, groups and traditional Mariachi groups. Also attending the three day celebration weekend included a Tex-Mex group, Grupo Picante de Jr. Vargas, Mexican Regional group Los Cadetes de Linares and the famous group Banda …

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Cordoba receives Othli Award

On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the Consulate of Mexico held its Othli Award ceremony at the KCP&L corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., to recognize the work of Dr. Luis Cordoba, executive director of student intervention programs at Kansas City Public Schools. The Othli Award is granted to a Mexican, Mexican-American or Latino leader leaving a long-lasting impact on the community. …

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Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City hosted their first annual HCC SWAB PARTY calling Latinos in the Kansas City area to register as bone marrow donors. The SWAB PARTY, sponsored by Be The Match and Alvarado Photography, was held at the offices of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City (107 W. 10th St. KC, …

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