Cartel attack leaves 22 dead in Mexican border town

By Roberta Pardo A weekend battle between drug cartel members and security forces in Villa Union, Coahuila, a Mexican town on the border with the United States, left 22 people dead, according to Coahuila Gov. Miguel Riquelme. Riquelme confirmed to CBS News that 16 gunmen and four police officers had died in the Nov. 30 […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful matriarchal symbol

Commentary by Tere Siqueira The Lady of Guadalupe is an influential figure in Latin American Christianity, particularly Mexican Christianity. During Spain’s colonization of Mexico, she drew a significant portion of the indigenous population to the Christian faith. And today, she is a powerful matriarchal symbol. As a woman, the Lady of Guadalupe represents all women […]

Paulo Ramirez, KC Spanish radio pioneer, dies at 81

By Roberta Pardo Paulo Ramirez Sr., 81, died Nov. 30 at home, surrounded by his family. Founder of Radio Canonazo (Cañonazo in Spanish), the Kansas City area’s first Spanish-only station, Ramirez became a pioneer of area Hispanic radio. It was his dream to have a solidified Spanish station, so he started by playing Spanish music […]