U.S. expands temporary work permits for some U visa applicants

By Roberta PardoThe Biden administration announced Monday (June 14) that it will speed up the process of issuing temporary work permits and deportation relief to some immigrants who are crime victims while their visa cases are pending, multiple media outlets reported.The change will benefit immigrants who have applied for the U visa, a program with […]

Rafaela “Lali” Garcia dies at 93

By Angie Baldelomar Rafaela “Lali” Garcia, a longtime activist and political organizer for the Hispanic community, died June 9, according to multiple news outlets. She was 93.Known as “Queen Bee” by many, Garcia was a political pioneer in the Kansas City area’s Latino community. In 1968, she helped organize the Westside Citizens Democratic Club, which […]

Dos Mundos celebrates 40th anniversary

By Angie BaldelomarDos Mundos is in celebration mode.This June, the largest Hispanic newspaper in the Kansas City area is celebrating 40 years of serving the area’s Hispanic community.In 1981, Dos Mundos began as a four-page, biweekly newspaper in the basement of founder Clara Reyes and husband Manuel Reyes out of a desire to bring news […]

Black fungus cases spreading in India

By CharaThe Indian government has reported thousands of cases of black fungus over the past few months, according to multiple media outlets.Known in the medical community as mucormycosis, black fungus is a serious fungal infection. According to Healthline, it occurs when the immune system is weakened from health conditions or illness, generally appearing in people […]