Eligibility for COVID-19 booster varies, CDC states

By Chara For anyone who has been vaccinated for COVID-19 and is wondering about booster shot eligibility, there is an answer: It depends.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people can receive a booster shot of the original vaccine they received or a different booster. For each vaccine, however, the CDC […]

Garcia working to help students during pandemic

By Chara As part of our series on how students and school staff are being challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dos Mundos recently talked to Alexis Garcia, a bilingual school counselor at Antioch Middle School in Gladstone, Missouri.Garcia, who has worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels, meets with students and offers group […]

Gutierrez joins CenterWell’s KCMO staff

By Tere Siqueira Dr. Anthony Gutierrez is filling a new position with CenterWell Midtown on East Armour Boulevard.Recently, the bilingual internist joined as a staff physician at the Kansas City, Missouri, facility. He will offer bilingual care for seniors who are more comfortable speaking Spanish.Gutierrez, who studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed […]

Cheatham wins OPKS Ward 2 seat

Cheatham es electa para el puesto Ward 2 de OPKS La campaña de Melissa Cheatham terminó cuando ganó el puesto del Distrito 2 del Concejo Municipal de Overland Park, Kansas.“A mi esposo le encantó crecer en Overland Park y nos encanta criar a nuestra familia aquí”, dijo Cheatham, madre de dos hijos. “Estoy lista para […]

Financial aid is more complicated if you’re undocumented, but it’s still within reach

By Maria Benevento / Courtesy of The Kansas City Beacon For undocumented students, some of the conventional paths to finding college financial aid don’t apply.They are excluded from many forms of state and federal aid, and even some private scholarships. But opportunities do exist, and there are resources to help you find them.“When (undocumented students) feel defeated, it’s […]

Voces Consulares: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

By Alfonso Navarro Bernachi UN-Women, the agency of United Nations in charge of promoting gender equality and women empowerment, recently released a report that reveals that 2 out of 3 women reported that they or a woman they know experienced some form of violence. “Only 1 in 10 women said that victims would go to […]

Preparing Your Child for Their COVID-19 Vaccination

Now that free COVID-19 vaccinations are available for children ages 5 and up, many parents have questions about how to best prepare their child to receive the vaccination. Getting vaccinated for any reason can be a source of stress for children and parents alike. Here are some tips to help your child be more comfortable […]

Jorge Ramos: Por qué el plan de ‘los tres amigos’ no va a funcionar

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Detrás de las promesas, las sonrisas, los anuncios y las buenas intenciones de los llamados “tres amigos” —los presidentes Estados Unidos y México, Joe Biden y Andrés Manuel López Obrador, y el primer ministro de Canadá, Justin Trudeau— hay una terrible realidad: uno de los principales desafíos de la región, la […]

Editorial: Together again on Thanksgiving

There’s a lot to celebrate today. It’s Thanksgiving, and families once more gathered together to delight in one another’s company and savor the flavors of the holiday. Happily, relatives felt confident to travel from near and far. Flight bookings for Thanksgiving week exceeded pre-pandemic levels, Adobe Digital Economy Index indicated. And more than 50 million […]

Reyes Media Group co-hosting toy drive

By Tere Siqueira Reyes Media Group, Hendrick Toyota and Kids TLC are combining to give back to the community by helping make the holidays special for Kansas City area families, particularly homeless children and children diagnosed with autism.The three entities are staging the Fill-a-Tundra Toy Drive. People may drop off their gifts 8 a.m.-5 p.m. […]