Jaramillo celebrates 40 years of priesthood

By Angie Baldelomar The Rev. Peter Jaramillo recently celebrated 40 years of being ordained.On May 23, Jaramillo — pastor of All Saints Parish and St. Mary-St. Anthony Parish in Kansas City, Kansas — celebrated the milestone with a Mass at St. Mary-St. Anthony with several priests from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.“Afterwards, we […]

Rosales and Yaquian recount experiences of fatherhood

By Angie BaldelomarMore than three years ago, Luis Daniel Rosales and Alfred Yaquian decided they were ready to be parents.After six years together, fatherhood seemed like the logical next step.“I always wanted to have kids,” Yaquian, whose family is from Guatemala, said.Yaquian was an only child, so he knew he wanted to have a big […]

Voces Consulares: Patrimony: It is best to be prepared (I)

By Alfonso Navarro BernachiPatrimony refers to the goods and rights of an individual or a family that, in general terms, includes our household and effects.To look after those belongings, we must carefully take care of our money, our financial capacity for important purchases such as a car or a house, and to prepare for economic […]

Street talk: Traveling during a pandemic

By Angie BaldelomarAs more places reopen, more people are traveling again.Recently, Dos Mundos asked some people in the community who had traveled about their experiences. Here are their answers: “It was normal for me. When I went on vacation, I didn’t see anything different. I didn’t see less people. The only thing I noticed in […]

Voces Consulares: For the effective observance of labor rights

By Alfonso Navarro Bernachi An analysis by the Mexican Embassy reveals that several employees of Mexican descent are among those affected by constant violations of their labor rights in the agricultural and protein (meat, chicken and pork) processing and packaging sectors in the United States.The pandemic has worsened this situation, increasing the vulnerability of those who […]

Local Hispanic shares experience as firefighter

By Angie Baldelomar Rogelio Gomez noticed a lack of Hispanic people in emergency and first responder-type jobs.That realization led him to become a firefighter.In 2016, Gomez started the training needed to work as one.“Cities are increasingly more diverse now, so seeing this diversity reflected in the people who serve the public is important,” he said.Gomez […]

UGPHD announces school poster contest winners

Story by Angie Baldelomar and photos by Michael AlvaradoOn Sunday (May 16), the Unified Government Department of Public Health (UGPHD) announced the grand prize-winners of the #IHelpedConquerCOVID school poster contest.Held at the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte Lake Park, the awards ceremony celebrated the finalists representing each school district in Wyandotte County and the […]

Voces Consulares: We are a Safe Zone

This week we had the opportunity to reaffirm that Mexican representations abroad, including the Consulate in Kansas City, are a Safe Zone for all Mexican people, on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, celebrated on the 17th of May.That date commemorates the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illnesses […]

Luis Ortiz serves community through work with KCPD

By Angie Baldelomar Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department (KCPD) Capt. Luis Ortiz remembers being 7 years old and telling his parents he was going to be a police officer when he was older.At that time, Ortiz’s native El Salvador was going through a civil war. Seeing what was going on sparked a desire in Ortiz […]

Josefina Prewitt celebrates 100th birthday

By Angie Baldelomar Longtime Kansas City area resident Josefina Prewitt, affectionally known as “Pepa,” recently celebrated a big milestone: turning 100 years old.“It’s very exciting,” Prewitt said of the feat. “I never imagined I would get to this age.”A native of Colombia, Prewitt said she is the only one in her family — and husband […]