Editorial: Vanessa’s legacy a starting point

In March 2020, Juan Cruz proposed to Vanessa Guillén. Their engagement was short-lived; weeks later, Guillén, age 20, was dead. But it was months before Cruz learned her fate, despite persistent inquiries to authorities, public entreaties and relentless searching.Guillén’s family lobbied for legislation benefitting victims of sexual assault in the armed forces. Last week, they […]

Hablando con Jessica Piedra: Experience brings hope!

A few months ago, hope was lost in Kansas City. Liliana and her husband were discouraged because, after consulting with different lawyers, they were told that they could not continue with her case due to a small complication with her entry documents.During their first meeting, Liliana told attorney Piedra about her situation and what other […]

Learning from the Florida tragedy

On Tuesday, four more bodies were recovered from the Surfside, Fla., condo that collapsed two weeks ago. The grim discovery raised the confirmed death toll to 32. More than 100 of Champlain Towers South residents are still missing.It’s unknown exactly how many residents and visitors were in the 13-floor beachfront condominium when it fell, but […]

Holidays at a glance: Independence Day

By Tere Siqueira Observed on July 4, Independence Day is celebrated across America with fireworks displays, parades, concerts and casual family gatherings to mark the anniversary of the Second Continental Congress adopting the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.Here are a few other facts you might not know about this annual holiday:*First celebrations: Philadelphia […]

Jorge Ramos :No más oraciones, por favor

Después de cada nueva masacre en Estados Unidos, hemos aprendido un doloroso ritual de la muerte. Primero aparece la noticia de la matanza en las redes sociales y en la televisión, luego llega una conferencia de prensa de la policía, después escuchamos los testimonios de los testigos y al final vemos a los políticos, que […]

Anti-Asian racist incidents still on the rise across the United States

By Roberta PardoAnti-Asian hate incidents keep rising nationwide.On Monday (March 29), an elderly Asian American woman in New York City was brutally beaten by a man who repeatedly kicked her in front of witnesses who seemingly stood by. The New York Police Department (NYPD) said the woman was walking along the street when a man […]

Columna de Jorge Ramos: La vida antes de la vacuna

Todos tenemos una historia —o cientos— que contar en esta pandemia. La mía termina, felizmente, con una vacuna de Moderna en mi hombro derecho. Esperé mi turno y fue casi un regalo de cumpleaños. Me la pusieron dos días después de cumplir 63 años y cuatro días más tarde de que en la Florida, el […]

House passes bill that would give Dreamers path to citizenship

By Roberta PardoThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would pave the way for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to become U.S. citizens.On March 18, the House voted 228-197 to set up a legal pathway to citizenship for “Dreamers” — as people who came to the United States as undocumented […]

Coronavirus cases force universities nationwide to stop in-person classes

By Roberta Pardo Colleges and universities nationwide are trying to start the fall semester as coronavirus cases continue to rise, forcing some institutions to cancel in-person instruction and implement strict rules to control the virus. Universities in at least 19 states have reported outbreaks, despite health protocols on campus. The University of Notre Dame was […]

FDA announces authorization for convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19

By Chara On Sunday (Aug. 23), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an authorization to treat the coronavirus (COVID-19) with convalescent plasma. The FDA defines and discusses the potential impact of “convalescent plasma” on its website. “Convalescent plasma from patients who have already recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 … may contain antibodies against […]