Archive | March, 2012
Actual photo of the Ponce Massacre by El Imparcial journalist Carlos Torres Morales.

75th Anniversary of La Masacre de Ponce

By Efrain Nieves On Palm Sunday, March 21st 1937, The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party peacefully marched to recognize the ending of slavery by the governing Spanish National Assembly in 1873 and in protest of the imprisonment of Nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos by the U.S. government  in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Days before the massacre, organizers of the march received legal permits […]

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Santiago, DR Cancer Patients Find An Advocate in Carlos Anaya

At the Patronato Cibaeño Contra El Cancer in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic, most cancer patients have little hope of receiving breakthrough treatments that could lead to remission. Most of the doctors, nurses and staff are unpaid and/or volunteer to help the locals cope with their illnesses. It is because of the various […]

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top left to right: Guillermo González Camarena, Arnaldo Tamayo-Méndez
Bottom lefto to right: Fermín Tangüis, Juan Manuel Taveras

Notable Latinos in the STEM Field

By Efrain Nieves, Victoria Cepeda In 2010, Latinos accounted for 15%  (1.8 million) of the overall college enrollment. But, only 8% of those undergraduates are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). Also, Latinos represent only 5% of  the nation’s STEM workforce.  How do we encourage our children to get involved in STEM? Perhaps by introducing  them to Latinos […]

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