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A Libyan/Syrian/Venezuelan Family’s Goodwill Depot

By Victoria Cepeda & Efrain Nieves A few weeks back, faced with bags and bags of our baby’s outgrown clothing, unused gifts, a car seat, a stroller, and baby formula, we needed to find a local charity or food pantries to donate these items to. Therefore, we asked my mother to recommend a few. Mami, […]

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“Las Hermanas Sandoval” Women During Mexican-American War

By Victoria Cepeda Recently I had the pleasure of learning about Sandra Ramos O’Brient‘s work as she became a fan of Pa’lante. “Las Hermanas Sandoval” or The Sandoval Sisters is about women during the Mexican-American War who are caught in the crosshairs of history.  Ramos O’Briant  successfully blends the components which mark Latin American novels: passion, love lost, […]

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Historical Latin Americans: Subcomandante Marcos

By Victoria Cepeda The decade of the 90’s brought us, out of Mexico,  an enigmatic, controversial and outspoken leader or “guerillero“, if you’d like. Subcomandante Marcos rose to become the leader of the Zapatista movement. He sought to deffend the rights of the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico. His following was immense as he brought […]

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