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Combat Restriction Lifted For Women In U.S. Military: Hidden Challenges & Latinas’ Role

By Victoria Cepeda As the ban on women to serve in combat is lifted, and we are asked whether we agree or not with the Department of Defense’s decision and even servicewomen are torn on their stance on the issue,  here is data  that you may find interesting as well as troubling. From 1973 to […]

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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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