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My Venezuelan Family Doesn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving But It’s Still Special

Anna Ortega
Around this time of year, many people gather around the dinner table with family. Some celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones; many rebuke the holiday altogether due to its violent history and celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Personally for me, November...
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Andrés Guardado’s Family to Receive $8 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Anna Ortega
The family of 18-year-old Andrés Guardado successfully won an $8 million settlement after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Los Angeles County. On June 18, 2020, Guardado was shot 5 times and killed by two LA County sheriff’s deputies, who...
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Cuba Legalizes Same Sex Marriage & Passes New Family Code in Historic Vote

Sofía Aguilar
Cuba became the latest country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage on Sept. 26, following in the footsteps of Chile and six other countries in LATAM. With the exception of Guatemala, Latin America has slowly become more progressive in...
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Mexican-Japanese Influencer Marcela Alcala Talks Beauty, Family & Asian Latinx Representation

Sofía Aguilar
Marcela Alcala, otherwise known as @mexicanbutjapanese on Instagram, is a proud member of a historically ignored part of the Latinx community: Asian Latinxs. Dozens of Asian-Latinx communities exist and thrive throughout the U.S. and Latin America including Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela,...
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‘Gordita Chronicles’ Follows a Dominican Family Living in Miami

Virginia Isaad
Since Gordita Chronicles was announced a year ago we’ve been excitedly awaiting the premiere of the series created, written, and co-produced by Claudia Forestieri, and now the wait is over. The trailer for the coming-of-age series is out now and...