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Anna Ortega

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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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Bad Bunny Makes History with Album of the Year Grammy Nomination

Anna Ortega
Bad Bunny is no stranger to breaking records and making Latin music history. At the VMA awards in August, he was the first non-English language performer and Latin (Spanish-language) artist to win Artist of the Year, and his most recent...
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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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American Girl honors Día De Los Muertos with New Celebration Outfit Set

Anna Ortega
Día De Los Muertos is celebrated from November 1 through November 2 and is a long-standing cultural tradition in many Latin American countries, especially in Mexico. In September, Barbie released two Día De Los Muertos-inspired dolls created by Mexican American...
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Make This TikToker’s Mexican Hamburguesa With The Perfect Blend Of Cheeses From Sargento® Cheese

Anna Ortega
Sponsored by Sargento Foods Inc. On Día De Los Muertos, we uplift and honor the memory of our loved ones by offering tasty food and treats for the visiting spirits. For Ariana Ruiz, Latina mom and TikTok culinary extraordinaire, remembering...
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Latina Illustrator Andrea Campos Talks Working on ‘Con Pollo’ by Jennifer Lopez

Anna Ortega
When she was 18 years old, first-generation Mexican American illustrator Andrea Campos had dreams of going to art school to pursue a creative career. However, when her parents advised her to pursue a “real” career in order to support herself,...
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Brazil’s Census Now Includes Black Communities in Quilombos

Anna Ortega
For the first time in its 132-year history,  Brazil’s census now will now count members of the quilombo communities founded by runaway slaves, Reuters reported.  In an effort to resist forced labor, they founded these isolated communities in remote areas over...