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Monday, March 24th, 2014

Race to Enroll Latinos as Obamacare Deadline Looms

By John Michaelson, Public News Service (with data and editorial assistance from NewsTaco) AUSTIN, Texas – With a major deadline looming for all to have health care coverage or face possible penalties, the race is on to enroll the uninsured. Special focus is on the Latino population. Nationwide, 32 percent of Latinos are uninsured, compared to

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Bracero Pay Day on Hold

By Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Latino USA While Congress debates provisions for a new guest worker program, elderly Mexican farmworkers called braceros protest about retirement money they say they’re owed. Mónica Ortiz Uribe reports. This article was first published...

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Big Turnout Leads to Big Predictions of Immigration Reform

By Peter Malof, Public News Service EL PASO, Texas – As political analysts debate whether this week’s election results will ease the gridlock in Washington, D.C., some are predicting a quick breakthrough on at least one major issue....

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Bien Hecho: Remembering Dr. Ramiro Casso

Last month Dr. Ramiro Casso died at the age of 88. Among the many accomplishments of Casso’s life, one of the most significant was helping to ban the use of the short-handled hoe for agricultural workers, as...