CINCO DE MAYO ORGANIZER Marcos Mora Celebrates Heritage

It’s difficult even for Marcos Mora himself to encapsulate everything he’s involved in. He’s been a real estate agent with Nebraska Realty since 2013. In 2000, he founded (and today still runs) Latino Productions, which serves a bilingual market with marketing services, event management, consulting and entertainment. He also founded A.B.M. Enterprises in 2000 and […]

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OLLAS NAMES NEW DIRECTOR

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska Omaha announced last week the appointment of its new director, Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco, who has also been named associate professor for the Sociology/Anthropology Department. Doña-Reveco’s research interests lie in international migration within the Americas in a comparative- historical perspective. His dissertation, entitled In […]

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STUDY ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING IN NEBRASKA

The Women’s Fund of Omaha, who partnered with the Creighton Human Trafficking Initiative, published a study on sex trafficking in Nebraska. Shockingly, “Nebraska’s commercial sex market” reports that 900 individuals in Nebraska are sold for sex each month and many are sold multiple times. The report also concluded that 75 percent of those individuals who […]

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EMILIANO LERDA

Every year a series of awards are bestowed in the city of Omaha to young professionals who excel thanks to their leadership, passion, and commitment to the community. They are the Jaycees, and today the name of Emiliano Lerda, a Latino individual who has worked hard to fight for the rights of undocumented immigrants, and […]

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Love Never Gets Old – Even at 100

LA OPINION/NEW AMERICA MEDIA , NEWS FEATURE, FRANCISCO CASTRO LOS ANGELES – After simply saying “Hi” and looking at each other from afar for some years, Rudy Calderon finally stood up, gave a hug and kiss to Christina Reed on their birthday. The celebration was mutual. The two share the same day – March 18. […]

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AUSTIN ORTEGA’S OMAHA HOCKEY

Omaha Maverick senior Austin Ortega, aka “California Hot Sauce,” is ending his collegiate ice hockey journey knowing he’s defied stereotypes. Though he excelled at the sport as a youth in his native California, making it in the elite amateur ranks was another matter. As a Latino from a hot weather state, he didn’t fit the […]

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