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First Black Woman Vice President of Colombia

Sunday, June 20, Francia Márquez, was the first Black woman elected to the office of vice president of Colombia. She is an internationally known environmental activist who has won several prestigious awards. Francia Márquez won the Goldman Environmental award in 2018 for her work against illegal gold mining on the Ovejas River near La Toma […]

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history, Immigration, Latinas in the News, Spanish Culture and Language, The Americas

First Woman President of Honduras

Hearty congratulations to Xiomara* Castro, the 13th woman president of Latin America. She took office in late January. Vice President Harris attended the ceremony to show support. Castro is one of several Latin American women presidents who took the presidential office after their husbands. Presidenta Castro is married to the former president of Honduras, Manuel […]

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Afro-Latinos, book review, Latinas in the News, Puerto Rico, Spanish Culture and Language, writing

Writer Quiara Alegría Hudes Takes Stage and Screen by Storm

Quiara Alegría Hudes has my full attention. Her screenplay for In the Heights, her memoir My Broken Language, and her plays. In 2012, Water by the Spoonful, won a Pulitzer Prize. Quiara was born in the United States to a Puerto Rican mother and a Jewish American father. Hudes tells Caribbean-American stories that previously were […]

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