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Lifelong southsider, Chelsea Chism-Vargas announces run for 4th Ward, Des Moines City Council

Today, July 16th, local community activist and lifetime southsider, Chelsea Chism-Vargas, formally announced her candidacy for the Des Moines City Council, Ward 4 seat. Chelsea Chism-Vargas is a first generation Peruvian-American born and raised inContinue reading…

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+Together Des Moines all-day fundraising event is on July 20th

Immigration is front and center issue again. If you feel like you wish you could do something to help, consider participating in a special event called +Together Des Moines on Saturday, July 20 of 2019.Continue reading…

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The Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs opposes the opening of detention centers in Iowa

The Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs opposes the opening of detention centers in Iowa. Not only is it inhumane and costly, but it is also cruel.    Our opposition is derived from recent reports of unsafe environments where children are denied accessContinue reading…

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The Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival is back with Chicago based band Dos Santos in the lineup

The Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival is back! The WMLMF began as a memorial concert in 2012. Over the years the popularity of the event grew and in 2016 it was converted to a festivalContinue reading…

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The 2nd annual Illinois Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit is set for July 20

Since its creation in 2008 the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit has helped thousands of aspiring business owners. Last year it started to expand to other states beyond Iowa and this year on July 20 it isContinue reading…

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Carlos Portes: A Tribute

By JEFF HUTTON Hola America contributor When Carlos Portes held court, you could guarantee there would be good cigars, refreshing mojitos and challenging conversation. He was a man of ideas, had a vast knowledge ofContinue reading…

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Marshalltown will hold their first Central Iowa Community Photo ID Drive on June 22

In the daily life of any person when interacting with businesses, organizations, schools and government agencies one might be asked to present some kind of form of identification. Not everyone has a government issued ID.Continue reading…