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Latin American Youth Center Announces New President and CEO

Latin American Youth Center Announces New President and CEO

Current LAYC CEO and President Lori Kaplan will step down on June 1, 2018. Washington, D.C., April 4, 2018.- The board of directors of Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is pleased to announce the selection of Lupi Quinteros-Grady as the organization’s next president and CEO. Lupi, from Salvadoran roots, is currently the Managing Director of […]

Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus and Attorney General to Announce Joining the Suit to Block 2020 Citizenship Census Question

Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus and Attorney General to Announce Joining the Suit to Block 2020 Citizenship Census Question

Annapolis, MD – The Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus (MLLC) along with Attorney General Brian Frosh will hold a press conference to announce that Maryland has joined the State of New York, along with 18 other states, in filing a lawsuit to block the President from inquiring about citizenship information from respondents for the 2020 Census. […]

ICE Formalizes Inhumane Detention Policies for Pregnant Women

ICE Formalizes Inhumane Detention Policies for Pregnant Women

Washington, D.C.– According to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy directive released today, ICE has formalized its practice of detaining pregnant women in response to President Trump’s executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” The practice of detaining pregnant women is inhumane and unsafe. Last fall, the American Immigration […]

Maryland Senate Votes to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Dangerous “Conversion Therapy”

BALTIMORE — Today [Wednesday 28] FreeState Justice, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and WISE of Anne Arundel County, praised the Maryland State Senate for passing SB1028 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” The bill now goes to the Maryland House of Delegates for […]

Sanders Statement on Veteran Affairs Secretary’s Firing

Sanders Statement on Veteran Affairs Secretary’s Firing

BURLINGTON, Vermount., March 28 .– U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former chairman and current member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump tweeted that he will replace his Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with Ronny Jackson, who currently serves as the president’s physician: “Every major veterans’ organization in this […]

First Hike

First Hike

By Isaac Cohen* The first meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee under the new Chairman Jerome Powell announced, on March 21, the expected first increase of the year in the target range for the federal funds rate, to between 1.50 and 1.75 percent. This was seen as a sign of continuity with the […]

Maryland Expands Access to Health Care to Underserved Communities

Community Health Resources Commission Issues Grants to Expand Access to Health Care and Promote Health Services for Vulnerable Residents. The Grant-Funded Programs are Projected to Serve More Than 14,000 Residents Baltimore, MD (March 22, 2018) – The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC), an independent commission within the Maryland Department of Health, recently announced 15 […]

Natural Gas

Natural Gas

The prices of natural gas in the United States have come down drastically, due to increased domestic production derived from technological advances, such as hydraulic fracking. For this reason, as informed by Drew Johnson, from the Taxpayers Protection Alliance in The Wall Street Journal, it seemed odd that, in early January, a tanker docked in […]

Romero Community Events Starting this Weekend

Romero Community Events Starting this Weekend

Many of these activities will be held in Spanish but sharing for those who may be interested. I will add a note that the fact that the Embassy is involved in supporting these long-time community events to celebrate the legacy of Monseñor Romero is reflective and definitive of many changes the government has put into […]

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino Launches 2018 Design Contest

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino Launches 2018 Design Contest

Washington, DC – Today [ March 16], the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) launches its 7th annual design contest. Presented with the generous support of Target, this annual contest highlights the incredible work of Latino and Latina artists across the country and celebrates the diversity and richness of American Latino […]

Senator Sanders to Host Inequality Town Hall Monday Night

Senator Sanders to Host Inequality Town Hall Monday Night

WASHINGTON, March 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will host a nationally televised town hall focused on inequality in the United States on Monday in partnership with The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks and Act.tv. Sanders, along with filmmaker Michael Moore, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, economist Darrick Hamilton and other experts, will discuss poverty in America, […]