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Mexico’s World Cup Dream dies on penalty kick

Mexico’s World Cup Dream dies on penalty kick The Mexican national team had a struggle to get to the World Cup in Brazil. The road was fraught with tough qualifying matches and considerable controversy about coaching and lineups. Yet, El Tri managed to get into the tournament and made it to the elimination round. And […]

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De México al Medio Oeste de los Estados Unidos, una cadena de suministro de heroína que paga

 Un joven texano forma una red de camiones que transporta cargas multimillonarias a Chicago Si te imaginas a un narcotraficante, nunca te imaginarías a alguien como Juan Carlos González. Él es alto pero rellenito. Tiene 31 años de edad pero su cara es tan tersa que me encuentro preguntándome si alguna vez se ha tenido […]

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US, Mexico Strong Contenders for Gold Cup Win

The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup is underway and with the group stage wrapped up and the quarterfinals looming, the usual suspects are at the top of the standings. Most notably, Mexico and USA. Although Mexico isn’t playing their star players in Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Giovanni Dos Santos, and it’s coming off an embarrassing early […]

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Little Village Businesses Hang Tough in Tight Economy

* Edited by The Gate NO IMMUNITY TO HARD TIMES, BUT RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES PLAN FOR PROSPEROUS FUTURE For years, the storefronts and small businesses lining West 26th Street have sustained Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood through thick and thin economic times. Residents and shoppers throughout the region are highly drawn to the Mexican commercial strip […]

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Neighborhood Posadas Kick-Off Christmas Celebrations for Latino Families

Every year, a crowd of residents, accompanied by the light of their candles, walks harmoniously through the streets of Back of the Yards. Singing their way from home to home, they walk until they are finally welcomed into the halls of Holy Cross/IHM Parish, where they are provided with food, music and celebration. These nightly […]

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Universidad Popular Reaches Community Empowerment Through Culture

A community center in Little Village, Universidad Popular, not only encourages new ideas, but works to establish strong events in order to encourage participation in the community. One such event, Feria del Mole, will celebrate six years of success on Sept. 24 at the Arturo Velasquez Institute. Participants can try about 40 different moles and […]