El Paso library named after award-winning local son

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in News Orgullo

El Paso library named after award-winning local son

GritoBlast! — The El Paso City Council voted unanimously in favor of renaming an El Paso library in honor of acclaimed Arte Público author and Ysleta native, Sergio Troncoso. On July 29, the Ysleta Branch Library changed names to the Sergio Troncoso Library. It was built in 1996. Representative Eddie Holguin of District 6 suggested the name change during his last council meeting. “I decided to propose the name change because Troncoso has advocated for literature, so...

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El Paso Library named after Latino author

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in News Orgullo

El Paso Library named after Latino author

GritoBlast! — The El Paso City Council voted unanimously in favor of renaming an El Paso library in honor of acclaimed Arte Público author and Ysleta native, Sergio Troncoso. On July 29, the Ysleta Branch Library changed names to the Sergio Troncoso Library. It was built in 1996. Representative Eddie Holguin of District 6 suggested the name change during his last council meeting. “I decided to propose the name change because Troncoso has advocated for literature, so...

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“Credito Y Mas” A New Spanish Solution to Credit Problems

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Announcements

As credit and debit card penetration among Hispanics grows by double digits, Experian Consumer Services has just teamed up with Univision to launch a Spanish-language solution. With Crédito y Más, consumers can check their credit score, receive a credit report and credit monitoring. Other benefits include a bilingual website, bilingual agents, identity theft insurance and access to a robust resource center with educational content. More at:...

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US immigration is associated with rise in smoking among Latinos and Asians

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Study Results

US immigration is associated with rise in smoking among Latinos and Asians

GritoBlast! — Immigration to the U.S. may result in increased smoking in Latino and Asian women, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University, Duke University and the University of Southern California. The study, “Gender, Acculturation and Smoking Behavior Among U.S. Asian and Latino Immigrants,” examines smoking prevalence and frequency among Asian and Latino U.S. immigrants. The research focuses on how gender differences in smoking behavior...

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Obama Administration launches U.S. Digital Service

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Announcements

Obama Administration launches U.S. Digital Service

GritoBlast! — The Administration is launching the U.S. Digital Service. This small team of America’s best digital experts will work in collaboration with other government agencies to make websites more consumer friendly, to identify and fix problems, and to help upgrade the government’s technology infrastructure. Mikey Dickerson, a top private-sector engineer who was part of the team that helped fix HealthCare.gov will serve as the new Administrator of the U.S. Digital...

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