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Andrea Skorepa Advocates for San Ysidro

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Andrea Skorepa is a Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero who lives and breathes San Ysidro – both as a passionate advocate, and as a life-long resident of the town by ... Read more

Fabiola Navarro, Local Hero & Human Rights Activist

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The world is filled with injustice. All you need do is pick up a newspaper or go online and you’ll find a litany of human rights violations—victims of torture and ... Read more

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A Conversation With Civil-Rights Leader Dolores Huerta

June 26
Midday Edition
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In the 1960s, Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez, and she's spent her life working to mobilize people power. Huerta was in San Diego this week to speak to a convention of Latino elected officials.

21st San Diego Latino FIlm Festival Promises Some Good Fare

March 19
By Rebecca Romani
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Offerings at the 21st San Diego Latino Film Festival promise more variety than what's currently in theaters. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani has suggestions.

Watch Historic Medal Of Honor Ceremony Live (Video)

March 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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President Barack Obama today will award the Medal of Honor to 24 soldiers who served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. A prior congressional investigation found many of these soldiers were previously denied the Medal of Honor due to their Jewish or Latino heritage.

Review: San Diego Latino Film Festival's Un Mundo Extraño

March 13
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off it’s 21st season tonight. But while it’s easy to fill the house with opening and closing night crowd pleasers, I suggest getting out of your comfort zone and checking out the bizarre world of Un Mundo Extraño.

Survey: Majority Of San Diego Latinos Feel Some Discrimination

Dec. 11
By Jill Replogle
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A recent survey commissioned by KPBS and San Diego Magazine finds many Latinos feel they are targets of discrimination and stereotyping.

JFK's Fateful Last Night And The Latino Vote

Nov. 21
By David Martin Davies

As the nation remembers the last tragic day of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, many Latino voters of that era reflect on what the 35th president meant to their emerging political bloc.

San Diego Latinos Surveyed About Beliefs, Experiences

Nov. 14
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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A survey finds interesting complexities in San Diego's Latino population. KPBS and San Diego Magazine commissioned a survey to determine the range of attitudes and aspirations in the Latino community.

Migrant Education Program Gives Farmworkers' Children A Boost

Nov. 7
By Jill Replogle
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For nearly a half-century, the federal migrant education program has been helping farmworkers' children catch up and keep up with their peers. We look at one program in the Imperial Valley.

Review: 'Machete Kills'

Oct. 11
By Beth Accomando
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“Machete Kills” (opening October 11 throughout San Diego) is so outrageously over the top that it blows the roof off the theater.

Review: 'The Body' ('El Cuerpo')

July 12
By Beth Accomando
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"The Body (El Cuerpo)" screened earlier this year at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and thankfully it gets a full week run at the Digital Gym Cinema (2921 ElCajon Blvd.) starting today.

Review: 'La Camioneta'

July 6
By Rebecca Romani
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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani recommends "La Camioneta" (back for an encore screening at the Digital Gym), which follows a typical American yellow school bus as it travels down to Guatemala to start its new life.

Hulu Web Drama Targets Latino Teen Audience

June 3
By Adrian Florido

"East Los High" follows the lives of Latino teenagers in East Los Angeles, and the pressures they face from sex, violence and bullying.

Interview: Rodrigo Gudiño

April 12
By Beth Accomando
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Filmmaker Rodrigo Gudiño was born in San Diego, grew up in Tijuana, and now lives in Canada where he publishes a cult favorite horror magazine called Rue Morgue. His new film, “The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh,” reflects the influence of both borders.

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