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Film Premiere of “Bolivar’s Heart” at Dallas International Film Festival

“Bolivar’s Heart” director Leonel Gonzalez, producer Margaret Donnelly, and lead actress Amellali Santana This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the sold-out premiere of a penetrating film called “Bolivar’s Heart” at the Dallas International Film Festival. An adaptation of author Margaret Donnelly’s historical novel by the same name, the film was an artistic […]

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Updated Information About The U.S. Immigration Crisis

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a spike in outrage over the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. Particularly horrifying are the reports that the children were being kept in cages, as if they are dogs. To be clear, our office has been speaking out against the practice […]

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Tamales for Trump: An Invitation

  The spread of tamales as an important, popular food throughout North and South America bears witness to the connection shared by the people of the Americas. The tamale is a culinary testament to the fact that we have been moving across borders and sharing recipes or hundreds, and in some parts, thousands of years. […]

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A Bigger Picture of the Venezuelan Threat: What Americans Need to Know Right Now

Earlier this week multiple news outlets reported that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is threatening the U.S. with war. Upset by President Trump’s ban disallowing Venezuelan officials from entering the country, Maduro reportedly stated, “We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to […]

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