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This bilingual comic book series gives Latine children a superhero of their own

By Sonia Ramirez
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Hector Rodriguez. In the face of a pandemic rises a superhero unlike any you’ve seen. He goes by the name of Ignacio Rivera, aka "El Peso Hero," and brings to life the stories of thousands of Latino immigrants forgotten or ignored by society. Created by Texas educator Hector Rodriguez, "El Peso Hero" is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The hit comic book series will soon achieve another milestone — it’s set to become a movie, with production starting in the fall. Born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas, Rodriguez says he had the best of both worlds influencing him growing up. "One the one […]Read more >
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Reform Party leader tasked to form Estonia’s new government

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HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s president on Thursday tasked the leader of the main opposition party to form a new government in the Baltic country, a day after Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Cabinet stepped down in the wake of a corruption scandal in Ratas’ ruling Center Party. Kaja Kallas, the chairwoman of the center-right Reform Party that emerged as the winner of the 2019 general election, will have 14 days to put together a new Cabinet, President Kersti Kaljulaid said. The Estonian head of state urged Kallas to move rapidly as the new government needs to immediately start tackling the country’s worsening COVID-19 […]Read more >