September 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Arrancó el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con Festival en Montgomery

Se abre paso a las fiestas de independencia de varios países de Centroamérica: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. El 16 de septiembre de 1810 fue el día en el que se consumó la independencia de México, la cual puso final al dominio Español. Por ello, los países de Centroamérica, excepto Panamá, celebran […]

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March 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

ICE Releases Statement About Arrest of Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes

A spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released a statement about the arrest of Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes. “Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes, a 43-year-old citizen of Guatemala, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 24, 2017, after a review of his immigration history revealed he was unlawfully present in the United States. […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New Citizens Are Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

A Naturalization Ceremony was held on June 1 at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 new citizens were welcomed from 27 different countries. Representatives from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officiated the ceremony. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Countries represented, included: Albania, Algeria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, […]

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January 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Officials Release Statement About Deportation Raids (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council released a joint statement about the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation raids and its impact on the community. You can view the entire statement below. “Our nation faces a significant humanitarian challenge in how we deal with the thousands of children and families fleeing violence in Central America. […]

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September 14, 2015 | Aline Barros

“Juntos Por Honduras” Marks Honduras Independence Day Celebration In Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

Hondurans from all across the D.C. region celebrated Honduras Independence Day on Sept. 13 at a festival held at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. The country’s official Independence Day is Sept. 15. The festival featured music, food, and consulate services where people had a chance to apply for new passports, birth certificates and other general services. […]

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May 20, 2015 | Aline Barros

Red Shirts Serving Silver Spring Residents For More Than 20 Years (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Some people call them Silver Spring ambassadors. The Red Shirts are a group of Montgomery County employees who help keep the Silver Spring Central Business District clean and safe. They also speak English, Spanish, French and other languages. Some were born in the U.S. and others are from Panama, El Salvador, Thailand, Guatemala, Jamaica and […]

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March 10, 2015 | Aline Barros

Cross-Agency Partnerships Help Unaccompanied Minors in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

If there’s one thing that county and school officials learned about the issue of unaccompanied minors was the importance of cross-agency partnerships. MCPS officials took to a board meeting on March 10 to report to members of the Montgomery County Board of Education about the work they have done internally and with other organizations throughout […]

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March 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

Board of Education Table photo

Unaccompanied Minors Enrollment on MCPS Agenda Tuesday

Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers and staff are scheduled to present a report to update the Montgomery County Board of Education on March 10 on the current situation of unaccompanied minors in public schools. The report shows 144 unaccompanied youth were enrolled in county schools throughout the 2014-2015 school year, which is something that did not surprise […]

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September 15, 2014 | Aline Barros

Check Out Celebrations During Hispanic Heritage Month

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Latino community celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. This month has a special meaning among Latin American countries. Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Brazil all celebrate their independence day in September. So the nation’s largest minority group and fastest growing population come together to commemorate its Latinidad. “It […]

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