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"Europeans think I'm more serious than I am, but Latin Americans laugh at my black humor."

 05/03/2017 - 04:52
Peru's best-selling author and journalist Santiago Roncagliolo, during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 29, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

Peru's best-selling author Santiago Roncagliolo is in Bogota to present his Alfaguara prizewinning novel "La Noche de los Alfileres" (Night of the Pins). Violence is very present in his work and particularly Peru's armed conflict.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:45am
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EFE

When Accent Is on Language

 06/18/2011 - 18:04
When Accent Is on Language

CHICAGO -- Tensions flared during testimony leading up to the final state Senate vote on Texas' sanctuary cities bill -- and not just over whether the new measures would have a chilling effect on commerce or open the door to racial profiling of Latinos. One incident in particular struck at the very heart of fears about immigrant assimilation and the preservation of an "American culture" that shares the English language.

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Esther Cepeda

Latinos following Irish immigrants' path to power

 06/23/2010 - 11:41
Latinos following Irish immigrants' path to power

DUBLIN, Ireland -- This column is a love note to the country that has -- more than any other -- made Chicago what it is today: a city defined by a group of immigrants who came to the U.S. tired and poor but overcame institutionalized discrimination to become a politically empowered majority.

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Esther Cepeda