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Cuéntame / Tell Me

Latinos in America are often viewed only through the lens of immigration and other hot-button “issues.” But here at AL DÍA, we know that there’s so much more to our stories than just what is shown in the mainstream media. With this new campaign, we’re taking your untold narratives from the shadows and showcasing your wisdom and observations in a space that aligns with the core of our publication’s mission: To empower Latinos to write their own story and define the Latino experience proactively.
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Yuleidy Cordero-Feliciano produjo este video en el Laboratorio de Medios WHYY en la escuela Julia de Burgos bajo la dirección de su instructor de medios Ariel Goodman y su maestra Christy Halcom. Foto: Cortesía de Ariel Goodman. 

I never thought that a hurricane could give me so many experiences. In this came, some of them were good. And some of them were very sad.

The author's parents in 1978. His father departed to the U.S. the next day to live, as his mother stayed behind in the Dominican Republic. She came to the U.S. later that year. Photo: Courtesy of Abel Veloz

The question that once gave me anxiety now gives me strength.

Guatemalan mom and son share an emotional moment while sharing their story with AL DÍA News on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Sandra Rodriguez/Ana Aguilera)

In this heart-wrenching Cuéntame, we bring you the story of a young Guatemalan mother who fled from her country to escape domestic violence.

 

Hugo Cesar

It was the love for music that made Hugo Cesar cross the border at age 14. This is his story.

Two women hold hands during the Madrid Gay Pride Festival in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo/Getty Images

"Being in the closet was a hiding place for my secrets.” In this heart-wrenching Cuéntame, Ana shares her coming out story – a story full of hidden secrets.

Downtown Havana City, Cuba. Photo: Getty Images

All politics are personal, says Elizabeth "Lisi" Cocina — and the debate on Americans' travel to and from Cuba and an overly-romanticized vision of the isolated country is no exception.