Entries by Victoria Arena

“Kids in Cages” Warehouse detention center shuts down for renovations

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces shut down of South-Texas “Ursula” warehouse detention center. The facility gained national attention when media coverage exposed the overcrowded, unsafe living conditions and showed “kids in cages” back in 2018. CBP officials say the facility will be closed for renovations until 2022. The renovations plan to redesign the […]

Blacks, Latinxs, Native Americans hospitalized 4 times due to COVID-19 reflect health disparities

We are unfortunately now entering another phase of quarantining as many states begin to shut down again amid COVID-19 infection spike. And once again data shows that Black, Latinx, and Native American people are being  impacted the hardest by the virus. New data released by the CDC has revealed that since September, Black, Latino, and […]

Latina Leading Ladies of Entertainment to be honored in virtual ceremony

The Latin Recording Academy will honor four Latina leaders in entertainment in tonight’s virtual 2020 Leading Ladies of Entertainment ceremony. The Leading Ladies of Entertainment is an initiative that has become part of the Latin GRAMMY Week celebrations — which honors and recognizes professional and socially conscious women within the arts and entertainment fields who […]

Maria Piastre: A Latina leader excels in a male-dominated industry 

In 2017, after only 12 years working in this male-dominated industry, Maria Piastre was appointed Metallix Refining Inc. President. Ambition had always been a driving force fueled by a passion for the industry, but never did she imagine to be made President. Maria Isabel Piastre was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. She came to the […]