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‘Little luchadores’ light up the Ped Mall during Semana Cultural Latina Week

As daytime winds down in Iowa City’s Ped Mall, a larger-than-life, blank white mask comes to life on the new stage outside of the Graduate Hotel. The suspended sculpture, created by visual and multimedia storytelling artist Miriam Alarcón Avila, becomes a three-dimensional projection screen. A series of photos of “little luchadores,” children […]

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The Iowa City Latino Festival will light up Linn Street on Sunday

The Iowa City Latino Festival will transform a block of downtown Linn Street with music, dancing, kid’s activities and a wide variety of authentic Latino cuisine on Sunday, from noon to 8 p.m. There will also be instruction in traditional dances for those interested in learning. […]

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Gov. Reynolds makes false claim about her statement on the death of Mollie Tibbetts

Following last week’s arrest of an undocumented Mexican immigrant for the murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a statement, which included the line, “We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community.” On Thursday, Reynolds was asked about her statement, and she replied, “I didn’t immediately start talking about immigration.” […]

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Iowa City Latino Festival postponed out of respect for Mollie Tibbets and concerns over safety

The Iowa City Latino Festival has been postponed. It was scheduled for Saturday, but has been put on hold out of respect for the family and friends of Mollie Tibbetts, festival founder and organizer Manny Galvez explained. “We wanted to express our solidarity with her family and friends,” Galvez told Little Village. “Mollie’s friends, professors […]

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Iowa City celebrates fifth annual Latino Festival on the Ped Mall this Saturday

Iowa City Latino Festival Downtown Iowa City — Saturday, Aug. 27 at 12 p.m. This Saturday, Aug. 27, the Iowa City downtown Ped Mall will be awash with sounds, scents and colors, as the Iowa City Latino Festival commemorates its fifth year. From noon until 9 p.m., dancers, musicians, artists and vendors will gather to […]

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