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Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark enthusiasm for their culture in Hispanic youth, the result was the Union Benefica Mexicana's first Tiny King/Queen Pageant.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark a younger enthusiasm for their culture, the result was the Union Benefica Mexicana's first Tiny King/Queen Pageant.

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

Photos

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September 05, 2013 6:04 pm
Union Benefica Mexicana crowns court

Union Benefica Mexicana crowns court

EAST CHICAGO | The Union Benefica Mexicana is officially announcing their Queen and her court to the community at large for the year 2013-14. This year's court includes Maria Corina Garcia Duchess, from East Chicago, Trinidad Resendez Queen, from Knox and Brenda Catalan Princess, from Crown Point.

September 04, 2013 1:48 pm

Federal appeals judge blocks portions of Indiana's immigration law

INDIANAPOLIS | A federal appeals judge issued a ruling Friday blocking portions of Indiana’s immigration law and declaring it unconstitutional.

March 29, 2013 8:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Festival staged despite difficult economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Festival staged despite difficult economy

This year's Mexican celebrations were banner events for East Chicago and surrounding communities despite the red flags signaling excessive costs to prepare a family-oriented pageant, parade and festival. In spite of the added costs, attendance was remarkable.

October 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tony Barreda

Tony Barreda

Tony Barreda is president of Union Benefica Mexicana.

October 16, 2012 12:00 am
Union Benefica Mexicana announces Queen and Court

Union Benefica Mexicana announces Queen and Court

EAST CHICAGO | The Union Benefica Mexicana announces their Queen and her Court of Honor for 2012 and this year's festivities.

September 10, 2012 1:45 pm

Porter County Sheriff Lain seeks removal from federal immigration lawsuit

HAMMOND | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain has asked a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to Indiana's new immigration law or at least remove him from the lawsuit.

August 30, 2012 3:15 pm

Federal lawsuit on Indiana immigration law to proceed

HAMMOND | An East Chicago-based organization's legal challenge to Indiana's new immigration law will proceed, federal court records show.

August 14, 2012 7:45 pm
Constitutionality of Indiana immigration law still unresolved

Constitutionality of Indiana immigration law still unresolved

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana Hispanic social services organization will continue its legal challenge to the state's 2011 immigration law after a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday involving a similar Arizona law left the constitutionality of most provisions of the Indiana law unresolved.

June 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Magistrate ruling approving delay in challenge to Ind. immigration law

Magistrate ruling approving delay in challenge to Ind. immigration law

A federal magistrate agreed Wednesday to delay action on a lawsuit challenging Indiana's immigration law until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a similar Arizona case.

June 06, 2012 4:12 pm
Challenge to Ind. immigration law put on hold in Hammond

Challenge to Ind. immigration law put on hold in Hammond

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hammond federal magistrate agreed Wednesday to delay action on a lawsuit challenging Indiana's 2011 immigration law until the U.S. Supreme Court rules later this month in a similar Arizona case.

June 06, 2012 3:51 pm Related

Ind. attorney general seeks hold on immigration lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller has asked the federal court in Indianapolis to postpone action on a challenge to Indiana's new immigration law until the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a similar Arizona case.

December 22, 2011 6:30 pm

E.C. nonprofit sues state, local officials over immigration law

HAMMOND | An East Chicago-based organization has issued a second legal challenge to Indiana's new immigration law, federal court records state.

December 20, 2011 7:15 pm
Vive el Arte: A Celebration of Mexican Art

Vive el Arte: A Celebration of Mexican Art

EAST CHICAGO | The community is invited to join the East Chicago Public Library on Thursday, September 15 for a free program highlighting East Chicago's Mexican heritage. Held in conjunction with the library's observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the program is set for 5 p.m. at the Main L…

September 07, 2011 11:17 am
Bilingual Education Program Grand Marshall for UBM Parade Sunday Sept. 11

Bilingual Education Program Grand Marshall for UBM Parade Sunday Sept. 11

HAMMOND | The Union Benefica Mexicana (UBM) will celebrate "Fiesta Mexican Day Fiestas Patrias" at Block Stadium (144th and Parish St in East Chicago) on Saturday, September 10 from noon to 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 11 from noon-11:00 p.m.

August 30, 2011 3:30 am

A Time to Reign and Shine

EAST CHICAGO | The Union Benefica Mexicana will host an 'Official Press Release' event at 4:00 p.m. at Washington Park, 142nd Stret and Parrish Avenue.

July 08, 2011 7:53 am
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