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  • The revolving door of expat Brazilians ›

    WVTF-FM, August 21, 2015

    Eduardo Siqueira, coordinator of the Transnational Brazilian Project, is interviewed in this article on Brazilians living in the U.S. Siqueira says many Brazilians who go back to Brazil are having a hard time re-adapting.
  • Dominican Crisis Yields Political Lessons for Boston’s Latino Community ›

    The Boston Globe, July 29, 2015

    Phillip Granberry, a lecturer in economics and research associate for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, says Dominicans are now the largest Latino group in the Boston area. The population in Boston increased 28 percent between 2010 and 2013.
  • Uno de cada 5 bostonianos es Latino ›

    El Mundo Boston, July 08, 2015

    A Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy study finds an influx of Latino residents to Boston. Director Maria Idalí Torres says many Latinos are considered Bostonians despite living outside the city center.
  • Campaña “Todos Juntos con Seguro” busca identificar a personas desprotegidas ›

    El Mundo Boston, April 02, 2015

    Article on how the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy is using a $235,000 Department of Health and Human Services grant to identify people who are still without health insurance in areas like Pittsfield and the Berkshires, New Bedford, and Fall River.
  • ‘Por Ahí Dicen’ study: Puerto Rican mothers not speaking clearly with children about sexual health ›

    The Republican, March 12, 2015

    The Spanish-language campaign by the Gastón Institute and PRCC encourages Puerto Rican mothers to discuss sex and sexual health with their children. The public service announcements are currently appearing on Telemundo, Radio Power 1270, Radio Popular 1490 and El Sol Latino.
  • Holyoke Schools Under State Review, Solamelta, Marijuana Legalization in RI?: Under the Radar ›

    WGBH News, March 11, 2015

    Under the Radar host Callie Crossley talks about Por Ahí Dicen, the new Spanish-language campaign encouraging Puerto Rican mothers in Springfield to have frank discussions about safe sex with their children. UMass Boston's Gastón Institute is spearheading the campaign.
  • A Good School Committee Choice ›

    Jamaica Plain Gazette, February 27, 2015

    Miren Uriarte, a professor of human services at UMass Boston who has conducted extensive research on the achievement of Latinos and English-language learners, has been appointed to the Boston School Committee, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced.
  • Por Ahí Dicen Spanish-Language Campaign Encourages Mothers to Discuss Sexual Health ›

    The Republican, February 26, 2015

    UMass Boston's Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center have collaborated on Por Ahí Dicen, a Spanish-language campaign encouraging Puerto Rican mothers to discuss sex and sexual health with their children.
  • UMass Boston researcher tapped for Boston School Committee spot ›

    The Boston Globe, February 11, 2015

    Miren Uriarte, a professor of human services at UMass Boston who has conducted extensive research on the achievement of Latinos and English-language learners, has been appointed to the Boston School Committee, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Wednesday.
  • Art Center to exhibits works from Guatemala ›

    The Eagle-Tribune, October 17, 2014

    A study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy found 34 percent of Guatemalans work in farming, construction, production, and transportation and 40.3 percent of them own their own homes. The research is cited in this story on a Guatemalan art exhibition.
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