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Campus honors Latino culture through month of events

Students may not recognize the names Celia Cruz, Oscar Hijuelos and Tito Puente on first reference, but those who attended La Noche de Juego last Thursday know the names well and know they have one thing in common: They are all Latin Americans.

 

The Queen of Salsa, renowned composer and king of Latin music were recognized during Latino Jeopardy — an event that kicked off Ithaca College’s annual observance of Latin Heritage Month.

 

The month, recognized nationally from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, commemorates the 1821 independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and the subsequent emancipation of Mexico and Chile on Sept. 16 and 18. read more

 



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