Good Friday friends! Today at La Voz with Mariel Fiori is immigration and culture day.

SUNY New Paltz literature professor Adolfo Béjar Lara returned with his column Books for the People to tell us about Yuri Herrera's “Signs that will precede the end of the world”. Much of the work of this contemporary Mexican writer is available in our local libraries. In addition, Bejar Lara invited us to attend on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 pm the Newburgh Library for the Histories of Latin America. This time the theme will be the story of the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, "From the trunk of an Ombú". Learn more, and get a copy of the story, at

Also, in her column Speaking from the Heart, What We Weren't Told, teacher Maritza Del Razo continued to teach us about May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. Del Razo told us the story of Wong Kim Ark, who was born in the United States in 1873, but because he was of Chinese descent, he was once denied entry when returning from visiting his parents.