‘Hispanic Heritage Month: Breaking Barriers’: How & when to watch
ORLANDO, Fla. — Hispanic Heritage Month is more than halfway over, but we still have so many stories to tell. Join us for our special “Hispanic Heritage Month: Breaking Barriers.”It’s a look at the struggles and successes within Central Florida’s Hispanic community. You can click here to stream it live online, click here to watch it on your mobile device and click here to watch it on your smart TV. Read: Company pledges to reduce Puerto Rico outages amid angerRead more Hispanic Heritage Month stories here. Hispanic Heritage Month: What you need to know The U.S. Hispanic population increased to 62.1 million in 2020, a growth of 23% over the previous decade.wftv.com
Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet the Hispanic Trailblazers in our Community
ORLANDO, Fla. — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Eyewitness News Anchor Kirstin Delgado showcases local Hispanic business owners and their stories of passion, hard work, dedication and success.
Meet them below and watch Eyewitness News all month long for more in-depth stories impacting the Central Florida Hispanic Community.
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Venezuelan-born business owner living American Dream in Clermont
CLERMONT, Fla. — Thursday is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Read: Amtrak working to restore canceled long-distance trains after railway labor agreement reachedChannel 9 is celebrating Hispanic entrepreneurs in Central Florida. One Venezuelan business owner in Clermont said she is living the American Dream. Read: Florida flew 2 planes of migrants to MassachusettsIt’s an expertly curated and manicured store. Watch: Dangerous dog held in isolation for nearly 15 months due to court delaysThen, COVID-19 hit.wftv.com
How this pioneer made NFL history as the first Mexican Hall of Famer
Throughout the years, the National Football League has worked extensively to grow the game of football in Mexico -- from playing a regular-season game each year in Mexico City, to starting up more youth programs in the country to get kids involved from a young age.
‘The chain is broken’: Hispanic residents, elected officials call for more government representation
ORLANDO, Fla. — The series of Hispanic Heritage Month events continued across Florida Tuesday, making a stop at the Amway Center in the City of Orlando. During tonight’s @citybeautiful Hispanic Heritage Month event, we celebrated our city’s vibrancy and commitment to inclusion. “Our people are not well informed, and therefore, we’re seeing so many needs,” the city’s lone Hispanic commissioner, Tony Ortiz said. Ortiz said community members needed to vote on the issues and stop casting ballots for candidates who campaigned on empty promises. READ: Florida’s Hispanic vote seeing growthAs the Hispanic population has grown – through both immigration and larger family sizes – there are signs members are beginning to utilize their clout.wftv.com
Hispanic Heritage Month special: How to watch tonight
ORLANDO, Fla. — Eyewitness News presents “Hispanic Heritage Month: Central Florida: Se Habla Espanol” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Channel 9. READ: 9 things to know about Hispanic Heritage MonthThe special will also air on wftv.com, the WFTV news app and the WFTV Now app. Here’s how you can tune in:Television streaming apps:Our WFTV Now app is free on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick. READ: Hispanic Heritage Month: AdventHealth doctors use language to save lives in Osceola CountyMobile apps:The WFTV News app is available in the app store, but you can also download it for free by clicking on this link. Quiz: What do you know about Hispanic Heritage Month?wftv.com
Orlando language center offers opportunities for local, foreign students
EPCOT isn’t the only place in Orlando where people can journey through different countries and cultures. Berlitz Language Center also gives residents and visitors the international experience that comes with learning a new language.
Barbie celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Celia Cruz, Julia Alvarez dolls
New dolls: Barbie dolls depicting Celia Cruz, left, and Julia Alvarez were unveiled by Mattel this week as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. (Mattel)Toy giant Mattel is marking Hispanic Heritage Month with two new Barbie dolls. >> Read more trending newsThe company unveiled Barbie dolls depicting singer Celia Cruz, a salsa star known as “La Guarachera de Cuba,” and Dominican American author-activist Julia Alvarez, “Good Morning America” reported. The Cruz doll is decked out in a red tulle gown with gold embroidery, the Miami Herald reported. — Barbie (@Barbie) September 15, 2021Alvarez, 71, was born in New York City.wftv.com
Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival: How to watch
Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival The Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival is coming to Orlando this weekend. (WFTV.com News Staff)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival is coming to Orlando this weekend. The parade will air on WRDQ TV 27 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. and on the WFTV Now app/stream. Here’s how you can tune in:Television streaming apps:Our WFTV Now app is free on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick. Click here to download it.wftv.com
Washington has no Latino history museum
The initiative is backed by the group Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino. The journey toward a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino began in 2004. Other museums in the making for minority groupsLatino people aren't the only ones trying to get a national Smithsonian museum. In this congressional session alone, there are similar bills for a Smithsonian Women's History Museum, a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture, and a National Museum of Irish American History. Of all the bills, the Women's History Museum has the most traction.
Remembering the Borinqueneers during Hispanic Heritage Month
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - This Hispanic Heritage Month, military veterans want people to remember a specific group that helped fight in the Korean War: the Borinqueneers. The soldiers were the Puerto Rican regiment of the U.S. Army and belonged to the 65th Infantry Regiment. The 65th Infantry Regiment was the only Hispanic regiment of the U.S. Army. In 2016, Congress honored the 65th Infantry Regiment with the Congressional Gold Medal. "We're trying to reach out to the schools so that they can make sure that, during Hispanic Heritage month, that they're recognizing the Borinqueneers," Rentas said.
Trump says Pelosi's promise to work with him on drug price plan is 'camouflage' for impeachment
President Donald Trump is accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of trying to distract voters from the Democratic impeachment inquiry with promises to work with the White House on lowering drug prices and other initiatives. "Nancy Pelosi just said that she is interested in lowering prescription drug prices & working on the desperately needed USMCA. Lowering drug prices and impeachment "have nothing to do with each other," Pelosi told reporters. Just last week, Pelosi said she hoped to work with Trump on a bill to lower prescription drug prices even after launching a formal impeachment inquiry. The bill would need to pass not only the House but the Republican-controlled Senate and be signed by Trump.cnbc.com
5 Instant Pot dishes to make for Hispanic Heritage Month
It is Hispanic Heritage Month, and what a better way to celebrate than with some flavorful and easy recipes that can be made in an Instant Pot? The Instant Pot is a fantastic way to cook meat so it's super tender in a short period of time, so it's perfect for things like pork carnitas and chicken enchiladas. Achieving the most tender pork in the Instant Pot is easier than baking a cake. The best part about this Instant Pot recipe is that everything is cooked inside the pot, so you don't end up dirtying every pot and pan in the kitchen. You will never cook ground beef for tacos any other way after you do it in the Instant Pot.
Spice up your meals for Hispanic Heritage Month with these traditional recipes
ORLANDO, Fla. - Spice up your meals for Hispanic Heritage Month by trying one of these two traditional recipes. Hispanics have introduced Americans to a variety of cultures and a melting pot of foods. Two of those foods enjoyed by millions are arepas, a treat made with corn meal, and pandebono, which is made with tapioca flour, corn flour and cheese. The typical arepa is made with white corn and cheese, but there's also a type of corn in Colombia called choclo that is sweet. It's through traditional dishes that they're keeping new generations connected to their Hispanic roots.
Google Doodle celebrates Mexican-American botanist Yns Mexa
(CNN) - Google kicked off the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month with a Doodle tribute to Mexican-American botanist and explorer Yns Mexa. "I wasn't aware of who Yns Mexa was, but when I started the project and researched her life, I was amazed at her accomplishments," Lora said in a Q&A with Google. According to Google, Mexa embarked on her first plant-collection trip on this day in 1925. She collected about 150,000 plant specimens, and some estimate that about 500 of those were previously undiscovered. Scientists continue to study Mexa's samples to this day, and the plant specimens she collected are housed in museums and institutions around the world.
7 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month you haven't considered
Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, so if youre not marking the occasion already, maybe its time to start. Everyone could bring a Latin dish and maybe provide some background on its history. Find Spark recommends showcasing famous paintings or photography by Hispanic artists or about Latin America. This doesnt have to be a massive undertaking -- you could check out your local options; maybe a nearby university or library could help you get some inspiration. Go support a nearby Hispanic establishment, restaurant, museum or venue.