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Irasema Romero

Now based in Dallas, Texas, Irasema Romero has worked as a writer for Latina Magazine and a reporter for Bronxink.org. In May 2011 she received her masters in journalism from Columbia University.

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Mexican immigrants in the Bronx celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Every Dec. 12, Mexicans celebrate the Virgin Mary because they believe she appeared to a peasant at the hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City, in the 1500s. This tradition continues with Mexican immigrants in the South Bronx, as they gather with the congregation of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church.

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