Virginia Alvino

U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro Thursday returned home to San Antonio and appeared with Hillary Clinton at a rally designed to kick off her “Latinos for Hillary” effort.

Castro endorsed Clinton in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and ratcheted up the ongoing speculation that Clinton could choose him as her vice presidential running mate if she becomes the party’s nominee.

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Latinos across are among the most uninsured groups. Latinos have higher rates of obesity, and diabetes, and the individuals who need the most help, are often the hardest to reach. That's where promotoras come in. Texas Public Radio’s Virginia Alvino visited one promotora in a senior living community to learn more. 

The residents of Palacio Del Sol are mostly Latino, in a mostly Latino Bexar County, and they all seem to know Ms. Estella Cadena. 

Palacio has been Estella’s home since she retired 8 years ago. Her health care experience before that?

From Texas Standard:

Celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month begun nationwide on September 15, and will continue until October 15. It’s a period to recognize the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos to the country, and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. But who exactly is a Hispanic person? And what’s the difference between being Hispanic and Latino?


Health experts and advocates from around the country gathered in San Antonio Tuesday to share ideas for improving health in the Latino community. 

The National Council of La Raza is a Hispanic civil rights group.  It chose San Antonio for its health summit because of the work the city has done to promote nutrition and physical activity for all its residents.