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MOLA in the Media

MOLA has been featured in the following news media:

November 2018
Arranca DC Health Link
DC Health Link starts
November 2, 2018
Washington Hispanic // Victor Caycho
The launch of the re-enrollment period in this plan was spearheaded by the mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser, at a public event held at the Freedom Plaza on Thursday, November 1.

Muriel Bowser: “A trabajar duro otros 4 años” 
Muriel Bowser: "To work hard another 4 years"(English)
November 9, 2018
Washington Hispanic // Victor Caycho
Bowser, very happy, received the news that the candidacy for his reelection was around 160 thousand votes.

El Distrito de Columbia impulsa la cobertura de salud
The District of Columbia promotes health coverage (English)
November 9, 2018
Tiempo Latino// Tomas Guevara
In front of the attendees, Mayor Bowser pointed to the Capitol and the backdrops of the White House behind her, said the District of Columbia remains committed to expanding health benefits for its residents. "While the federal government continues to work on making it harder for Americans to have access to the health insurance each person needs, DC remains committed to expanding coverage," Bowser said.

DC: “Voté por la dignidad y el respeto”
DC: "I voted for dignity and respect" (English)
November 9, 2018
Tiempo Latino// Olga Imbaquingo 
"This election is important, because Latinos are pushing us away as if we were a hindrance. Everywhere there are good and bad and for a few we are going to pay all. I voted for dignity, "Garcia repeated as he walked away from Bell Multicultural High School, his precinct.

DC busca un director que ponga orden a la vida noctura en la ciudad
DC seeks a director to bring order to night life in the city (English)
November 20, 2018    
Tiempo Latino// Milagro Melendez
The new director of the newest Office of Nightlife and Culture of the District of Columbia will be in charge of "the economy after work hours" and all that entails: noise complaints outside of work hours, crimes, cleaning streets, traffic congestion and, of course, rats.

"This job, brother. The people are excited about that. Across the country, across the ocean, "said Lindsey Parker, Bowser's deputy chief of staff. "We have received a very diverse group of resumes.

October 2018
Latino Culture on Display at Fiesta DC
October 1, 2018
The Georgetowner// Jeff Malet
The Fiesta DC festival has been held annually in Washington, DC, for 45 years. One of the highlights of the two-day event is the colorful Parade of Nations on Constitution Avenue, featuring native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as groups from local civic and cultural organizations and schools. The festival coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) and celebrates the culture and traditions of Spanish-speaking residents, who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Oficina para Asuntos Latinos (MOLA) presenta Noche Cultural y Awards
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) presents Cultural Night and Awards (English)
October 5th 2018
Washington Hispanic // Nelly Carrion
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Jackie Reyes -Yañez Director of the Office for Latino Affairs (MOLA) held on Wednesday, October 3, the Ceremony of awards and Cultural Night. This year, the Cultural Night took place at the GALA Hispanic theater, while guests and the general public enjoyed a night full of cultural entertainment that showed the artistic creativity of Latin America.

Jóvenes afrolatinos promueven las artes, los negocios y la educación
Young Afro-Latinos promote arts, business and education (English)
October 12, 2018
Tiempo Latino// Milagro Melendez
On Thursday, September 20, La Unión DC, along with the Afro-Latino Caucus of DC, the Good Projects organization and the sponsorship of the Office of the Mayor for Latino Affairs (MOLA), presented a documentary that highlights the importance of Afro-descendant Hispanics. in the culture of Washington, DC.

September 2018
¡Comenzó la celebración de nuestra herencia! 
The celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month Begins! (English)
September 13, 2018
El Tiempo Latino
This fall, Mayor Muriel Bowser will once again pay tribute to the legacy and cultural impact of Hispanic Americans during the annual celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month. DC residents will have the opportunity to attend special events focused on exploring and exalting the Hispanic and Latino culture, in particular the impact that Latinos have had on the arts.

September 17, 2018
Comcast Newsmakers/Yolanda Vazquez
Yolanda Vazquez is joined by Jackie Reyes-Yanes, the Director of the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs for Washington D.C. They discuss the integral role of the Latino population in our nation’s capital and the needs of its growing population.

DC entre las ciudades más divertidas
DC among the most fun cities (English)
September 21, 2018
Washington Hispanic // Jossmar Castillo
Definite the District has nothing to envy. With dozens of great monuments, free museums and the opportunity to see the White House from the outside make it the favorite destination of many families. It is also the home of great sports teams such as the Wizards, Redskins, DC United and the Capitals, the current hockey champions.

Carlos Vives es reconocido por MOLA con labor humanitaria  
Carlos Vives is recognized by MOLA for humanitarian work (English)
September 28, 2018
Washington Hispanic // Nelly Carrion
Within the framework of the concert tour that Carlos Vives is currently playing in the United States, the Colombian artist has been the object of outstanding recognitions and this time it was done by the Mayor of Washington, who through his Director of the Office of Public Affairs Latinos Jackie Reyes Yanes awarded him a plaque for leaving high the Latin culture and music in the world.

Washington Hispanic, July 24, 2012 Edition

Washington Hispanic, September 14, 2012 Edition