Interpreter Helps Get Investigation Info

EUGENE, Ore. — We continue to pursue efforts on obtaining information on the Wattier hit-and-run investigation in Mexico. Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle were hit by a car outside their Dreams Resort at the end of November. On Friday, Tanya Gomez, an interpreter with Centro Latino Americano, offered her services … Continue reading »

Latinos and College Education

EUGENE, Ore. — Fall quarter is in full swing at the University of Oregon. And while ethnic enrollment is up, Latinos overall struggle to graduate. It’s a new year for Francisco Morales O’Conner, a sophomore at the UO. Both his parents were first generation college graduates, a family trend that continues. “My parents always told … Continue reading »

Centro Latino Celebrates 40 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — Centro LatinoAmericano turns 40 this year. The nonprofit benefits the growing Latino population, which is estimated at 30,000 in Lane County. It’s successfully creating funding to sustain its services in a tight economy. The group, located on West 5th Avenue, has been serving the Latino community by offering human services. Centro also … Continue reading »