Andres Cruz co-owns and operates La Voz de Kentucky, a free English/Spanish bilingual newspaper that publishes every two weeks from an office in the new Community Ventures building on Midland Avenue. The newspaper has been in publication since 2001, but Cruz and Juan Jose Galicia will celebrate three years of owner-operation in January.
As Latinos many times we complain that there is not enough coverage on issues that affect us, or we are stereotyped by the media and presented in an unfavorable light. What Mr. Cruz is doing is a step in the right direction for the Latino community throughout the country. Why not have our own media outlets at the local level. What better way to inform Latinos on issues that are of interest, than with a newspaper such as La Voz de Kentucky.
“We are always on the side of the people. We cannot make mistakes, because people trust us,” said Galicia about the responsibility he and Cruz feel about correctly informing their readers.
La Voz soon plans to distribute a radio version of the newspaper to area stations, and to start a Web site with the same content as the print version.
Via / Lexington Herald-Leader