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Latinos’ threats to Democrats over immigration reform don’t make sense

LatinaLista — National polls have been showing that more and more Latinos have become disenchanted with President Obama. So much so that some Latino organizations have issued a warning to Democrats to not blame the Latino electorate if the GOP wins more elections this November, ousting the Democrat majority in the Senate. Perhaps it’s against

Community Stories

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New California Legislation Could Help Undocumented and Uninsured

By Dayanis Lorey EL NUEVO SOL Irma, at only 52 years of age, had to experience a hip replacement. For more than eight years, she has experienced health problems. She now depends economically on her eldest son because she is no longer able to work. Irma is an undocumented woman who needs health care. She

BlogBeat

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Urban Farmist: Resurrecting an ancient practice of growing food

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista Standing in a spectacular back yard in beautiful Austin, Texas, I am captivated by the energy permeating from the well-though-out landscape. To my left, a traditional, seasonal vegetable garden proudly contributes an assortment of fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions to the Farmist yield. Directly in front of me, stands a

Life Issues

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Guest Voz: Educating Latinas on why not all breast cancers are curable

By Venus Ginés LatinaLista   It’s a growing responsibility for all of us. As medicine and science advance, it is incumbent upon all of us to advocate for the health and well-being of all. For the last 17 years, Día de la Mujer Latina* has worked to achieve that goal, especially for Latinas. Sadly, despite

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Another example of how education isn’t the great equalizer for many Latinos

LatinaLista — Yesterday, Latina Lista posted a story of the study that found community college graduates (of whom the majority are Latino) were less likely to be admitted to medical school. In talking to one of the authors of the study, UCLA Dr. Efrain Talamantes, he supplied one more interesting fact of his research. He

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VIDEO: With climate change worsening, hope is but a tree away

LatinaLista — Climate change is getting worse. The stats prove it. A recent report by the American Meteorological Society found that greenhouse gases, sea levels and global temperatures — key indicators of climate change — rose in 2013. It’s a trend that scientists don’t foresee “cooling down.” The rise in these key stats means that

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Planet’s indigenous get ready to stage “largest climate march in history”

LatinaLista — Among the rational, climate change is no longer denied or ridiculed. Rising sea levels, soaring summer temperatures, monstrous storms, tornados and flooding and a drought encompassing most of the planet are clear indicators that something is happening. It is said that the people who are on the frontlines of this global climate change

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Hitting the Ground Running: The story of Clemente Rodriguez

By Virginia Brooks LatinaLista It’s before dawn and Clemente Rodriguez hits the ground running. He pulls on his work clothes and heads out to meet his power line crew somewhere in East Texas to start a 10-hour day of demanding and sometimes dangerous work. Clemente is a lineman, and he spends much of his days

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Guest Voz: Educating Latinas on why not all breast cancers are curable

By Venus Ginés LatinaLista   It’s a growing responsibility for all of us. As medicine and science advance, it is incumbent upon all of us to advocate for the health and well-being of all. For the last 17 years, Día de la Mujer Latina* has worked to achieve that goal, especially for Latinas. Sadly, despite

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Intrn’l Video: Rural Colombian town fights Canadian gold mining company for survival

LatinaLista — Indigenous and rural people throughout the Americas have long been under constant threat of attack against their way of life since the days of the Spanish conquistadores. What used to be outright murder and enslavement has evolved into displacing them or endangering their health when seizing their lands for drilling, mining or deforestation.

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Equity crowdfunding takes donating to whole new level for Latinos

LatinaLista — When crowdfunding first arrived in cyberspace about eight years ago, most people saw it as another incarnation of the popular “Pay It Forward” movement. Ordinary people pledging their own money to help out an entrepreneur, assist in developing the next smart-tech invention or support a good cause and actually get something in return,

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Latina inventor puts a new ‘edge’ to the traditional favorite empanada

By Juan Miret LatinaLista Who would have thought that the delicious Latin American – okay, and Spanish too! – turnovers, better known as empanadas, filled with meat, seafood, vegetables, cheeses and a never-ending list of ingredientes could be reinvented? And I am not talking about changing the frying or baking of this popular Latino street

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Argentina chasing first Cup title in 28 years

By Eduardo Szklarz Infosurhoy.com BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Germany’s historic rout against Brazil in the first World Cup semifinal match on July 8 leaves Argentina as the only country representing the Americas that still has a shot at winning the title on regional soil. The Argentines, who are thirsting for their first World Cup championship

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Over 60 percent of Latinas say they know a victim of domestic violence

LatinaLista — It’s said that domestic violence is more common than diabetes. And if social media is any indication, in the aftermath of the NFL fiasco handling of those players caught in acts of violence, domestic violence is at crisis levels. For too many Latino families it’s also a daily fact of life. A new

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Crowdfunder: Bringing reading, writing, and arithmetic to 250 million children

LatinaLista — Campaign: Global Learning XPRIZE XPRIZE has launched the Global Learning XPRIZE to incentivize teams to create tablet-based Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic, fully autonomously. The impact of this technology is to bring literacy to over 250 million children around the world. Give a child

Culture

Guest Voz

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How one intern-of-color got a whole new view of The View

By Cheng YiLing LatinaLista On Thursday September 4th, ABC Television Network announced that Rosie Perez (and Nicolle Wallace) would be new hosts on the 18th season of The View. This means that the View’s host lineup will have 4 co-hosts, Whoopi, Rosie O., Nicolle and Rosie P. In sum, the View has 2 white women,

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