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Native-born Latinos now outnumber Hispanic immigrants in the U.S. workforce

LatinaLista — A popular line of defense when justifying the presence of Latino migrants in the country was “they do the jobs Americans don’t want.” Well, the next generation of Latinos is putting a spin on those words according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends. For the first time

Community Stories

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San Antonio’s farmer’s market offers more low-income access

By Lea Thompson La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Despite the rising temperatures, this summer is the perfect time to explore the growing Farmer’s Market landscape in San Antonio. Every Tuesday, the San Antonio Food Bank brings nutritional education and new food options to locals at the downtown Farmer’s Market on Main Plaza.

BlogBeat

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Documentary Shares Story of Robotics Team, Immigrant Students

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat In 2004, a group of four undocumented immigrant Latino high school students accomplished an astonishing achievement. Competing on a robotics team formed at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, the four young men defeated students from the elite Massachusetts Institute of Technology in an elite robotics competition. In

Life Issues

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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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Video: New poll underscores tie between the environment and Latino communities

LatinaLista — A popular perception of Latinos is that all are urban dwellers. Most believe that highway mixmasters are the closest stone canyons that many Latinos will see, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Yet, in Colorado and New Mexico, two states not only known for their natural beauty and endless outdoor activities, and where

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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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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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Video: Dark money already casting a pall over mid-term elections

LatinaLista — In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission which said “that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting political independent expenditures by corporations, associations, or labor unions.” Since that ruling, more money to influence politicians and political election outcomes as been spent

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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

Global Views

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Peru: Lima becoming more bike-friendly

By Pedro Hurtado Cánepa Infosurhoy.com Lima’s municipal government, which is encouraging people to ride bicycles, plans to interconnect bike lanes with buses, trams and the metro. LIMA, Peru – Residents of the Peruvian capital are trying to keep ahead of traffic, pollution and health problems by promoting the use of bicycles. Lima is the most

Causes

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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Hannah’s Homeless Drop-In Center

LatinaLista — Crowdfunding Campaign: Hannah’s Homeless Drop-In Center Lisa Trunzo is the founder of Hannah’s Homeless, Inc. Hannah’s Homeless was first officially registered as a non-profit two years ago. Hannah is the name of Trunzo’s daughter who she had 14 years ago when she was homeless. Trunzo chose to give her up for adoption because

Culture

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The EPA Proposes Stricter Standards For Smog Limit

Guest Voz: Why the EPA carbon standards are important for Latinos

By Nicole Hernández Hammer LatinaLista The summer is well underway and many of us are taking family trips or finding ways to bridge the school break with activities that keep kids having fun outdoors while we parents are working. As I make my summer travel plans, I am keeping my eye on AirNow, an air

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