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Lupillo Rivera: A Stranger In His Own Land

By Eliana Alcaraz Esparza LatinaLista (Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared the Herald de Paris) HOLLYWOOD – On this particular Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014, Mexican singer Lupillo Rivera felt happy as a “King.” It was on this day his much-anticipated single, “El Rey de los Borrachos” was to be released. He had been signing

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In El Paso, Limbs Intl innovates prosthetic devices

By Sara Inés Calderón Más Wired Limbs International has been innovating the way that amputees can be mobile since 2004. Originally just a program for students of Limbs’ President Dr. Roger Gonzalez to work on a prosthetic knee, the program has since expanded to include feet and arms, as well as serving more countries. According

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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

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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Unitá – the safe driving app

LatinaLista — Campaign: Unitá – the safe driving app An android driving app designed to reduce distractions caused by smart phones. “At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.” (NOPUS) “Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such

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Guest Voz: Philanthropy Must Step Up Action to Help Children Crossing the Border

By Diana Campoamor LatinaLista Diana Campoamor is the president of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), the parent organization of the crowdfunding platform HIPGive (and a partner of Latina Lista). In an effort to address the humanitarian border crisis, HIP launched an emergency HIPGive campaign. The campaign is meant to support the work of those agencies on

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