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By Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez and Magda Chellet The “Dia de los Muertos” as it has evolved over the centuries is to be regarded as a cultural celebration that is not only indigenous but also exclusive to Mesoamerica, which is the area that spans from central Mexico to the south, including parts of Guatemala. Although […]

By IAIN WOESSNER Cronkite News Service PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration sweeps have made him a lightning rod for criticism by interest groups and some public officials, but he’s still popular with the public, according to Cronkite/Eight Poll. Sixty-one percent of Maricopa County voters said they strongly approved or approved of Arpaio’s […]

LatinaLista — If the CNN special “Latino in America” accomplished anything at all, it’s hoped that it showed people that Latinos are not all alike. The differences among us certainly come out in politics — some are Republican, while others are Democrat and in our viewpoints as to how sensitive we are when it comes […]

LatinaLista  — Though it’s the season of Halloween and people of all ages will be painting their faces to stand out in a crowd of costume-wearers, there’s one small group who paint their faces every day to hide themselves from their families and friends. They are victims of domestic violence. Bruised faces and arms, split […]

LatinaLista — Hispanic media is not only gaining in importance, but it’s also gaining attention. Historically, in this country, Hispanic media has been used to refer to Spanish-language media. Yet, with the rise of news sites, like Latina Lista, that target English-speaking Latinos and the growing presence of bilingual and/or English-language cable programs featuring Latinos […]

LatinaLista — Though most on Wall Street are still conducting business like there was never a recession, there are some creative entrepreneurs who see that there’s no turning back the clock to do business as before. In fact, these entrepreneurs are turning the traditional business model on its head. One such pair of entrepreneurs are […]

LatinaLista — Earlier this month, the Pew Hispanic Center released a report titled The Changing Pathways of Hispanic Youths Into Adulthood. While not a lot of the statistics cited in the report were new — Latino students still lag behind their peers when it comes to high school graduation rates, college completion, high Latina teenage […]

LatinaLista — Latino in America, the companion book to the televised special of the same name that was broadcast by the cable news network CNN over two nights, is a compilation of stories intended to represent the successes of Latinos. Written by CNN host Soledad O’Brien with Rose Marie Arce, Latino in America, supplements the television […]

LatinaLista — Credit cards. Can’t live with the interest rates and can’t live without the convenience of fast cash — what’s a person to do? Well, too many families, especially Latinos, are finding they have no choice but to use their credit cards to survive these uneasy times. Unfortunately, usage is rising, along with debt. […]

By TRAVIS GRABOW Cronkite News Service PHOENIX — The only things keeping police from effectively enforcing immigration laws are political decisions by local politicians and police chiefs, a state lawmaker said Wednesday. State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, speaks at a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at which he and other officials said they want […]

LatinaLista — 2009 will go down in history as a very momentous year in our nation’s history for obvious reasons — the swearing-in of the nation’s first biracial president — but there’s also another reason that has been overshadowed by Obama’s presidency and deserves a little more attention. It’s the bicentennial — meaning 200-year anniversary […]

LatinaLista — An interesting stat is making the rounds that illustrates that Latinos are seizing the online domain in record numbers. According to comScore Media Metrix, the total number of Latinos online grew by 10 percent in August 2009. But what do percentages mean? In this case, it means Latinos now stand at 22.144 million […]

LatinaLista — There was a time when those of us, who are naive when it comes to the ways of Washington, believed that debate over undocumented immigrants would be limited to the Immigration Reform bill. How wrong we were. In almost every major policy bill up for review and passage, congressmen have forcefully inserted undocumented […]

LatinaLista — Teenage pregnancy. Unintended pregnancy. The two have become interchangeable to mean the same thing but while teen pregnancy among young Latinas has always been a concern,no one ever thinks unintended pregnancy matters to those women 18-30. Well, especially in these times, it sure does. There are some people in Iowa who know this […]

LatinaLista — One of the hopes the Latino electorate had of the Obama administration was that Obama would do away with the punitive measures of illegal immigration enforcement started during the Bush years. One of the most egregious tactics for detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants is the use by local law enforcement of what is […]

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