• General
    DC Latino leadership taking baby steps supporting immigration reform

    LatinaLista -- Finally, there's some movement in DC regarding the immigration issue. I'm not talking about the President's much anticipated speech, that word has it will contain nothing more than stressing accountability and clarifying what side of the wall he stands. Nor am I talking about any progress, or more like lack...

  • Global Views
    Puerto Rico: Media fights for the right to preserve Freedom of the Press

    By Natalia A. Bonilla-Berrios LatinaLista  SAN JUAN -- More than ten media outlets and organizations have pledged to defend their constitutional right to freedom of the press after the unprecedented closure for two days of the Senate floor to reporters and the general public. Newspapers such as El Nuevo Dia, Primera Hora,...

  • General
    ACLU launches multimedia Arizona travel alert campaign

    LatinaLista -- Unfortunately, travel alerts have become all too common when it comes to traveling outside the United States. But inside the country? For immigrant and Latino travelers who just have to see the Grand Canyon or visit a spa in Sedona, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and 32 of its...

  • Children
    New poll shows majority of American public don’t want to see undocumented youth deported

    LatinaLista -- As much as the proponents of rounding up undocumented immigrants and sending them back across the border hate it, the majority of Americans have made it a point to publicly support one type of undocumented immigrant -- the children. Newly released bipartisan poll about the DREAM Act. We have seen...

  • Education
    Latino organizations unite in pledging to combat high Latina teen pregnancy rates

    LatinaLista -- The Latina teen pregnancy rate has long been a dismal statistic for the Latino community. In fact, the problem -- 52 percent of Latinas get pregnant before the age of 20 -- is of such enormous magnitude that it can't be handled/covered by just one organization or regional community. This...

  • Immigration
    It’s time for Latino congressional reps to fight for immigration reform like they’ve never fought before

    LatinaLista -- The Latino blogosphere -- yes, it does exist -- was all abuzz about the meeting President Obama had today with immigrant activists. According to an AP article: President Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation that will showcase Republican opposition and include...

  • Government
    DHS denies rumors that executive action will be used to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants

      La Prensa de San Antonio -- The Department of Homeland Security issues a statement Friday to put rumors to rest about expanded executive action to grant blanket amnesty for undocumented immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement Friday denying they would use executive action to grant blanket amnesty to...

  • General
    New site tracks immigration enforcement

    LatinaLista -- In this country, the notion that someone would be arrested and jailed for not committing a crime is considered one of the risks for being at the wrong place at the wrong time for members of communities of color. If someone is an undocumented immigrant, then deportation is the ultimate...

  • General
    Guest Voz: Study finds Latinas often face risk of sexual violence at early ages

    LatinaLista-- Dr. Carlos Cuevas is an assistant professor at Northeastern University in Boston. He's dedicated his professional life to studying the psychological impact of victimization and trauma, sexual abuse and sex offending and family violence.   Being Latino, he realized that when it came to these areas of study one demographic was...

  • Fitness
    Spotlight Non-profit: Unique program makes gym membership affordable for low-income women

    LatinaLista -- One of the surest ways for overweight people to start losing weight is to join a gym. Where else is there ready access to fitness equipment, professional guidance and emotional support? But gym memberships can be costly, especially for the low-income. And unfortunately, it's the low-income population that has the...

  • Business
    United Farm Workers launch campaign to get unemployed Americans to fill farm job vacancies

    LatinaLista -- The argument that undocumented immigrants do the work most Americans don't want to do doesn't apply to the Gulf Oil spill -- yet. The Pensacola office of Workforce EscaRosa, an unemployment agency that serves the Florida region of beaches that find themselves littered with tar balls, fielded over 5,000 applications...

  • Art
    Hondureño artist’s exhibit to be featured in live online global gallery broadcast

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to technology, some people feel it's a work of art. In fact, when you actually think about it, technology and art do go hand-in-hand. So, it's a no-brainer when an art gallery wants to widen its promotion of an artist's exhibit by using technology. It's easy and...

  • Environment
    Latino families can cut down on obesity rates with home gardens

    LatinaLista -- Latinos have been identified as the largest group, ethnic or otherwise, who suffer from the highest rates of obesity. Part of that problem is due to eating too many unhealthy foods. Ideally, we should all be eating more fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, fruits and vegetables aren't as affordable as a...

  • General
    Lack of diversity in the GOP underscores lack of a party conscience

    LatinaLista -- There's no better example of the old saying that for change to happen it has to come from within than what happend in South Carolina's Republican Primary last night. Nikki Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, overwhelmingly captured the GOP gubernatorial nomination over Rep. J. Gresham Barrett -- despite a...

  • Business
    Job site helps Latino professionals find work

    LatinaLista -- It's been often reported that Latinos are one of the groups who have been hit the hardest as companies downsize their staff. Aside from networking or using online job boards, there's not much support or help for the average Latino professional trying to advance their career while keeping a roof...

  • General
    Latino grassroots campaigns are missing pieces of the immigration reform puzzle

    LatinaLista-- The popular consensus among some in the Latino community fighting for immigrant rights is that the Obama administration and the Democrats are not doing enough to bring about immigration reform, help undocumented students, keep families from being separated, etc. If a moratorium can be issued by the White House regarding offshore...

  • Children
    Latino “papi” strives to create an epic summer family road trip

    LatinaLista -- For most fathers, celebrating this past Father's Day meant a day to be pampered, barbecuing or resting watching the World Cup surrounded by their loving families. Well, for one "papi," Father's Day was far from restful, though he was surrounded by his loving family -- and will be 24/7 for...

  • Education
    Deportation case of Harvard student stirs unrest in Latino community for passage of the DREAM Act

    LatinaLista -- Harvard sophomore and undocumented student, Eric Balderas, got some welcome news over the weekend -- he would no longer face deportation to Mexico. It seems Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had a change of heart. It could have been because of Sen. Durbin, who lobbied for leniency on behalf of...

  • American Dreams
    Linda Ronstadt continues sharing her talents but in a new venue

    By Al Carlos Hernandez Herald de Paris SAN FRANCISCO -- Linda Ronstadt is an iconic international singer. Her many vocal styles, in a variety of genres, have resonated with the general public over the course of her four decade career. As a result, she has earned multiple Grammy awards, two Academy of...

  • Economy
    New report reveals Latinos and African Americans losing homes to foreclosures at even higher rates

    LatinaLista -- Home ownership has long been considered the heart of the "American Dream." Not just for immigrants but native born Americans as well. However, these days talk of that aspect of the American Dream for Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans and Asians is like talking about the existence of unicorns --...

  • Children
    Spotlight Non-profit: Boise Bicycle Project fulfills the dreams of city’s low-income children

    LatinaLista -- The pride and joy of every child, before they're old enough to drive, is to have their own bike. Yet for many low-income families that's a luxury item that just can't be squeezed into the family budget. For these families lucky enough to live in Boise, Idaho, they don't have to...

  • General
    ICE admits a civil charge isn’t the same as a criminal offense with detention makeovers

    LatinaLista -- On the heels of the public learning about the stepped-up immigration enforcement ICE is planning against employers, comes word that the agency is making good on its promise to stop treating undocumented immigrants as criminals. ICE Director John Morton announced last year that the agency would make detention facilities less...

  • General
    2010 Human Trafficking report reveals how immigration policies impede anti-trafficking progress

    LatinaLista -- This week the State Dept. released the The 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The release of the report also marks the 10th anniversary of the fight against the 21st Century version of slavery. In 2000, the United States enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and the United Nations...

  • Global Views
    Puerto Rico: Human trafficking not recognized as a crime on island

    By Natalia A. Bonilla-Berrios   SAN JUAN -- He sold drugs and robbed people of their social security checks. He dropped out of school after earning from $80 to $120 dollars a day -- as a victim of human trafficking. The problem was he didn't even know he was a victim. How...

  • Environment
    New report highlights continued mistreatment of migrant farm labor

    LatinaLista -- As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gets ready to step up their efforts targeting employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers, according to a plan that was recently leaked to the Texas Tribune and titled "Strategic Priorities for Fiscal Years 2010-2014," there is still one area that employers are acting with...