Monthly Archives: May 2013

Crosses erected by the workers of the Moore Public Schools maintenance department are pictured at the Plaza Towers elementary school, in Moore, Okla., Friday, May 24, 2013. They were built in memory of the seven children who died during the Moore tornado. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Spotlight Nonprofit: Oklahoma legislators and businesses band together to create special fund to build storm shelters at state’s schools

Spotlight Nonprofit: Oklahoma legislators and businesses band together to create special fund to build storm shelters at state’s schools

LatinaLista — Among the many sad and haunting images of the May 20 EF5 tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma is one of seven wooden crosses hammered into a patch of grass standing guard where Plaza Towers Elementary school once stood — a school that became the final resting place for seven students huddled in an

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Chilean Students Protest

By Jennifer Bisgaier Council on Hemispheric Affairs Over the past few weeks, Chilean students in major cities, including Santiago, Valparaiso, Concepción, and Temuco, have returned to the streets in full force in order to protest recent changes implemented by the Education Ministry and demand “free education for all.” The dramatic protests, which began back in

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The Re-Conquest Of American History

By Miguel Perez Hidden Hispanic Heritage As if he was a field commander rallying his troops, “the dean of Florida historians” was distributing ammunition among those who fight to correct American history, especially those who try to dispel the misconceptions about the Spanish explorers who discovered a land they called “La Florida” in 1513. While

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Researchers: Immigration reform should focus on families, less on security

By Emilie Eaton Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – The Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill is a step in the right direction, but it puts too much emphasis on border security and not enough on helping families stay together, a group of researchers said Thursday. The University of Arizona students were in Washington to discuss their

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New documentary traces the role of missions in Texas in ‘Texas Before the Alamo’

LatinaLista — In 2012, the Obama administration nominated San Antonio’s The Alamo and four other Franciscan missions as a United Nations World Heritage Site. The Alamo, where a famous battle was fought between Texan irregulars and the Mexican Army in 1836, is the best known of five Franciscan missions constructed along the San Antonio River

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Indigenous Peoples From Around The World Go Digital During Proud To Be Indigenous Week

By Britnae Purdy First Peoples Worldwide Throughout the month of May, the internet has been flooded with people declaring that they are proud of their heritage, proud of their communities, proud of their language – and most of all, Proud to Be Indigenous! Proud to Be Indigenous, hosted by First Peoples Worldwide, is a multi-dimensional

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