Author Archives: Marisa Treviño

Time Capsule

Guatemala freezes 2013 in time capsule inspired by ancient Mayans

Guatemala freezes 2013 in time capsule inspired by ancient Mayans

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista A time capsule inspired by the ancient Mayans has been installed by cultural officials in Guatemala City to show the country’s future generations what life was like in 2013. Messages, cards, articles from the present day and predictions for tomorrow were deposited by members of society into the container, which will


Chicago Charter Schools demand equality

By Brian Extra News CHICAGO — On May 8, 5000 teachers, students, administrators, and parents gathered in downtown Chicago to represent the 53,000 students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), demanding that CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Chicago aldermen provide “Equal Dollars for our Scholars!” Currently, public tax money is divided unequally among CPS Schools and


Viernes Video: The cruel irony of celebrating Dia de los Muertos for families of the deceased undocumented

LatinaLista — Given the recent outcry as a result of Disney’s intention to trademark Dia de Los Muertos, the film, Flor de Muertos, sheds light on why Latinos reacted so strongly to Disney’s action. This 2011 film, described as part documentary and part concert film, examines the Mexican tradition of honoring the dead with elaborate

A worker harvests bell peppers. Advocates say workers may put up with intolerable conditions for fear that complaining will cost them their jobs, and their visas, in favor of workers here illegally. (Photo courtesy Farmworker Justice)

Farmers, farmworkers look to immigration reform to fix ‘flawed’ H-2A visas

By Michelle Peirano Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Francisco Duarte stood in the Arizona sun with little shade or water for hours, waiting to go pick lemons. But he never complained. That’s because the guest worker from San Luis, Mexico, was afraid that if he did he would be replaced by an undocumented worker willing

Head Start Civil engineers

Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

By Alberto Suris Rumbo News LAWRENCE, MA — The GLCAC’s Head Start program recently won recognition for its innovation and leadership in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers. In a ceremony attended by Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, Lawrence Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Riley, parents and GLCAC staff, three prize-winning teachers were honored for using