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LatinaLista — Talk of modernizing the voting process always crops up around major elections. Unfortunately, it’s more talk of what can be done than doing it but one area that has gotten a boost from today’s technology is voter registration. A handful of states are offering their citizens the option of registering online. California is […]

LatinaLista — This morning, the White House hosted a special installment of their ongoing “Champions of Change” series by honoring 11 people “who embody the spirit of Cesar Chavez’s legacy and commit themselves to working in their communities to advocate and organize around immigration-related issues.” The Cesar Chavez Champions of Change program featured people from […]

By Hannah Mead Colombia Reports For Colombia’s predominantly Catholic population, the Holy Week is the most important celebration of the year and many processions and religious ceremonies take place all over the country. While some of us associate this time of year with chocolate eggs and the Easter bunny, holy week is a far more […]

LatinaLista — Being an undocumented student is hard enough without state legislators drafting bills singling out these students. Legislators in Georgia have been particularly unkind to undocumented students. The policy, adopted last fall by the university system’s Board of Regents, bars any state college or university that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the previous […]

By Gerald Bourguet Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Border Patrol off-road vehicles used to catch illegal immigrants and drug smugglers are damaging the landscapes of two ecologically sensitive areas of southern Arizona, environmental groups contend. The Sierra Club and Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity released a short video showing damage from ATVs at Organ Pipe […]

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LatinaLista — One of the biggest challenges facing young Latinas and Latinos is most often found within their own families. Torn by cultural attitudes and traditionally deep family bonds, the younger generation often finds it difficult to pursue their version of the American Dream. Nineteen-year-old Rocio Ortega was one of those young people. Talented, smart […]

By Mayela Sanchez Global Press Institute Young women accounted for the majority of participants in the sixth lesbian march in Mexico City last weekend. As many as 7,000 people attended this year’s gathering. Distinct from the festive annual gay pride march, this event enables lesbians to tackle political issues affecting them, such as violence against […]

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino EdBeat While Latino children make up the largest racial or ethnic group enrolled in New York City’s public elementary schools, they occupy the smallest percentage of the gifted and talented program’s enrollment. Data obtained by The Wall Street Journal shows that Latino children are dramatically underrepresented in the program, making […]

CTLatinoNews In a powerful interview, Elba Márquez, the grandmother of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, one of the young victims of the Newtown massacre, offered a scathing indictment of the country’s political leaders after Senate leaders announced last week that they would not seek to limit the ban on 157 assault weapons proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein […]

LatinaLista — Outside the families of undocumented students, the people who know best the challenges, heartaches and fears that undocumented students endure are their teachers. Since the DREAMer movement started, countless teachers have joined the fight to get DREAMers recognized and afforded the same rights as citizens. Now, the National Educational Association (NEA) wants educators to […]

By Eduardo Stanley LatinaLista FRESNO, California — Congressional representatives in charge of putting together an immigration reform bill are considering a so-called “path to citizenship,” the process by which undocumented immigrants living in the country may become legal residents and later citizens. But this path will include a long wait for those who qualify. After […]

By Carol A. Erickson American Libraries Report on Guatemala and Honduras libraries The homicide rate in Honduras is among the highest in the world. Decades of corruption have gnawed through government and police forces from top to bottom. Trafficking of cocaine and drugs — destined north to Mexico and the United States — is rampant, […]

By Valorie Vasquez Borderzine EL PASO – Blue-eyed, brunette, and light-complexioned Michael Alden has called El Paso his home for nearly all his life. Alden, 24, was born and raised in El Paso, graduated from Franklin High in 2007 and attended UTEP before leaving to live in California. Although El Paso is recognized as a […]

LatinaLista — Getting young Latinas interested in technology has been one of the missions of Austin, Texas-based Latinitas since the organization was first envisioned in 2002 by a group of students at the University of Texas Austin. Created to empower young Latinas through technology and media, the organization has distinguished itself by establishing various service […]

By Frederick B. Mills Council on Hemispheric Affairs On March 15, 2013, the Salvadoran Minister of Justice and Public Security, David Munguía Payés, held a conversatorio (conversation) with a group of Salvadoran community leaders at the Salvadoran embassy in Washington, D.C. The main topic was the encouraging reduction of gang related homicides in El Salvador […]

LatinaLista — What does a self-storage company have in common with the degenerative disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants? Possibly, a cure. Dr. Christian Lorson, PhD has been doing some groundbreaking research in SMA at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He’s attracting a lot of attention. […]

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By Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California and Axel Caballero, Cuéntame Where would you expect to find half-a-dozen patrol cars on New Year’s Eve? In Bakersfield, California, ranked in the highest ten percent of the most violent cities in America, you’d hope they’d be responding to incidents of violence and preventing murder, rape, and other […]

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