Author Archives: Marisa Treviño

Students at the Center for Mexican Studies Graduation at UT Austin

Across U.S., graduating Hispanic college classes add ethnic flourish with celebrations of their own

Across U.S., graduating Hispanic college classes add ethnic flourish with celebrations of their own

By Luis Hernandez Hispanic Link WASHINGTON — At campus auditoriums and chapels around the country, thousands of Latino and Latina college students are organizing and staging elaborate commencement ceremonies this spring to honor their graduates at all levels, from associate degree recipients to PhDs. These cap-and-gown ceremonies, many with mariachi and danza folklórica accompaniment, supplement


New Diverse Taskforce Aims to Promote Safe, Healthy Online Environment for Students

By Tiffany Bain Broadband & Social Justice Do students need Internet access at school, and are they responsible enough and prepared to use it there? If you ask Red State Contributor Neil Stevens, the answer you will get is “no,” because “[t]he Internet is for adults, and no kid should ever have Internet access without


Guantanamo Has a History

By Miguel Pérez Hidden Hispanic Heritage Long before Guantanamo became synonymous with al-Qaida prisoners, American injustice and hunger strikes — yes, even before it became known as a high-security prison for suspected terrorists — it was a U.S. Naval Base with a long and fascinating history. It still is! And long after the military prison

Pre-Columbian Statue in San Agustin

Colombia: A library carved in stone

By Juan Carlos Rocha SAN AUGUSTÍN, Colombia – About 1,000 years ago, among the rugged and lush mountains where Colombia’s major rivers were born, a culture whose name remains unknown sculpted hundreds of stone monuments. These sculptures were buried with the deceased, remaining hidden for centuries. The archaeological treasure of San Agustín, whose name


Viernes Video: Filmmaker goes beyond the fence at the U.S.-Mexico border to reveal a ‘purgatory’ where souls wait…

LatinaLista — Listening to Congress debate how to reform immigration, it doesn’t take long to figure out that those who are opposed to any kind of reform or legalization of the 11 million undocumented immigrants are individuals who have refused to accept the fact that immigrants are real people. Some U.S. politicians prefer to live


As Indigenous People Abandon Traditional Dress, Weavers Take to E-Commerce to Boost Sales

By Marissa Revilla Global Press Institute Indigenous weavers in Chiapas are using innovative designs and methods to sell their goods internationally. Nearly 200,000 women work as artisans in Chiapas. Cooperatives, workshops, innovative designs and a new e-commerce platform aim to preserve the craft while boosting sales that have been declining locally as indigenous communities abandon