Author Archives: Marisa Treviño

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

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

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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

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Runa Tea – Bringing Kichwa Traditions to the Global Market

First Peoples Worldwide It’s 6:00 am in Ecuador. As the first hints of sunlight appear over a Kichwa village in Napo Province, the women, men, and children of that village begin to gather around the communal fire to enjoy hot gourds of guayusa, a traditional brewed leaf drink full of caffeine and antioxidants. The village

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Video: Looking at all sides of New York City’s controversial proposal to allow non-citizens to vote in city elections

LatinaLista — The debate in Congress over immigration reform promises to heat up before fireworks explode July 4, the time Sen. Schumer predicts the senate will have passed the issue. Yet another immigration bill promises to be even more explosive and divisive than the national bill if it ever comes to the floor for debate.

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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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