Author Archives: Marisa Treviño


Runa Tea – Bringing Kichwa Traditions to the Global Market

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.


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


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


Complaint Alleges Pre-K Program Requires Proof of U.S. Citizenship

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat The Southern Poverty Law Center has sent a complaint letter to the administrator of the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Head Start program, alleging that the organization has illegally demanded proof of U.S. citizenship from Latino families seeking to register their 3-year-olds in the program. The letter addressed to the