Author Archives: Marisa Treviño

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Nearly Half a Million Salvadorans Connected to Street Gangs: Study

Nearly Half a Million Salvadorans Connected to Street Gangs: Study

By James Bargent InSight Crime At least 470,000 people in El Salvador have links to gangs, according to government calculations, highlighting how deeply gangs have taken root in Salvadoran society and how broad their social impact is. Since the start of the truce between El Salvador’s main street gangs last year, the Salvadoran Ministry of

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Latina Cubicle Confidential™ –Help Wanted—IF You’re Already Employed!

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ It is the latest “ism” to be added to the long list of discriminatory practices that Corporate America just can’t stop making up. Racism, sexism, ageism, and homophobia must now make room for “joblessness”. While no one today posts a job opening using the racial and ethnic

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Indigenous Peoples share wisdom passed from their elders on life, living and Mother Earth

First Peoples Worldwide (LatinaLista Editor’s Note: As part of our support of the first-ever Proud to be Indigenous Week!, this last post beautifully reflects the goal of the campaign — to raise awareness of Indigenous voices, heighten understanding of their respective cultures and history.) Today we’re celebrating indigenous knowledge as part of Proud to Be

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The battle of Chicago’s 2013 Puerto Rican Day Parade

By Nikoleta Morales Extra News The Puerto Rican Day Parade was created and started 47 years ago. The parade was traditionally celebrated in downtown Chicago. This year the tradition was broken – there will be no Puerto Rican Parade in downtown. The Puerto Rican Parade Committee is joining forces with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center

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The perception of Mexico in the U.S. hits a new low, according to survey

By Luis Barrio Borderzine The U.S. view of Mexico is at its worst level since 1994 and although Americans consider Mexico an important neighbor few Americans are aware of how strong the economic ties are between the two nations. In general, the perception today in the U.S. of Mexico is not favorable according to a

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