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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Seeds for a Future Cookbook

Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Seeds for a Future Cookbook

LatinaLista — Campaign: Seeds for a Future Cookbook If you’ve been following the news, over 57,000 children, many of them from Guatemala, have crossed the border into the U.S. this year alone. The root cause of this issue is violence in urban areas, lack of education and poverty in rural areas, and Guatemala has the

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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Kids Can! Mexico Online

LatinaLista — Crowdfunding Campaign: Kids Can! Mexico Online Fifteen years ago, two remarkable women in rural Mexico started a school on a shoe string. Now they have a savvy plan to take all their 160 students online. The future is digital. Everybody knows it. Children without computer skills will have no chance in the coming

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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Hannah’s Homeless Drop-In Center

LatinaLista — Crowdfunding Campaign: Hannah’s Homeless Drop-In Center Lisa Trunzo is the founder of Hannah’s Homeless, Inc. Hannah’s Homeless was first officially registered as a non-profit two years ago. Hannah is the name of Trunzo’s daughter who she had 14 years ago when she was homeless. Trunzo chose to give her up for adoption because

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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: NextGenElect – Crowdsourcing a Revolution in American Politics

LatinaLista — Campaign: NextGenElect – Crowdsourcing a Revolution in American Politics   Everyone knows that special interests have far too much influence over lawmakers. Since those elected in a corrupted system are unlikely to reform themselves, the question becomes what can people outside the system do to effectively address a problem that impacts so many aspects

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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Investigative Journalism for Indigenous Peoples

LatinaLista — Crowdfunding Campaign: Investigative Journalism for Indigenous Peoples There are thousands of stories from the Indigenous Peoples Movement that never seem to make the headlines. Whether it’s the Nasa Peoples bold removal of paramilitary forces from their lands in Colombia or the impressive occupation of Brazil’s House of Representatives by 700 indigenous leaders, or

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New site shares stories of detained immigrants held at detention facilities as part of little-known congressional mandate

LatinaLista — There’s a little known congressional mandate known as the “detention bed mandate.” Passed in 2009, Congress requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to “incarcerate 34,000 immigrants in jails and detention centers in the U.S. at any given time.” It’s not important to U.S. authorities if some of the immigrants have no criminal record

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