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Guest Voz: Out of the shadows and out of poverty — Reducing poverty through immigration reform

Guest Voz: Out of the shadows and out of poverty — Reducing poverty through immigration reform

By Patrick Oakford LatinaLista The Census Bureau recently released new data on poverty in the United States. While the coverage that followed provided an overview of the new numbers, and in the case of TalkPoverty examined policy choices that would dramatically reduce poverty, there is one important issue that received little attention: the potential for

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An Informal Study: Do Book Challenges Suppress Diversity?

By Shelley Diaz CBC Diversity What is the overlap between challenged books and books by diverse authors? Inspired by the recent flurry of challenges to titles with diverse characters or by minorities or LGBTQ writers, young adult author and Diversity in YA cofounder Malinda Lo conducted an informal study to see whether there is a

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Urban Farmist: Resurrecting an ancient practice of growing food

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista Standing in a spectacular back yard in beautiful Austin, Texas, I am captivated by the energy permeating from the well-though-out landscape. To my left, a traditional, seasonal vegetable garden proudly contributes an assortment of fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions to the Farmist yield. Directly in front of me, stands a

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Colombian Defense Minister says FARC murdered 394 women in 12 years but ignores military’s abuses against girls

By Gabrielle Mentjox Colombia Reports Colombia’s Defense Minister said Thursday the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, are the biggest violators of women’s human rights in the country, having kidnapped 261 women and committed 394 homicides between 2003 and 2014. At the Armed Forces’ “Second Conference on Gender” held Thursday in Bogota, Defense Minister Juan

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Latin America’s indigenous population growing

LatinaLista — In addition to the UN Climate Summit happening in New York City which is attracting world leaders, Hollywood celebrities and politicians, there is also happening an equally important conference — the Indigenous People’s World Conference. The two-day conference (Sept. 21-22) drew about a thousand participants from all over the planet. On the first

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