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Guest Voz: The Dominican Republic faces biggest human rights issue in struggle to recognize Haitian-descent citizens

Guest Voz: The Dominican Republic faces biggest human rights issue in struggle to recognize Haitian-descent citizens

By Ivan Marte LatinaLista A September ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court stripping Dominican citizenship of children born in the Dominican Republic (DR) to undocumented parents takes the human rights issue to a whole new level, especially since the court is applying it to anyone born after 1929. The court’s justices justified their ruling

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One Guatemalan woman’s quest for justice inspires a film and continent-wide campaign

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Described as a David versus Goliath story, Justice for my Sister is the debut feature-length documentary from Kimberly Bautista that tracks one woman’s heroic journey to prosecute the man who murdered her sister. Adela Chacon was 27 years old when she said goodbye to her three children in Escuintla, southwest Guatemala,

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New research reveals details about human sacrifices in ancient Peru

By Rachel Chase Peru This Week New archaeological study published with support from National Geographic is shedding light on human sacrifice by the Moche people. History isn’t always pretty. In fact, “pretty” history is really the exception to the rule when we talk about the millennia that humanity has been around causing mayhem and inventing

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Minnesota group takes US-born grandchildren to Guatemala for first-time visits with their abuelos

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Today in the United States there are 4.5 million US citizen children who have at least one undocumented parent. Even though they are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as all Americans, many of these children grow up with the constant fear of familial separation. Since parents cannot go back,

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