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Guest Voz: There’s a reason why I left Puerto Rico

Guest Voz: There’s a reason why I left Puerto Rico

By Enid Reyes Latina Lista This month, Pew Research released findings showing that more Puerto Ricans since the end of WWII are opting to leave the island and make their homes on the U.S. mainland. Plagued by corruption, rampant crime, and a crippled economy but blessed with beautiful scenery, a vibrant culture and a place

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Guest Voz: 25-year anniversary of the first Law against Domestic Violence in the Americas

By Ada Alvarez LatinaLista On August 15, 1989, Puerto Rico became the first country in Latin America to sign a law that condemned domestic violence. “This is the time to celebrate the women that were in that fight recognizing there is a lot to do”, said Velda Gonzalez, ex-Senator who wrote the bill now known

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Children Fleeing Central American Violence Need Access to Lawyers

By Diego Quezada LatinaLista In 2008, 15-year-old Wilmer Villalobos Ortiz fled his native Honduras. The previous year, the 18th Street Gang that controlled his neighborhood tried to recruit him and threatened him with death if he refused. Ortiz’s journey to the United States included a month and a half riding on the infamous trains known

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Guest Voz: Philanthropy Must Step Up Action to Help Children Crossing the Border

By Diana Campoamor LatinaLista Diana Campoamor is the president of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), the parent organization of the crowdfunding platform HIPGive (and a partner of Latina Lista). In an effort to address the humanitarian border crisis, HIP launched an emergency HIPGive campaign. The campaign is meant to support the work of those agencies on

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Guest Voz: Poverty and the perception of poverty – how both matter for schooling outcomes

By Andreas Schleicher LatinaLista Compensating for students’ socio-economic disadvantage is one of the greatest challenges facing teachers,school leaders and education systems as a whole. However, data from PISA show that some countries are much better at this than others. Consider the featured photo. The horizontal axis shows the percentage of lower secondary teachers who work

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