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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


Guest Voz: The many ways of remembering JFK do nothing to solve mystery or vanquish hope of what could have been

LatinaLista — Temperatures have plummeted here in Dallas, Texas along with a cold rain chilling everyone to the bone – a not too common occurrence in “Big D.” But given today’s sad anniversary – 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas – it’s fitting weather. Streets leading into and out


Guest Voz: Revitalize Not Militarize Border Communities

By Matthew Campanella LatinaLista Alongside the Interstate 8 freeway carved through the desert moonscape of the In-Ko-Pah mountain range, on the California side of the U.S.-Mexico border and just one hour east of downtown San Diego, is a dry creek bed dotted with thousands of fresh migrant footprints. Their personal belongings are left behind on


Guest Voz: The Way We Approach Weight Loss Is About To Change For Good. Are You Gonna Miss Out?

By La Chica de la Dieta LatinaLista Have you ever considered the possibility that the weight loss advice we’ve been given for the last 40 years could actually be flawed? This could explain why diets don’t work. If you’ve ever been on one, you know this is true. You might have lost some pounds, only


Guest Voz: Becoming a Multilingual Nation: The Challenge and the Promise

By Yvette Donado LatinaLista English is the dominant language of the United States. Yet, because we are a ‘nation of immigrants,’ the U.S. Census reports that over 60 million people, ages 5 and older, speak another language than English in their homes. While some in the country feel threatened by these statistics, others are embracing


Guest Voz: Thanksgiving — a holiday created to build national culture not be a witness to historical truth

By Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña LatinaLista British historian EJ Hobsbawm died just over a year ago. His works had a tremendous impact on my generation of progressive historians. He would take a theme and deconstruct it by using meticulous logic and documentation. Hobsbawm never suffocated his narrative with obtuse theory or meta-language. One of my