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Guest Voz: The awakening of Black Costa Rica

Guest Voz: The awakening of Black Costa Rica

By Harry C. Alford LatinaLista I am writing this article from the beautiful nation of Costa Rica (Rich Coast in English). It is our mission to connect the dots of the African diaspora and this dot is pretty key to accomplishing that mission. The seven nations of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,

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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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