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Guest Voz: The new test that makes it easier for adults to get a high school diploma

Guest Voz: The new test that makes it easier for adults to get a high school diploma

By Yvette Donado LatinaLista The daughter of working-class parents who came from Puerto Rico to America in search of opportunity, I was born in New York City. I had the good fortune of having parents who, despite their lack of formal education, understood its importance for me and my sisters. Now, all with advanced degrees,

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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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