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Guest Voz: How one film’s international win shines hope in a country feeling hopeless

Guest Voz: How one film’s international win shines hope in a country feeling hopeless

By Jennifer Barreto-Leyva LatinaLista CARACAS — For Venezuelans, going to the movies is now as much a source of national pride as international Venezuelan beauty queens or baseball. The reason is because of the film Azul y no Tan Rosa (Blue and Not So Pink) — the first Venezuelan film to win a Goya at

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Guest Voz: For American Farmworkers, ‘Guest Workers’ Proposal is Not Immigration Reform

By Michael G. Harpold Latina Lista In the State of the Union speech, President Obama said, “Americans overwhelmingly agree that no one who works full time should ever have to raise a family in poverty.” Who would disagree, I thought. And then, I remembered farmworkers. Fifty years ago, César Chavez fought to lift farmworkers out


Guest Voz: Reforming education leads to narrowing disparities and achievement gap

By Yvette Donado LatinaLista (Editor’s note: The following is the opening address by Yvette Donado, chief administrative officer and senior vice president of nonprofit Educational Testing Service (ETS), at the National Urban Fellows 45th anniversary conference.) …Leadership for a Changing America is the right theme: Two words – leadership and change – that command the


Guest Voz: Innovative solutions working to tackle Latino health issues — más needed

By Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez LatinaLista San Antonio is what the entire United States will look like in 40 years, some say. That’s good news, but not all good. San Antonio’s large Latino population contributes immeasurably to the diverse culture and vitality of our city, just as the continued growth of the Latino population benefits


Guest Voz: Striving for excellence in inspiring students to succeed should be mission of every teacher

By Joe White LatinaLista Inspirational Teachers……….You know who they are. They made us want to get up and give our best until there was nothing more to give……and then give some more. They moved us. They made us work. They made us laugh. They made us think. But mostly they reminded us of our unlimited