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USA: Former undocumented student shows what happens when DREAMS are realized

By Mariana D. Zamboni LatinaLista USA — Just three years ago, my friends and I gathered a compilation of different stories of undocumented immigrant students and titled it, “Underground Undergrounds: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out.” Three years later, I stand amazed at their overt activism for they, we, are no longer underground. The purpose

Puerto Rico: Police attack protesting University of Puerto Rico students

By Natalia A. Bonilla-Berrios LatinaLista     SAN JUAN — Seven days after students from five of the eleven campuses of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) declared an official strike, the state police intervened. On Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, police used tear gas, taser guns and batons against almost 100 students who protested inside

USA: The Senate Must Pass DREAM Act

By Maria Pesqueira LatinaLista USA — As an immigrant brought to this country at a young age myself, I can relate to the stories of young men and women who desire better opportunities for themselves and for this country. I can remember being brought to this country from Guanajuato, Mexico at the age of six,

Venezuela: A transgender candidate’s run for Supreme Court challenges culture of intolerance

By Jennifer Barreto-Leyva LatinaLista CARACAS — Venezuela is making history with the very first transgender candidate who has applied to be a member of the Supreme Court. Her name is Tamara Adrian, and she exemplifies what it means to be a human being, for several reasons. I wanted to let Tamara tell her story in

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