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Latina Cubicle Confidential–The Worst Advice is to Take Advice Not Meant for You

Latina Cubicle Confidential–The Worst Advice is to Take Advice Not Meant for You

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ Mujeres there is a lot of advice for the taking these days! It isn’t just coming from your friends and family — or me! The internet has given birth to an endless number of places to get advice. Since publishing on Facebook, Blogger and LinkedIn has become

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Guatemalan entrepreneurs make urban living a community project

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Guatemala City isn’t known for its beautiful skyline. Recently voted the world’s ugliest city, the Guatemalan capital is often described as a sprawling chaos that conjures images of crime, fumes and slums on the verge of collapse. However, there are glimmers of hope. In 2001, frustrated by the city’s disorganized expansion


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


Social media playing bigger role on both sides of the southern border in fighting ‘corporate’ animal abuse

LatinaLista — Awareness of animal cruelty has always existed but the moral will to do something about it on a large scale is relatively new, thanks to social media. Take for example Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld. The two companies have had a 25-year-strong marketing partnership that essentially made Southwest Airlines the official carrier of the


Children’s Book Publisher Q&A: Diversity shouldn’t drive the storyline

CBC Diversity INDUSTRY Q&A WITH PUBLISHER CHRISTY OTTAVIANO Please tell us about the most recent diverse book you published. I recently published Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott. This novel is about Sam, a Mexican American teen who’s in a depressed state due to the breakdown of his family. He’s pretty much getting by in life


Colombia’s female guerrillas hunt for their lost children

By Christoffer Frendesen Colombia Reports Demobilized female rebels, many of whom were forced into guerilla groups against their will, are now searching for the children they were made to abandon, according to BBC Mundo reports. Female rebels, “banned” from getting pregnant, are either subjected to forced abortions or made to give up their babies after