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Mexico: The fight to end kidnapping

Mexico: The fight to end kidnapping

By Sergio Ramos Infosurhoy.com MEXICO CITY – Isabel Miranda de Wallace thought her son’s life was saved when she paid a US$114,642 ransom demanded by the three kidnappers who took Hugo Alberto Wallace Miranda, 33, in the nation’s capital on July 11, 2005. But she never saw him again. Nearly nine years later, de Wallace

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Team of Spanish astronomers to deliver bilingual online coverage of lunar eclipse from ancient Inca site

LatinaLista — April 15, 2014 is a “red” letter day on the calendar. Not because taxes are due but because a celestial phenomenon that hasn’t happened in 10 years will be visible — the start of a full lunar eclipse tetrad. Tuesday’s lunar eclipse is the first of four full lunar eclipses that will happen

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Hispanics Building Ladders of Opportunity for Economic Development

By Wendy Rivera-Aguilar Broadband & Social Justice Recently, the Washingtonian highlighted extraordinary success stories of some of the most influential Hispanic achievers of our time. Among the Latino faces featured on the cover was Andres W. Lopez. A Harvard Law graduate and trial attorney from Puerto Rico who is often described as having a “steamrolling

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Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma

By Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley Language Magazine The American educational system has a difficult time understanding dyslexia and an even harder time identifying children with dyslexia in order to provide the correct intervention for students who are native English speakers. When a school has the added challenge of identifying struggling English language learners (ELLs), the task

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Guest Voz: World War II generation of Mexican-Americans made huge strides in civil rights movement

By Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez LatinaLista For the Mexican-American World War II generation, the call for action arrived at different times: In Corpus Christi, physician Hector P. Garcia, recovering from a serious kidney ailment in 1947, listened to Spanish-language radio as veterans complained they were refused veterans services, and grew incensed. Enough. San Antonio attorney Pete Tijerina

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“BBoy for Life” documentary shows a different side to Guatemala´s ghettos

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Guatemala City´s ghettos are renowned for their gangs, drugs and violence, but when US-born director Coury Deeb stayed in one, he saw a different side to life in the slums – one of people trying to escape their surroundings, through dance. “We met with some B-Boys and learned that though they

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