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The EPA Proposes Stricter Standards For Smog Limit

Guest Voz: Why the EPA carbon standards are important for Latinos

Guest Voz: Why the EPA carbon standards are important for Latinos

By Nicole Hernández Hammer LatinaLista The summer is well underway and many of us are taking family trips or finding ways to bridge the school break with activities that keep kids having fun outdoors while we parents are working. As I make my summer travel plans, I am keeping my eye on AirNow, an air

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Documentary Shares Story of Robotics Team, Immigrant Students

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat In 2004, a group of four undocumented immigrant Latino high school students accomplished an astonishing achievement. Competing on a robotics team formed at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, the four young men defeated students from the elite Massachusetts Institute of Technology in an elite robotics competition. In

Distribution of Foreign-Born Persons in U.S.

Guest Voz: Regardless of citizenship status, immigrants make positive contributions to the country

By Edward T. Rincón, Ph.D. LatinaLista We produced the attached map and assembled the following facts (source: American Community Survey 5-year estimates covering 2008-2012) to provide some balance to the wave of bad news surrounding immigrants. While it does not directly address the issue of the children that have arrived in the U.S. for refuge,

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Deported DREAMer returns to Mexico from year of studying immigration abroad to begin unique research

By Nancy Landa Mundo Citizen Over the past year, I have engaged in a constant reflection about my experience of deportation from the U.S. and what it has meant for me to rebuild my life in Mexico. I have attempted to document not only the major challenges I encounter in the reinsertion process into Mexican

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Peru: Lima becoming more bike-friendly

By Pedro Hurtado Cánepa Infosurhoy.com Lima’s municipal government, which is encouraging people to ride bicycles, plans to interconnect bike lanes with buses, trams and the metro. LIMA, Peru – Residents of the Peruvian capital are trying to keep ahead of traffic, pollution and health problems by promoting the use of bicycles. Lima is the most

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The Community Speaks: Student-led bilingual education programs in rural Mexico

By Chi Anunwa Language Magazine The state of Durango, Mexico, is a study in breathtaking contrasts. On the journey to the county of Mezquital in the southern tip of the state, dramatic desert landscapes give way to the lush, green peaks of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, which nestle a tiny, chilly village named

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