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Latino Elders: Heart Health — An urgent fact of life for elders

Latino Elders: Heart Health — An urgent fact of life for elders

By Judi Bonilla Latino Elders When it comes to heart health, the facts are shocking: Heart disease and stroke are the #1 Killers of Latinos. Among Mexican-American adults, 31.6% of men and 34.4% of women have cardiovascular disease. Only 27% of Hispanics knew the leading cause of death among women in the United States was


A Day for Honoring Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women rebrands Valentine’s Day

By Jenna Winton Cultural Survival On February 14, 2014, the 23rd annual Women’s Memorial March (WMM) was held in Vancouver, Canada. While some celebrated Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts eating chocolate and swapping Hallmarks, thousands of Indigenous people and supporters joined the March to honor their murdered and missing loved ones. First held in 1991

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U.S.-based think tank urges U.S. to respect Venezuela’s sovereignty

By Larry Birns and Lauren Foiles Council on Hemispheric Affairs The general position of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) on the ongoing developments in Venezuela is that Washington has a misguided policy toward the South American country. Moreover, Washington’s Venezuelan policy directly conflicts with the rest of Latin America’s thinking on the subject. This


Guest Voz: If Immigration Reform Ever Passes, It Will Fail (Again)

By David Swaim LatinaLista As we watch the Republicans in the House of Representatives continue to dither over immigration reform, and anti-immigration and pro-immigration groups continue the culture war over this issue, it is important to realize the issues being debated are not the cause of illegal immigration nor are the proposals a solution. Fundamentally,


Brazil: Social program targets youth in pacified favelas to make their dreams come true

By Nelza Oliveira With a US$60 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the government of the state of Rio de Janeiro is promoting social integration for 40,000 young people from pacified favelas. RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Student Danielli Teixeira Pedro, 16, is a talented soccer player, but she seemed destined to