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More than 70 young people killed each day by violence in Brazil

More than 70 young people killed each day by violence in Brazil

By Patrícia Comunello PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Every day, saleswoman Adriana da Silveira relives the morning of April 7, 2011. She still asks herself what she could have done differently to prevent the death of her daughter, Luiza, at the age of 14. Luiza is among 12 students killed by Wellington Menezes de Oliveira,


Guest Voz: Jesus Huerta: A Child Killed in Durham Police Custody

By Lamont Lilly LatinaLista Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department. This time it was teenager and local Riverside High School student, Jesus Huerta. An official response from Durham police chief, Jose Lopez states that 17 year old, Jesus Huerta died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while


Guest Voz: The Dominican Republic faces biggest human rights issue in struggle to recognize Haitian-descent citizens

By Ivan Marte LatinaLista A September ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court stripping Dominican citizenship of children born in the Dominican Republic (DR) to undocumented parents takes the human rights issue to a whole new level, especially since the court is applying it to anyone born after 1929. The court’s justices justified their ruling


Guest Author: Following 52 behaviors releases the leader within us

By Ellen Castro Condor Book Tours Ellen Castro knows how stressful life can be in Corporate America. She has spent her adult years learning firsthand how to handle the challenges of life and Corporate America and wanted to help others know the hard lessons she learned throughout her career. The following post by author Ellen


One Guatemalan woman’s quest for justice inspires a film and continent-wide campaign

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Described as a David versus Goliath story, Justice for my Sister is the debut feature-length documentary from Kimberly Bautista that tracks one woman’s heroic journey to prosecute the man who murdered her sister. Adela Chacon was 27 years old when she said goodbye to her three children in Escuintla, southwest Guatemala,