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

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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World Cup: Interpol helps Brazilian authorities prevent violent soccer fans interfering with world soccer’s largest event

By Eduardo Szklarz Infosurhoy.com BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The organizers of the World Cup in Brazil are working with Interpol and law enforcement officials from Argentina and Uruguay to control the arrival of violent fans during the World Cup. The joint action plan is particularly focused on the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which

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First international forum of women leaders from South America and Arab countries convenes

By Via Andina Peru This Week The First International Forum of Women Leaders from South America and Arab countries is set to run from April 7-8, 2014 under the theme “Women leaders transforming the world.” The two-day event is organized by the Arab League General Secretariat and Peru’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Women Affairs.

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Conversation with Ruth Tobar, 2014 Pura Belpré award comm chair: How publishers can do better job of publishing writers from Spanish-speaking backgrounds

By Wendy Lamb Children’s Book Council Diversity Wendy Lamb: Can you please tell me something of your background, and your work in children’s books? Ruth Tobar:I worked as Publisher and Executive Director at Children’s Book Press and have been involved with REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the

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