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Mexican entrepreneur’s BioVideo combines babies, tech

Mexican entrepreneur’s BioVideo combines babies, tech

By Sara Ines Calderon Mas Wired Carlos Villaseñor is a man with a vision. And when it comes to BioVideo — the company he founded in Monterrey, Mexico and then subsequently moved to San Antonio, Texas — that vision is one of growth. Already the company is growing. Whether you count the number of hospitals

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Urban Farmist: City garden planting the seeds of “good, old-fashioned inspiration”

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista Far beyond the flashing lights and familiar sight of tourists scurrying about, busy downtown Dallas city streets give way to narrow alleys and cramped two lane roads. As commuters pass through the shadow of a massive multi-lane highway resting on top of giant concrete and steel columns, they are greeted

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Guest Voz: Out of the shadows and out of poverty — Reducing poverty through immigration reform

By Patrick Oakford LatinaLista The Census Bureau recently released new data on poverty in the United States. While the coverage that followed provided an overview of the new numbers, and in the case of TalkPoverty examined policy choices that would dramatically reduce poverty, there is one important issue that received little attention: the potential for

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An Informal Study: Do Book Challenges Suppress Diversity?

By Shelley Diaz CBC Diversity What is the overlap between challenged books and books by diverse authors? Inspired by the recent flurry of challenges to titles with diverse characters or by minorities or LGBTQ writers, young adult author and Diversity in YA cofounder Malinda Lo conducted an informal study to see whether there is a

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Urban Farmist: Resurrecting an ancient practice of growing food

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista Standing in a spectacular back yard in beautiful Austin, Texas, I am captivated by the energy permeating from the well-though-out landscape. To my left, a traditional, seasonal vegetable garden proudly contributes an assortment of fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions to the Farmist yield. Directly in front of me, stands a

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