• Cancer and Insurance: A Latino’s Story

    SaludToday Gabriel, a part-time student with no insurance, is an acute myeloid leukemia survivor. But he hadn’t...

  • US-educated deportee doesn’t see herself as undocumented but “Citizen of the World”

    By Nancy Landa MundoCitizen (Editor’s note: Final post in a four-part series focusing on DREAMer Nancy Landa’s first-hand experience of removal proceedings by U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) 7.28.06 American Dream II ( Photo: M J M) The holiday season arrived. I sang through Christmas carols as...

  • In Absence of Formal System, Thousands Earn a Living Recycling Trash in Argentina

    By Dina Gonzalez Global Press Institute Thousands of people in Buenos Aires work independently or with the government to collect and resell recyclable materials in the absence of an institutionalized recycling system. The business offers a chance to make a living to people who lost their jobs in the economic crisis or...

  • Diversifying the “Best of” Lists in Books from Young Adult to Picture Books to Graphic Novels

    By Antonio Gonzalez CBC Diversity Every year, various publications and organizations will post their “Best of” lists and editor’s choice round-ups. Here are a few diversity titles that we spotted among the crème de la crème. Young Adult ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz Simon...

  • Guest Voz: New Year, New Immigration Rule

    By Ala Amoachi The New Year brings great news, primarily for spouses of U.S. citizens who are residing here in the U.S. Today, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the posting of a final rule for the provisional waiver process which would benefit certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens....

  • New Concerns for President Peña Nieto: Hezbollah’s Rising Profile in Mexico

    By J.T. Larrimore Council on Hemispheric Affairs A day after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s inauguration, opposition...

  • Prison Phone Justice Movement Finds Champions at the FCC and in Hollywood

    By Dorrissa Griffin and Maurita Coley Broadband & Social Justice Building on her public support first announced in September, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has stood up to champion the end of grossly excessive prison phone rates. At a November 15th rally outside the FCC, Clyburn reiterated her public support for the “Wright...

  • Guest Voz: Latinas with Associates Degrees: 4 steps to a higher salary career

    By Laura Pereyra NerdWallet New study shows high return on investment for associate degree earners going into healthcare industry With the new year right around the corner and with doubts floating about whether higher education is a worthy pursuit due to rising costs, Latinas still see the high value of investing in...

  • Celebrating Navidad: Posadas, Aguinaldos and Novenas

    By Juan Miret A Hispanic Matter Hispanics observe the nine days between December 16 and 24 with parties, singing, praying, piñatas, carols, scooters, punch, sparklers and many more symbols. That is how they celebrate and remembers the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph towards Bethlehem, where they sought shelter for the birth of...

  • Who Owns the Forest in Honduras?

    Honduras Weekly The species-diverse forest in Honduras is so seriously at risk from deforestation and mismanagement that UNESCO has put it on the “red list” of world heritage sites in danger. Who does the forest belong to? The Garifuna people on the northern coast of Honduras are constantly asking that question. According...

  • Study: Many Young Latinos are Out of School and Unemployed

    By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat A new study finds that American teens are finding it increasingly difficult to find work—creating a generation of disconnected youth. The Annie E. Foundation estimates that almost 6.5 million teens are out of work and are not attending school. (AP Photo/Nick...

  • Guest Voz: The Unraveling of the Latino Conservative Myth

    By Candace Gibson National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health As we saw in the elections, political pundits were somehow shocked that Latino voters came out to support Democratic candidates. Many think that the Latino community is by nature conservative, but this is far from reality. Who can forget that 75% of Latinos...

  • The Rise of the Private Security Industry in Guatemala

    By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista In few places are security guards as prevalent as in Guatemala. Analysts estimate...

  • Guest Voz: Schools remain active accomplices in treating children of color as criminals rather than students

    LatinaLista — Today, the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, headed by Sen. Durbin, held a hearing on ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The School-to-Prison Pipeline is a concept where zero tolerance policies in our schools have resulted in criminalizing the common misbehavior of students...

  • Law of Attraction – How to Turn Your Affirmations into Reality: Calling Forth Your Dreams

    by Susan Orosco 8 Ways to Say I Love My Life Practicing the Law of Attraction can sometimes be frustrating. Too often the process produces the opposite of what we want. I often wonder if one of the reasons why our nation is suffering financially is because of the movie, "The Secret."...

  • New bilingual initiative recognizes, reacts and attempts to resolve high school dropout crisis in Latin America

    LatinaLista — The prospect of a future where 50 percent of the population have never graduated from high school sounds almost like a sci-fi thriller, except there's no need to wait for the future — it's happening now. In Latin America, nearly half of the students do not finish high school. It's...

  • Guest Voz: A Troubling Shortage Of Latino Lawyers not Foreseen to Get Any Better

    By Elaine McArdle LatinaLista People often complain there are too many lawyers in the world, and you may think they have a point. After all, an astonishing 40,000 students graduate from American law schools each year, and there are already well over a million lawyers in the U.S. But whether you believe...

  • What’s the role of immigrant entrepreneurs?

    By Dustin Mendus Más Wired Mexican immigrants were the biggest immigrant group, but Indian immigrants tended to found startups at higher rates. The Kauffman Foundation has released a new publication focusing on immigrant entrepreneurs in the United States. This study shows an interesting array of figures, which suggest that immigrant entrepreneurship has...

  • Latinos, Get a Colonoscopy, It Could Save Your Life

    SaludToday Having a colonoscopy might be pretty low on Latino adults’ to-do lists. Even hearing the term “colonoscopy” might make some people a bit squeamish. But it can also save your life. Just take it from Armida Flores, a promotora (a trained community health worker) at the Institute for Health Promotion Research...

  • Using solar energy to make sun-baked tortillas and chart a new energy course for Mexico’s poor

    LatinaLista — After the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year when the world watched in horror as Japan battled nuclear meltdowns, the release of radioactive materials in their land, food and water supplies and tackled the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, some world leaders decided to chart a new energy future for their...

  • Mexico: Performing arts keep minors away from violence

    By Daniel Higa Alquicira Infosurhoy.com MEXICO CITY – Since he was a child, Luis Alberto Ramos Hernández dreamed of singing and dancing on the world’s biggest stages. But coming from a low-income family in the Colonia Anáhuac of the Miguel Hidalgo borough of Mexico City, there was little opportunity for him to...

  • Let’s Focus on the Real Causes of Minority Exclusion from Media Ownership

    By David Honig Broadband & Social Justice For decades, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) supported the Federal Communications Commission’s prohibition on a company owning both a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same city. But this year, as the FCC reviews its media ownership rules, we urge...

  • Mexico’s Inauguration Day: Two battles rage — one for social fairness, the other for justice

    By José de la Isla LatinaLista MEXICO CITY — Elia Andrade Rojas and I sit down on...

  • Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

    By Shannon K. O'Neil LatIntelligence Mexican President Calderon shakes hands with President-elect Pena Nieto after attending a private meeting in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters). As President Calderón’s sexenio wraps up tomorrow, he will leave office with a mixed legacy. Many have presented interesting analyses of his policies,...

  • Guest Voz: Lincoln and the Questions of Our Lives

    By Jesse Trevino HispanicLatino Are we fitted into the times we are born into? So asks Abraham Lincoln in the new film that should be required viewing for all – more so for modern-day Republicans than anyone else. The Lincoln in Lincoln is the dream of any Democrat or Republican. A nation...