• Election Day poll shows most voters supported DREAM students

    LatinaLista — Though Romney was only echoing his base when he declared that he would rescind DACA - the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a new Election Day poll shows that not everyone in his base agreed with his intention. According to the poll, a "substantial" number of Republicans support DACA. While...

  • Help Mexico’s top math student continue her education

    By Sara Inés Calderón Más Wired Paloma is the Mexican student who scored first in math, and...

  • Commentary: Whatever the outcome, Puerto Rico forges new political path

    By Ada M. Alvarez Conde LatinaLista San Juan, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico spent a long night on Election Day waiting for an outcome that didn’t just determine the island’s next four years, but it’s entire future. Filled with tension mixed with many different emotions, Puerto Rican voters were subjected to slow...

  • Guest Voz: Push Obama to Expand Deferred Action

    By Bryan Johnson LatinaLista   Barack Obama won re-election. His actions on immigration in his first four years were indefensible and extremely anti-immigrant. Nonetheless, he did do one thing that concretely benefited immigrants: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Now that the election is over, immigration reform advocates must push the Obama...

  • Guest Voces: Some voters confronted host of poll challenges on Election Day

    LatinaLista — Civil Rights advocates knew that some voters would experience problems at the polls when GOP-dominated state legislatures began drafting and passing Voter ID laws. One advocacy group, Election Protection,the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, banded legal experts with trained volunteers to help those voters who found themselves on the...

  • Peruvian shamans back Obama in presidential election

    By Manuel Vigo Peru This Week A group of self-described Peruvian shamans carried out a ceremony at Lima’s Cerro San Cristobal on Monday, where they expressed their support for President Barack Obama, ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election, RPP reported. (Photo: RPP/EFE) The shamans, dressed in ponchos, sang and...

  • Guest Voz: Latinas Hold the Power and Potential of This Nation’s Future

    By Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (Editor's note: The following column was originally published on RH Reality Check.) I recently celebrated my first anniversary as the executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH). It’s been quite a year — I’ve traveled to a dozen states,...

  • Guest Voz: If a Deportee Could Vote

    By Nancy Landa MundoCitizen Over the past few months, I have been on a personal vendetta against President Obama for his broken promise on immigration reform and on the record-setting deportations under his administration. There has been very little proof that the majority of children, youth, and families that have been deported...

  • Guest Voz: Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico shares his thoughts on the election and U.S.-Mexico relations

    LatinaLista — Antonio Garza was the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico under President George W. Bush from 2002-2009. A native Texan and grandson of Mexican immigrants, Ambassador Garza, at the time of his appointment and service was the United States’ youngest Chief of Mission serving abroad. Antonio Garza, former...

  • How to Break From Emotional Traps & Live Free of Fear

    8 Ways to Say I Love my Life Beginners Guide: How to Break From Emotional Traps & Live Free of Fear; 3 Steps to Remove Limitations Living free of emotional traps and limitations is like a muscle that needs to be strengthened in order to experience the extent of its power. As...

  • Texas Democratic Party Chairman calls on Republicans to denounce racist acts targeting Obama supporters

    LatinaLista — It's not easy being a Democrat in Texas. The Lone Star State, known as much for being a Red State as home to father-son presidential duo the Bushes, has always had a strong political rivalry. Yet, this election season, in recent memory, is a little different in that the ferocity...

  • Teaching a new generation in Latin America math and science via free online tutorials

    LatinaLista — Not everybody learns at the same rate. Depending on a number of issues — a student's interest, comprehension, access to supplemental resources — some students just learn faster than others. Two Colombian university friends and engineering majors, who were tutoring younger students in math and science for extra money while...

  • Seven Years After Katrina, FCC Still Fails to Make Sure Everyone Receives Lifesaving Information in an Emergency

    By Marcella Gadson Broadband & Social Justice “In an emergency, every person living within our nation’s boundaries, regardless of his or her primary language, deserves to have information available on how to increase the chances of survival and safety.” – Trial Plan for Universal Emergency Broadcasting In September 2005, one month after...

  • Adriana Dominguez: How I Got into Publishing

    By Adriana Dominguez CBC Diversity English is not my first language, though this statement doesn’t ring quite...

  • Guatemalan-American chef creates mini food empire in Guatemala while winning country’s Chef of the Year

    By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista The name Christian Rossell has long been synonymous in Guatemala with fine Italian dining: in 2005, the half-American half-Guatemalan chef opened the doors of his first restaurant, Pecorino, in Guatemala City, before unveiling a chain of deli’s, and then launching a pizzeria, which introduced Guatemala to thin-crust pizzas....

  • Education is Top Issue for Latino Voters

    By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat Education hasn’t been one of the top issues being discussed in the run up to the presidential election. But for Latino voters, it is perhaps the most important issue. A recent survey by the Pew Hispanic Center shows just how important. Pew surveyed 1,765 Latino...

  • Young Latinos more entrepreneurial than other groups

    By Sara Inés Calderón Más Wired Latinos between the ages of 18 and 34 tend to be...

  • Guest Voz: Associated Press Issues Misleading Defense of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

    By Ben Winograd American Immigration Council Unlike lawyers and policymakers, journalists have an obligation to use language that ordinary people understand. Although the practice is generally helpful, it can sometimes result in oversimplification, or sacrificing accuracy for the sake of clarity. A perfect example is the memo issued by the Associated Press...

  • It’s time to reconnect with Nature — before we face an environmental cliff

    By Lucian Spataro Latina Lista You don’t often get a chance in life to “do good” by doing what you love. But in 1989, I did get that chance as I had the opportunity to combine my passion for horses and the environment and “Ride Across America.” Lucien...

  • El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the Northern Triangle, Whose Citizens are Caught in Crossfire

    By Gene Bolton Council on Hemispheric Affairs The ambiguity between the role of military forces and the police is a growing concern in Central America’s Northern Triangle countries, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In all three countries, underpaid, outmanned, outgunned, and ill-trained police forces are forced to solicit assistance from the military....

  • Mexico — Baja university becomes 5th college campus in the country to receive US accreditation

    LatinaLista — While the debate over the value of unskilled immigrant labor threatens to drag on indefinitely, there's no issue over skilled immigrant labor. Anyone who has the type of high-tech skills needed for a future global economy based on technology, engineering, science and mathematics has always had the red carpet unrolled...

  • Mexico City — For 9 days, homeless soccer players from around the world find acceptance and self-worth at Homeless World Cup finals

    LatinaLista — England may have had the Olympics and the Special Olympics this past summer but a country much closer to home had an equally thrilling international sporting event. For nine days, from October 6-14, Mexico City was host to the Homeless World Cup (HWC). Seventy-three nations sent teams of homeless people,...

  • Field Hockey Promotes Equality, Inclusion for Girls in Argentina

    By Ivonne Jeannot Laens Global Press Institute A new field hockey program for girls in underprivileged areas surrounding Argentina’s capital aims to remove gender inequalities by increasing girls’ access to sports. The older girls also participate in chats with university students about issues ranging from gender roles to gender-based violence. BUENOS AIRES,...

  • Dallas County educators rebuff efforts to let students know about film competition on importance of sexual education

    LatinaLista — Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics released the welcome news that the national teen birth rate for girls ages 15-19 declined 8 percent in 2011, and for all racial/ethnic age groups the rates were at historic lows. Sarah Brown, CEO of...

  • Is the ‘Modern Neighborhood’ a Root Cause of American Obesity?

    SaludToday Is the “modern neighborhood” a root cause of the U.S. obesity epidemic? Check out this new video featuring Dr. James Sallis, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, who works to change how U.S. residential areas are designed and constructed by emphasizing pedestrian access and public parks and de-emphasizing the...