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By Ezra Fieser Infosurhoy.com No killings of women have been reported in more than a month, a major accomplishment for a country that had one of the world’s highest rates of femicide in 2012. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – A comprehensive effort to cut high rates of violence against women by raising awareness and prosecuting […]

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By Roberto Lovato Presente.org Of all our senses, the one that can most alter U.S. immigration history–and U.S. history itself–is our sense of smell. If we could, for example, magically bring the smell in the freezers of the Pima County Medical Examiner’s office to politicians, advocates and voters on either side of the immigration debate, […]

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LatinaLista — Ecuador is a tiny country. Tucked in between Colombia and Peru along the Pacific Ocean, it’s best known for being the steward of the Galapagos Islands. But to the frustration of the country’s tourism department, Ecuador’s mainland is rarely on the list of must-see vacation destinations. With a budget as small as its […]

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SaludToday Check out this new Spanish-language infographic on Latino senior health. The infographic is based on America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, which compares the health of all 50 states to each other using 34 different measures of health ranging from smoking and obesity to ICU usage. The report also identifies disparities, including a higher percentage […]

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By Shelley Diaz CBC Diversity I decided I wanted to work in children’s publishing in sixth grade. I had devoured all of the Anne of Green Gables books by this time, and I was convinced that I could be the Dominican Lucy Maud Montgomery. I kept writing through middle school and high school, and pondered […]

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LatinaLista — There’s not much to smile about these days for the people of Venezuela but one show in town is putting smiles on faces of all ages. It’s the seventh annual Festival Internacional de Teatro Muñecos (International Theater Puppet Festival or FITEM). Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, is hosting the annual festival which runs […]

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By Steven Dudley InSight Crime The capture of the Zetas leader Miguel Treviño, alias Z-40, may mean more violence in the near term as his minions fight for the most coveted brand name in Mexico’s underworld and his rivals move into his areas of influence. Treviño was captured at 3:45 a.m. Monday morning by Mexican […]

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By Karen Lee Mom’s Clean Air Force It’s been over 90°F for days and days in New York, and I dread getting into a hot car to drive anywhere. So I can understand why some people might want to keep their cool, air conditioned cars idling while waiting for someone or at a drive thru. […]

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By Antonio Larronda Infosurhoy.com The Uruguayan government is offering $15,000 Uruguayan pesos (US$750) a month to the families of victims of violent crimes. MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Victims of violent crimes and their relatives can apply to the government for a monthly stipend. Law 19.039, which was passed on Jan. 7, provides a monthly pension of […]

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By Patrick Corcoran InSight Crime A new report from a Mexico City analysis firm details the rivalries among local trafficking groups, thereby revealing some of the deeper causes of some spectacular recent acts of violence in the city. The document from Lantia Consultores, a security analysis firm based out of the nation’s capital, explains the […]

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By Osvaldo Lopez Rio Grande Guardian The rhythm of the crunching dry soil slowed and eventually came to a halt with a big crash. The girl’s uncle heard and crossed through three rows to find her motionless body face-up. It was a calm day, and the air could not have been any more still, but […]

Cadets from colleges across the U.S. traveled to Spain in May as part of the Cultural Understanding Language Proficiency program. A group of 20 assigned to La Brigada Paracaidist, near Madrid, taught English to Spanish soldiers. (Photo: Army ROTC)

By Rachael Tolliver Language Magazine Rachael Tolliver explains how U.S. Army cadets are making the world a safer place through a cultural and linguistic program Language and cultural barriers keep us from understanding and appreciating the world around us. What seems to us like a worthless flooded swamp is a field of cultivated rice to […]

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By Lorena Garcia LatinaLista Newton’s third law of motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. With every victory preserving a woman’s right to choose, we are faced with a defeat. The movement to achieve reproductive justice is experiencing it’s third law now. In the days before Roe, according to the National […]

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By Paul Willcocks Honduras Weekly I’d certainly argue that you don’t have to believe in God to help others. It seems a natural thing to to do for any thinking, feeling creature. But it’s striking that the people who actually show up to help in Honduras are driven by their faiths. A posse from a […]

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By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat A new report by a federal advisory committee concludes that several proposed need-based financial aid changes to the Higher Education Act (HEA) could threaten the completion rates of low-income college students, and in particular Latino and black students. The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, which issued the […]

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LatinaLista — Andrew Carnegie is a name that has withstood the test of time. The immigrant from Scotland is remembered as much for his philanthropy as his success in creating a million-dollar steel empire. His name lives on today in his 102-year-old namesake Carnegie Corporation of New York, a foundation that Carnegie envisioned would accomplish […]

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SaludToday Latino kids often have limited access to safe gyms, fields, and playgrounds, but shared use agreements and street-level improvements can improve access to these “active spaces” in underserved communities and may help young Latinos become more physically active and maintain a healthy weight, according to a new package of research materials from Salud America! […]

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By Myrna Pérez Brennan Center for Justice On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dealt a hard blow to the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 — a law that political leaders from both sides of the aisle have called the country’s most successful piece of civil rights legislation. It was passed in a storied time in […]

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