• 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...

  • Deportation to Shattered DREAMs: Friendship Has No Borders

    By Nancy Landa MundoCitizen (Editor’s note: Third post in a series focusing on DREAMer Nancy Landa’s first-hand experience of removal proceedings by US Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS)) I set foot on American soil as I got off the bus which had arrived at the San Ysidro-Tijuana border. U.S. Immigration officers were...

  • Guest Voz: When it comes to the environment, Latinos not the ‘sleeping giants’ Corporate America believes

    By Nayelli Gonzalez LatinaLista (Editor's note: The following is a condensed version of the full report published by Saatchi & Saatchi The Myth of the Sleeping Giant: Why Latinos are the fastest growing segment the sustainability industry has (n)ever seen) When I think of the reasons my dad drives a hybrid, fills...

  • The Browner The Neighborhood, The Browner The Air

    by Gina Carroll Mom's Clean Air Force Mom’s Clean Air Force has been highlighting the alarming disparities in the amount of air pollution among diverse communities. The fact is: the browner and poorer the community, the poorer the air quality. A new study indicates that the differences in air quality among communities...

  • DOJ to Investigate Alleged Discrimination in Louisiana Schools

    By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it will investigate claims of mistreatment of Latino students in the Jefferson Parish Public Schools in Louisiana. The move comes on the heels of a complaint filed in August by the Southern Poverty Law Center, reports the...

  • GuatePhoto — Guatemala’s international photography festival frames a new image for the country

    By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista With its striking landscape and picturesque vistas of rolling mountains and erupting volcanoes,...

  • Innovative Latina Doctor Among ‘Young Leader’ Honorees

    SaludToday The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced a Latina among the 10 recipients of the...

  • Latin America’s Working Women

    By Stephanie Leutert LatIntelligence Over the last decade, poverty, and inequality have fallen throughout Latin America. Female dock workers talk and prepare for their shifts at the port of Valparaiso city (Eliseo Fernandez/Courtesy Reuters). Behind these positive trends are external factors, such as high global commodity prices and...

  • Guest Voz: Independent reports validate AZ’s Mexican American Studies program but who’s reading them?

    By Rodolfo F. Acuña LatinaLista I have been an activist for over fifty years so I can safely say that I have participated in my share of controversies. I remember some that were particularly acrimonious. When I first joined the faculty at San Fernando State College (now California State University at Northridge)...

  • 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...