• Guest Voz: Key GOP Congressman’s Immigration Idea Would Create Permanent Underclass Of Workers

    By Igor Volsky ThinkProgress.org Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), a key player in the ongoing House negotiations to advance comprehensive immigration reform, has come out against providing a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, echoing a growing consensus among conservative members. (AP Photo/Jeffrey A. Camarati)...

  • Your Dreams Matter: Three Steps To The Ultimate Use of The Law of Attraction

    By Susan Orosco 8 Ways to Say I Love My Life Everybody is entitled to realize their dreams. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. But don’t make the mistake of thinking the Law of Attraction is the easy way to accomplish your goals, because it is not. To succeed...

  • Malín Alegría: A Road Map for Bicultural Youth

    By Antonio Gonzalez CBC Diversity Elementary-school-teacher-turned-writer and California native, Malín Alegría (Estrella’s Quinceañera), answers a few questions...

  • Honduras’ Model Cities Law Threatens Maya Ruins at Copán Says Honduran Jurist

    Honduras Weekly Fredín Fúnez of the Association of Jurists for the State of Law warned on Friday that national heritage sites such as the Maya ruins of Copán could be at risk of passing over to the control of foreign interests as a result of the new version of the "Model Cities"...

  • The Best Equal Pay Jobs for Latinas

    By Laura Pereyra NerdScholar NerdScholar analyzes the best and worst women’s jobs for fair pay in light...

  • Guatemala company revs up the adventure for tourists with motorbike tours

    By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista There is something undeniably cool about motorbikes, cobbled streets and rock and roll. Combine all three and you have one of the most exhilarating ways to explore Guatemala’s most popular tourist town: driving through the pueblos of La Antigua, on the back of a trike, with The Rolling...

  • Guest Voz: Addressing Gun Violence and Its Effects on Our Communities of Color

    By Vanessa Cárdenas LatinaLista   The profound tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has renewed a heated debate over gun violence, but the story has been a repetitive one for many communities of color. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) One does not need to be a parent to feel grief, anger,...

  • Guest Voz: Obama administration crafts new DACA rule to exclude more dreamers

    By Bryan Johnson LatinaLista The Obama administration is ostensibly gearing up for comprehensive immigration reform while at the same time acting directly against the interests of immigrants. On January 18, 2013, USCIS updated its “FAQs” on DACA. The FAQs are put into quotes because there is at least one rule change dressed...

  • Guest Voz: Cervical Cancer and Gendered Health Care: What’s Missing From the Conversation

    By Jessica González-Rojas National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Every month, doctors in the United States make another 1000 cervical cancer diagnoses, totaling 12,000 diagnoses every year. This month happens to be Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, presenting us with an opportunity to reflect on this often deadly, and yet almost completely preventable,...

  • Border Security and Migration: A Report from South Texas

    By Adam Isacson and Maureen Meyer Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) Since 2011, WOLA staff have carried out research in six different zones of the U.S.-Mexican border, meeting with U.S. law enforcement officials, human rights and humanitarian groups, and journalists, as well as with Mexican officials and representatives of civil society...

  • Latino High School Graduation Rate Sees Large Increase

    By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat The National Center for Education Statistics has released a new report showing a huge increase in Latino high school graduation rates. The rate increased to 71.4% in 2010, up from 61.4% in 2006. The report shows more positive outcomes for all students. About 78.2% of...

  • Nopoki, a university for indigenous students in the Peruvian Amazon

    Álvaro Rocha for Somos Translated and adapted by Nick Rosen Peru This Week When Saul Escobar was punished for daring to speak his mother tongue inside a Ucayali school, it never occurred to him that one day he would be a professor in a university and would teach in Shipibo, the very...

  • MLK Would Have Stood Up For Clean Air

    By Gina Carroll Mom's Clean Air Force (Photo/quote via Imagekind) Environmental issues such as air pollution and climate change are like thieves in the night for communities of color. They are insidious offenders that relentlessly and devastatingly steal the health and vitality of everyone to a considerable degree;...

  • Biking from Machu Picchu to the Amazon for a good cause

    By Milenka Frkovich Peru This Week (Note: This article originally ran in Peru This Week's sister publication, The Break.) Throughout my life I have seen many people, including close friends and family, struggle with cancer. This horrible disease serves as a wake up call to all of us, not only to take...

  • Predictions for 2013 in food politics

    By Marion Nestle Food Politics For my monthly Food Matters column in the San Francisco Chronicle, I devote the one in January every year to predictions. Last year I got them all pretty much on target. It didn’t take much genius to figure out that election-year politics would bring things to a...

  • Guest Voz: Key Questions for the White House on Immigration Reform

    By B. Loewe National Day Laborer Organizing Network While President Obama has repeatedly pledged to make immigration reform a centerpiece of his next term, not one question was asked of him on this topic by reporters during yesterday's White House press conference. Though the debt ceiling was the issue of the day,...

  • My Story: Undocumented and being deported

    By Sorabji Swaraj My Deportation (Editor's Note: Sorabji Swaraj is a pseudonym for the writer.) Everyone who has ever been deported or is in deportation proceedings has a story. Some peoples stories are sad, others tragic, others are absurd. Mine, my friend, was the latter. How and where did I get “busted”?...

  • Guest Voz: Remembering valor of Latino soldiers isn’t always easy through eyes of American History

    By Raoul Lowery Contreras LatinaLista Ever heard of Mexican American Marcelino Serna? He was a contemporary of U.S. Army Sergeant Alvin York in France in September, 1918. Private Serna wounded a German who ran away. Serna, also wounded, followed him to an underground bunker. He threw a grenade into the bunker and...

  • Making College Count: How First-Generation and Minority Students are Maximizing their Tuition Dollars

    By Laura Pereyra NerdScholar Initiatives like the Intellectual Entrepreneurship experience at UT Austin help students capitalize on their passions via self-exploration, exposure to diverse disciplines, and graduate work The public dialogue surrounding whether a college education is worth the investment in an era of trillion-dollar student debt is pretty mainstream. There are...

  • Guest Voz: Culture: The good, the bad and the feo — How do we change it?

    By Rodolfo F. Acuña LatinaLista I approach the topic of culture with trepidation. Better minds than mine have written about it; it is also a hot button issue in the Mexican American community. As important as culture is, there is a huge misunderstanding of role that culture plays, and some of us...

  • 10 up-and-coming Latin American startups

    By Sara Inés Calderón Más Wired The Next Web had a really interesting list of top Latin American startups to watch in 2013. They created the list not based on monetary concerns, necessarily, but noted that most of them received funding from international investors and worked with business accelerators. The list in...

  • Guatemala youth learn to take control of their environmental future and change the course of their country

    By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista GUATEMALA — In the small pueblo of Chimaltenango, just 45 minutes outside of Guatemala City, a group of young people from across Guatemala and neighbouring El Salvador gather for a 4-day youth leadership congress, organised by the Guatemalan NGO Seres. Young girl learns the...

  • Guest Voz: As Castro’s regime turns increasingly oppressive, the world’s silence is deafening

    By Alain Castillo LatinaLista Looking into the history of the Cuban revolutionary leader Camilo Cienfuegos, who helped combat the military forces of former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar in the late 1950s, I was intrigued to discover that in 1959, Cienfuegos became the second face of the revolution behind Fidel Castro...

  • 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...