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Peru launches free health coverage for its tiniest uninsured citizens

Peru launches free health coverage for its tiniest uninsured citizens

LatinaLista — With Republicans still basking in the glow of their sweep in the midterm elections, many have wasted no time in renewing their fight against the Affordable Health Care plan, aka Obamacare. How they plan to explain to the American people that the poor don’t deserve medical insurance or that insurance companies have every


California Takes on Harsh Discipline and Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students

By Susan Ferriss Juvenile Justice Information Exchange As the national debate over childhood inequities sharpens, recent developments in California highlight struggles over practices critics say deprive some kids of quality class time and fuel a “school-to-prison pipeline.” New state legislation on discipline and truancy — along with lawsuits — are at the heart of these


Guest Voz: Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

By Sam Fulwood III LatinaLista On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing – well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want to


The Role of Urban Murals and Graffiti in Historic Preservation

By Daniel Ronan PreservationNation “Morally, there needs to be a defense of public art,” says Hector Duarte, an accomplished Mexican-American muralist and painter sitting in his Chicago home and studio of fifteen years. Pilsen, his neighborhood, has been squarely Latino since the mid-1960s, and has been a haven for exploring the mural as an artistic


Guest Voz: Showing their strength: Women of Color an undeniable force among American voters

By Maya L. Harris Center for American Progress The following column originally appeared on emPower magazine. With Election Day upon us, politicians, political analysts and pundits alike are laser focused on a perennial election question: What will women and people of color do? Standing at the intersection of these two constituencies — women and people


UK Study on impact of punitive drug laws could impact Latin America’s drug policies

By Marguerite Cawley InSight Crime A new study published by the British government found that punitive drug laws don’t necessarily result in less drug use, a finding that could have important implications for drug policy reform in Latin America. Based on international fact-finding missions undertaken in 2013 and 2014 — including visits to countries with