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Guest Voz: 25-year anniversary of the first Law against Domestic Violence in the Americas

Guest Voz: 25-year anniversary of the first Law against Domestic Violence in the Americas

By Ada Alvarez LatinaLista On August 15, 1989, Puerto Rico became the first country in Latin America to sign a law that condemned domestic violence. “This is the time to celebrate the women that were in that fight recognizing there is a lot to do”, said Velda Gonzalez, ex-Senator who wrote the bill now known

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Panama Canal celebrates 100 years of connecting the world

LatinaLista — One of the earliest examples of how technological innovation could connect the world was on August 15, 1914. It’s the date when one of the most impressive displays of modern-day engineering was opened — the Panama Canal. For the first time in global history, time could be saved with shipments traveling by sea

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Mass layoffs may trigger teen suicide

By Alison Jones/Duke University Futurity A new study finds that when one percent of a state’s working population lost jobs, suicide-related behaviors increased by two to three percentage points among teenage girls and black adolescents in the following year. Among girls, thoughts of suicide and suicide plans rose. Among black teens, thoughts of suicide, suicide

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Saving Lincoln Center: An El Paso Community’s Effort to Protect its Chicano Heritage

By Cassie Keener Preservation Nation In a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood, the Lincoln Center has been a gathering place for people in this El Paso community since the early 20th century. It has served as a school, church, and cultural arts center, yet has been threatened with demolition since its closing in 2006 (though the community

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