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Intrn’l Video: Traveling deep into the Amazon Rainforest in search of a cure

Intrn’l Video: Traveling deep into the Amazon Rainforest in search of a cure

LatinaLista — No matter how technologically advanced medicine becomes the mysterious benefits of ancient medicine continues to draw believers to seek them out for their healing properties. One such medicine still exists deep in the Peruvian jungles of the Amazon Rainforest. Known as Ayahuasca, it is a powerful hallucinogen that is used both for spiritual

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Video: On film, as in life, Mercedes Sosa, “La Negra,” exhibits a strength of character that lives on

LatinaLista — “Voice of the voiceless ones” and “La Negra.” These are but two of the nicknames Argentine singer and national icon, Haydée Mercedes Sosa, was known by her legion of fans throughout the world, but especially among those who were oppressed by their governments. The life of Mercedes Sosa — her exile to Europe

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More SXSW programming targeting Latinos spells “Bienvenidos”

LatinaLista — There’s a little more Spanish being heard than usual at this year’s SXSW mega event in Austin,Texas. Fresh off the debut inclusion of the new Latino Technology Track during last week’s SXSW Interactive, comes the official launch of SXAméricas. Jointly sponsored by the Spanish Broadcasting System and Aire Radio Networks, SXAméricas is an

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Viernes Video: Diego Luna explains why it was important for him to make the film “Cesar Chavez”

LatinaLista — At a recent Washington screening for his new English-language directorial debut, Cesar Chavez, Diego Luna explained to the audience one of the reasons he wanted to make the film — for his Mexican-American-born son. He said that when his son was born he wanted to learn about notable US Latinos, of which he

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Intrn’l Video: Controversial Maya deity creates a modern-day cult following in Guatemala

LatinaLista — The overlap of Christianity and Satanism is prevalent in Central and South America. It’s not unusual for people to honor their own saints who are a deliberate mix of evil and good. One such figure found in Guatemala is known as Maximón. Maximón is an interesting character, a Maya deity who personifies good

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Video: DC celebrates the life, work & influence of Cesar Chavez with special screening of upcoming film

LatinaLista — Cesar Chavez’s life has become legend among generations of Latinos who have grown up learning about his courage in standing up for farm workers’ rights. This month, March 28, his life also becomes a full-length movie. In honor of Chavez’s life and the film, a special discussion and screening was hosted in Washington

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