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Puerto Rico’s San José Church first-ever site from the island recognized on annual list of endangered historic places

Puerto Rico’s San José Church first-ever site from the island recognized on annual list of endangered historic places

LatinaLista — For the first time, the National Trust for Historic Preservation recognized a site in Puerto Rico for inclusion in their annual list of endangered historic places. San José Church in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico was included in this year’s round-up of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Built in 1532, it is

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Video: Getting the story out to all about the heroics and bravery of the only Latino-segregated Active-Duty military unit in US history

LatinaLista — They were officially known as the 65th Infantry Regiment. Yet to their families and friends they were the Borinqueneers — “the only Hispanic/Latino-segregated Active-Duty military unit in US history that played a prominent role in the American military, participating in three major wars (WWI, WWII, and the Korean War).” The regiment was comprised

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Viernes Video: New Latino web series scores exclusive showing on Hulu

LatinaLista — The saying “when a door closes, somewhere a window opens” could be used to describe what some Latino filmmakers are doing in Hollywood these days. Rather than accept rejection from the major studios and networks who aren’t interested in carrying programs that appeal to Latino audiences, Latino filmmakers are creating their own windows

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Summer reading program for Latino children launches online

LatinaLista — To children, summer may mean vacation from going to school but to most parents it has never meant a vacation from learning. One of the easiest ways to continue learning throughout the summer has been through reading programs at the local public libraries. Unfortunately, due to those irritating cutbacks, a lot of libraries

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Only shrine in U.S. dedicated to patron saint of immigrants lies in the heart of anti-immigrant territory

By Juan Miret LatinaLista Saint Toribio Romo, patron saint of immigrants, arrived in Tulsa, Oklahoma with no papers on May 21, 2008. “He did it like many other immigrants have done it before,” said Simón Navarro, president of the cultural organization Casas Guanajuato, as he was finishing last-minute details of the annual procession for the

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