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An unlikely introduction to the Red Paint People of New Mexico

An unlikely introduction to the Red Paint People of New Mexico

By Claire O’Brien Eléctrica in the Desert I MET EDDIE MONTOYA WHERE I SEEM TO MEET MOST PEOPLE THESE DAYS: in front of a gas station. This one was in Williamsburg, New Mexico, which is atttached in the most literal sense possible to the substantial town of Truth or Consequences. T or C (no one

Researchers find ad campaign using telenovela star to sell Honey Nut Cheerios to Latinos doesn’t make the truth any sweeter

By Jennifer Harris, PhD, MBA LatinaLista Obesity continues to hit the Latino community the hardest. Thirty-nine percent of Hispanic adults are overweight compared with 33 percent non-Hispanic whites. As obesity increases, so does the risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and congestive heart failure. Food marketers see the Latino community as an important target because

Native American tribe worships in first public service in 300 years

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista A group of Praying Indians united with members of the general public in Massachusetts on Saturday, August 11 2012, to celebrate the historic first public service of the Natick tribe in almost 300 years. The ceremony took place in Eliot Church, South Natick, on the grounds where Praying Indians once worshipped.

Latina student journalists journey to London to cover Olympics from the Latina perspective

LatinaLista — July 27 marks the opening ceremonies, and official launch, of the 2012 Olympic games in London, which runs until August 12. On hand to witness the festivities, soak up the international cultures, and watch the athletes in action are two young Latinas from Phoenix, Arizona for whom this trip of a lifetime is much