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LatinaLista — Pingbacks are when other sites link to your site. The other night, I received an alert that someone had pinged a post on Latina Lista. The post was about the Oklahoma teen, August Reiger, who disappeared Father’s Day weekend just yards away from his family on a mountain path at a resort area in […]


By Corina Martinez Chaudhry The Latino Author This week we are grateful and pleased to present you an interview with the critically renowned author Rudolfo Anaya. Mr. Anaya provides us with a heartfelt perspective on what it took to write the inspiring and classical novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” which is sure to go into the […]


By Rodolfo F. Acuña LatinaLista Mexicans, more than most races, seem preoccupied with death. Since colonial times, Mexican laborers have continuously been uprooted, travelling thousands of miles from the interior of Mexico forging an El Camino Real to mining camps and plantations in northern Mexico. They arrived in places like Zacatecas where they fanned out, […]


LatinaLista — The innovation happening in the world today would never have occurred had there not been people who were curious enough to search for answers to their questions. In fact, curiosity is what has driven almost every major scientific breakthrough, discovery and invention throughout history — no coincidence that Mars’ rover was christened “Curiosity” […]


LatinaLista — Over the years, the speed of how elements of Latino culture have crossed over into the mainstream has both marveled and puzzled people. From salsa replacing ketchup as the popular condiment to Dia de los Muertos now overshadowing Halloween, Latino culture has been seeping into the collective consciousness. The latest area highlighting this […]


LatinaLista — Who is Pablo Ferro? It’s a question that filmmaker Richard Goldgewicht hopes more people will wonder about so that they see his film Pablo. Pablo is best known among those in the film industry for his unbridled creativity. His artistic genius draws both compliments and curiosity with such descriptions as “walking work of […]


LatinaLista — For all the talk — and debate — over the Latino/Hispanic identity, a question that begs to be asked is: When did the concept of a collective Latino identity emerge? It’s a question answered in the newest exhibit at Washington’s Smithsonian American Art Museum, titled Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. […]


LatinaLista — Among the many intriguing archeological sites around the world, the ones that stir the most interest among Latina Lista readers are those that can be found in the Americas. From Mexico and Guatemala to Peru, the remnants of what the Aztec, Mayan, Incan and countless unknown civilizations left behind throughout South America stir […]


LatinaLista — The old saying — “history is written by the victors” — is never more true than when it comes to Latino U.S. history. Unless an egregious incident involving Latinos reached a U.S. court, chances are no one heard about it. Sometimes not even a victory in court was enough to warrant a historical […]

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LatinaLista — It’s not often that an established Latino author interviews a rising Latina author before an appreciative audience but that’s what happened during the 2012 Chicago Humanities Festival. 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Luis Alberto Urrea, sat down with Cristina Henríquez, the author of […]


LatinaLista — There has been amazing growth of Latina-owned businesses over the last sixteen years. According to American Express OPEN’s 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report: A Summary of Important Trends, 1997-2013, firms owned by Latinas have tripled and today number an estimated 944,000. …Latina women own 36% of all latino-owned firms, employ 20% of […]