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Video: Photographer chronicles destructive impact of border wall on Southwest’s rare ecosystems,wildlife and people

Video: Photographer chronicles destructive impact of border wall on Southwest’s rare ecosystems,wildlife and people

LatinaLista — It is expected that President Obama will resurrect the issue of immigration reform in the first year of his second term. While he will be proposing to recognize the 11 million undocumented immigrants who have created lives on this side of the border, his opponents will be shouting for stricter enforcement at the

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Intrn’l Video: Children of Paraguayan slum look to local landfill to create beautiful music

LatinaLista — The saying — One man’s junk is another man’s treasure — is especially true in Cateura, Paraguay, a slum literally built on top of a landfill. In this small, impoverished town where drugs and gangs are natural extracurricular activities of young people, it’s no wonder that a project started by an orchestra director

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Video: Think tank challenges communities to rethink the future of low-wage jobs

LatinaLista — A stark reality that now faces the United States is that the country’s manufacturing, high-tech and software industries don’t have enough skilled workers to fill the current job vacancies. With 40 percent of Latino students dropping out of high school, it doesn’t take a high school graduate to know that today’s dropouts are

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Video: Latina takes the medical, beauty and food industries to task for endangering public health

LatinaLista — Disease is big business, especially if the cure or treatment exceed the pocketbooks of many patients. The fact that medical debt drives people into bankruptcy and even to suicide or people are turned away from hospitals because of no insurance are signs that the US medical system may have its priorities switched —


LibroLuz: Comadres share “Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships”

LatinaLista — Before the rise of mami bloggers and the Latino blogosphere there was Las Comadres. Officially known as Las Comadres Para Las Americas, the Austin-based group has been connecting Latinas of all ages and professions across the nation since early 2000, both online and off. Spearheading the growth of this vast network has been

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Video: Cuban American author Cristina Garcia hears ‘conversations’ in Spanish but tells stories in English

LatinaLista — The importance of language can never be underestimated, especially for authors. Yet, for the scribes of our time, language means more than just words strung together to convey a thought or a scene. For bilingual writers, language adds a dimension to their works in not just conveying their stories but their perspective of