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University of Rochester launches Institute for Popular Music but lacks Latino contributions

LatinaLista — When it comes to chronicling the history of any era, the music of the day is an easy way to get a feel for the mood of the time. This kind of music is mostly known as popular music and the beauty of it is that it covers every genre. Wikipedia defines popular

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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 —