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Unlocking the truth about one industry’s business of detaining immigrants

LatinaLista — As the presidential candidates trade promises on what will be done with reforming the nation’s immigration policy, there’s no denying that detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants is at its highest levels ever. Yet, while critics and supporters of today’s policy focus on the enforcement and deportation aspects, everyone seems to be overlooking what

Mexican journalists turn to crowdfunding to pay for book about colleagues murdered by cartel violence

LatinaLista — Where there are civil wars, cartel violence, dictatorships and rampant social corruption, there are journalists being killed. According to Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign, a non-governmental organization founded by journalists, there have been 92 journalists killed around the world as of August 25, 2012. It’s an increase of 37 percent over the same period

Banned Latino authors band together for coast-to-coast special observance of Hispanic Heritage Month

LatinaLista — The Librotraficante Movement was born in direct response to the actions of Arizona legislators who passed House Bill 2281 to ban Mexican American Studies in the state’s schools. Along with that ban came a series of oppressive literary restrictions targeting Latino-authored books. From explicit “prohibition of some books from classrooms, to new approval

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Video: Author Sandra Cisneros shows support for Librotraficante Movement with memorable reading

LatinaLista — “When we heard that Tucson Unified School District administrators not only prohibited Mexican American Studies, but then walked into classrooms, and in front of young Latino students, during class time, removed and boxed up books by our most beloved authors – that was too much. This offended us down to our soul. We

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Our southern border is now with Guatemala

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the United States’ southern border is effectively now the Mexican border with Guatemala. Alan Bersin said the level of cooperation and collaboration between the United States and Mexico on border security issues is incredibly strong and