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Bilingual posters about bracero program brings a DC exhibit to people everywhere

LatinaLista — Among the cool benefits of the Hispanic Heritage Month is that there is a heightened effort to bring the history of Latinos to the national forefront. Museums across the country incorporate local Latino contributions into their exhibits. Yet, there was one contribution, among many, that impacted the nation, as well as Mexicans —


Latina Cubicle Confidential™–Is Your Future Employer Learning About You on Social Media?

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, Tumbler — the social media options you have now are plenty. Posting your pictures or writing a personal blog might be something you are doing just for your friends and family, but your posts and pictures are also open to future

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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