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Guest Voz: Why AP dropped the “illegal” word

By Eduardo Stanley LatinaLista On April 2, 2013, the Associated Press (AP), perhaps the biggest news agency in the world, announced it would no longer use the word “illegal” when referring to immigrants without legal residence or working permits. The announcement was made by Kathleen Carroll, Vice President and Executive Editor of AP, who explained

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Video: Smithsonian creates bilingual exhibit to highlight and study ancient Latin American ceramics

LatinaLista — Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama are countries that comprise Central America, as well as, being the home countries of many U.S. Latinos. They are also home to a vibrant ancestral heritage that lives on in the arts and ruins discovered over the years. Now, the Smithsonian’s National Museum

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International Video: Last Bridge Master of the Incan Empire

LatinaLista — We’ve all seen in Indiana Jones-type movies those rope bridges at the mercy of the wind, connecting two sides of sheer cliff faces, seemingly dangling thousands of feet high above a dangerous crevice or raging river. The bridge is a sure-fire element to create suspense in any movie. The assumption is that the

New report reveals Latin American citizens not shy about taking to the streets to demand better quality of life

LatinaLista — A good hint at how civically involved undocumented immigrants from Latin America will be in US politics once they gain citizenship can be found in a new United Nations’ report Understanding Social Conflict in Latin America. The report, released by the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), found that social uprisings are common in

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Video: Taking a broader view on the controversy over Mexico Barbie

LatinaLista — With the tagline “Multiple sources, a broader view,” the online video news site Newsy tackles the raging controversy over Mattel’s latest Barbie addition — Mexico Barbie. Immediately criticized for being too stereotypical, the doll is attracting all the wrong attention. Maybe that’s why Mattel has removed it from its online shop. Outfitted in a