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By Mayela Sanchez Global Press Institute A group of mostly women remember victims of gender-based killings by embroidering their stories on handkerchiefs and displaying them at local demonstrations and events. There were more than 34,000 feminicides in Mexico from 1985 to 2009. Performing a traditional craft that requires time and patience, the embroiderers say they […]


LatinaLista — For many people, sugar is their very first addiction, started when they were children. Whether from eating sugar-coated cereal, licking heaping scoops of ice cream or drinking tall sweet glasses of creamy chocolate milk, children’s taste buds get an early introduction to the sweet ingredient. So a new campaign, A Day Without Sugar, […]

By Grace Fuller LatinaLista A few years ago, I was sitting in a quiet square in the Barcelona district of Gracia. It was an autumn afternoon and I was trying to make sense of the not too recent changes that had occurred in my professional life. I was weighing the pros and cons of the […]

LatinaLista — Most educators, parents and community leaders feel their job is done when preaching to teen girls the perils of getting pregnant while still in middle and high school. Yet, little thought is given to talking to young women at college. The assumption is that college-age women already know it. Unfortunately, the sad truth […]

LatinaLista — Breast cancer may not discriminate with whom it targets but not all breast cancer is the same inwho gets it. The medical community recognizes that breast cancer, as all cancers, behave differently in people of different ethnicities. That wasn’t always the case. It used to be considered a one-size-disease-fits-all until doctors noticed, for […]

LatinaLista — The pink ribbon has become an iconic symbol worldwide for breast cancer awareness — it even has its own Wikipedia entry. Thanks to a great marketing effort, that has been both viral and organized, there’s no one who doesn’t instantly recognize what the pink ribbon symbolizes. The one organization, for whom the pink […]

LatinaLista — It’s bad enough that young people have enough stress in their lives on a daily basis but according to this year’s Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) report, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2011, youth, especially Latino youth, are adding to that stress with some bad choices. The CDC reports that 72 […]