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Intrn’l Video: Rural Colombian town fights Canadian gold mining company for survival

Intrn’l Video: Rural Colombian town fights Canadian gold mining company for survival

LatinaLista — Indigenous and rural people throughout the Americas have long been under constant threat of attack against their way of life since the days of the Spanish conquistadores. What used to be outright murder and enslavement has evolved into displacing them or endangering their health when seizing their lands for drilling, mining or deforestation.

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Embroidery Collective Gives Voice to Mexico’s Victims of Gender-Based Killings

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

Violence against women: Progress in some parts of the world, violations continue elsewhere

LatinaLista — It was no coincidence that President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) the day before International Women’s Day, whose theme is violence against women. The expanded version of the Act is an important milestone in recognizing the rights of women, whomever they are, to be protected and guarded against domestic violence

New national Registry of Exonerations forces all to see an uncomfortable truth in the judicial system

LatinaLista — Since January 1989, 891 men and women have been exonerated from prison. What does that mean? It means that these men and women are the lucky ones. They were the ones who professed their innocence from the time they were taken into custody, endured years of imprisonment and separation from their families for

New website chronicles 1989 wrongful execution of TX Latino because of mistaken identity

LatinaLista — Critics of the death penalty have ample ammunition to prove their case when using Texas as an example. The state has become almost as widely known for its exonerations as its executions. One case that is drawing renewed interest is the execution of Carlos DeLuna from Corpus Christi, Texas. DeLuna was arrested in

With racial intolerance rearing its ugly head, website reaches out to “fellow Americans”

LatinaLista — Racial intolerance has reached such high levels of disbelief that it’s hard to believe we are talking about the United States and not some third world, oppressive country. Yet, two stunning examples of racial intolerance practiced by US citizens bring the issue “home for the holidays.” The first example was when Lowes Home

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