• 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...

  • 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...

  • PERU: RACISM, STILL A PENDING ISSUE

    By M. Isabel Guerra LatinaLista LIMA, PERU — An incident that took place at a Lima shopping mall last weekend brought the attention back to the issue of racism in Peru. An indigenous from Cusco, who was visiting Lima on the invitation of some American friends, was treated with disrespect by the...

  • Guest Voz: Women’s delegation to get the word out about the harm of Georgia’s immigration laws

    LatinaLista -- A delegation of women leaders from over two dozen national human rights organizations traveled to Georgia to spend today and tomorrow speaking out against the recent anti-immigrant laws passed in that state. The women, part of the We Belong Together delegation, plan not only on speaking out against the inhumane bill...

  • New report highlights difficulty of turning a blind eye to immigrant abuse by Border Patrol agents

    LatinaLista -- The pictures from a new report titled, A Culture of Cruelty: Abuse and Impunity in short-term U.S. Border Patrol custody, about border patrol agents' abuse against immigrants they have in custody are not just disturbing but repulsive. Compiled and published by the human rights group No More Deaths, the authors documented...

  • Virtual peace summit brings world together for free seven-day event

    LatinaLista -- The concept of peace around the world used to be considered a New Age ideal or the one answer that didn't require too much explaining when uttered by beauty pageant contestants. Yet, like all things, the issue of peace is no longer considered something on the fringe or a nebulous...

  • Desperate CA farmworkers start 200-mile march to convince Gov. Brown to sign bill ensuring fair treatment

    LatinaLista -- Everyone thought it was a done deal. Both houses of the California legislature have passed the Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act. The Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act." Introduced by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), SB 104 would give the state's more than 400,000 farm workers an alternative to on-the-job...

  • Multiple Agencies File Lawsuit Challenging Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

    La Costa Latina MONTGOMERY, ALA. -The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit on July 21 challenging Alabama's extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by--Arizona's SB 1070....

  • The assault against undocumented immigrants is creating a new kind of humanitarian crisis

    LatinaLista -- One of the federal government's strategy in combating illegal immigration is to create a "culture of voluntary compliance" among businesses to not hire undocumented workers says Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gillian Chistensen. Of course, the voluntary compliance comes with the threat of being severely fined if the government finds...

  • International gathering of women addresses hard issues facing the world

    LatinaLista -- Canada has been in the news more than usual lately due to the Royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge but there is another visit that Canada is hosting that hasn't gotten nearly the attention it deserves. From July 3-7, the University of Ottawa and Carleton University in...

  • Catholic program aims at building peace in Mexico

    By Pablo Jaime Sáinz La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO, CA -- A non-profit Catholic organization announced this week in San Diego that it will start a pilot program in three Mexican states that will aim to contribute to peace building in Mexico. Lynnette Asselin, Mexico's representative for Catholic Relief Services (CRS),...

  • United Farm Workers asks nation to sign petition supporting Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act

    LatinaLista -- One of the least contentious elements being proposed as part of a larger immigration reform package has to do with creating a guest worker program to serve the agricultural industry. The reasoning is that such a program would provide more security to undocumented farm workers who are subject to an...

  • Led by a grieving poet, Mexico’s Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity serves as largest unified display of citizens’ unrest with country’s violence

    LatinaLista -- The grief of a parent over the murder of their child can manifest in a variety of ways. For Mexican poet, Javier Sicilia, whose 24-year-old son was kidnapped and killed in Cuernavaca this year by cartel members, his grief has manifested into a caravan of like-minded Mexican citizens who are...

  • Alabama’s passage of most cruel anti-immigrant law harkens back to state’s racist past

    LatinaLista -- According to Merriam-Webster, the word "reform" has these three top meanings: 1a : to put or change into an improved form or condition 1b : to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses 2: to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or...

  • Anastasio Hernández; A year without justice

    By Mariana Martínez La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO -- A year has passed since that night on May 28th 2010, when about twenty federal agents beat and tasered an undocumented immigrant, Anastasio Hernández, as he was being deported to Tijuana. The beating and tasing left him brain dead; he was declared...

  • Conference sounds global alarm to stop rape as tool of war

    LatinaLista -- Rape has always been a weapon of warfare in civil wars and uprisings since history was first recorded. Yet, thanks to two recent cases -- CBS 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan who was assaulted while covering the Egyptian uprising and Libyan attorney Iman al-Obeidi who was raped by Libyan troops...

  • Guest Voz: ABA President creates commission examining legal issues of interest to Latinos

    LatinaLista -- The lack of diversity is still an issue when it comes to certain professions. One of those professions is the legal profession. It was a deficiency that didn't go unnoticed by the American Bar Association's current president and first Latino to hold that position, Stephen Zack. Mr. Zack noticed how...

  • New report highlights continued mistreatment of migrant farm labor

    LatinaLista -- As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gets ready to step up their efforts targeting employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers, according to a plan that was recently leaked to the Texas Tribune and titled "Strategic Priorities for Fiscal Years 2010-2014," there is still one area that employers are acting with...

  • Investigation into death of 15-year-old Mexican reveals border security doesn’t just mean more bodies on the border

    LatinaLista -- The fallout from last week's shooting of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in El Paso just keeps falling. Now, there's news that the FBI has opened a civil rights probe into the case. A civil rights probe investigates allegations of abuse by any U.S....

  • Why is President Calderon ignoring the police rapes of women in Atenco, Mexico?

    LatinaLista -- News today that a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 14-year-old Mexican boy, whose body was found on the Mexican side of the border, is drawing natural outrage from Mexican government officials who are demanding a quick investigation into the circumstances of the boy's death. This death comes...