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Guest Voz: Writing the Next Chapter on Race

By Judith Browne-Dianis LatinaLista — Judith Browne-Dianis is co-director of the Advancement Project. The Advancement Project is a policy, communications and legal action group committed to racial justice. It was founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1998. Judith Browne-Dianis In the following Guest Voz post, Ms. Browne-Dianis points out the racial

New report underscores the deprivation of human rights in US immigrant detention facilities

LatinaLista — Amnesty International just released a new report on an issue that Latina Lista has been covering a lot lately — immigrant detention. The report, Jailed without Justice, underscores just how broken is the nation’s immigration system. In the report, researchers made a several key discoveries. Among them are: In the last decade the number

260 immigrant detention facilities mimic Guantanamo Bay in denying basic legal rights and throwing away the key

LatinaLista — The trouble with a broken immigration system is that it’s easy for people to fall through the cracks. And the trouble with so many stories about this broken immigration system flooding mainstream media is that it’s too easy for the important stories to get lost in the flood. Camp Delta Guantanamo Bay That’s

Rio Grande Valley veterans march for a VA hospital they can call their own

LatinaLista — People in the South Texas region, affectionately known as the Valley, have historically been ignored by the state of Texas and Washington. It wasn’t until Hillary Clinton singled out the Valley during her failed presidential campaign that anyone took much notice of the people there. Valley veterans take to the highway on their

Violence against women rapes a whole society

LatinaLista — Violence against women is a worldwide phenomenon that pits abused women against society and their respective judicial systems. It’s only through men and women working together to create solutions can long-lasting change occur and put a halt to the acts of abuse meant to control, intimidate and shame women. Jennifer Barreto-Leyva’s emails are

Venezuela: Common assaults create uncommon fear and anger over how much Venezuela has changed under Chavez

by Jennifer Barreto-Leyva LatinaLista VENEZUELA: We dont know who the perpetrarors were, we still are thinking and trying to figure out what happened here. This been the most horrific thing someone can experience ever!!!!! Hours after living through every woman’s worst nightmare when she and her family were held at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed, Jennifer,