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Video: A town on the edge of nothingness has something powerful to give one troubled Latino youth

Video: A town on the edge of nothingness has something powerful to give one troubled Latino youth

LatinaLista — Trona, California sits on the edge of nothingness. Located at the western edge of a dry lake bed in Searles Valley, just southwest of Death Valley, the small unincorporated town is overshadowed by the smokestacks of the local borax plant. The town gets its name from the mineral trona which is described as

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Q&A with Molly Molloy: The Story of the Juarez Femicides is a ‘Myth’

By Christopher Hooks Texas Observer For years, a specter hung over Ciudad Juárez. In the 1990s, the largest city on the Texas-Mexico border became infamous for its gruesome “femicides” — the murders of hundreds of women. The murders, held to be predominantly mysterious and sexual in nature, grew in the public’s imagination. Juárez developed an

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Intern’l Video: The páramos of Colombia highlight the fragile future of the planet’s supply of fresh water

LatinaLista — Wikipedia defines a páramo as the ecosystem of the regions above the continuous forest line, yet below the permanent snowline. It is a ‘Neotropical high mountain biome with a vegetation composed mainly of giant rosette plants, shrubs and grasses.’ According to scientists, páramos may be ‘evolutionary hot spots’ and among the fastest evolving

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Viernes Video: Dominican and Jewish teens work together recreating little-known chapter of Holocaust history

LatinaLista — The Holocaust was a horrific chapter in global history but it wasn’t a time without its heroes or heroic moments. Most of those moments have remained hidden from history but every once in a while, those stories reach a broader audience. Such is the case of one of the strangest chapters of the

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