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Murdered Costa Rican environmental crusader’s death still unsolved and cries for justice getting globally louder

Murdered Costa Rican environmental crusader’s death still unsolved and cries for justice getting globally louder

By Jaclyn Lopez LatinaLista “They brutally murdered our companion Jairo, but, in honor of his fight, we will sprout ten Jairos more,” read the flyer at a peace vigil for Jairo Mora Sandoval. Jairo was born in 1987 in the Caribbean coastal town of Limón, Costa Rica. He was interested in sea turtles from a

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New report shows Latinos closing digital divide — with their smartphones

LatinaLista — As high school graduations wind down, most students know they’re not done with school if they want to have a decent job as adults. But more schooling isn’t all they need. Any degree of a successful future hinges on having access to the Internet. Research has shown that computer ownership and Internet use

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Over sixty percent of Latino children at risk for pool drownings

LatinaLista — Summer is only a couple of weeks away but already parts of the country are experiencing uncomfortably hot temperatures launching most kids into daydreams of flippers, sunscreen and swimming pools. For those kids who can swim, it’s just another summer of fun in the sun but for those who don’t, it’s a 50/50

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World Environment Day reminds people that wasting food adds to international food crisis

LatinaLista — This year’s theme for World Environment Day is ‘Think.Eat.Save – Reduce Your Foodprint.’ In a country that has ingrained in people to expect ‘super-size’ drinks and takeout meals, the concept of smaller portions riles anyone who equates value with quantity, rather than quality. It’s a mindset that will be hard to undo but

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New report highlights innovative ways community colleges can help Latino students succeed

LatinaLista — It is said that by 2025 63 percent of all jobs are going to need some ‘post-secondary’ education. In simple terms, a high school diploma is not going to cut it in the future for a job that pays a living wage and keeps a family from using food stamps or shopping from

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