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International Peace Day to be celebrated through global concerts

International Peace Day to be celebrated through global concerts

LatinaLista — During a recent visit to Italy’s largest war memorial, Pope Francis warned that the growing number of armed conflicts and senseless violence around the world amounts to a “piecemeal” version of a third World War. A quick glance at the Global Conflict Tracker reveals he may be right. An even surer sign that

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Over 60 percent of Latinas say they know a victim of domestic violence

LatinaLista — It’s said that domestic violence is more common than diabetes. And if social media is any indication, in the aftermath of the NFL fiasco handling of those players caught in acts of violence, domestic violence is at crisis levels. For too many Latino families it’s also a daily fact of life. A new

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National campaign launches targeting college students with eating disorders

LatinaLista — Across the country, college classes are in full swing with many students living away from home for the first time. While the popular warning to many of these students is to beware of the “freshman 15″ — gaining 15 pounds or more due to a new lifestyle and new stresses — there will

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Planet’s indigenous get ready to stage “largest climate march in history”

LatinaLista — Among the rational, climate change is no longer denied or ridiculed. Rising sea levels, soaring summer temperatures, monstrous storms, tornados and flooding and a drought encompassing most of the planet are clear indicators that something is happening. It is said that the people who are on the frontlines of this global climate change

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Migrant farmworker children share their dreams and perspectives in winning artwork and essays

LatinaLista — It is estimated that as many as 500,000 children work harvesting and picking the nation’s crops in farm fields from Michigan to California. They and their families are the migrant farmers. Since children from the age of 12 can legally work for an unlimited number of hours outside of school in fields and

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Equity crowdfunding takes donating to whole new level for Latinos

LatinaLista — When crowdfunding first arrived in cyberspace about eight years ago, most people saw it as another incarnation of the popular “Pay It Forward” movement. Ordinary people pledging their own money to help out an entrepreneur, assist in developing the next smart-tech invention or support a good cause and actually get something in return,

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