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New website launches to inspire girls to see themselves as political leaders

New website launches to inspire girls to see themselves as political leaders

LatinaLista — Over the last decade, female politicians have slowly risen in number. In cities over 30,000 people, the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, which tracks female political participation, counts 249 women mayors (among 1,351 mayors overall). Seventy-two women hold statewide executive office and there are 99 women serving in the

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New study shows delinquent Latina teens suffer highest rate of violent death among all juvenile offenders

LatinaLista — Juvenile delinquents already have several marks against them by the time they’re put into detention but a new study from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine found, that upon their release, these children’s future is far likelier to have a deadly ending. Delinquent juveniles have a greater chance of dying a violent death,

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Video: Former inmates reconnect with Nature to heal their spirit and keep from returning to their old ways

LatinaLista — Sometimes a reconnection with Nature is what is needed to heal the Human Spirit. For those who “feel broken” due to incarceration and drug addiction, this reconnection can make all the difference in having a bright future. In a special conservation program started in 2010 in the Houston area, former inmates have an

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Video: New poll underscores tie between the environment and Latino communities

LatinaLista — A popular perception of Latinos is that all are urban dwellers. Most believe that highway mixmasters are the closest stone canyons that many Latinos will see, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Yet, in Colorado and New Mexico, two states not only known for their natural beauty and endless outdoor activities, and where

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Video: New film showcases the sport of boxing and declares it’s “the era of Latin fighters”

LatinaLista — Fighting has been part of human society from the beginning. A recent study found that men’s faces actually evolved to better withstand punches since the face has always been the primary target for clenched fists. It’s something that every boxer knows firsthand — and today, it’s more Latino boxers taking it on the

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Creators behind Latino children’s summer reading program create special “DIY” reading camp to boost literacy and writing

LatinaLista — Last year, Dr. Viviana Hurtado and Monica “Mommy Maestra” Olivera of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) broke ground by launching the first-ever online Latino children’s summer reading program. Concerned about the poor literacy rates among Latino children and the fact that many Latino parents want their children to connect with their cultural roots,

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