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

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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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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Intrn’l Video: Helping Cuban skateboarders glide to new heights

LatinaLista — In Cuba, there is not one skate shop despite a growing community of over 1,000 skateboard enthusiasts who recycle old boards to perform their sport. One of those Cuban skateboarders is a young man named Yojani Pérez Rivera, but he’s known around the island as Mamerto. Mamerto has a crew of fellow skateboarders

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Video: Authors of ‘Los Otros DREAMers’ share stories of deported youth in Mexico at campus event

LatinaLista — Anyone who has heard coverage of immigration reform over the last few years has also learned about the efforts of DREAMers, young undocumented students who were brought here to the U.S. as children and now find themselves in a social, civic and political limbo. Yet, what not many people on this side of

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Video: Latino college students speak out on rise in hate crimes against Latinos

LatinaLista — Earlier this year, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released their report on 2012 hate crimes. In the report, it was revealed that hate crimes against Latinos had risen dramatically. Some analysts attribute the rise in hate crimes against Latinos to a response in the shifting demographics in the country with whites losing majority

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Report reveals young adult voters losing interest showing up at the polls

LatinaLista — With the line blurring between politicians and celebrities, it’s no wonder that voting rates among young voters (18-29) has fallen off over the last few years. In Hollywood-speak, there isn’t a “box office” name at the polls that has captured the attention or generated the enthusiasm among young voters since Obama ran in

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