• Latino seventh grader creates winning paper airplane design — first to soar over Tucson desert

    LatinaLista — If anyone out walking in the Tucson desert last week thought they saw a white object gliding silently across the Arizona sky, they can be forgiven for thinking it was a UFO. It wasn't but it was something never before seen, maybe anywhere, in the U.S. It was a 800-pound...

  • Guatemala: How many people can you fit inside a bus? First Guinness World Record for Guatemala

    By Rudy Girón REVUE: Guatemala's English-language Magazine GUATEMALA — In Poland they were able to get 209...

  • Venezuela: Latina Venezuelan presidential candidate challenges Hugo Chavez during 8-hour speech

    By Jennifer Barreto-Leyva LatinaLista CARACAS — The day has arrived when I couldn’t be any more proud to be a woman in Venezuela. It’s all because of Venezuelan Presidential Candidate, Maria Corina Machado. Machado challenged President Hugo Chavez in such a way that so far no man has ever dared to do...

  • Mental Health Workforce Shortage More Critical in Minority Communities

    SaludToday Texas’ severe shortage of mental health professionals is compounded by a disparity in diagnosing and treating the state’s rapidly growing Latino and other minority communities, the Texas Tribune reports. The report indicates that 64% of all psychiatrists were white, 3.5% were black, and 12.4% were Hispanic in 2009. Watch this captivating...

  • Teaching teens that digital dating abuse is “not cool”

    LatinaLista -- A teenager's life has always been tough. There have always been bullies, "mean girls," that one special guy or girl that gave you butterflies in your stomach, and for some teen girls that one guy who professed his love like Romeo but acted more like Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler....

  • New site spreads message “Muslims are our fellow Americans”

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to being feared, insulted or ignored based on who you physically are as a person, a lot of Latinos know what that feels like. Another group who knows equally well how it feels is Muslim Americans. Take what happened last month: On May 6, five days after...

  • New social media campaign covers all the bases in reaching Latino youth

    LatinaLista -- There are two indisputable truths about young people: They are the future and they are the YouTube generation. To young people, filming and posting their own videos -- that they shoot with their smart phones -- is second nature. They don't even think about it twice but a new social...

  • Special Mother’s Day video makes mom star of her own movie

    LatinaLista -- The countdown to Mother's Day is underway -- it's this Sunday, May 8 -- and the number one question most children are asking themselves is: What am I going to give mom? For those on a tight budget but want a gift that is extra special in showing mom she's...

  • Latino viewpoint expands in cyberspace with launch of LatinoKos

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to like-minded people getting together to discuss topics of interest, blogs have long been a natural destination. In fact, the more "niche" the group the more popular the blog destination. For example when discussing politics, just look at Latina Lista or Jack & Jill Politics when it...

  • New bilingual family video-chat site creates real-time bridges for Latino families living apart

    LatinaLista -- What happens when the abuelos live in one part of the country and the nietos live in another? Well, it used to mean lots of long-distance phone calls. Then, when webcams were created, it meant precious face-time but the chance to color a picture with the grandchildren or read a...

  • Why was ICE allowed to deport a 4-year-old U.S. citizen while her parents waited for her in New York?

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to fighting for the citizenship rights of the children of undocumented immigrants, the hope has always centered on the DREAM Act. A bill that would grant a path to citizenship to those children whose parents brought them to this country at a young age. But what about...

  • Child anti-hunger campaign targets 17 million children who go to bed hungry

    LatinaLista -- There's no denying that Mother Nature is making life more of a challenge these days in some parts of the world. From Australia's farmland coast that was hit with cyclones and massive floods to Argentina's agriculture hit by drought and both of Peru and Argentina experiencing a crisis with their low...

  • NYC high school students create winning video about appreciating diversity

    LatinaLista -- It's often heard these days that there is too much hate speech in the country; too much intolerance. Unfortunately, most of the young people in this nation are on the frontline of this unrest. Public schools are one of the few places where people of different religions, ethnicities, races, disabilities...

  • Yet another game takes illegal immigration to an offensive level

    LatinaLista -- Once again, the issue of illegal immigration goes from the halls of Congress, grassroots protests and Latino communities under siege by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel to -- gameland. Ever since the issue has become almost a daily headline, there has been an eerie fascination with the idea of...

  • New museum dedicated to Mexican-American experience in S. CA opens first with online portal

    LatinaLista -- While Washington still debates, surveys and sets up exploratory committees on the viability of establishing a national Latino museum, Los Angeles has wasted no time in creating a museum that honors the first Latinos to make a contribution to the City of Angels -- Mexican Americans. LA Plaza de Cultura...

  • Video contest wants filmmakers to focus a positive lens on America’s future

    LatinaLista -- As the year that is closing out the first decade of the 21st Century, 2010 has been filled with divisive rhetoric, witness to deeper divisions based on economics, race and ethnicity and an increase of intolerance and bullying as a way of life. It's not a situation that inspires hope....

  • An expected election night outcome brings Latinos an uncertain uneasiness for the future

    LatinaLista -- By 9 p.m. EST, some congressional races had already been called but real suspense is waiting for who the winner will be in states like Nevada, Alaska, California and a few others. So far, one Tea Party candidate, KY Rand Paul, has been declared a winner, as well as, FL...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Changing the attitude of sexual violence One Student at a time

    LatinaLista -- There's no denying that college is at the same time an awesome experience and a scary proposition for many whose children may be the first in their families to go away to college. Yet, while a college education is something that is needed and promoted widely to have any kind...

  • Video project unites people One Day on Earth

    LatinaLista -- What are you doing on 10/10/10? This Sunday, the global community is coming together -- in one of those rare examples that illustrate how borders may separate us but we still are all of one planet -- when everyone with a camera, video, still or cell, will contribute to the...

  • Documentary “Train to Nowhere” relives the harrowing last journey of 11 undocumented immigrants

    LatinaLista -- Before we had daily reports of indiscriminate murders of undocumented Central American immigrants committed by Mexican drug carteles, Americans weren't so accustomed to hearing about mass deaths of undocumented immigrants. The first such report that brought this issue "home" was in 2002 when 11 bodies were found at the bottom...