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Smithsonian Latino Center’s Virtual Museum brings Day of the Dead festivities alive to a wider audience

LatinaLista — Wherever there is a sizable Mexican American population, chances are some in that community will be celebrating the first two days of November with a revered Mexican tradition known as Dia de los Muertos. Long a popular custom in Mexico to honor and remember loved ones who have died, Dia de los Muertos…

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Laying out the bare facts of how Obama won the election

LatinaLista — Though the presidential election is done and decided, many people are still questioning the vote. Like who voted, who didn’t vote, who voted in 2008 but didn’t vote last week. A new infographic lays out the answers to these questions in easy-to-see detail and underscores that elections of the future will not only…

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New site makes sure everyone takes notice of Latinos in Hollywood

LatinaLista — Hollywood and Latinos used to be considered an oxymoron. Gradually, things have changed. Now more Latinos and Latinas are starring in primetime TV shows, co-starring in big screen films, appearing on cable TV shows, producing, writing and directing their own films and creating their own web series. Yet, because the TV Guides of…

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Latino middle-schooler creates website to share passion for space

By Alain Castillo LatinaLista Joseph Ruiz sees the world as a big ball of mystery that still needs to be explored. Once he discovers its secrets, he wants to lead and be its hero. “There are so many things we don’t know yet…people are trying to figure out the mysteries of the world,” said Joseph,…

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Social media analysis predicts tonight’s Iowa caucus victor via Facebook

LatinaLista — Speculation is running high on just who will win the Iowa caucus tonight, the New Hampshire primary next week, and eventually, the GOP nomination. As expected, since it is the start of the new year, some psychics have tried to predict the eventual winner.  But there’s another way that could be even more…

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