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Video: Young New Jersey Latina ‘slams’ ecology and captures state Poetry Out Loud championship

Video: Young New Jersey Latina ‘slams’ ecology and captures state Poetry Out Loud championship

LatinaLista — On March 14, New Jersey high schooler Natasha Vargas “slammed” the audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center — and they loved her! Vargas was competing in the national Poetry Out Loud state competition and captured the state championship securing her entry into the finals of the national recitation contest. Vargas delivered

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Video: Remembering that no wave of immigrants had an easy welcome

LatinaLista — Today, many Americans equate immigration with the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet, while the immigration process can happen anywhere along the borders of the United States, there is one place that historically has been seen as the “official” gateway into the country — Ellis Island. Though a museum now, Ellis Island is known for being

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Presidential Proclamation for Cesar Chavez Day

On Cesar Chavez Day, we celebrate one of America’s greatest champions for social justice. Raised into the life of a migrant farm worker, he toiled alongside men, women, and children who performed daily, backbreaking labor for meager pay and in deplorable conditions. They were exposed to dangerous pesticides and denied the most basic protections, including

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Viernes Video: Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal delves into U.S. immigration issue in search of “Dayani Cristal”

LatinaLista — Perhaps the most chilling consequence of illegal entrance into the country is the deaths of so many migrants in the deserts, mountains and rivers that act as a natural barricade to reaching the United States. Stories have been told for years of corpses, sometimes only bones, of aspirational migrants being found in these

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Intrn’l Video: Showcasing the creative minds of Bolivia’s design world

LatinaLista — Time-lapse photography is a popular filmmaking technique that showcases the wonder of life. From nature to urban settings, time-lapse photography condenses the energy of life into just a few minutes. It also makes 100 hours go by ultra-fast. In the featured video, time-lapse photography is used to give viewers a taste of the

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