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Video: American Express creates “docu-ad” highlighting the unbanked

Video: American Express creates “docu-ad” highlighting the unbanked

LatinaLista — It’s called a “docu-ad,” an ad that’s passed off to look like a documentary. In most cases, the underlying motivation for the piece — increased sales of an advertised product — is blatantly apparent. As such, whatever good intentions may have been behind its making are lost with the obvious product placement. Yet,

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Newspaper database unveils 13,000 publications published across the globe

LatinaLista — Since the Internet age began, predictions about the disappearance of newspapers have been as popular as foretelling the Apocalypse. While the newspaper industry has suffered, the state of the news industry is as healthy as ever. Newspapers are still being produced and read, alongside, their online counterparts — and anyone can check those

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Video: Author details how current immigration system evolved to host “systemic prejudice against Mexicans and other migrant workers”

LatinaLista — Immigration didn’t become ‘illegal’ until 1965, according to Aviva Chomsky the author of a new book titled “Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.” Chomsky, professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts, recently appeared on Democracy Now! explaining how “systemic prejudice against Mexicans and other migrant workers

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Video: Latino folk tales’ illustrations serve as centerpiece for unique art exhibit

LatinaLista — Mexican storytelling and art have never been independent of one another. One genre that has long illustrated this symbiotic relationship is children’s literature. Last year, at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State College in Saginaw, Michigan there was a special exhibit highlighting Latino folk tales. In the 65-piece exhibit,

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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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Latino iPhone users high-risk for going over data plans and it’s Facebook’s fault

LatinaLista — One of the few statistics that actually creates pride among most Latinos is the one that makes it clear Latinos are the “trendsetters in digital.” The term ‘early adopter’ has long been used to describe our collective fascination with technology. According to Nielsen’s Digital Consumer Report, Latinos own more digital devices and spend

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