• Wal-Mart pulls offensive Mexican cartoon character from U.S. shelves

    LatinaLista — Wal-Mart, the Arkansas-based discount department store, has never been known for its sensitivity in regard to its corporate strategy of pushing mom-and-pop stores out of business in those markets it wants to dominate but when it comes to its products, it has shown that it understands who its buyers are...

  • Independent analysis underscores the danger of not having a working immigration policy

    LatinaLista — Stratfor, a publisher of geopolitical intelligence, released their analysis of an incident that happened in Phoenix, Arizona but could and does happen every day in southwestern cities within a reasonable distance of the Mexican border. Weapons commonly used by Mexican drug cartel hit squads. (Source: abcnews) A group of men...

  • New art exhibit celebrates a “Declaration of Immigration”

    LatinaLista — This Friday, in honor of the Declaration of Independence a new declaration will be drafted at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. It will be called the Declaration of Immigration and it’s a new exhibit that focuses on the variety of viewpoints and experiences in attaining the American...

  • New video shows the link between commonly used media sources on immigration and anti-immigrant organizations

    LatinaLista — A popular caution that is always issued to people surfing the Internet is to consider the source before believing in the validity of the information. It’s a statement that is true for every facet of media that distributes information to the public. It’s also a statement that lends itself very...

  • Miami’s El Nuevo Herald states McCain is the favored candidate by Hispanic voters. Huh?

    (Update Correction (6/25/08): When originally posted, we failed to notice that the referenced article was an Associated Press article and not one originally reported on by El Nuevo Herald staff. Our apologies. Yet, the basic premise of the post is correct and today, the Associated Press, issued a correction of their own...

  • New poll searching for racial bias in America reveals subtle feelings run deep on both sides of the questions

    LatinaLista — As much as some of us would like to think that this election is all about the issues, there’s no denying that a major issue for a lot of voters boils down to black versus white. In fact, the issue has become such a hot topic that there are reports...

  • Creative can exhibit pops the lid on ethnic, state and patriotic pride

    LatinaLista — And you thought the canned drink Red Bull was only good for a quick boost of energy. How wrong you are thee with little vision! It seems that Red Bull, the can, not the drink, has much more potential than to be clasped by sleep deprived or hung over caffeine...

  • PBS gives the green light for new documentary highlighting the historical experience of Latinos in the military

    LatinaLista — Who can forget about the outrage that veteran PBS documentarian Ken Burns created when he left out mention of Latino contributions in his epic World War II film? If it had not been for the organized protest from the Defend the Honor who alerted Latinos far and wide to the...

  • Latina Lista endorses Hispanic-led boycott of CNN’s Lou Dobbs

    LatinaLista — For advocates of undocumented immigrants, CNN’s Lou Dobbs stands as the barrier between rational thinking and hysterical rhetoric. That he has such a public platform to push his perspective and bullies any guests who disagree with him has long been a sore spot for those of us who know that...

  • New search engine finds a way for online users to help fund non-profits and schools

    LatinaLista — How many times have you thought, while leisurely surfing the internet, that you should be doing something more constructive with your online experience? Well, there’s a way to actually help out your favorite nonprofit without doing anything more than what you’re already doing while surfing online. It’s called GoodSearch and...

  • New reality series keeps the camera focused on border security

    LatinaLista — It’s been announced that yet another “reality” show will join the airwaves next Fall, but no contrived story lines with this show. Looking more like the perennial “Cops” series, the new camera-in-your-face series set to debut on ABC is about border security and titled, what else, “Border Security USA.” Billed...

  • New social network promotes up-and-coming Latino filmmakers

    LatinaLista — When it comes to the movie industry, Latinos have arrived. There’s no better measure of the rise of Latino film talent, both in front and behind the camera, than when the European press takes notice like at the world’s premier film festival — Cannes. Now, more and more of us...

  • Is Lou Dobbs the Sheriff Arpaio of Primetime?

    LatinaLista — In a new study by the Media Matters Action Network, “Fear and Loathing in Prime Time: Immigration Myths and Cable News,” the authors examine the cable “news” shows of Lou Dobbs, CNN Headline News’ Glenn Beck, and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. The authors are able to document the number of...

  • Annual Lucy-Desi celebration remembers the Cuban immigrant and Irish-American comedians

    LatinaLista — One of the first Latinos in the country who broke down a barrier to show that people with accents and who come from other countries are not a threat, and can even be quite funny was the better half of the Lucy and Desi team — Desi Arnaz. At a...

  • New site lets Spanish-speakers sign up to receive wireless AMBER alerts

    LatinaLista — While English is the main language of the United States, the second most widely used language is Spanish. So it makes sense that when there is an urgent situation that needs ALL of the public’s attention and help, that the information is in Spanish, as well as, English. One of...

  • Latina writers blend “Words” and “Wisdom” in special kind of blog tour

    LatinaLista — Whether it be a book tour, music tour or play tour, the bottom line is that those of us waiting for the tour to come to our town have to wait and wait and wait, and then we only get one chance to see either our favorite author, musician or...

  • New site supports indie films by bringing them to (any) screen near you

    LatinaLista — The Latino independent filmmakers talent pool is growing everyday. Unfortunately, there’s never been enough outlets or appreciation of Latino talent to get the word out to the greater community or for the community to support this budding independent filmmaking talent — until now. Caachi Films is a new website that...

  • Guest Voz: Latino BBC Correspondent Makes Cross-Country Discovery about Who Are U.S. Latinos

    By Jose Baig Jose Baig is one-half of the BBC Mundo team —¿Hablas español? — which recently finished a unique experiment exploring the presence of Hispanics and the use of Spanish in the United States. While on the road, Jose Baig checks email and updates the blog site for the project “¿Hablas...

  • The use of “illegal immigrant” in Idaho rapist story creates false connection

    LatinaLista — An appalling story out of St. Anthony, Idaho speeded across the Internet this morning. According to Idaho Falls CBS affiliate, KIDK, a 10-year-old girl gave birth to a 6 lb. baby girl as a result of being raped. The news story on the KIDK site read in part: That person...

  • New Bilingual Sesame Street Videos Reach Out to Military Families

    LatinaLista — From March 19, 2003 through April 5, 2008, there were a total of 429 Latino soldiers, across all military branches, killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom — overall, 4,005 soldiers were killed during this time frame. From March 19, 2003 through April 5, 2008, there were 1,924 Latino soldiers who returned...

  • Puerto Rican “Decimista” Lourdes Perez featured in new online film series promoting artists

    LatinaLista — Puerto Rican artist, Lourdes Perez, is described as a “recording artist, songwriter, composer, arranger, poet, vocalist and guitarist.” Yet, she is also only one of a handful of female decimistas. Decima is a specialized form of Spanish poetry. Lourdes has become world renown for her treatment and performance of the...

  • Do you know about Pangea Day?

    LatinaLista — If you don’t, thankfully there’s still time to sign up to witness firsthand an unique event that attempts to erase borders and bring the world together through film. May 10, 2008 is officially now known as Pangea Day. The brainchild of filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, Pangea Day arose from Noujaim’s wish...

  • New web site invites the world to share their opinions with American Voters

    LatinaLista — Since the launch of the presidential campaigns, it’s been no secret that the rest of the world is closely watching what is happening in the United States regarding the course of the elections. That was seen last year with the launch of the bilingual Mexican website ¡México Decide! E.E.U.U. Elecciones...

  • Guest Voz: Mass Media Expert Explains the Impact of Political Campaign Spots on Latinos

    LatinaLista — Dr. Federico Subervi, a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Texas State University-San Marcos, is well-known for his research into mass media and their impact on ethnic minorities. He is the director of the Latinos and Media Project and is the author of the recently published...

  • Filmmaker of program “Roberto Clemente” urges Latino film community to press PBS to air more shows by or about Latinos

    LatinaLista — This week, PBS aired a program about the legendary Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente. The show was part of the PBS series American Experience. Baseball player Roberto Clemente I was planning on blogging about the film but a visit to the web site dedicated to the show can inform...