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U.S. decline in press freedom rankings called “one of the significant declines of the year”

U.S. decline in press freedom rankings called “one of the significant declines of the year”

LatinaLista — Every year, the organization Reporters Without Borders releases their world press freedom rankings. In conflict-torn countries like Syria, Mexico, Venezuela, Egypt, Yemen, etc, the clampdown on journalists’ reporting is not surprising. Since news is knowledge and the control of that news can be a powerful tool as a vehicle for propaganda, intimidation or


Video: Actor Esai Morales takes Hollywood and Latinos to task

LatinaLista — It’s easy to blame Hollywood for the lack of Latino representation in film and television. And while “Hollywood” does bear the blame for not showcasing Latino talent that is more in line with the rising demographic, so too must Latinos be accountable, according to popular La Bamba actor Esai Morales. In the featured


Intrn’l Video: Protesting displacement of 4,000 Brazilian families ahead of World Cup

LatinaLista — When Brazil was awarded the 2014 World Cup, media images showed Brazilians overjoyed at the prospect of hosting the megagames of their beloved sport, “futebol,” on their home turf. Yet, as preparations accelerate for the monthlong tournament beginning June 12 through July 13, it seems not all Brazilians are happy about the games.


Video: Couture designer makes caring for the environment runway chic

LatinaLista — Nancy Judd is a couture fashion designer. Her designs are included in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection. She has been featured on the frontpage of the Wall Street Journal. Her couture designs routinely are included in traveling exhibits across the country and her work has received international media coverage. There’s a reason why this


Video: 2.5 million children later, One Laptop Per Child is transforming not only children but whole countries

LatinaLista — In 2005, the acronym OLPC burst onto the tech/social good scene garnering headlines for its lofty mission — provide One Laptop Per Child to poor children throughout the world. Since that announcement, OLPC has put a special, break-proof laptop into the hands of 2.5 million children, in over 60 countries and in 21


Video: Hawaiian judge creates new program for parolees that gives HOPE they won’t return behind bars

LatinaLista — The penal system is big business in the United States, especially when most of the inmates go through the revolving door. Those released on probation usually find themselves back behind bars after violating their probations – at some point. Most court systems will admit that keeping ex-cons accountable to their probation officers –