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Video: Central American governments play their own blame game explaining why their children are fleeing to U.S.

Video: Central American governments play their own blame game explaining why their children are fleeing to U.S.

LatinaLista — Ever since President Obama finally recognized the influx of Central American children at the U.S.-Mexico border as a “humanitarian crisis,” partisan blame has been thickly spread. From faulting current U.S. policy and criticizing border enforcement to calling out the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, blame has replaced any effort in finding

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Video: Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood learns how to fight back against rising neighborhood violence

LatinaLista — The history of the city of Chicago seems to have always been intertwined with violence. The 21st Century is no different. During this year’s Fourth of July holiday weekend, the city recorded nine people killed by gun violence and another 60 wounded. The trend continued the following weekend with three people killed. For

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VIDEO: Kids Overwhelming US Border, Officials Acknowledge

LatinaLista — Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they’re struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the southern border, acknowledging they’ve been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America. “We have not been what I would say successful yet” in ensuring that the unaccompanied

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Intrn’l Video: Small film triggers big conversation around issues of intolerance and discrimination

LatinaLista — It’s rare that a film can hold a mirror to society and expose how many is his own worst enemy in only six minutes, but the Spanish film Cólera accomplishes that and more. The basic premise of the film is straightforward — man deformed by cholera is an outcast but doesn’t live far

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Video: Former inmates reconnect with Nature to heal their spirit and keep from returning to their old ways

LatinaLista — Sometimes a reconnection with Nature is what is needed to heal the Human Spirit. For those who “feel broken” due to incarceration and drug addiction, this reconnection can make all the difference in having a bright future. In a special conservation program started in 2010 in the Houston area, former inmates have an

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Video: New poll underscores tie between the environment and Latino communities

LatinaLista — A popular perception of Latinos is that all are urban dwellers. Most believe that highway mixmasters are the closest stone canyons that many Latinos will see, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Yet, in Colorado and New Mexico, two states not only known for their natural beauty and endless outdoor activities, and where

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