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LatinaLista — The ability to believe in yourself is a skill that isn’t only life-changing but a game-changer in the bigger scheme of achieving success. In the featured TEDx talk delivered in 2012 by Eduardo Briceño, co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works, Briceño explains the difference between a fixed and growth mindset and how one […]

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LatinaLista — It’s no accident that one of the requirements for granting citizenship to young DREAMers is that they serve in the military. There has been a long history of undocumented soldiers serving in the nation’s military, though official sources have claimed otherwise. Many times, according to personal reports, promises were made that the soldier […]

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LatinaLista — Since his debut single, Buenos Aires-born songwriter IMMI (GRANT) has striven to deliver music with a clear message. His first single, Immigrant/Inmigrante, a finalist in the 2012 John Lennon songwriting contest, was clear in its political overtones explaining the motivation of immigrants coming to the United States. In his second single, simply titled […]

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LatinaLista — In the vein of MTV’s iconic “Real World” reality series, Al Jazeera English debuts a new series that could be said to literally follow in its predecessor’s footsteps. However, these footsteps have less to do with MTV and more to do with the thousands of dead migrants who weren’t able to realize their […]

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LatinaLista — Featured before on this site, the Brazilian documentary “Looking at the Stars” deserves another look-see — ironic choice of words since the main characters themselves are blind. Looking at the Stars or Olhando pras Estrelas is about the first and only ballet school for the blind located in São Paulo, Brazil. Discovered by […]

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LatinaLista — News has been trickling out of Venezuela of the spiraling conditions in the country. From the unrest in the streets where military police are reported to be shooting indiscriminately into crowds of students to the closure of independent media — more than 20 newspapers shut down — to the growing scarcity of food […]

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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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LatinaLista — As one viewer wrote on the YouTube page of the film Amazing Catfish: “Finally, a Mexican movie that is not about drug cartels or predictable and stupid jokes. I really wanna see this.” The Mexican-made film, with English subtitles, has been garnering awards since its release in Mexico. Premiering recently at the San […]

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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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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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LatinaLista — In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission which said “that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting political independent expenditures by corporations, associations, or labor unions.” Since that ruling, more money to influence politicians and political election outcomes as been spent […]

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LatinaLista — No matter how technologically advanced medicine becomes the mysterious benefits of ancient medicine continues to draw believers to seek them out for their healing properties. One such medicine still exists deep in the Peruvian jungles of the Amazon Rainforest. Known as Ayahuasca, it is a powerful hallucinogen that is used both for spiritual […]

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LatinaLista — York University undergrad Luke Durward saw that his younger brother was on his way to being unhealthy. How? The younger Durward was cleaning his plate — outeating grown adults several times over. Studying nutrition in college, Luke knew that if something wasn’t done to help his brother it would be harder to help […]

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