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Video: Increasing the minimum wage — a debate that doesn’t add up

Video: Increasing the minimum wage — a debate that doesn’t add up

LatinaLista — The issue of what is a fair wage has garnered increasing debate with the House of Representatives’ opposition to federally increase the minimum wage. This legislative void has spurred more states to take up the cause and pass their own minimum wage increases. In this featured video, journalist Bill Moyers interviews activist Saru

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Viernes Video: Al Jazeera English creates reality show thrusting ordinary Americans into the heart and death of undocumented immigration

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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Intrn’l Video: Inspirational documentary about blind Brazilian ballerinas illustrates “beauty of perseverance”

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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Video: First female Asian comic editor dispels myth of how being different sucks

LatinaLista — Sana Amanat knows what it feels like to not fit in. Born in the United States of Asian descent, Amanat grew up entrenched in her family’s traditions and customs. Often, this meant that she dressed differently, ate different foods and even spoke a different language than her friends and peers. It was from

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Video: Focusing a lens on Venezuela’s out of control spiral

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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Video: Young New Jersey Latina ‘slams’ ecology and captures state Poetry Out Loud championship

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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