• Albany’s public radio station goes Latin Alternative

    LatinaLista — If the names Manu Chao, Café Tacvba and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs sound familiar then you're probably a fan of Latin alternative music. The folks at Albany's public radio station WEXT 97.7 are hedging their bets that there are a lot of Latin alternative music fans and want to reach them...

  • Macy’s and RIF partner in new campaign to promote children’s literacy

    It is a fact that Hispanic children represent slightly more than 20 percent of all children under age five in the United States and yet, only 14 percent of Latino fourth-graders and nine percent of eighth-graders can read at or above basic or advanced skill levels. Gisselle Acevedo, President and CEO of...

  • Weight loss doctor discovers how to control food addiction

    (The following story is supplied to Latina Lista through a content partnership with Amigos805.com.) Diets are many, but most of them just concentrate in losing weight not in promoting a healthy lifestyle that keeps one fit... forever. This one does. By Mariana Llamas-Cendon Amigos805.com How many diets have you tried in the...

  • World Day Against Child Labor: Mexican Foreign Ministry releases report detailing Mexican children traveling to US alone are looking for work

    LatinaLista — Today, the global community observes World Day Against Child Labour. Begun in 2002 by the International Labor Organization, this year's theme is "Give Girls a Chance -- End Child Labor." According to ILO estimates, of the 218 million child laborers worldwide, 100 million are girls. More than half of those...

  • Latino creates Super Grande films

    LatinaLista — When it comes to filmmaking, there are so many talented Latinos behind the camera that it's always a treat to learn about yet one more. That's the case with Anthony Rivero Stabley of Super Grande Films. We weren't aware of this film company until their founder Anthony Rivero Stabley contacted...

  • Las Vegas bets on a new kind of bullfight to draw in the crowds

    LatinaLista — Most people are familiar with bullfights. For U.S.-born Latinos, the pageantry and tradition associated with the one event that is a staple form of entertainment in almost every Spanish-speaking country, gets sidetracked in the debate of animal cruelty. Yet, some Las Vegas organizers want to bring bull fights to the...

  • New site targets Mexican American professionals

    LatinaLista — What is a Mexican American professional? Most people would say that it's someone of Mexican American descent who has a college degree and is practicing a profession that requires certification or license. For Humberto Gutierrez, the Mexican American professional is the "silent minority." Of all the subgroups within the Latino...

  • Peso exchange rate hurting Arizona’s border businesses

    By CAROLINA MADRID Cronkite News Service DOUGLAS _ G.T. Bohmfalk remembers the days when shoppers flooded in from Mexico to buy from his western wear and saddle shop and from other merchants along G Avenue in this border community. But business is worse than he’s seen since he began running the family-owned...

  • Kaiser Permanente spends $2 million recruiting foreign-trained doctors while undocumented students dreaming to be doctors keep dreaming

    LatinaLista — This week, two very important members of President Obama's Cabinet spoke out on the DREAM Act, the bill making its way through congressional committees to legalize the status of undocumented students and allow them to not only pursue affordable higher education but put their degrees to work once they have...

  • Napolitano visits Nogales, announces port, security help

    By DANIEL NEWHAUSER Cronkite News Service NOGALES (Wednesday, April 15) _ U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that $212 million in federal stimulus money will upgrade the port of entry here and help create jobs in Arizona. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks Wednesday, April 15, 2009, during a...

  • Western Union creates Spanish campaign showcasing remittances sent by customers

    LatinaLista — The only bad thing about the new ad campaign by Western Union featuring Univision host Ana Maria Canseco, that showcases true stories of consumers who use the company's money wiring services to send remittances back home to their families, is that it's all in Spanish. The stories of why these...

  • Experts agree the state of the economy calls for action on immigration reform

    LatinaLista — Ever since, it was reported last week that President Obama was going to address immigration reform probably as early as May, critics have argued that the White House's attention on the issue deprives warranted attention on the economy. Undocumented day laborers wait to be hired for odd jobs. In fact,...

  • Veteran job search author now offers his advice for free as an eBook

    LatinaLista — As of March 2009, 13.2 million people were out of work. Economists are predicting that the employment picture will only get worse. That translates into a lot of people applying for the same few jobs. There have always been books and guides to help people navigate the unemployment lines but...

  • Flushing with success, one entrepreneur cashes in a disposable idea

    Out of frustration from not finding traveling packs of high-quality toilet seat covers, Dora Cardenas-Ruckstuhl creates a product that puts a profitable spin to an unsexy item. LatinaLista — By her own admission, Dora Cardenas-Ruckstuhl has always been a dreamer. Ever since emigrating from her native sultry Colombia for the teeth-chattering temperatures...

  • A child’s wish and a little magic create a successful tale

    For Carey and Joe Davila, all it took was a simple wish from their daughter that served as the impetus to create a business making mermaids out of little girls. LatinaLista — There isn't a little girl who doesn't dream, at one time or another, of being a mermaid princess complete with...

  • Flushing with success, one entrepreneur cashes in a disposable idea

    Out of frustration from not finding traveling packs of high-quality toilet seat covers, Dora Cardenas-Ruckstuhl creates a product that puts a profitable spin to an unsexy item.   LatinaLista — By her own admission, Dora Cardenas-Ruckstuhl has always been a dreamer. Ever since emigrating from her native sultry Colombia for the teeth-chattering...

  • Kleenex shows Latino pride is nothing to “sneeze” at

    LatinaLista — It seems that it's never too early to start planning to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The folks at Kleenex (of the Kimberly-Clark family of products) actually began in December of last year when they put out a nationwide call to Latino artists to come up with a new design for...

  • New study finds wage differences between Mexican immigrants and undocumented Mexican immigrants

    LatinaLista — The authors of a new study have found that if there is a choice for Mexican immigrants to either choose California or Texas as their final destination, they're better off choosing Texas. The authors of Cost of Being a Mexican Immigrant and Being a Mexican Non-Citizen in California and Texas,...

  • NASCAR revving up to attract more Latino fans

    LatinaLista — When it comes to being the target of advertising, being Latina/o sometimes feels like Britney Spears' song "Piece of Me." The latest industry to suddenly realize the buying potential of the Latino market is, of all industries, NASCAR. (Source: Businessweek) Now it 's long been known, at least among the...

  • Economy’s meltdown is new version of 9-11. So why isn’t Congress uniting behind this President?

    LatinaLista — Finally, after two months, Congresswoman Hilda Solis has been confirmed as the nation's new Labor Secretary. Of all the Cabinet positions in Obama's administration, Solis was the last one to be confirmed who was an original Obama selection. New Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Her confirmation was opposed by 17...

  • Spotlight: LA Times deciphers Mexico’s drug war in multimedia detail

    LatinaLista — We've all run into people, whom just by their body language and how they reply to our questions, immediately trigger our gut instincts to the possibility that they are lying, or at the least, being purposely misleading. I had never felt that feeling as strongly as when I happened to...

  • The road to corporate success proves to be a straight but challenging path

    A childhood interest in cars lead Grace Lieblein into a lifelong automotive career developing the cars of tomorrow and trailblazing a corporate path for Latinas and all women. LatinaLista — Cars have always held a fascination for 48-year-old Grace Lieblein, president of Mexico City's General Motors division. Growing up in the greater...

  • Cable movie channel spotlights Latinos’ Hollywood evolution

    LatinaLista — We all know that visual media is a powerful force in influencing people's perceptions. When that media takes the form the of the Big Screen, the images are all that more powerful and etched into a person's psyche. There's no doubt that Hollywood had a hand in shaping society's impression...

  • It’s time to approve Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary and for Congress to stop putting the interests of Big Business before workers

    LatinaLista — When President Barack Obama announced that Rep. Hilda Solis was his choice for Labor Secretary on December 19, 2008, it was an announcement that delighted almost everyone — the Latino community and labor unions. The only ones not happy were big business and their (Congressional) supporters. Congresswoman Hilda Solis So,...

  • Urgent need for New Attorney General to review detention policies of undocumented immigrants and the private prison companies housing them

    LatinaLista — Today's swearing-in of Eric Holder Jr. as the nation's newest Attorney General has been as anticipated among immigration lawyers and families of immigrants detained in detention facilities as was Obama's own Inauguration Day. Vice president Joseph Biden administers the oath of office to Attorney General Eric Holder during a ceremony...