New HUD report shows increase outreach to immigrants, minorities, the disabled and the LGBT

LatinaLista — Housing discrimination exists in this country. It’s a fact. In 2010, more than 10,000 fair housing discrimination complaints were received by the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development according to the recently released analysis, Live Free: Annual Report on Fair Housing 2010. Guess who is the largest group of people discriminated against when…

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University research underscores why media’s increasing sexualization of women should alarm Latinas

LatinaLista — The old media adage “Sex Sells” has never been as true as it is today. Thanks to two researchers from the Dept. of Sociology at State University of New York at Buffalo there is now proof of just how much sex media uses to sell their products. Assistant Professors Erin Hatton and Mary Nell…

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War of words between Lawrence, MA’s Dominicans and Puerto Ricans

by José Alfonso García Rumbo LAWRENCE, MA — The humiliating and discriminatory remarks by Rev. Edwin Rodriguez and his followers against Dominicans are not an attack from the Puerto Rican Community. In his radio show on Saturday, July 23rd. Rev. Edwin Rodriguez blasted again with derogatory accusations against Dominicans residing in Lawrence, MA. He charged…

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Business study reveals Latino entrepreneurs have more good intentions than business savviness

LatinaLista — This week, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) released their “Business Owner Financial Wellness Study“. It’s a report that specifically focuses on multicultural business owners’ “dreams, opinions and overall financial health.” The study reveals a profile of Latino entrepreneurs that is both admirable and upsetting. One of the dining rooms in San Antonio’s Mi…

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The mindset of Norway’s shooter is alive and well in the US and pointed at Latinos

LatinaLista — He was against Muslims immigrating into his country and he didn’t like that society was turning multicultural. Those have been the two reasons offered as the motives for the bloody rampages of Norway’s most notorious mass assassin, Anders Behring Breivik. As soon as his motives were made public, it caused most people to…

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Recent GOP outbursts against Latino immigrants and Obama underscore the depth of political racism

LatinaLista — Just how racist is the United States? It’s a question that used to have a gray area. Though it was recognized that some regions of the country were still stuck in the pre-Civil Rights era, the broader assumption was that the educated among us could lead the rest of the nation out of…

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Life Issues

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    Pediatrician helps Latino parents understand importance of vaccines

    LatinaLista — A new study published in the March issue of JAMA Pediatrics on the December measles outbreak, traced to California’s Disneyland, confirms what was on everyone’s minds — not being vaccinated caused the illness to spread. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that a perfect storm was created…

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    Latino immigrants most appreciative of their local public libraries

    LatinaLista — With more than 17,000 public libraries and bookmobiles nationwide, serving 96% of the U.S. population, there’s opportunity for most people to visit a library or have access to books and library services. However, a new Pew study found that Latinos, who have used libraries, are the least informed when it comes to knowing…

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    New data shows Latino students’ work paying off on closing the achievement gap

    LatinaLista — It seems Latino students are getting the message that a high school diploma is the first step in having a successful future. The latest findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics reveals that Latino students, and other students of color, are improving their graduation rates and narrowing the…

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    Transcript: President Obama’s remarks at 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

    Edmund Pettus Bridge Selma, Alabama March 7, 2015 It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes. Now, I have to imagine that when a younger John Lewis woke up that morning 50 years ago and made his way to Brown Chapel,…

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    North Texas activists protest killing of unarmed Mexican immigrant

    By Obed Manuel LatinaLista GRAPEVINE, TX — The Grapevine City Council conference room filled with shouts of “No justice! No peace!” Tuesday night as more than 100 people showed up to protest the officer-involved killing of Ruben Garcia Villalpando. Martha Romero, Villalpando’s wife, sat quietly in the front row of the conference room with her…

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    College advisor pens song advocating educational rights for DREAMers

    By Julie Diaz-Asper LATISM I met Steve Goodman because our kids are in school together. I knew he was an expert on college education and part of the top colleges team. I didn’t know that he was a songwriter who uses songs to advocate on educational issues. Here is the story behind “Let Julio Study”…

Global Views

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    Peru’s beautiful and ancient Vilavilani cave paintings left unprotected

    By Hillary Ojeda Peru This Week A cave containing some of southern Peru’s most beautiful, ancient paintings is unprotected and hardly known by the public. The Vilavilani cave, located in the Palca district of the region of Tacna in southern Peru houses cave paintings dating back to approximately 7,000 B.C. Archaeologist Jesus Gordillo told El…

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    Want to find your ‘happy place’? Gallup poll says look in Latin America

    LatinaLista — If the economy, Congress or national news headlines have you feeling blue, you might want to jet south of the border to Central or South America. Not so much for the sand and sun, though that would be sure to brighten any mood, but just to feel happier overall! It seems Paraguay, Colombia,…

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    Mexico launches nationwide whistleblower initiative with MéxicoLeaks

    LatinaLista — Mexico, along with many countries in Latin America, is a country whose people routinely suffer from daily acts of impugnity exercised by local police, politicians, corporations, drug cartels, the wealthy, etc. Past attempts to hold some of these perpetrators accountable — by bloggers, students, journalists or parents of missing children — has resulted…

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    Peruvians want to throw trash TV off the airwaves

    LatinaLista — Last month, the streets of Lima swelled with a new protest movement hoping to do away with trash TV in the country and encourage more cultural programming. Begun on Facebook, the “March Against Trash Television” (Marcha Contra La Television Basura) paraded down the streets of Lima, Peru on the night of February 27….

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    New threats challenge Mexico’s Teotihuacán’s chances of retaining splendor for next generation

    LatinaLista — Mexico’s pyramid Teotihuacán is not just a popular tourist destination and iconic symbol of Mexico’s significance in the annals of ancient history but it’s also an archeological treasure living on borrowed time. Located 25 miles northeast of Mexico City, Teotihuacán is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city renown for its long-standing structures and well-preserverd murals….

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    Infested coffee plants have Peruvian farmers growing more coca leaf

    By Hillary Ojeda Peru This Week Rust-infected coffee plantations have left farmers in Puno poor and leaning towards growing more and more coca to feed and take care of their families, according to El Comercio. From 2013 to 2014, coffee production saw a 90% drop due to rust damaging crops. El Comercio went to the…