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By Tony Cantú La Prensa de San Antonio — World-renowned environmental activist Wilma Subra — often compared to Erin Brokovich — is scheduled next month to meet with residents living around the former Kelly Air Force Base to help assess what’s making many of them sick. Residents around the shuttered base — now the 1,800-acre […]

By Angela Villanueva LatinaLista Corpus Christi native, Suzie Canales, encounters federal bureaucracy, frustration and roadblocks in finding solutions to help her local neighborhoods impacted by environmental abuses. For more than 10 years, Suzie Canales, 51, has been fighting for a clean environment in the Texas coastal town of Corpus Christi. Through her position as the […]

LatinaLista — Rising food prices and rampant childhood obesity are two factors fueling a national surge in local communities exploring the idea of establishing community gardens. Yet for one group, the idea digs much deeper. La Semilla Food Center‘s tagline is “building a local foodshed.” The nonprofit serves the Paso del Norte region of southern […]

LatinaLista — When it’s said that undocumented immigrants do the jobs most Americans don’t want, there is one industry that is the poster child for that statement — the food industry. It is reported that six in ten of the nation’s farmworkers are undocumented migrants. Thanks to the work of United Farm Workers, we know the […]

LatinaLista — Back in the days when construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall was at its height (pun intended) — seizing private and ancestral property, bulldozing its way through some selected neighborhoods and enraging locals on both sides of the border, a group of environmentalists, academicians, professionals and concerned citizens made it their mission to […]

LatinaLista — The argument that undocumented immigrants do the work most Americans don’t want to do doesn’t apply to the Gulf Oil spill — yet. The Pensacola office of Workforce EscaRosa, an unemployment agency that serves the Florida region of beaches that find themselves littered with tar balls, fielded over 5,000 applications from unemployed people […]

LatinaLista — Latinos have been identified as the largest group, ethnic or otherwise, who suffer from the highest rates of obesity. Part of that problem is due to eating too many unhealthy foods. Ideally, we should all be eating more fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, fruits and vegetables aren’t as affordable as a bag of chips […]

LatinaLista — As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gets ready to step up their efforts targeting employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers, according to a plan that was recently leaked to the Texas Tribune and titled “Strategic Priorities for Fiscal Years 2010-2014,” there is still one area that employers are acting with impunity when it […]

By Ivan G. Marte Forty-five days and counting with no solution in sight, not to mention a government administration grappling to take control of the situation. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana’s governor, up in arms, the news media doing what they do best — sensationalizing a serious story — and BP in search of a scapegoat, while […]

LatinaLista — When it comes to the new Arizona immigration law, everybody has an opinion. The latest organization to weigh in on the new law is the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA wanted to know if such could really be implemented without invoking assumptions, a.k.a. racial profiling about certain people. Yale Social Psychologist Dr. […]

By Martha Ramos LatinaLista MEXICO CITY — A couple of days ago, I was talking with a friend about old times. When we were kids, we played on the streets in Chihuahua. Last week, he was at a neighbor’s funeral. This guy lived near where we played. Now, the violence there took his life. My […]

LatinaLista — Who worries about lead poisoning these days? Evidently not many people. Otherwise, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wouldn’t have joined forces with the Ad Council and the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning on a new national multimedia ad campaign to raise […]

LatinaLista — It wasn’t that long ago that Honduras dominated world headlines due to the country’s political turmoil, and remains in the spotlight because of the increase in violence and murders of journalists. Yet there is another story in Honduras that, unfortunately, has never attracted the kind of global outcry as has the country’s internal […]

LatinaLista– While his wife is busy trying to diffuse one global crisis after another, former President Bill Clinton has been busy, among other things, with doing his part to find longterm solutions to a variety of global crises, through his foundation known as the Clinton Foundation. Clinton started his Foundation as a way to focus […]