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Murdered Costa Rican environmental crusader’s death still unsolved and cries for justice getting globally louder

Murdered Costa Rican environmental crusader’s death still unsolved and cries for justice getting globally louder

By Jaclyn Lopez LatinaLista “They brutally murdered our companion Jairo, but, in honor of his fight, we will sprout ten Jairos more,” read the flyer at a peace vigil for Jairo Mora Sandoval. Jairo was born in 1987 in the Caribbean coastal town of Limón, Costa Rica. He was interested in sea turtles from a

The other big issue Latinos are waiting to hear in Obama’s State of the Union

LatinaLista — The recent public declarations of support for the DREAM Act and increased talk about immigration reform among Republican politicians has solidified Obama’s promise that he and Congress will address the issue sooner than later. While there are still aspects of immigration reform that activists and community leaders want to see addressed immediately, such

Cities in Latin America doing more to prepare for climate change than the United States

LatinaLista — There’s a growing list of areas where the United States can no longer claim to lead the world — life expectancy, media education, student performance in reading, math and science, traffic safety, quality of healthcare, female corporate board members, women in politics, youth investments and now a new area that if further ignored will

House committee OKs bill to waive environmental rules for Border Patrol

By Joshua Armstrong Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – A House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would waive environmental regulations for Border Patrol activities within 100 miles of any U.S. border. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has said his National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act clears up the Border Patrol’s “checkerboard access,” but environmental groups

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