• Latinos live longer than Anglo or Black peers

    LatinaLista — We all know that when it comes to diabetes, obesity, poverty, lack of health insurance and receiving quality health care, Latinos are disproportionately affected by all of these. Yet, when it comes to mortality rates, Latinos actually fare the best! It's what's called the Hispanic Paradox. HispanicBusiness.com quotes Dr. David...

  • New North side school will be first official ‘green’ school

    By Jose T. Garza III When Jim Martin Elementary School opens in August of 2010, it will make history on two fronts. Martin will become the first NISD elementary school to be built inside the Loop 410 since 1980, but more importantly, it will be the first official "green" NISD school. Construction,...

  • River Walk Doubles in Size

    La Prensa .- For decades, the San Antonio River north of the popular downtown River Walk was overgrown and blighted. Not anymore. A $72 million overhaul has essentially doubled the size of the River Walk. In doing so, it transformed a dry, weed-choked eyesore north of the River Walk into a 1...

  • Guest Voz: The Border Violence Myth

    LatinaLista — Gabriel Arana is a Spring 2009 intern at The Nation, as well as, a graduate student at Cornell University. Though Arana is based these days on the East Coast, he is a product of the U.S.-Mexico border region. Gabriel Arana Arana is originally from Nogales, Arizona — a town that sits...

  • Hopi Tribe works for partnership to preserve Homolovi Ruins State Park

    By DANIEL NEWHAUSER Cronkite News Service WINSLOW _ Before Homolovi Ruins became a state park, relic hunters with shovels and even backhoes used to tear through the rolling high desert here scrounging for ancient pottery. A reconstructed dwelling at Homolovi Ruins State Park near Winslow shows how the Anasazi ancestors of the...

  • Latina Lista correspondent finds Mexican stores running low on surgical masks

    By Mariana Llamas-Cendon LatinaLista MEXICO CITY — Surgical masks and respirators have become a popular shield against the swine flu or H1N1 virus pandemic but they are not almighty. According to a story published on Esmas.com, the news website from Noticieros Televisa — one of the two main broadcasting companies in Mexico...

  • Latina Lista correspondent reports Mexican government now identifies source of swine flu

    By Anahi Parra LatinaLista — For the first time since the earthquake in 1985, Mexico City is paralized. Schools are closed until May 6th, as well as museums, libraries, movie theatres and other cultural venues. Like in a science-fiction movie, it seems that the dwellers of one of the biggest cities in...

  • Tropicana orange juice creates unique campaign for people to save the Peruvian Rain Forest

    LatinaLista — Tomorrow is Earth Day. Unlike in the past, this year's observance is taking on special meaning. Most of us know that our planet is in stress. We've seen the pictures of the chunks of glaciers cracking into the ocean. We've seen the piles of trash growing in our town's trash...

  • Breaking News: Last holdout loses family ancestral land to federal border wall

    LatinaLista — Eloisa Tamez is a proud Lipan Apache woman and caretaker of her family's ancestral lands in El Calaboz, Cameron County, Texas — along the U.S.-Mexico border. Eloisa Tamez, at the Albuquerque Peace & Justice Center, hours after hearing the news that the U.S. (Obama Administration) will take possession of her...

  • Stunning video highlights border wall impact on last 5% of Texas borderlands ecosystem

    LatinaLista — Remember a time when people didn't believe global warming was real? Our nation's leaders at the time, because of their misplaced loyalties, sided with big industries whom we now blame for the acceleration of global warming. With more of the ice caps melting, we are realizing too late that there's...

  • 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...

  • Global initiative wants the world to vote against global warming

    LatinaLista — It's not often that an election captures the imagination of the whole world. Though we did see it last November with our own presidential elections, the downside for those who weren't U.S. citizens was that not everyone could vote. But on Saturday, March 28, 2009, there is going to be...

  • New U.S.-Mexico Border Protection initiative has no plans for further border wall expansion

    LatinaLista — Today the Obama administration released their idea of a comprehensive U.S.-Mexico border security package. All that can be said at this point is that if this is their idea of comprehensive, then when it comes time for the next "comprehensive" response, a.k.a. immigration reform (CIR), then we all have something...

  • S.A. filmmaker triumphs in face of adversity

    By Maria Elena Cruz When Buddy Calvo decided to turn his experience of being burglarized into a movie, he never dreamed it would do so well----it wasn't a normal experience though. A group of vandals had been breaking into cars and terrorizing his neighborhood. When his vehicle became the target, he became...

  • Ten conservation photographers trek through U.S. borderlands on special mission

    LatinaLista — The old cliche that a picture speaks a thousand words is going to be put to the test in the next three weeks by ten photographers from the International League of Conservation Photographers. Road cut through the Otay Mountain wilderness to facilitate border wall construction. (Source: Photo by Roy Toft)...

  • Guest Voz: Words and poetics prove strong hammers in putting a dent in US-MX border wall

    LatinaLista — Even as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, residents along the Texas-Mexico border reported that construction of the mandated border fence was underway. Since the day it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security was going to enforce the Secure Fence Act...

  • United Farm Workers provide free downloadable calendar with New Year’s message — Se Se Puede!

    LatinaLista — Did you know that calendars have pretty much been around since the dawn of humanity - give or take a few thousand years. The start of any new year without one is like a bad omen or something. These days, there's no excuse as to why you don't have a...

  • Latest DHS tactic to build border wall keeps landowners from having land appraised

    LatinaLista — Sexy topics always gets the most attention — emphasis is on "sexy" not sex. These days, it's much sexier to discuss President-elect Obama's Cabinet picks or the state of the economy or even the Big 3 automakers groveling before Congress. What's not sexy these days? Any topic that has been...

  • Children discover there’s something fun to learn 365 days a year

    LatinaLista — Now more than ever, the issue of school readiness for young children is on the minds of not just parents but politicians and policy makers as the country finds itself lacking the necessary high-skilled labor force it needs to compete in a global environment. Yet contrary to popular perception, equipping...

  • Texas recruiting for Virtual Texas Deputies

    LatinaLista — A while back Latina Lista reported on a trial program that the state of Texas was conducting in using the public's help in monitoring border security with Mexico by watching live online streaming from cameras placed at strategic points along the Texas-Mexico border. The original program had some kinks in...

  • Border leaders unveil in-depth recommendations for border security and challenges government to ignore them this time

    LatinaLista — A stunning display of bipartisan cooperation was seen in Washington today. No, it's not the transitional team of President-elect Obama. National Immigration Forum, Press Conference, Rayburn Building, Capitol Hill, November 19, 2008. (Source: Rodney Choice) Rather, it's an even more unlikely group that featured small-town city council members, immigrant rights...

  • Trinational conservation plan outlines strategy to help Mexico save the endangered vaquita porpoise

    LatinaLista — One of the more positive programs to come as a result of the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) was the creation of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The CEC's job is to basically enforce environmental law and address regional environmental concerns. Their latest project comes at the request...

  • Ongoing border wall construction is nothing more than perpetuating a false threat

    LatinaLista — While everyone is naturally excited about the election, there is a group of people who can't wait for it to be over with so the new President (and fingers, toes and eyes are being crossed for Obama/Biden) can put a stop to one of the most dangerously damaging domestic policies...

  • New site dedicated to early history of Cesar Chavez’ work with United Farm Workers of America

    "Some day, people will want to know what happened in our movement, what mistakes we made and what we accomplished." LatinaLista — Those were the words LeRoy Chatfield remembers his good friend Cesar Chavez saying to him 40 years ago when he directed Mr. Chatfield to gather up all the documents, photos,...

  • PBS takes a fresh look at the U.S.-Mexico border wall

    LatinaLista — While not much is being reported in the traditional press about the ongoing battle along the U.S.-Mexico border between U.S. residents fighting the Department of Homeland Security's intent to construct a physical barrier between Mexico and the U.S., it's still happening. Marches are still being walked in protest and residents...