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Latino Commission on AIDS launches new site in time for National HIV Testing Day

LatinaLista — Saturday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day. While HIV/AIDS used to be the “gay man’s disease,” we all know that no longer is the case. Men, women and children of all ethnicities have the disease. It’s been reported that Latinos comprise 18 percent of those individuals who have HIV and don’t even

Student immigrants learning English share essays about life in America

LatinaLista — “If students are to make knowledge their own, they must struggle with the details, wrestle with the facts, and rework raw information and dimly understood concepts into language they can communicate to someone else. In short, if students are to learn, they must write.” — College Board President Gaston Caperton “Words Have No

Guest Voz: DREAM Act student reflects on what it means to have 3 more months in the U.S.

LatinaLista — Benita Veliz has become the national face of the DREAM Act, a bill before Congress that would allow students who were brought to this country illegally as children by their parents to attend college at in-state tuition prices and upon graduation put their degrees to work by granting these undocumented graduates citizenship. Benita

Hundreds expected to march to T. Don Hutto on Sat., World Refugee Day, to demand an end to family detention

LatinaLista — Saturday, June 20, is World Refugee Day. It’s a day that the world is asked to come together in solidarity in asking governments to recognize that all refugees are entitled to basic human rights — such as the right to freedom. In the United States, there are pockets of the country where this

DREAM Act student, Benita Veliz, will twitter her day in court

LatinaLista — Benita Veliz, Benny to her friends, is a 23-year-old college graduate — graduated Valedictorian from her San Antonio, Texas high school class and got a full scholarship to St. Mary’s University where she double-majored in biology and sociology — and wants to go to law school. Benita Veliz The only problem is Benita