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As another Texas election campaign heats up, state’s Latinos find themselves (again) the butt of GOP politics

As another Texas election campaign heats up, state’s Latinos find themselves (again) the butt of GOP politics

LatinaLista — This year marks 32 years living in Texas, and after all this time, I’m still surprised and insulted at the lack of respect state politicians unashamedly display towards Latinos in the Lone Star State. In a state whose history is among the most intertwined with that of Mexico, and where 38 percent of

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NBC’s closure of Latino-centric news site heralds failed experiment or successful test

LatinaLista — Last November when NBC announced they were shutting down NBCLatino, their Latino-focused news site and entry into the crowded online competition for Latino readers/viewers, a spokesman for NBC said the closure of the site and funneling of readers to the main network news site: “will allow its content to reach a much larger

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MTV’s teen pregnancy reality show “scaring straight” more teens to the shame of sex education critics

LatinaLista — In 1978, the documentary Scared Straight! made headlines with its depiction of juvenile offenders being screamed at and terrified by hardened criminals at what is now East Jersey State Prison. It was all part of a program to discourage these young offenders from pursuing a life of crime. The Academy Award-winning documentary ended

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New economic report on women reveals fundamental flaw in society that bears bipartisan blame

LatinaLista — Maria Shriver, the ex-wife of California’s governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a member of the Kennedy family, appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday to talk about her nonprofit‘s latest report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, when the show’s host played a clip of Sen. Marco Rubio criticizing the nation’s 50th

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New report serves as indictment of Border Patrol’s “systematic” display of abuse of power

LatinaLista — Two new installments of a three-part series, of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, released today by the Immigration Policy Center take a bold stand. Not in what they document but what they imply. Bordering on Criminal: The Routine Abuse of Migrants in the Removal System is a groundbreaking series that for the first

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