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Center for American Progress Women and girls continue to benefit from dramatically increased educational opportunities. Due in large part to the success of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, more than half of the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees awarded by U.S. colleges today are earned by women. Yet despite this progress, […]

LatinaLista When the world first learned about the devastating earthquake in Haiti last month, the news reports of the destruction, suffering and loss of life couldn’t come quickly or often enough. For a couple of weeks, people were glued to their television sets or clicking through photos online of what was happening in Haiti. Yet, […]

By Margaret Aguirre LatinaLista — Margaret Aguirre is the Director of Global Communications for the 26-year-old, California-based International Medical Corps (IMC). IMC goes anywhere in the world it’s needed to save lives and improve the quality of life through health interventions performed by volunteer doctors and nurses. Ever since January 12, 2010 when the 7.0 […]

By Anahi Parra LL Special Report LatinaLista Away from my hometown of Mexico City, I am currently in New York City, where last Sunday I had the opportunity to witness two rallies regarding gay marriage in New York, one pro-marriage equality, one against. The English-language media coverage was more focused on the rally co-organized by […]

(This is the second in a continuing series of periodic reports Latina Lista is receiving from correspondents in Mexico City.) By Mara Muñoz LatinaLista MEXICO CITY — Last Monday, April 27, was an unusual day in Mexico City. It was 11:30 am when the Ministry of Health had a press conference. The country was expecting […]

LatinaLista — Stratfor, a publisher of geopolitical intelligence, released their analysis of an incident that happened in Phoenix, Arizona but could and does happen every day in southwestern cities within a reasonable distance of the Mexican border. Weapons commonly used by Mexican drug cartel hit squads. (Source: abcnews) A group of men outfitted to look […]

LatinaLista — A day after Latina Lista reported on the attempts by a Texas lawmaker to revoke American citizenship of children born in the United States of undocumented immigrants comes a “Special Report” from the state’s comptroller that undocumented immigrants contribute more to the state coffers than any services they receive. Billed as the first […]

LatinaLista — As more and more towns join in the hysteria of proclaiming undocumented immigrants Public Enemy #1, it’s more and more obvious these politicians and citizens don’t want to know the people behind the label. Who knows what would happen then? Well, one University of South Carolina researcher thought it was time to get […]