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April 9, 2020

Lines at food banks are getting longer. Layoffs are getting more prevalent. Whole industries are predicted to go extinct. Bank accounts are shrinking. As self-isolation goes from staycation mode to anxious panic, those needing money to pay for essentials…

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April 8, 2020

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen how Trump and his allies have politicized this crisis. The worst act may have been Wisconsin’s Republican party blocking absentee voting and gambling that voters wouldn’t turn out. They were…

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April 7, 2020

It’s often said by Doctors Fauci and Birch that the coronavirus knows no boundaries, political parties, etc. To say that this is an equal opportunity virus is — something not entirely known. Important data is not being collected uniformly…

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April 6, 2020

A new week brings a revision of information of what keeps us safe in these scary times. Now, the CDC is saying that the 6-feet mandatory social distancing may not be far enough and we all have to start…

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April 3, 2020

We made it to Friday! Before now, that small milestone would only have meant the start of the weekend. In these times, it means one more day closer to a possible end to this modern pesadilla. Yet, as the…

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April 2, 2020

This week’s unemployment numbers have been released: 6.6 million. Many of our family members, neighbors and friends are included in this dismal number and we know it’s only going to increase. And it’s the reason, like none in recent…

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April 1, 2020

Today is April Fool’s Day. While some of us equate what we’re living through as a sick joke, we know it’s not. In that vein, today’s LatinaLista is a broad mix of news stories that break our usual ‘niche’…

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March 31, 2020

As the New York governor pleads for more healthcare workers and city mayors and county commissioners are asking for more help to enforce stay-at-home orders, we find out that a little old virus isn’t keeping Trump from fulfilling his…

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March 30, 2020

One would think that any rational person would see the news coverage of what happened in Italy, Spain and New York City and be convinced that social distancing and sheltering-in-place, as much as possible, are the only real ways…

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March 27, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus is worldwide and can now be found in expected and unexpected places. From an ICE detention center for unaccompanied minors to remote indigenous Amazon tribes, the coronavirus is infecting humans everywhere. Yet, in the…

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March 26, 2020

The only good thing coming from Washington these days is the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed last night. Unfortunately, the information Trump personally delivers at his daily virus briefings is so clouded in aspirational exaggeration and outright lies…

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March 25, 2020

Unbelievably, there are people who still think the coronavirus is just like the flu, or worse, nothing to worry about. Well, the Dept. of Justice wants to change that attitude; Why is the virus spiking in certain countries? New…

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March 24, 2020

Though Trump is eager to get people back to work, a.k.a. raise the stock market, the reality is clear — only fools defy health experts who say the worst is yet to come. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help events unfolding…

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March 23, 2020

Another week of living with the coronavirus reality means a new reality for more people everywhere: sheltering in place, working from home, more home-cooked meals, online education, etc. Under any other circumstances, it would seem like the ultimate stay-cation…

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March 20, 2020

All signs point towards it being just a matter of time when the rest of US(us) join California, Italy, Spain, etc. in not being allowed to leave our homes. That’s why any help coping with sheltering at home should…

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March 19, 2020

As we all settle into the reality of living with coronavirus, a few must-read articles came across our monitors: Just how long and where does the coronavirus live and how to clean it up; A new app that lets…

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March 18, 2020

The coronavirus is like a spider in that it has many ‘legs’ of consequence: layoffs, health risks, business closings, school closings, family separations, etc. A new report tries to quantify just how many jobs are at risk; Scientists are…

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March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! We could all use some luck in today’s world but luck doesn’t replace common sense. As measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus deepens in its necessity to disrupt our day-to-day lives, there are several…

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March 16, 2020

For the foreseeable future, our new reality is living with the potential of contracting/spreading the coronavirus. In that vein, instead of panicking and going on hoarding sprees, we all need to adapt, be flexible and stay positive knowing this…

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March 13, 2020

If ever the country needed proof of how inept and derelict the Trump administration is in performing its most basic duty — protect the American people, we have only to look at how they have handled the coronavirus spread….

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March 12, 2020

Unlike what Trump wants us all to believe, the coronavirus is not the flu. According to CDC, it is 10 times deadlier. In last night’s address from the Oval Office, Trump announced a ban on travel from mainland Europe….

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March 11, 2020

The race for the Democratic nomination will be determined soon and eyes are next on Latino voters in Florida and Arizona; If Washington won’t listen to Puerto Ricans on the island, stateside Puerto Ricans are speaking up; Trump admin…

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March 9, 2020

March is Women’s History Month and Time magazine shares its list of 100 women of the year; How vulnerable are immigrants at the border to catching the coronavirus?; A Mayan queen was discovered to have built something that amazes…

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March 6, 2020

Among all the usual chaos this White House likes to create, one lawmaker came up with a bipartisan bill that could help alleviate migrants’ despair; What is a contested convention?; The EPA releases a list of disinfectants that kill…

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March 5, 2020

It’s official. Latino voters turned out on Super Tuesday — and made a difference! Pew reveals that the majority of the 23 million eligible immigrant voters for 2020 election live in just 5 states; Oprah took her Book Club…