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Hispanics Building Ladders of Opportunity for Economic Development

Hispanics Building Ladders of Opportunity for Economic Development

By Wendy Rivera-Aguilar Broadband & Social Justice Recently, the Washingtonian highlighted extraordinary success stories of some of the most influential Hispanic achievers of our time. Among the Latino faces featured on the cover was Andres W. Lopez. A Harvard Law graduate and trial attorney from Puerto Rico who is often described as having a “steamrolling

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Guest Voz: World War II generation of Mexican-Americans made huge strides in civil rights movement

By Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez LatinaLista For the Mexican-American World War II generation, the call for action arrived at different times: In Corpus Christi, physician Hector P. Garcia, recovering from a serious kidney ailment in 1947, listened to Spanish-language radio as veterans complained they were refused veterans services, and grew incensed. Enough. San Antonio attorney Pete Tijerina

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New study finds low-income Latino parents encourage obesity behaviors in their children beginning in infancy

LatinaLista — One of the main reasons most often cited as to why school-age children huff and puff their way across the playground is because they’re not getting enough exercise. Experts and healthcare providers agree that this kind of behavior, if not corrected, can only lead to a fat adulthood. Yet, a new study by the

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Guest Voz: No More Time to Delay: It’s Time for Latinos to Sign Up for the Affordable Care Act

By Vanessa Cárdenas LatinaLista Last week, President Obama held a historic town hall hosted by the leading Spanish language outlets – Univision, impreMedia and Telemundo – to impress upon the Latino community the importance of enrolling for healthcare ahead of the March 31st deadline. This town hall, unprecedented in its reach, aimed to highlight how

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Latino tech start-ups striving for greater attention, help and investment

LatinaLista — Latinos are use to bucking conventional wisdom. In some instances, this is referred to as a ‘paradox.’ Merriam-Webster defines paradox as being: “one (as a person, situation, or action) having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases.” For example, though Latinos, as a collective, have lower income and educational levels, health outcomes, have historically measured

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More Support Needed For Latino Veterans And Families?

By Brian Woodman Jr. CTLatinoNews.com Iraq War veteran Armando Elias, a 41 year-old native Puerto Rican, joined the U.S. Army at age 26 and became a sergeant before his service ended. He and his family described the anxiety that they sometimes faced; he as a returning veteran becoming acclimated to civilian life while seeking work

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