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Patria, Fernando Aramburu’s Novel: neither Victims nor Executioners

 03/10/2017 - 01:50

Fernando Aramburu is a poet, essayist and novelist born in 1959 in San Sebastian, Spain. To date he has published more than twenty works and has received several important prizes, including the Prize of the Royal Academy and the Mario Vargas Llosa NH Prize in 2008 for his collection of short stories, Los peces de la amargura (The Fish of Bitterness). But his biggest critical and editorial success has been due to his latest novel, Patria (Home Country), chosen as the book of the year by ABC Cultural, now on its ninth printing with over 100,000 copies sold.

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[OP-ED]: Lo femenino

 03/10/2017 - 01:29
En todas partes del mundo, en aldeas, pueblos y ciudades, lo femenino es lo que mantiene unidas a las  comunidades a pesar de que opera fuera de las estructuras económicas y de poder. Lo femenino es lo que sana,  restablece y mantiene la unidad comunitaria cuando ésta se desgarra.
 

¿Cómo integrar en tiempos de guerra y de violencia equipos de reflexión con personas de distintas culturas, razas y religiones? Durante 5 días representantes de 40 países -hombres y mujeres- se reunieron en Jaipur, India, para hacer una reflexión global sobre cómo aplicar los principios femeninos para crear una nueva lista de prioridades que beneficien a la comunidad mundial.

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Blanca Esthela Treviño de Jáuregui

"20 years in Cuba is not the same as in the rest of the world", Alice de Andrade, filmmaker

 03/09/2017 - 19:50

Brazilian filmmaker Alice de Andrade's 1993 documentary "Luna de miel" (Honeymoon) looked at young married couples in Cuba. Her new documentary "Veinte Años" (Twenty Years), presented on Thursday at the Miami International Film Festival, examines some of these people's lives more than two decades later.

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Latina Scientists of the 20th Century (Photo gallery)

 03/08/2017 - 18:27
Ellen Ochoa on her third spaceflight, helping to transport supplies from the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station in spring 1999. Photo: NASA

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the Hispanic population in the U.S. will reach 132.8 million (or 30 percent of the total U.S. population) by the year 2050.   But Latino students, along with other minorities, continue to be underrepresented in the STEM disciplines and to receive STEM degrees at a lower rate than their White counterparts. Latino students are more likely than Whites to be exposed to funding inequities and to have science teachers who did not major in science.

El mundo celebra el Día de la Mujer

 03/08/2017 - 13:00
Mujeres participan en la manifestación Todas en Silencio hoy, miércoles 8 de marzo 2017, frente al Palacio de Gobierno La Moneda, durante la conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Mujer, en Santiago (Chile). EFE/Esteban Garay

Siendo una celebración que abre un amplio debate, el Día Internacional de la Mujer pareciera cobrar cada vez más fuerza.

Durante décadas la lucha por la igualdad de género ha ido ampliando su diámetro y hoy en día se ha transformado visiblemente en una lucha contra la violencia, la pobreza, la inequidad y la ignorancia.

Y el 2017 parece venir cargado con esa fuerza ideológica que no ha pasado desapercibida. El mundo entero ha utilizado los medios para celebrar un día que nos recuerda que la lucha sigue.

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Mexico City sex workers in an endless battle against oppression

 03/08/2017 - 12:38
"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán

The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.

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Trump subraya su "tremendo respeto" hacia las mujeres

 03/08/2017 - 11:51
El presidente de EE.UU. Donald J. Trump (c) muestra la Resolución 321 el día martes 28 de febrero de 2017, durante un acto donde firmo dos resoluciones para destacar en las mujeres y jóvenes el estudio y la búsqueda de sus carreras en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas (STEM), en la Oficina Oval de la Casa Blanca en Washington (EE.UU.). Trump estuvo acompañado por la primera dama Melania Trump (2.d) y su hija Ivanka (c-atrás). EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

El presidente Donald Trump subrayó hoy su "tremendo respeto" hacia las mujeres, al pedir "honrar" el papel fundamental que tienen en el país y en todo el mundo con motivo del Día Internacional de la Mujer.

"Tengo un tremendo respeto por las mujeres y los muchos papeles que cumplen (y) que son vitales para la estructura de nuestra sociedad y nuestra economía", comentó Trump en su cuenta de Twitter.

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Jordi Soler: Sin el siglo XIX no se entiende el “fenómeno Trump”

 03/07/2017 - 13:58

Jordi Soler presenta “El cuerpo eléctrico”, novela que se sitúa en una época en la que Estados Unidos vivía el florecimiento de un “capitalismo salvaje”, que explica el hecho de que, años después, un personaje como Donald Trump haya podido llegar a la Casa Blanca, asegura el autor mexicano.

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EFE

New Short Film educates Undocumented immigrants on what to do if arrested

 03/07/2017 - 11:07

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization based in California, just released "America; I Too", the second short film in a series of films addressed to help illegal immigrants, starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi.

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"I’m usually the only Latina in the room"

 03/07/2017 - 01:12
 
 

 

Reaching the top is nothing without reaching back to help those behind you according to Yasseline Díaz. From her early college career to the present, Díaz felt that her mission has always been to help those who need it most. Though she is far from her original goal of being a Physical Therapist, Díaz has managed to transform lives on a daily basis. From her charity work to her position in the Community Affairs department of Independence Blue Cross, she still manages to impact neighborhoods throughout the city.

Ani Cordero: “Los que vengan a mi concierto van a escuchar algo político”

 03/01/2017 - 11:12

La cantante de origen puertorriqueño Ani Cordero ha convertido sus canciones en una forma de conectar con sus raíces culturales y de denunciar las injusticias sociales en Estados Unidos. El domingo 5 de marzo presentará en Filadelfia su nuevo álbum “Querido Mundo.”

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10 Latina Warriors you should know

 02/28/2017 - 17:45
Latina activists. 

Suffragettes, protesters, speakers and leaders - from Ana Roqué Géigel de Duprey and Luisa Capetillo in the late 1800s to Mariposa Fernández and Monica Carrillo in our current times - since the beginning of the 20th century, women have had to fight for their place in society as equal individuals, in front of a oppressive masculine society and a convenient feminine one.

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Jamila Johnson and Yamily Habib

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