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Maurice Jourdane

War On Poverty - Unique Award

Maurice Jourdane | December 8, 2016 | Impact
Last week, one of the few surviving decedents of the 1960s United States War on Poverty celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with an unprecedented award to the current director of CRLA Jose Padilla.
Christos Terzides

Fidel Castro's Legacy: Some Will Say...

Christos Terzides | December 6, 2016 | World
Some will say he was one of the most charismatic politicians of the 20th century and a visionary who made the impossible possible. Like David defeating Goliath, the USA faced absolute defeat on a prestige level from a small country like Cuba.
Toby Moffett

Easy Math: Trump Sticks With Obama Cuba Policy

Toby Moffett | December 5, 2016 | Politics
Because he's good with numbers, it's hard to imagine a President Trump undoing the Obama détente with Cuba.
The Cut

Why The Casey Affleck Sexual Harassment Allegations Just Won’t Stick

The Cut | December 5, 2016 | Women
By Allie Jones Casey Affleck, the 41-year-old younger brother of Ben, is predicted to win an Oscar for his starring role in Kenneth Lonergan’s New England family drama Manchester by the Sea. He posed for the cover of Variety...
Susan Eleuterio

Politics Is Personal: The Invisible Woman

Susan Eleuterio | December 5, 2016 | Politics
As an invisible woman, I'm calling for all of us to make our concerns visible, not just through protest, but through organizing, running for office, and pushing back on legislation and Cabinet appointments.
Latino USA

Exploring What It's Like To Be Muslim And Latino

Latino USA | December 5, 2016 | Latino Voices
Latinos are the fastest growing group in Islam in the United States. This week, we look at the complexity of being part of two groups that are often targeted for very different reasons. We trace the history of Islam in the U.S., the challenges of leaving your family’s...
The Conversation Global

How to hate neoliberalism but love each other: a Latin American grassroots guide

The Conversation Global | December 5, 2016 | Latino Voices
Bolivia's rural Chaparé region has pushed back against neoliberal policies using democratic practice. Danilo Balderrama/Reuters Carolina Cepeda, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Worldwide, it has been a rough year for democracy. Citizens in the UK, the United States and
The Conversation Global

How the US is outsourcing border enforcement to Mexico

The Conversation Global | December 4, 2016 | Latino Voices
Mexico often detains Central Americans before they reach the US border, including children, like Kendri Hernandez, 3 (L) and Andri Yovani, 2. Carlos Jasso/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In describing the complex relationship between the two countries, Jeffrey...
Violeta Ayala

El Chapecoense y el Piloto Boliviano.

Violeta Ayala | December 3, 2016 | Latino Voices
Foto Tomada de Facebook. "Es una satisfacción para nosotros que ellos (el Chapecoense) nos hayan elegido" decía sonriente Miguel Quiroga, el piloto que hablaba con emoción al decir que ellos podían personalizar su avión. En el exterior llevaban el logo de los...
Ruth Behar

An Old Little Girl Reacts To The Death of Fidel Castro

Ruth Behar | December 2, 2016 | Latino Voices
I got the news of Fidel Castro's death before the story broke in the United States. I heard it from my friend, the writer Sandra Cisneros, who texted me from Mexico. "Will your parents visit Cuba now?" she asked.
Sarah Stephens

Trump Could Give Cuba An $8 Billion Interest-Free Loan

Sarah Stephens | December 5, 2016 | Politics
This is not fake news. A decision by the incoming Trump administration to reverse President Obama’s opening to Cuba would likely smack some marquee names in the U.S. corporate community – not to mention thousands of Cuban-American families – right in the pocketbook. It would add delays to the settlement...
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Populists Grow Stronger Once in Power

Nathan Gardels | December 2, 2016 | World
Populists, caudillos and strongmen in power don’t fail at the outset, they gain strength. That is because their personalist rule delivers up front to the constituencies that brought them to the top, often challenging bothersome institutional constraints along the way. They worry about the consequences later. The real...

How Donald Trump Inspired Me To Come Out Of The Closet

Bustle | December 2, 2016 | Queer Voices
This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Sarana Tien “Where were you when you heard that Trump won?” the student asked, half to his desk, half to me. I glanced over at the teacher, wondering whether I should answer the question....
Violeta Ayala

La Crisis del Agua y Las Personas Con Discapacidad

Violeta Ayala | December 2, 2016 | Latino Voices
En Mayo del 2016, el gobierno boliviano reprimía con cañones de agua helada a las personas con discapacidad en La Paz, en Noviembre se acabo el agua en La Paz. ©VioletaAyala Bolivia se encuentra en Alerta Roja por la crisis...
Eric Ulloa

Noventa Millas

Eric Ulloa | December 8, 2016 | Latino Voices
*this story was originally published on December 1st, 2016 on My boyfriend woke me from the coma I was still feeling Friday night, as 24 hours of pre, post and after Thanksgiving gorging will do to a person. "Fidel Castro Died." "What?" "He died. It's...
The Conversation Global

Colombia has a new peace agreement, but will it stick?

The Conversation Global | December 1, 2016 | Latino Voices
Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manual Santos had promised to end the conflict before the end of 2016, opposition notwithstanding. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters Fabio Andres Diaz, International Institute of Social Studies When, after four years of negotiations between the Colombian government...
Yuliana Salinas

More Than One In Five Latinos Is Food Insecure

Yuliana Salinas | December 1, 2016 | Latino Voices
Food insecurity is down in Illinois, according to data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2014 study, but there’s still plenty of work to do. This can be seen in the reality that many Latinos are not asking for the help that they may need. Socorro...
Odette Casamayor

Take the Icon, Leave Us The Ashes: On Fidel Castro's Death And Its Cuban Survivors

Odette Casamayor | December 1, 2016 | Black Voices
Fidel Castro left on the night of November 25th. Where did he go? After watching the deluge of lachrymose obituaries and jubilant parties throughout the world, paradise and hell seem to be the two most popular destinations waiting, after a nine-day commemorative pilgrimage from Havana to...
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

What We Can Learn From Cuba (And Vice Versa)

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | November 30, 2016 | Latino Voices
Castro's Cuba was indeed, for most Americans, a mysterious land - a place where few could visit and explore. Indeed, we can borrow much from Cuba's playbook - and vice versa.
The Establishment

TV’s White Women Antiheroes Are Promising -- And Problematic

The Establishment | November 30, 2016 | Women
This piece by Tallyn Owens originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. One of the single most significant failures of white feminism, both historically and today, is the inability of white woman to acknowledge that they are complicit in...
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