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Daniel Wagner

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The U.S., Cuba, and Strategic Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | December 18, 2014 | World
If you ask me, Obama's action on Cuba was a master stroke, and full of foresight. He has undercut Putin's ability to use Cuba as a pressure point against the U.S. going forward and has, in a single action, transformed a net negative for the U.S. and Cuba into a net positive for its government, people, and businesses.
Marvin Centeno

UCSC Students Stand in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

Marvin Centeno | December 18, 2014 | Latino Voices
Numbers of students of various backgrounds, mostly Latinos, as well as faculty and members of the Santa Cruz community, have made a presence in local demonstrations, including a vigil at the Santa Cruz Clock Tower with the 43 students and the Mexican community.
Adrianna Quintero

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Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20

Adrianna Quintero | December 18, 2014 | Green
Central and South American countries stand at a key crossroads; as environmentally and economically vulnerable countries, they have much to lose in the face of devastating climate change.
Hirania Luzardo

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We Are All Cubans

Hirania Luzardo | December 17, 2014 | Latino Voices
We have all lost in this fight. There are no winners, and with the announcement, pained feelings we have carried for five decades come to the surface.
Abraham R. Wagner

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Cuba -- Finally

Abraham R. Wagner | December 17, 2014 | Politics
Reports that the Obama Administration is now actively working to normalize relations with Cuba should be welcome news to Americans across the political spectrum. The current state of affairs is an artifact of the Cold War that should have been changed decades ago and serves no national security or economic interest of the nation at all.
Arjan Schütte

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How Capitalist Visionaries Will Change the World

Arjan Schütte | December 17, 2014 | Business
The developed world functions in no small part at the will of the free markets' Invisible Hand. But sadly our free markets and our financial systems have also left a toll on millions and have yet to touch billions.
Karla del Rosal

Rodrigo's Story: Helping Immigrant Children Succeed in School

Karla del Rosal | December 16, 2014 | Latino Voices
When our family immigrated to the United States, we believed our son Rodrigo would have greater opportunities for prosperity and success. However, we underestimated the social, emotional, and academic hurdles we would face.
Randy Jurado Ertll

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Should Altadena Pasadena Olin Academy Be Given a Chance to Formally Establish in Northwest Pasadena?

Randy Jurado Ertll | December 16, 2014 | Latino Voices
We need a shake-up in public education. And what has helped is the competition from private schools and mushrooming of charters schools. Public school districts now have to rethink how to better educate and retain students.
Carlos Alberto Montaner

Thou Shalt Not Torture

Carlos Alberto Montaner | December 16, 2014 | Politics
There are three factors that are a lot more important than the circumstances in which the U.S. found itself, shocked at the time by the terrorist attack.
Amanda Fernandez

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A Call to Action -- Expanded DACA Eligibility

Amanda Fernandez | December 16, 2014 | Education
We are learning every day, and the most important thing we're learning is that we have an opportunity to show the power of what some of our best role models can accomplish when they're in front of children who are following in their path.
Christine Negroni

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Nautical Stripes Help Puerto Rican Culture Sail Off the Island

Christine Negroni | December 16, 2014 | Latino Voices
While viewing the fantastic and seemingly-endless Jean Paul Gaultier special exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia in October; my mind traveled back to Puerto Rico.
National Council of La Raza

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Why American Workers Benefit from Executive Action

National Council of La Raza | December 15, 2014 | Latino Voices
By Catherine Singley Harvey, Program Manager, Economic and Employment Policy Project, National Council of La Raza Kenneth Blackwell's op-ed on the economic impact of President Obama's executive action on immigration is yet another example of the fact-free zone that the immigration debate has become. First, Blackwell's assertion...
Arturo Lopez Levy

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How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

Arturo Lopez Levy | December 17, 2014 | Latino Voices
It's rare for politicians from these two countries to stray from the narratives of suspicion and intransigence that have prevented productive collaboration for over half a century. Yet that's just what has happened in the last few weeks.
Jo-Marie Burt

Latin America's Lessons for the US: Prosecute the Torturers

Jo-Marie Burt | December 15, 2014 | Politics
Why can the United States not prosecute those responsible for the torture program? The fact is there is no good reason. And if we do not, we run the risk not only of such heinous practices being used again, but of destroying the very democracy we claim to hold so dear. Torture is an affront to human dignity.
Cecilia Farfán

Colombia Is Not Mexico

Cecilia Farfán | December 13, 2014 | Latino Voices
Colombians have mostly abandoned stories of drug lords and their escapades, of good guys against bad guys, and traded them for a more sober and conscious approach. They know that violence is not always an end in itself but the reflection of systemic problems. Without adjectives, without qualifications, Colombia is indeed not Mexico.
Ricardo B. Salinas

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We Deserve a Safe, Just, and Prosperous Mexico

Ricardo B. Salinas | December 12, 2014 | World
Mexico is unstoppable, I have no doubt, but needs to change. I hope that 2015 represents a new era for our country, but this depends on each of us. The fight against crime is in the interest of everyone.
Yoani Sanchez

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Cardinal Bertono Returns to Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | December 12, 2014 | World
Six years ago Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone came through the front door to Cuba. This December, however, he has returned on a private visit which is evidence of the discrete recognition of failure.
Laura Murray-Tjan

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Is Obama's New Immigration Policy a Law Enforcement Bonanza?

Laura Murray-Tjan | December 11, 2014 | Politics
The criminal bars for parents applying for deferred action are very strict. Even if there is no absolute bar to a parent's application, immigration officers can still deny it for "discretionary" reasons -- in other words, if something about the applicant raises concerns about her continued presence in the US.
Nicholle Lamartina Palacios

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Latino Art in NYC: A Short History of El Museo del Barrio

Nicholle Lamartina Palacios | December 16, 2014 | Latino Voices
El Museo is an indispensable center, home to some of the best resources on Latino art in New York City and the United States.
Vanessa Bell

How My Latino Family Does Christmas Differently

Vanessa Bell | December 11, 2014 | Latino Voices
La Navidad for Latinos is not solely a child-centered occasion designed to shock and awe all the senses. Like the entirety of Latino cultures, Christmas celebrations are rooted in family.
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