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Fernando Espuelas

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Western Media Has It Wrong: Israel Is Fighting a Just War in Gaza

Fernando Espuelas | July 22, 2014 | Politics
The principal reason for the existence of all government is to confer safety to its citizens. If the government of Israel did not respond to the escalating danger from Hamas, it would be failing in its most basic reason for being.
Substance.com

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Infograph: The Child Victims of the U.S.-Led Drug War

Substance.com | July 22, 2014 | Politics
Since October 2013, over 50,000 children from Central America have crossed the U.S.-Mexican border. The central cause of this escalating humanitarian crisis is the U.S.-led drug war, but public awareness of this link is disturbingly low.
Jason A. Llorenz

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Net Neutrality's Brain Drain and Distraction

Jason A. Llorenz | July 22, 2014 | Technology
As a national community, we debate and think often about the impact of the Internet on our lives. The issues that emerge in those conversations are tied to real needs - for affordable connectivity, access to laptops and mobile tech for learning and business.
Theta Pavis

Decades of U.S. Intervention in Central America Echo in Present Border Crisis

Theta Pavis | July 22, 2014 | Politics
U.S. intervention in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala may seem like a hazy memory now, but these countries used to feature prominently in our headlines.
Gregory D. Squires

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Appraisals: A Missing Link in Fair Housing/Fair Lending Debates

Gregory D. Squires | July 22, 2014 | Politics
Once again those families and communities that have long been and continue to be subject to discriminatory (and often predatory) behavior, pay a high price. But so do many who have not traditionally been victimized by these practices.
Jorge Mérida

A Child From Guatemala (a True Story)

Jorge Mérida | July 22, 2014 | Politics
This is the story of a child, refugee, and immigrant now cataloged as a humanitarian emergency who, in debilitating languor, waits for the good will of an American government to save him.
Luis Serrano

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An Open Letter to Jose Antonio Vargas

Luis Serrano | July 22, 2014 | Latino Voices
We are the undocumented immigrant youth who struggle alongside our families and in our communities against the detention and deportation regime which every day works to displace and to harm us and which succeeds too-often in claiming our lives.
Erin Siegal McIntyre

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Not All Migrant Kids Are Equal: Central Americans Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get the Boot

Erin Siegal McIntyre | July 22, 2014 | Impact
There's a big difference between how Mexican and Central American kids are treated once they cross the border. Mexican children and teens are deported almost immediately, in what's called expedited repatriation. The Central Americans aren't-- that is, yet.
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

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Gothic Summer

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | July 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
The new video for "Gothic Summer," takes you on a noir journey to the cemetery gates as you enter in a vintage Ford or Chevrolet pick-up as it slams onto the concrete of the underground.
Yoani Sanchez

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No Protests on the Streets of Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | July 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
Freedom can be simulated, replaced by false statistics of well-being and justice, but someone always puts it to the test. That public protests on national and international issues don't happen in our territory is evidence of the lack of rights and social autonomy we endure.
asha bandele

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The Youngest Victims of the Drug War at Home and Abroad

asha bandele | July 21, 2014 | Politics
Perhaps the terrible truth of drug war violence will finally be addressed as all of America bore witness this summer to the horror of some 52,000 unaccompanied children who were fleeing devastating violence that had erupted in Central America.
Lee Hernandez

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Kristina Guerrero Says Goodbye to E! News After 6 Years (EXCLUSIVE)

Lee Hernandez | July 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
The first-ever Latina host of "E! News" -- and the woman who has been putting Latino stories front and center on the popular entertainment news show -- is leaving E! after six years.
Rep. Linda Sanchez

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From the Supreme Court to the Family Table: What Prop 8 Means for Latino Same-Sex Couples in California a Year Later

Rep. Linda Sanchez | July 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
Our families are there for us during quinceañeras, graduations, and weddings. Those same family values taught us the importance of strong, loving, committed relationships. As Members of Congress, we want to make sure that everyone, regardless of who they love, is accepted, has the same legal protections, and has the right to marry whomever their heart chooses.
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

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Latinos in Mainstream Media Are a Disappearing Act: The Latino Media Gap Crisis

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | July 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
The "Latino Media Gap" report serves as a first solid step in offering the mainstream media industry real data to confirm Latino representation is at a crisis low and requires urgent acknowledgment by all.
Randy Jurado Ertll

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An Independent Police Commission Needs to Be Created and Implemented Within Pasadena

Randy Jurado Ertll | July 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
Why is the city of Pasadena so far behind on this issue, especially if there is really nothing to hide or fear with regard to the conduct of its police officers? Why do certain city officials object to this idea?
Rev. Al Sharpton

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From Coast-To-Coast, Police Abuse Must End

Rev. Al Sharpton | July 21, 2014 | Politics
After watching continuous acts of police abuse and brutality from coast-to-coast, perhaps the real question is, have we reached a point where federal authorities need to step in?
Jorge Madrid

Does Big Oil Really Care About Vulnerable Communities?

Jorge Madrid | July 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
Do oil companies really care about vulnerable populations like low income people and communities of color? Could it be that they are using these families as a smokescreen for killing environmental protections and protecting their profits?
H. A. Goodman

Spending $49 Billion On a 'Secure Border' Because of Tea Party Prejudice Is Folly

H. A. Goodman | July 21, 2014 | Politics
Ironically, wasting billions on a fence to protect us from people we employ in not only ludicrous, it makes a mockery of economic data.
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

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Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | July 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields. I admit I stepped into this search with some trepidation.
Fernando Espuelas

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Addicted Republicans Wage War on Latino Voters

Fernando Espuelas | July 20, 2014 | Politics
Republicans really can't help themselves -- when they see an opportunity to irritate the Latino electorate, they go for it with gusto.
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