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The kids who said "No" to crime in Brazil's epitome of inequalityPhoto provided on Dec. 11, 2017 showing Gustavo Henrique de Jesus, posing before his judo classes, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 7, 2017

On one side are luxury apartments with private swimming pools, on the other, the daily shantytown life of Gustavo, Letizia and Livia, three of the youngsters who said "No" to crime and today fight to get ahead in a Sao Paulo neighborhood that is the epitome of inequality.

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Black Women from Latin America Get Ready to Face Challenges Ahead

 07/26/2017 - 06:31
Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD) Southern Cone coordinator Vicenta Camusso speaks during a press conference held on July 25, 2017, in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss the organization's 25th anniversary. EFE/Federico Anfitti

The main task ahead for Afro-descendants is to "make definitive progress to close the economic gap since, in Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty has a face and a color, according to the coordinator of the Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD)

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Nueva York tomará medidas para incorporar minorías en el gobierno del estado

 03/27/2017 - 09:00
Vista nocturna de la ciudad de Nueva York. EFE/EPA/ALBA VIGARAY

El gobernador del estado de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo, anunció hoy medidas para incrementar la diversidad en el empleo público, como reformar la legislación para acelerar la contratación de personas cualificadas que pertenezcan a minorías o ampliar el acceso a la preparación de exámenes estatales.

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[OP-ED]: Despite how the Census Bureau now treats it, ‘Hispanic/Latino’ is not a race

 03/16/2017 - 09:26
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The U.S. Census Bureau has been experimenting with alternate versions of the race and ethnicity section of its National Content Test Research Study. The bureau hopes that by the next census in 2020, it can more accurately tally Hispanics and other newly prominent minority groups.

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[OP-ED]: A pesar de la forma en que la Oficina de Censos lo trata, ‘Hispano/Latino’ no es una raza

 03/16/2017 - 09:22
hispanos, raza, censo

La Oficina de Censos de Estados Unidos ha estado experimentando con varias versiones en la sección de raza y etnia de su National Contest Test Research Study. La oficina espera poder contar mejor a los hispanos y a otros grupos minoritarios prominentes para el próximo censo de 2020.

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Esther Cepeda

Protect and Defend: NCLR Creates Latino Political Agenda

 03/09/2017 - 18:58

Today National Council of La Raza gathered local community leaders and non-profit directors to discuss what they can do to "protect and defend the advances the Latinos have made in this country thus far," according to Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns.

Focusing on ensuring that they remain inclusive of all political leanings, the group came together to decide what the high-line items were and how they can enact change on a real level in the community. 

#LosEsclavosNoSonInmigrantes El por qué Ben Carson está equivocado

 03/09/2017 - 03:39

“De eso trata América, una tierra de sueños y oportunidades”, dijo Carson. “Hubo otros inmigrantes que vinieron aquí en el fondo de barcos esclavistas, trabajaron por mucho más tiempo, más arduamente y por mucho menos. Pero ellos también tuvieron el sueño de que algún día, sus hijos, hijas, nietos, nietas, bisnietos y bisnietas pudieran ser prósperos y conseguir la felicidad en esta tierra”.

#SlavesAreNotImmigrants Why Ben Carson is wrong

 03/08/2017 - 19:53
Ben Carson Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.

"That's what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity," Carson said. "There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

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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“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

 03/07/2017 - 00:09
“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

Cuéntanos de tu carrera actual. ¿Cómo llegaste hasta allí?

Actualmente trabajo en PECO. Soy parte del equipo de relaciones corporativas, un grupo bastante pequeño pero muy dinámico que administra un poco más de US$6 millones anuales para patrocinar a 300 organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro de la región.

¿Cuál es la parte más gratificante de tu carrera?

"Every single Latina I’ve met, they never lack a dream"

 03/07/2017 - 00:06
"Every single Latina I’ve met, they never lack a dream"

Boasting an impressive personality that greets you at the door, Tiffany Tavarez is a force to be reckoned with. 

With a notable career that matches her personality, her service in her role on PECO’s corporate relations team has allowed her to become one of the more recognizable names throughout the city. But never one to rest, Tavarez has paired her career with continued service throughout her community.