VIDEO: Nueva Orleans Rising

In the wake of a disaster, there are always a brave few that step-up. In the three years since the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina, Latino day-laborers have helped to rebuild the Big Easy. Many local residents thank these workers for their contributions in reconstructing New Orleans when no one else would, and admire them for the promising futures they have managed to carve out for themselves. Others are not so willing to accept this new population as full-time neighbors. As the immigration battle rages on, Latino’s in New Orleans continue to organize and build their community.

 

 

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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