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Why These Boricua Women are Fighting for Puerto Rico’s Independence
Why These Boricua Women are Fighting for Puerto Rico’s Independence
By Raquel Reichard | 09/23/2016 - 18:48

September 23 marks the anniversary of El Grito de Lares, an uprising in Puerto Rico that declared independence from Spain and initiated puertorriqueñidad.


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Images Surface of Newborn Babies Placed in Cardboard Boxes At Venezuela Hospital
Images Surface of Newborn Babies Placed in Cardboard Boxes At Venezuela Hospital
By Barbara Gonzalez | 09/23/2016 - 17:12

To add to the list of all the other serious issues impacting Venezuela in this time of economic crisis, new images from a hospital in the country shows the extent of how terrible things are.


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Study Finds Immigration Doesn't Hurt Jobs or Wages in the U.S.
Study Finds Immigration Doesn't Hurt Jobs or Wages in the U.S.
By Barbara Gonzalez | 09/23/2016 - 09:44

Someone needs to put this report on Donald Trump's desk ASAP.


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#PanzasChingonas: Latinas Embrace Their Bodies by Rockin' Crop Tops
#PanzasChingonas: Latinas Celebrate Their Bodies by Rockin' Crop Tops
By Raquel Reichard | 09/22/2016 - 16:03

The panzas are out.


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Skip These on Halloween: The 8 Most Offensive Costumes
Skip These on Halloween: The 8 Most Offensive Costumes
By Barbara Gonzalez | 09/22/2016 - 11:51

Out of all of the creative costumes to pick from on Halloween, it'll never cease to confuse us why people decide to offensively take on the "identity" of other cultures for the holiday.


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Afro-Latina Facebook Live Recap
Afro-Latinas Discuss Identity on FB Live: Debunking 'Pelo Malo' & Uplifting Little Brown Girls
By Barbara Gonzalez | 09/21/2016 - 09:24

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month theme of "Enoughness," Latina hosted a Facebook Live conversation last week centering on the Afro-Latina experience. 


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Introducing Unapologetic, Latina’s Feminist Video Series with Nathalie Farfan
Introducing Unapologetic, Latina’s Feminist Video Series with Nathalie Farfan
By Latina Staff | 09/20/2016 - 16:14

Feminist messages are everywhere these days: music, advertisements, films, schools, shoot, even one of our presidential candidates is a loud and proud feminista. But while girl power has hit the mainstream, that doesn’t mean it’s always inclusive. In fact, so much of what represents feminism leaves out the issues and contributions of mujeres of color. 


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'Latino USA' Episode Gives an Inside Look At What It Takes to Plan A Quinceñera
Quinceañeras Are All About Brown-Girl Empowerment
By Barbara Gonzalez | 09/19/2016 - 15:17

We all know that a quinceañera is an important part in a young Latina's life, but a recent Latino USA podcast episode brings a modern-day twist to what the celebration truly means. 


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What Venezuelans Migrating Out Could Mean for Latin America
What Venezuelan Migration Could Mean for Latin America
By Raquel Reichard | 09/19/2016 - 10:13

With Venezuela’s growing economic crisis, most of the country’s population says they want to leave. Mass migration could impact more than Venezuela, however – it  could influence Latin America entirely.


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