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Bitter debate in Congress augurs tough road for Trump-backed healthcare plan

 03/08/2017 - 15:27

Congress was the scene on Wednesday of a bitter start to the debate on the new healthcare law with which Republicans hope to replace the healthcare reform of former President Barack Obama, and the acrimony among lawmakers presages a tough road toward approval for the plan, which is backed by President Donald Trump.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:18am
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Trump Rescinds Transgender Students' Bathroom Protections

 02/23/2017 - 07:01

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed a regulation proclaimed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, obligating public schools around the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and dressing rooms they prefer according to the gender with which they identify.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:58am
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Left Behind

 02/15/2017 - 03:39

When an anonymous Mexican man was taken to an American hospital after a car crash, a 16-year quest began. Lying in a persistent vegetative state, he became a source of hope for thousands of families looking for lost loved ones. As reported in The Guardian.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:16am

[OP-ED]: A Latino health-outreach program is a reminder that it’s all in the name

 02/14/2017 - 14:21
A decade ago, the hot medical news was the emerging use of “promotoras” -- Spanish-speaking Latina community volunteers who worked with medical organizations to coordinate health outreach activities in their neighborhoods -- as a cutting-edge tactic to produce better outcomes in predominantly Mexican populations suffering from obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

If culture can be used as a currency to understand and serve a community, it can also be a trap, if the culture is painted with too broad a brush. We think we “know” the so-called Hispanic community -- generalizing to certain tropes about language, love of family, deference to authority figures, etc. -- and we rarely stop to question whether our initial assessments still hold true.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:11pm
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Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Un programa de extensión sanitaria latino nos recuerda que las denominaciones importan

 02/14/2017 - 14:19
Hace una década, la novedad médica era la creciente utilización de “promotoras”--voluntarias hispanoparlantes de la comunidad latina, que trabajaban con organizaciones médicas a fin de coordinar las actividades de extensión sanitaria en sus barrios--como una innovadora táctica para producir mejores resultados en poblaciones predominantemente mexicanas aquejadas de obesidad, diabetes, y otras enfermedades.

Si la cultura puede utilizarse como una moneda para comprender y servir a una comunidad, también puede ser una trampa, si se pinta esa cultura con una brocha demasiado gorda. Pensamos que “conocemos” a la así llamada comunidad hispana--generalizando ciertos rasgos como la lengua, el amor a la familia y la deferencia a ciertas figuras de autoridad, etc.--y nunca nos detenemos a preguntarnos si nuestras evaluaciones iniciales aún son verdaderas.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:11pm
Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

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Demonstrators participate in a march in order to commemorate the International Women's Day in Santiago de Chile, Chile, 08 March 2016, where they asked for the end of discrimination and the decriminalization of abortion. The text reads ' I can choose'. EPA/MARIO RUIZ
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Led by President Michelle Bachelet's administration, the "historic" initiative legalizes abortion in case of fetal infeasibility, danger to women's life or health, and pregnancy from rape. Until yesterday, Chile was one of the few countries in the world that barred abortion under all circumstances.