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Vanessa Davila

We know the effect of things like second-hand smoke and lead paint on the developing brain, but we need to pay more attention to toxic emotional stress, too.

[OP-ED]: Poverty In Philly But Trump Pushes Putrid Policies

 11/21/2017 - 13:46
Un asombroso 67 por ciento de los ciudadanos de Filadelfia de origen puertorriqueño vive en la pobreza, según el estudio publicado por el Philadelphia Research Initiative, vinculado al PEW Research Center.

For Philadelphia filmmaker Gilberto Gonzales the mere mention of the name Donald Trump unleashes an inferno of verbal fire citing failures of the President coast to coast on issues of import to Latinos from Trump’s readiness to squander millions on building that border wall to Trump’s “mishandling” of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

Florida's undocumented farmworkers especially hit hard by Irma

 09/29/2017 - 05:04
Undated photo provided by the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) on Sept. 28, 2017 showing a house damaged by Hurricane Irma, in Immokalee, Florida, USA. EPA-EFE/RCMA

The hurricane's human cost is particularly apparent in Immokalee, a southwestern Florida town of around 20,000 inhabitants where approximately half of the population are undocumented farmworkers from Mexico, Guatemala and Haiti who work in tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and pumpkin fields.

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EFE

The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia

 09/21/2017 - 15:31
Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.

37 die in clash between inmates, police at Venezuelan prison

 08/17/2017 - 04:56
Venezuelan authorities guard the Jose Gregorio Hernandez Hospital after an interior ministry team tried to take the prison by force that in Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, 16 August 2017. EPA/Pedro Zapata

 As part of an effort to curb prison violence, the leftist government has imposed a militarized administration in roughly half of Venezuela's penal institutions. US Vice President Mike Pence said Monday in Cartagena, Colombia, that Venezuela is a failed state that threatens the security and prosperity of the entire hemisphere.

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EFE

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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EFE

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