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[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  


Eva Longoria: "Los hispanos acuden en masa a los cines"

 05/10/2017 - 10:56
Tras el éxito comercial de Eugenio Derbez y "How to be a Latin Lover", Eva Longoria tratará de replicar ese tirón con el drama familiar "Lowriders", una meta que la actriz considera fundamental para que Hollywood continúe creando historias destinadas al público hispano. Foto: Wikipedia

La popular actriz latina es la protagonista de "Lowriders", un filme centrado en la comunidad latina, que se estrena este viernes. Según las estadísticas de la Asociación del Cine de EEUU (MPAA), los hispanos son la minoría que ve más películas en el país. En 2016, el 23 por ciento de los espectadores que compraron entradas en los cines era de origen hispano.

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[OP-ED]: ¿Para qué odiar?

 03/24/2017 - 15:16
La película 'La Anatomía del Odio: un Diálogo a la Esperanza’ revela los mecanismos emocionales y biológicos que hacen a todos susceptibles a los actos y las ideologías de odio, y demuestra cómo estos mismos rasgos nos hacen igualmente capaces de superarlos

Hablar de odio es hablar de un tema difícil, porque el odio está hecho de una materia amorfa misteriosa, desordenada. ¿Cómo desentrañar las obscuras fuerzas del odio en la especie humana con el objeto de neutralizarlas?

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"I’m usually the only Latina in the room"

 03/07/2017 - 01:12


Reaching the top is nothing without reaching back to help those behind you according to Yasseline Díaz. From her early college career to the present, Díaz felt that her mission has always been to help those who need it most. Though she is far from her original goal of being a Physical Therapist, Díaz has managed to transform lives on a daily basis. From her charity work to her position in the Community Affairs department of Independence Blue Cross, she still manages to impact neighborhoods throughout the city.

Turista Libre gives Tourists the Chance to Experience Tijuana like a Local

 02/15/2017 - 17:36

Tijuana based Turista Libre found a special way to attract tourists to its city:  by offering the chance to live the experience of being local.

Every day, a group of tourists. mostly Americans, arrives at the crosswalk of San Ysidro (California) to enter Mexico, where an old school bus that is part of the public transport of Tijuana is waiting for them.

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Hell, Part 2: While Homicide Rate falls, Suicide is on the rise in Ciudad Juárez

 02/09/2017 - 04:53

Ciudad Juarez, the border city in northern Mexico which between 2008 and 2011 had the dubious reputation of being the murder capital of the world, has seen its homicide rate fall since 2012. But as the BBC reports, the city's high levels of violence have had long-term psychological effects on its residents, especially its youth.

How to Survive the Whipped Cream Shortage on Christmas Holidays

 12/21/2016 - 03:35
The nation is facing a whipped cream shortage this year. Photo: WIKIMEDIA/COMMONS

The Atlantic reports about an explosion at a Florida nylon factory that has left American grocery stores with a sudden Reddi-wip shortage. Though this incident will make it harder to find the popular whipped cream topping this year, it also serves as an important reminder to appreciate the vast network of people and machines that go into making the treat possible to find.