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On Thursday, October 22, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) hosted a forum in Washington, D.C. to bring to light the challenges that Latino youth are facing today.  Addressing these issues now may be the only way to reverse years of a downward trend for the  Latino community’s economic state.

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Latinovations would like to thank Brent Wilkes for his contribution to La Plaza.

With Congress seriously considering climate change legislation, it comes as no surprise that environmental groups and clean energy companies support swift action. We at the League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the country, wish to stress that our nation’s growing Latino population also has a very large stake in addressing the challenges of climate change. (more…)

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A study recently released by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley shows that children of Hispanic immigrants tend to be born healthy and are at the same level intellectually with other American children, but by the time they reach 2 years old they begin to fall behind in linguistic and cognitive skills. (more…)

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On Tuesday, the San Francisco board of supervisors voted to overturn a policy ordered by Mayor Gavin Newsom that requires the police to contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) whenever they arrest a juvenile on felony charges whom they suspect may be undocumented. Since the policy went into effect last summer, over 100 undocumented juveniles have been turned over to ICE. (more…)

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The ongoing debate over Puerto Rico’s political status is heating up again. The island’s politicians are hoping that a bill sanctioning a survey on what Puerto Ricans want to do about the issue will make it through Congress. If a majority of the island’s residents vote for a new status, a second survey, or plebiscite, would present three options: statehood, independence, or “sovereignty in association with the United States.” (more…)

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When 19 organizations representing the communities most impacted by the Digital Divide issued a joint letter to the FCC last week, they added a new and much-needed element to discussions about net neutrality. (more…)

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Politics and Halloween often come together to make for some pretty interesting and timely costumes. Unfortunately, this year one such costume’s attempt at humor has left many feeling offended. (more…)

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