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Latinovations would like to thank Jason Llorenz for his contribution to La Plaza

Washington is abuzz about broadband – or more importantly, Washington is buzzing about the way some communities will or won’t be able to access the information superhighway at broadband speeds. At stake: Just about everything. Turns out, our community’s economic standing, access to information and educational opportunities, and even health care are tied to the internet. So why aren’t we marching on Washington to demand “I want my broadband, and I want it now?” Let’s explore.

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President Obama recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Cuban-born singer Gloria Estefan.  According to White House staff, Estefan spoke to the President for a holiday special on the Spanish-language network Univision.

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Latinovations would like to thank Michael Rugnetta and Jonathan D. Moreno for their contribution to La Plaza

The National Institutes of Health last week authorized 13 new embryonic stem cell lines for federally funded research. This is great news for the advancement of medicine in the 21st century, but to really move the needle NIH needs to ensure that future embryonic stem cell lines opened for research display the rich diversity of humanity in our nation.

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The Department of Justice has announced the indictment of five individuals in connection to the murder of Luis Ramirez in a small town in Pennsylvania, including three local police officers.

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On Tuesday, Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez, Democrat of Illinois, introduced a bill in the House that would open a path to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants.

The bill is seen as a start to the beginning of a long battle between Democrats and Republicans over comprehensive immigration reform. President Obama has pledged to take up immigration early next year among other pressing issues such as Afghanistan and healthcare reform. (more…)

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Latinovations would like to thank Marisa Treviño for her contribution to La Plaza and encourages everyone to check out Latina Lista.

There was a time that whenever I told people I wrote a blog, I would either get puzzled looks or sympathetic smiles from journalist friends who considered blog writing to be nothing more than a writing exercise to fill time between paying assignments.

It wasn’t until I published one particular post that my friends, in and out of journalism, realized the value of blogs.

On December 20, 2006, I published a post on my blog, Latina Lista, regarding the draconian conditions of an immigrant family detention facility located outside Austin, Texas. (more…)

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