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How I Learned About and Honor my Indigenous Roots in Mexico

Virginia Isaad
As a child, one of many truths I struggled to understand about both sides of my family, and about myself, was the constant mixture and conflict of our identities. Being a mixed-race person of European, specifically Spanish, and Indigenous descent,...
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Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue with Statue of Indigenous Woman

Virginia Isaad
Mexico City just took a big step in recognizing the indigenous community after removing a statue of Christopher Columbus and announcing plans to replace it with that of an indigenous woman. This comes as many states in the U.S. including...
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Mexico Becomes First Country In North America to Ban Animal Testing For Cosmetics

Virginia Isaad
About half a million animals die each in animal testing and 40 countries have passed laws banning cosmetic animal testing and now Mexico joins that list. A federal bill won the unanimous support of Mexico’s Senate making the country the...
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Mexican Female News Anchor Receives Death Threats from Cartel

Virginia Isaad
Femicide and violence against women continues throughout Latin America at startling rates and now a cartel in Mexico is threatening the life of a female news anchor because of her coverage. Earlier this week a video was released showing six...
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Salvadoran Director Tatiana Huezo Debuts Film About War in Mexico at Cannes

Laysha Macedo
When the lineup for Cannes 2021 was revealed it was apparent that there is very little Latin-American representation within the lineup, both in front and behind the screen. This makes Latina director Tatiana Huezo’s presence at Cannes even more noteworthy;...
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Becky G Launches Treslúce, a Make-Up Line Inspired by Her Mexican Roots

Virginia Isaad
Second-generation Mexican-American Becky G wanted to make sure of two things in the development of her makeup line: that it feature her Mexican roots and that it be all that she’s always wanted in makeup. The 24-year-old  “Sin Pijama” singer...
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Zara and Anthropologie Accused of Cultural Appropriation, Mexico Asks for Support for Artisans

Virginia Isaad
Cultural appropriation of Latin America is unfortunately all too common in the U.S., most recently with the backlash Kendall Jenner received for the promotion of her new tequila. Retailers are also no stranger to appropriation claims and now Zara and...