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Blanca Burns is the First Mexican-born Woman to Referee an NBA Game

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When Mexican Americans Kassandra Garcia and Natalia Dorantes made NFL history in 2021 it was a major win for Latina representation in football and now another Latina made sports history but this time in basketball.  Blanca Burns debuted as a...
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Mexican TV Host Found Dead Marking the 6th Journalist Killed in Mexico in 2022

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Journalists reporting on corruption and cartel violence have long been targeted in Mexico and in 2022 we’re already seeing a surge in the murders of reporters in the area. Mexican TV host and model, Michelle Perez Tadeo, 29, was found dead...
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A Lesbian Couple from Texas Was Tortured & Killed in Mexico; Suspects Arrested

Violence against women and members of the LGBTQIA+ continues throughout Latin America and the rate is startling even with just a month into the new year. Recently, a lesbian couple from Texas was found dismembered and killed in the city...
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French Fashion Label Sézane Used Imagery of Indigenous Woman Without Paying Her

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Capitalizing on the labor and image of Indigenous people is unfortunately not a rare occurrence with major brands often using Indigenous culture to promote their products.  Popular French fashion label, Sézane, has come under fire for reportedly intending to use...
Culture

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...