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  1. (Source: theannexhq)

     
     
  2. fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

    December 5

    • 1492: The fleet of Christopher Columbus makes landfall in the northwestern coast of the island that would later be named La Española (Hispaniola), near present-day Môle Saint-Nicolas, Haiti.
    • 1891: Emperor Pedro II of Brazil dies at age 66, while in exile in Paris.
    • 1919: The…
     
     
  3. dreamsurreal:snowyowlwhitecotton:


Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for the next ten years.

If only we were smart enough to follow

    dreamsurreal:snowyowlwhitecotton:

    Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for the next ten years.

    If only we were smart enough to follow

     
     
  4. Fellow SALVADORANS, A bit of history:  In 1968, The Lovers from San Salvador released “I’m Alright” in the album LP among other spanish and english songs. The song was a super #1 hit (bombazo) record. Rock and Roll fans will never forget the good times in such as outstanding music “The Lovers” streamed out among music lovers.

     
     
  5. DLG (Dark Latin Groove) - Juliana

     
     
  6. withquest:

    My name is Javier, but most people knew me as Claudia - before I came out as transgender. Even then most people just knew me as Claudia Nunez, you know pronounced clawdia noonez. I was not Claudia Celeste Núñez-Céspedes Castillo Mancia - and I did everything in my power to keep it that way. I stopped speaking spanish outside of my house, I learned to be more quiet, I kept the AAVE slang I grew up with out of my vocabulary, I even actively stayed out of the sun so I wouldn’t get darker. I would even tell people I was Spanish, as in from Spain, that I was really white. But in reality, I wasn’t. I am brown and queer. But more importantly I am a brown/mestizo latino and to call myself anything different would be to erase my family’s history. This is what my parents look like.

    My Salvadoran father’s race is unknown (probably Mayan or Pipil and African), and my Paraguayan mother is from Spanish and Austrian decent. There’s a reason why I know my mother’s racial background and not my father’s. It’s almost like one side of my racial background is responsible for the pillaging, dehumanization, and slavery of the others. One of my parents has been stopped by police more times than they can count. The other has gotten themselves out of more tickets than they can count. 

    One of them gets prejudiced against just because of the color of their skin, while the other one only receives discrimination when they start to speak and their accent comes out. One of my parents looks like the people in latino magazines, on tv, and in the history books you read growing up. The other one does not. Believe it or not, there’s a reason for all of this as well.

    But more importantly, one of my parents is inherently racist because they are white, and the other, is 55 years old and still feels internalized hatred and pain because of their skin color.

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  7. SANDRO DE AMERICA: YUMA YOE

    LOVE THIS!

     
     
  8. Eliva Alvarado, a campesina organizer and activist for land occupations and recoveries in Honduras has a brief documentary i stumbled upon today.  Recently finished reading her book “Don’t Be Afraid Gringo”. She’s one of the Latin@ American women that has been given little notice for her hard work.  

     
     
  9. nuestrahermana:

Platanos fritos con frijoles y crema!

the breakfast of champions!  you’ll find this meal in any salvadoran household.

    nuestrahermana:

    Platanos fritos con frijoles y crema!

    the breakfast of champions!  you’ll find this meal in any salvadoran household.

     
     
  10. lati-negros:

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    tw: murder

    An advocate for the Mexican lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community, Agnes Torres Sulca, was found murdered in Atlixco, Puebla this past Saturday, March 10.

    According to reports from the State Attorney’s Office, the body of Agnes…

    Que pena!  My heart goes out to this womans family.  Another sister was taken from us. Violence against transwomen of color continues to sky rocket world wide, and the only thing queers want is marriage equality..? smh

     
     
  11. Feliz Dia de Independencia de la República Dominicana!

    In 1838 Juan Pablo Duarte founded a secret society called La Trinitaria, which sought the complete independence of Santo Domingo without any foreign intervention.Matías Ramón Mella and Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, despite not being among the founding members of La Trinitaria, were decisive in the fight for independence. Duarte, Mella, and Sánchez are considered the three Founding Fathers of the Dominican Republic.On February 27, 1844, the Trinitarios (the members of La Trinitaria), declared the independence from Haiti. They were backed by Pedro Santana, a wealthy cattle rancher from El Seibo, who became general of the army of the nascent Republic. The Dominican Republic’s first Constitution was adopted on November 6, 1844, and was modeled after the United States Constitution.

    The decades that followed were filled with tyranny, factionalism, economic difficulties, rapid changes of government, and exile for political opponents. Threatening the nation’s independence were renewed Haitian invasions occurring in 1844, 1845–49, 1849–55, and 1855–56.

    Meanwhile, archrivals Santana and Buenaventura Báez held power most of the time, both ruling arbitrarily. They promoted competing plans to annex the new nation to another power: Santana favored Spain, and Báez the United States.

    (Source: Wikipedia)

     
     
  12. “Look… Look again, and see beyond prejudice. I am trans. I have the right to be who I am.”

    Main targets of discriminatory violence, trans women around the country have created material to raise awareness against prejudice. The campaign to promote human rights and prevention of AIDS contains ring tones, screensavers and mobile videos, posters and brochure.

    It is the first time that the trans women produce and create the concept of a material intended for themselves. With the slogan “I am a trans. I have a right to be who I am, “the proposal is to promote social inclusion and positive image of trans women, and disseminate knowledge about ways of preventing AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, in addition to combating violence and discrimination.

    “How are victims of violence and the difficulty of access to public services like health and education, transvestites become more vulnerable to HIV infection,” explains the director of the Department of STD, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, Mariangela Simao produce their own material, he says, makes the protagonists of their own stories. In real life, they are not heard nor seen. Not adequately accommodated in health services, they also have more difficulties in using the instruments necessary for the prevention of STDs and other health problems.”

    This series poster series is really dope. 

    (Source: transfeminism)

     
     
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  14. moononwaters:

solodascavare:

A woman blocks the entrance to Congress as riot police stand guard in Guatemala City, Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011. Protesters are demanding that Congress approve the Ley de Vivienda, or Housing Act, which would allow them to attain legal titles to the lands where they built their homes. (Rodrigo Abd)

I like how her face is all “No fucks given”

    moononwaters:

    solodascavare:

    A woman blocks the entrance to Congress as riot police stand guard in Guatemala City, Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011. Protesters are demanding that Congress approve the Ley de Vivienda, or Housing Act, which would allow them to attain legal titles to the lands where they built their homes. (Rodrigo Abd)

    I like how her face is all “No fucks given”

     
     
  15. newwavefeminism:

nickturse:


University students with their necks painted protest at Bolivar square in 	      Bogota, Colombia, Thursday Nov. 3, 2011. Their signs read in Spanish “We 	      have the right to be outraged,” left, and “Excellent education and for all!!” 	      Students are protesting education reforms planned by the government that 	      propose private funding for public institutions. (Fernando Vergara)


wow

AMAZING!!!

    newwavefeminism:

    nickturse:

    University students with their necks painted protest at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday Nov. 3, 2011. Their signs read in Spanish “We have the right to be outraged,” left, and “Excellent education and for all!!” Students are protesting education reforms planned by the government that propose private funding for public institutions. (Fernando Vergara)

    wow

    AMAZING!!!