Latino USA

Archive for March 29th, 2012

EMPODERATE!

There are more than 30 LGBTQ youth centers across the U.S., but few target the Spanish-speaking community specifically. That’s why La Clinica del Pueblo, a community health center in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of Columbia Heights, Washington DC opened Empoderate. It’s a bilingual center that provides counseling, support, and free HIV testing to LGBTQ youth in the area.

This piece was produced by Lily Percy, edited by Maria Martin & mixed by Claire Schoen. It’s part of a year-long series examining health issues facing Latinos.

Latino USA’s year-long look at Latinos and Health is made possible by funding from Pfizer Helpful Answers®, a family of patient assistance programs for the uninsured and underinsured who need help getting Pfizer medicines.


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The Death of Trayvon Martin: Also a Latino Issue

Trayvon Martin was shot by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, son of a white father and a Latina mother. The shooting is being investigated by a local grand jury and by federal authorities. This is the story of two Americans: the 17-year-old whose life was cut short and the man who says he shot in self-defense. Maria Hinojosa speaks to Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines.Com, about how Trayvon’s death raises questions on youth, safety and racial and ethnic identity.

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Will Ferrell in “Casa de mi Padre”

Actor and comedian Will Ferrell crosses the border into unchartered territory in his new movie, “Casa de Mi Padre.” It’s a film that has proved a hit among Latino audiences, with a mostly Latino cast, and made entirely in Spanish with English subtitles. María Hinojosa speaks to Will Ferrell about his new film.

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Noticiando

For the news, Maria Hinojosa speaks with gay rights activist Andres Duque about the current state of gay rights in Latin America. Duque says hate crimes are on the rise in Mexico but at the same time, gays are being elected to public office throughout Latin America. Duque’s blog is called “Blabbeando.”


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