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California Latinas Leading The Fight For Environmental Justice

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Raquel Rangel from Latino Outdoors while on a trip to Sequoia National (Photo Credit: Gregory Morris)

 

According to the Trust for Public Land (TPL), Los Angeles currently ranks 74th out of 100 U.S. cities for park space. TPL’s Park Score system, which has been collecting data yearly since 2011, rates U.S. cities based on three criteria: park size, accessibility to residents and the budget size for programs and maintenance. For a city that boasts its 48.5 percent Latino population, it still lacks sufficient access for communities of color to enjoy open space.

The following photo profile seeks to highlight the achievements of three women across generations, fighting to create ...

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New Britain Latina To Play For Puerto Rico’s Women’s National Soccer Team

Photo credit: Bristol Press

Photo credit: Bristol Press

 

Kalyssa Muniz is about to get an experience few, especially a high school sophomore, will ever receive.

Starting Thursday, the New Britain native and Bristol resident will get the chance to play for club and country at one of the highest levels of competition for her age group. Muniz will be competing at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Qualifiers in Nicaragua as a member of the Puerto Rican Women’s U17 National Team.

The tournament runs Thursday to April 29 and features the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Haiti and Bermuda.

“It’s an honor,” Muniz said. “I always wanted to play internationally. It’s been

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Latino Caregivers For Elderly Relatives Get Help

 

From Left - Maria Perez and her daughter Carmen Minchoff of Branford listen to care instructions from Olfa Santana-Zephirin RN with Assisted Living Services (ALS). ALS is a credentialed provider for a state program that pays relatives to care for elderly family members at home.

From Left – Maria Perez and her daughter Carmen Minchoff of Branford listen to care instructions from Olfa Santana-Zephirin, RN with Assisted Living Services (ALS). ALS is a credentialed provider for a state program that pays relatives to care for elderly family members at home.

 

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Twelve years ago, after Maria Perez had a stroke, which left her struggling to communicate, to do things she used to do and to even walk, daughter Carmen Minchoff stepped in to lend a loving hand. Minchoff was faced with a number of decisions regarding care for her now 90-year-old mother, but knew that no matter what, she wanted to be by ...

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