Ana Perez

During Women's History Month, celebrate contributions of U.S. Latinas

During Women's History Month, celebrate contributions of U.S. Latinas
By Ana Perez

March 8, 2006

This Women's History Month brings much to celebrate for Latinas in the United States.

Not only do we have a strong legacy of Latinas involved in movements for positive change, we also have a new generation of Latinas who are speaking up today for racial equity and serving as role models for young people.

This holiday season, give gifts that are sweatshop free

This holiday season, give gifts that are sweatshop free
By Ana Perez

December 15, 2004

With the holiday shopping season in high gear, we need to be aware that the great bargain gifts we seek may well be responsible for some of the misery in the developing world.

For many garment industry workers in places like Guatemala, for example, the season of gift-giving usually means 16-hour workdays, no bathroom breaks and an occasional slap in the face to increase production.

Bush's trip to Chile intensifies stalemate on free trade

Bush's trip to Chile intensifies stalemate on free trade
By Ana Perez

November 23, 2004

The protests in the streets of Santiago, Chile, against President Bush should have come as no surprise.

Many Latin Americans are angry at Washington for imposing free-market policies that have created social and economic hardships for a majority of the population in Latin America.

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