La Lucha

The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico

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Author: Jon Sack

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781688028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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A front-line human rights defender fighting murderous impunity in the Mexican borderlands The Mexican border state of Chihuahua and its city Juárez have become notorious the world over as hotbeds of violence. Drug cartel battles and official corruption result in more murders annually in Chihuahua than in wartorn Afghanistan. Thanks to a culture of impunity, 97 percent of the killings in Juárez go unsolved. Despite a climate of fear, a small group of human rights activists, exemplified by the Chihuahua lawyer and organizer Lucha Castro, works to identify the killers and their official enablers. This is the story of La Lucha, illustrated in beautiful and chilling comic book art, rendering in rich detail the stories of families ripped apart by disappearances and murders—especially gender-based violence—and the remarkably brave advocacy, protests, and investigations of ordinary citizens who turned their grief into resistance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

En la Lucha

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Author: Ada María Isasi-Díaz

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800635992

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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A tenth anniversary edition of the classic introduction to mujerista theology for Hispanic women offers an inspirational look at the everyday struggles, insights, attitudes, and lives of Hispanic women from the perspective of Hispanic identiy in North American society, with summaries of the sources, aims, goals, and tenets of mujerista theology. (Christianity)

La Lucha for Cuba

Religion and Politics on the Streets of Miami

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Author: Miguel A. De La Torre

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930100

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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For many in Miami’s Cuban exile community, hating Fidel Castro is as natural as loving one’s children. This hatred, Miguel De La Torre suggests, has in fact taken on religious significance. In La Lucha for Cuba, De La Torre shows how Exilic Cubans, a once marginalized group, have risen to power and privilege—distinguishing themselves from other Hispanic communities in the United States—and how religion has figured in their ascension. Through the lens of religion and culture, his work also unmasks and explores intra-Hispanic structures of oppression operating among Cubans in Miami. Miami Cubans use a religious expression, la lucha, or "the struggle," to justify the power and privilege they have achieved. Within the context of la lucha, De La Torre explores the religious dichotomy created between the "children of light" (Exilic Cubans) and the "children of darkness" (Resident Cubans). Examining the recent saga of the Elián González custody battle, he shows how the cultural construction of la lucha has become a distinctly Miami-style spirituality that makes el exilio (exile) the basis for religious reflection, understanding, and practice—and that conflates political mobilization with spiritual meaning in an ongoing confrontation with evil.

Overlanding the Americas: La Lucha

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Author: Mr Graeme Robert Bell

Publisher: A2a Expedition

ISBN: 9780639925707

Category: Travel

Page: 314

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La Lucha, the sequel to the reader acclaimed, We Will Be Free, is the story of one family's determination to travel the world as professional overlanders. The story picks up in Ecuador, after the family had successfully solo circumnavigated South America and continues with their dogged determination to drive up to Alaska and across the Americas from tip to tip, coast to coast. The family has had to overcome massive geographic, personal and financial obstacles, in order to achieve their dreams but continue to fight, despite the odds. They discover a strength they never knew they had and have many adventures, as they challenge themselves to the limit of their capabilities to not only survive but prosper. La Lucha demonstrates how, with passion and preserverance, anyone can achieve their dreams.

Latino Civil Rights in Education

La Lucha Sigue

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Author: Anaida Colón-Muñiz,Magaly Lavadenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317373413

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Latino Civil Rights in Education: La Lucha Sigue documents the experiences of historical and contemporary advocates in the movement for civil rights in education of Latinos in the United States. These critical narratives and counternarratives discuss identity, inequality, desegregation, policy, public school, bilingual education, higher education, family engagement, and more, comprising an ongoing effort to improve the conditions of schooling for Latino children. Featuring the perspectives and research of Latino educators, sociologists, historians, attorneys, and academics whose lives were guided by this movement, the book holds broad applications in the study and continuation of social justice and activism today.

En La Lucha/ In the Struggle

Elaborating a Mujerista Theology (10th Anniversary Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)

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Author: Ada María Isasi-Díaz

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451403428

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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A tenth anniversary edition of the classic introduction to mujerista theology for Hispanic women offers an inspirational look at the everyday struggles, insights, attitudes, and lives of Hispanic women from the perspective of Hispanic identiy in North American society, with summaries of the sources, aims, goals, and tenets of mujerista theology. (Christianity)

La Lucha Continues

Mujerista Theology

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Author: Ada Mar’a Isasi-D’az

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608332497

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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A sequel to the popular Mujerista Theology that addresses themes relevant at the beginning of the 21st century.Mujerista theology begins with personal experience and moves toward a theology that advances the dignity and liberation of all Hispanic/Latino women. This collection of essays combining personal narratives and theological discourse brings together important insights into the concerns of Hispanic women, the ways in which they can help shape theology, and the roles they can take on in the church.Divided into two sections, Part 1, The Personal Is Political, presents three essays on the author?s religious-theological experiences, showing how they help form her theology. The eight essays in Part 2, In God?s Image--Latinas and Our Struggles, focus on theological understandings essential for justice.

Cuban Color in Tourism and la Lucha

An Ethnography of Racial Meanings

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Author: Lorecia Kaifa Roland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199739660

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

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Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: An Ethnography of Racial Meanings offers a provocative look at what it means to belong in modern socialist Cuba. Drawn from her extensive travels throughout Cuba over the past decade, author L. Kaifa Roland pulls back the curtain on a country that has remained mysterious to Americans since the mid-twentieth century. Through vivid vignettes and firsthand details, Roland exposes the lasting effects of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent rise of state-sponsored segregated tourism in Cuba. She demonstrates how the creation of separate spheres for locals and tourists has had two effects. First, tourism reestablished the racial apartheid that plagued pre-revolutionary Cuba. Second, it reinforced how the state's desire to maintain a socialist ideology in face of its increasing reliance on capitalist tools is at odds with the day-to-day struggles--or La Lucha--of the Cuban people. Roland uses conversations and anecdotes gleaned from a year of living among locals as a way of delving into these struggles and understanding what constitutes life in Cuba today. In exploring the intersections of race, class, and gender, she gives readers a better understanding of the common issues of status and belonging for tourists and their hosts in Cuba. Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha is one of several volumes in the Issues of Globalization: Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology series, which examines the experiences of individual communities in our contemporary world. Each volume offers a brief and engaging exploration of a particular issue arising from globalization and its cultural, political, and economic effects on certain peoples or groups. Ideal for introductory anthropology courses--and as supplements for a variety of upper-level courses--these texts seamlessly combine portraits of an interconnected and globalized world with narratives that emphasize the agency of their subjects.

Miami

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Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504045688

Category: History

Page: 240

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An astonishing account of Cuban exiles, CIA informants, and cocaine traffickers in Florida by the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West. In Miami, the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking looks beyond postcard images of fluorescent waters, backlit islands, and pastel architecture to explore the murkier waters of a city on the edge. From Fidel Castro and the Bay of Pigs invasion to Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination to Oliver North and the Iran–Contra affair, Joan Didion uncovers political intrigues and shadowy underworld connections, and documents the US government’s “seduction and betrayal” of the Cuban exile community in Dade County. She writes of hotels that offer “guerrilla discounts,” gun shops that advertise Father’s Day deals, and a real-estate market where “Unusual Security and Ready Access to the Ocean” are perks for wealthy homeowners looking to make a quick escape. With a booming drug trade, staggering racial and class inequities, and skyrocketing murder rates, Miami in the 1980s felt more like a Third World capital than a modern American city. Didion describes the violence, passion, and paranoia of these troubled times in arresting detail and “beautifully evocative prose” (The New York Times Book Review). A vital report on an immigrant community traumatized by broken dreams and the cynicism of US foreign policy, Miami is a masterwork of literary journalism whose insights are timelier and more important than ever.

La lucha por el poder

Europa 1815-1914

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Author: Richard J. Evans

Publisher: Editorial Crítica

ISBN: 841706737X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Este es un libro realmente extraordinario: la obra más original y madura de Richard J. Evans. Definirlo como una historia de Europa entre la caída de Napoleón y el estallido de la primera guerra mundial resulta insuficiente; porque lo que Evans nos ofrece es una apasionante interpretación de la formación del mundo moderno, a través de una serie de ventanas que no sólo se abren sobre un panorama de gobiernos, guerras y revoluciones, sino que nos describen el cambio de la sociedad (la emancipación de los siervos, la formación de la clase obrera...), la conquista de la naturaleza, la expresión de las emociones... Hasta llegar a la época en que los conflictos internos y la rivalidad entre las potencias imperiales condujo al estallido de la Gran Guerra. Evans construye con estos materiales un relato fascinante, puntuado por las vidas de una serie de personajes arrastrados por las corrientes de su tiempo.

Familias en la Lucha Antidrogas

Familias Campesinas, El Desarrollo Alternativo Y la Lucha Antidrogas en Bolivia

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Author: Tom Blickman

Publisher: CIIR

ISBN: 1852872349

Category: Bolivia

Page: 20

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El Chavo: Locos por la lucha libre / Crazy for Wrestling

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Author: Maria Dominguez,Juan Pablo Lombana

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054572452X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A bilingual 8x8 storybook based on the iconic Hispanic brand. Features art from the animated TV show. A cartoon version of one of the most successful series in Mexico and Latin America. Come meet El Chavo and his quirky neighborhood friends in this 8x8 storybook filled with imagination, adventure, and fun.

Dilema (Spanish Edition)

La Lucha De Un Sacerdote Entre Su Fe y el Amor

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Author: Padre Alberto Cutie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Era un sacerdote católico cuya relación amorosa se convirtió en noticia de primera página. Ahora, cuenta su explosiva historia -en sus propias palabras... En este libro personal y altamente controversial, el Padre Alberto Cutié habla de la devastadora lucha entre las promesas que había hecho como sacerdote y el amor por una mujer. Cutié, que ya había comenzado a sentir diferencias ideológicas con la Iglesia, de repente tuvo que cambiar su vida por completo el día que fue fotografiado en una playa besándose con la mujer que más adelante se convertiría en su esposa. Cutié, que en durante años llegó a representar ante el público una nueva cara para la Iglesia Católica - admirado y amado por millones- descubrió que ya no se sentía capaz de vivir su vida con la norma del celibato sacerdotal, sobre todo porque esto implicaba defender ciertas posiciones con las que ya no estaba de acuerdo. Durante años guardó su relación en secreto mientras buscaba y rezaba para que se le apareciera una respuesta. El amor que consideraba una bendición lo estaba acercando a Dios pero alejándolo de la Iglesia. En Dilema, Cutié cuenta cómo rompió su promesa, desenterrando el controversial debate acerca del celibato obligatorio para los sacerdotes católicos romanos, y comenzó una nueva vida donde descubrió otra manera de servir al mismo Dios.

Ajedrez

La Lucha Por la Iniciativa

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Author: Orestes Aldama Zambrano

Publisher: Editorial Paidotribo

ISBN: 9788480194785

Category: Games

Page: 90

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Los 50 ejemplos presentados se basan en partidas de J.R. Capablanca.

Enseñando rebeldía

Historias de la lucha popular oaxaqueña

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Author: Diana Denham

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604865504

Category: History

Page: 382

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Accompanied by photography and political art, this powerful compilation of testimonies from longtime organizers, artists, housewives, journalists, students, teachers, and others who participated in the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca provides a raw, honest look at the 2006 Oaxaca protests to the political situation in the Mexican state—protests that would become one of the most important social uprisings of the 21st century. Acompañada de fotografías y arte político, esta compilación poderosa de testimonios de organizadores, artistas, amas de casa, periodistas, estudiantes, maestros y otros que participaron en la Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca provee un vistazo abierto y honesto de las protestas oaxaqueñas del 2006 contra la situación política en el estado mexicano—protestas que se convertirían en una de las revueltas sociales más importantes del siglo XX1.

Life with Maxie

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Author: Diane Rehm

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423616286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Celebrated NPR radio talk-show host Diane Rehm gives fans an inside look into her life through the story of Maxie, her long-haired Chihuahua. Illustrated with color photos of Diane and her dog, My Life with Maxie tells the story of how Maxie's presence and sweet personality have had a profound impact on Diane's life. Fans of Diane's show and pet lovers everywhere will love an inside look at the life of one of NPR's most popular hosts.

Cesar Chavez: La Lucha Por la Justicia

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Author: Richard Griswold del Castillo

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611920352

Category: Agricultural laborers

Page: 34

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A simple biography of the man who worked to win fairer treatment of the migrant farm workers in California in the 1960s and to establish the United Farm Workers union.

El club de la lucha

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Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE

ISBN: 8439726155

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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El club de la lucha, una de las novelas contemporáneas más originales y provocadoras, que ya se ha convertido en un clásico underground. La primera regla del club de la lucha es no hablar del club de la lucha. Cada fin de semana, un puñado de jóvenes oficinistas se quita los zapatos y las camisas y pelean entre sí hasta la extenuación. Los lunes vuelven a sus despachos con los ojos amoratados y un embriagador sentimiento de omnipotencia. Pero estas reuniones son solo el comienzo del plan con el que Tyler Durden, proyeccionista, camarero y oscuro genio anárquico, aspira a vengarse de una sociedad paralizada por el consumismo exacerbado. Reseña: «Una novela corrosiva e hilarante.» The Washington Post Book World

Agrupémonos todas

La lucha de las españolas por la igualdad

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Author: Isaías Lafuente

Publisher: AGUILAR

ISBN: 840301189X

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Una crónica de las pioneras en la lucha por la igualdad de la mujer en España. Hace poco más de un siglo un catedrático de la Universidad Central de Madrid espetó a María Elena Maseras, la primera universitaria española: «¡No quiero doctores con faldas!». Hace treinta años un miembro del tribunal que la examinaba exclamó ante la embajadora María Rosa Boceta: «¡Mientras yo esté en este tribunal no habrá en España una mujer diplomática!». Éstas y otras frases semejantes ponen en evidencia un pensamiento no solo arraigado socialmente sino protegido legalmente en nuestro país durante décadas: hubo que esperar hasta 1981 para que se alcanzara la plena igualdad jurídica entre hombres y mujeres. Es decir, antes de ayer. Sin embargo, durante ese tiempo muchas mujeres se levantaron contra la marginación. Fueron auténticas pioneras que no quisieron resignarse al futuro que les ofrecía una sociedad que las consideraba ciudadanas de segunda. Gracias a su empeño, pagado a veces con la cárcel o con la vida, desbrozaron el camino de la igualdad luchando casi siempre en soledad y ante la incomprensión de hombres y mujeres. Su historia es la que relata Isaías Lafuente en este libro.