Thoughts, Advice I am the first in my family to attend university in Canada, a “first-generation student.” According to the University of Toronto’s “First in the Family” program, first generation students are those whose parents and older siblings did not attend a post-secondary institution in Canada. As cliché as it sounds, I always hoped, and knew […]
AVENIDA LATINA forms a space where [email protected] youth from across Toronto meet to develop their skills as designers, photographers and writers. Through our magazine we hope to be informative, interactive and to guide under a non-discriminatory framework, which includes gender, race, status & class. Since our launch we have distributed thousands of copies of AVENIDA LATINA around Toronto.
Although AVENIDA LATINA is released quarterly, our goal is to support and maintain a forum of expression for our writers. Therefore, our website will be providing up to date articles written by our very own staff along with event postings happening across the city. We are also very committed to helping youth find employment and volunteer opportunities so we plan to direct you to various resources right here.
Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Its immigration and refugee procedures greatly influenced the mosaic development of the past two centuries. There are many ways to immigrate to Canada, which vary in length and process. These include sponsorship, the point system or skilled workers programs, Canadian experience class, and as […]
On November 14th, AVENIDA Latina had the pleasure of covering the art exhibition presented by “Taller Sol y Luna” LiberArte, hosted at Romero House. A space where artists such as Alex Padulo, Beatriz Santiago, Maria Francisca, Ainur, Violeta Migoya and Maria Elena Mesa performed their work which included abstract art, poetry besides themes like hope, dreams and social […]
Anacaona in Arawak (indigenous language of the Taíno) means Golden Flower. She was the last cacique (chief) of the Taíno people. Anacaona was a Queen and a composer of songs and poems, making her popular among her people. She was the ruler of Xanagua (current day Haiti and Dominican Republic). In 1492, the Spaniards arrived […]
Augusto César Sandino was a Nicaraguan revolutionary. Sandino led a rebellion from 1927 to 1933 against the U.S. military occupation in Nicaragua. Sandino and his troops waged war against them because of American exploits of resources, land and the campesinos of Nicaragua. Sandino escaped capture from the U.S. National Guard and he continued his campaign. […]
Pablo Neruda is one of the most influential poets of Latin America. He was born as Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto in Chile. During his adolescence, Neruda took on the name of a 19th c. Czech writer, Jan Neruda, as his pen to conceal his writing career from his disapproving father. By 1923, he had published […]
Born on November 12, 1657 in San Miguel Nepantla, Mexico, Juana Inés De La Cruz was a scholar and a poet. She began her life as a nun, which allowed her the freedom and ability to study, which was denied to women in her era. With access to a large library full of literature and […]
This article is dedicated to all those people who, like me, find the solution to those small things that life puts in front of us in taking some time alone, whether it is minutes or hours. Sometimes we face challenges in our life that are brought about to see how we react to uncomfortable or […]
The act of engraving or painting for public display has been a craft as old as the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. This skill evolved over the years and adapted to different times and necessities. What we see today on the streets and dismiss as vandalism is an incredibly old form of expression that society […]
It is no secret that the art of tattooing has gained immense popularity. This becomes a tricky situation when we consider the context of this art form and its place in our society. Some of the opinions on tattoos revolve around the stereotypes of tattooed people. These beliefs sometimes stem from exaggerated and/or sensationalized associations […]
The school year is going to be over soon, and for students in grade 12 the end of their high school life marks the beginning of a new post-secondary adventure. If you plan to save money when applying to a college/university, try to apply to schools near you. In the case that it is necessary […]
The consumption of alcoholic beverages during adolescence can turn into a problem. Alcohol is the most popular drug among adolescents. Some say they drink because they enjoy the taste, or because it is something their friends do on parties. We are surrounded by a media image of alcohol as making us popular, desirable, and happy. […]