Hector Luis Alamo

Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Latino Vote

After Michelle Alexander’s piece in the Nation on why blacks shouldn’t vote for Hillary, it’s important to outline why Latinos shouldn’t either.

  • Feb 11, 2016
  • 1:28 pm

After Partnering with mitú, NCLR Condemns Network’s Host for Inappropriate Language (VIDEO)

Both groups were forced to release statements after a mitú host uses a derogatory term to describe former secretary of State and current Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

  • Feb 5, 2016
  • 4:45 pm

Latino Mythology Meets Hip Hop in ‘Guardians of Infinity #3’

Writers Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez have the tree-like superhero Groot mistaken for a ceiba by an Afro-Puerto Rican grandmother in New York’s Lower East Side.

  • Feb 5, 2016
  • 9:52 am

Rep. Gutiérrez to Congress: ‘Take the Heel Off the People of Puerto Rico’ (VIDEO)

It’s Congress that steers the ship, and should Puerto Rico run aground, it’s Congress that decides how best to salvage it.

  • Feb 3, 2016
  • 10:36 am

Immigrant Rights Are Workers’ Rights

A fire in a Detroit suburb has claimed the lives of five Mexican immigrants who worked at a restaurant and appear to have been living in the basement of a home owned by their boss.

  • Feb 2, 2016
  • 2:59 pm

(Not) Central America’s Problem

Before U.S. policy led to the creation of ISIS, it helped create gang violence in Central America. Now a Senate report shows the U.S. isn’t done committing crimes against people of the region.

  • Jan 29, 2016
  • 3:17 pm

‘Ruining’ Cuba

If anything “ruins” Cuba, it won’t be foreign investment. It’ll be U.S. policy.

  • Jan 27, 2016
  • 1:29 pm

Why Latinos Never Vote

Year after year, Latinos insist on making the Latino vote mostly irrelevant. What is it about Latinos that keeps them away from the polls?

  • Jan 26, 2016
  • 12:30 pm

Barack Obama, King of Puerto Rico

In a Supreme Court hearing this week, the Puerto Rico government argued that it receives its authority from the people of Puerto Rico. But the Obama administration corrected it.

  • Jan 15, 2016
  • 2:10 pm

Iowa Brown and Black Forum Leaves Hillary Black and Blue

Clinton, Sanders and O’Malley stuck to their corners in last night’s Democratic forum in Iowa, though Hillary seemed desperate to stay ahead of Bernie in the polls.

  • Jan 12, 2016
  • 1:59 pm

Latinos Running Across Border in Trump Ad Are Really Africans in Morocco (VIDEO)

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has just released its first official TV spot, in which everything is not nearly what it appears to be.

  • Jan 4, 2016
  • 4:01 pm

The White Man’s Burden in Puerto Rico

The U.S. created it. The U.S. fed it and watched it grow. Yet now the U.S. refuses to even mention it.

  • Dec 28, 2015
  • 12:16 pm

The Miseducation of Miss Puerto Rico

After filmmaker Michael Moore posted a photo of himself in solitarity with the world’s Muslims, Miss Puerto Rico took to Twitter to rant against him, Muslims and declare herself a Trump supporter.

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • 2:08 pm

Immigrants of America, Rubio and Cruz (Don’t) Feel Your Pain

The experience of a Cuban immigrant is very different than those of others from Latin America.

  • Dec 16, 2015
  • 1:08 pm

The Case Against ‘Offensive’

While we’re debating the use of ‘Latinx,’ a note on emotional reasoning, political correctness, microaggressions, and the rest.

  • Dec 15, 2015
  • 1:09 pm

The X-ing of Language: The Case AGAINST ‘Latinx’

To proscribe a set of words and to prescribe how others are to be used in conversation is “reactionary” par excellence, if not worse.

  • Dec 12, 2015
  • 12:18 pm

The Unwelcome (and Unacknowledged) Refugees Closer to Home

The U.S. refuses to label Central Americans as refugees because it fails to understand the dangers they face.

  • Dec 10, 2015
  • 2:04 pm

Fear and Trembling in Venezuela

The opposition in Venezuela has won a supermajority of seats in the National Assembly, setting the stage for either much needed cooperation or some serious battles.

  • Dec 9, 2015
  • 1:07 pm

Dumping Chavismo to Save the Revolution

For the first time since the launch of the Bolivarian Revolution, Venezuela’s opposition parties have won a majority of seats in the National Assembly. But that doesn’t mean the end of socialism.

  • Dec 7, 2015
  • 1:05 pm

Running Outside the Box

John Fetterman is the mayor of Braddock, PA. He’s 6’8″ and has tattoos. And his wife is from Brazil and was undocumented. Oh, and he’s running for Senate.

  • Nov 24, 2015
  • 1:46 pm

The Great Neocolonial Hope

Last Saturday’s boxing match between Mexico’s “Canelo” Álvarez and Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto had all the joy and heartache of a fight between two beleaguered sides.

  • Nov 23, 2015
  • 12:06 pm