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From EL FARO ENGLISH: Nicaragua’s Ortega Finds Complicity in Central American Presidents

Central American leaders are averting their gaze from Nicaragua’s Ortega-Murillo regime, aware that picking a fight with the most consolidated autocracy in Central America would give more oxygen to criticism of corruption and human rights violations in their own countries.

  • Jul 5, 2022
  • 2:38 PM

Activists Tear Down Illegal Construction on Puerto Rico Beach

On Monday, after more than a year of protesting and occupying the beach, environmental justice activists destroyed parts of the illegal construction that Sol y Playa Condominium was building on Los Almendros beach in Rincón, Puerto Rico.

  • Jul 5, 2022
  • 12:35 PM

Migrants in Texas Trailer Tragedy Died Seeking Better Lives

LAS VEGAS, Honduras (AP) — Children set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to success left their country disillusioned. A man already working in the U.S. who returned to visit his wife and children decided to take a cousin on his return to the U.S.

  • Jul 2, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Immigrant Rights Advocates Cheer End of ‘Remain in Mexico,’ Demand More Relief

Pleased by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday that sided with President Biden’s move to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy, immigrant advocacy groups took a moment to celebrate but are calling for more immigrant relief, including an end to Trump-era Title 42 restrictions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

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Latino Rebels Radio: June 30, 2022

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 4:24 PM

University of Puerto Rico Professor: Free Assocation Status ‘Best Road Available’ for Compromise (OPINION)

Free Association is the only road available for Puerto Rico at this moment to foster its prosperity while establishing a non-territorial relationship with the United States. It is also the only status option capable of accommodating the main concerns expressed by the advocates of the three traditional status options.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 2:14 PM

How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Mental Health

The profound Indigenous connection to nature has existed for centuries, including the dread and depression caused by environmental changes. Climate change harms Native people’s sensitive relationships to plants, water, animals, and land and threatens their way of life, including learned skills, customs, and traditions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 11:34 AM

Supreme Court: Biden Properly Ended Trump-Era Asylum Policy

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The justices’ 5-4 decision for the administration came in a case about the “Remain in Mexico” policy under President Donald Trump.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 10:55 AM

USICA’s Immigrant Relief Provisions Face Uncertain Future

The part of the United States Innovation and Competition Act that GOP lawmakers like Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) fear could undermine negotiations is a morsel of relief for immigrants with PhDs or Master’s degrees in STEM fields.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Power 4 Puerto Rico Urges Transparency From Rep. Grijalva, House Members on Status Bill

Last week Thursday, a coalition of Puerto Ricans living in the diaspora sent a letter to Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, urging him and other House members for transparency in their proceedings on a draft bill to resolve Puerto Rico’s status.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 4:36 PM

Slow Effort to ID San Antonio Migrant Dead; Toll Rises to 53

More than a day after the discovery of a stifling trailer in San Antonio where dozens of migrants died after being abandoned in the sweltering heat, few identities of the victims have been made public, illustrating the challenges authorities face in tracing people who cross borders clandestinely.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 2:24 PM

HBO’s ‘PCC: Poder Secreto’ Shows the Rise of South America’s Largest Criminal Organization

In an interview with Latino Rebels, veteran Brazilian filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo talks about the relevance of telling this story, the appeal of the PCC in impoverished areas, and how it is expanding its power across Latin America.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 1:53 PM

I’m Suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for Attacks on Free Speech, Press (OPINION)

The First Amendment has protected advocacy journalism in America since the founding of this country. Unfortunately for press freedom, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has stomped on that tradition by declaring his administration to be government regulators of journalism.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

Fighting Displacement: Machete House and the Park Slope Riot of 1973

What do gentrification and a shootout in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood in June 1973 have to do with the struggle for Puerto Rican independence?

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 6:15 PM

Fmr White House Aide Gives Damning Testimony Against Trump on January 6th Attack

The House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol convened a surprise hearing on Tuesday in which Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, testified that Trump and others were aware of the advanced planning for the insurrection.

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 4:01 PM

How Latinos Are Responding to the Overturning of ‘Roe v Wade’

“It’s not surprising to us,” said Lupe M. Rodríguez, executive director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. “We have been expecting this for many years and sounding the alarm around this possibility.”

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 3:17 PM

‘Father of the Bride’ Gives Latinx People the Hollywood Treatment (REVIEW)

HBO’s much-watched ‘Father of the Bride’ tells the story of two Latinx families as aspirational and aspirationally American. While there are problems with the movie, it is nice to see Latinx people headline a successful, classic film—especially one that punches up at whiteness.

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 12:21 PM

Kali Fajardo-Anstine Reclaims Her Ancestors’ Stories (A Latino USA Podcast)

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is a mixed Chicana woman born in Denver, Colorado with Indigenous and Filipino ancestry. Her work reflects that identity in hopes of creating a space where readers can feel represented and seen. She recently released her debut novel, ‘Woman of Light.’

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 10:58 AM

46 Dead, 16 Hospitalized After Trailer of Migrants Found

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead and 16 others were taken to hospitals after a tractor-trailer rig containing suspected migrants was found Monday on a remote back road in southwest San Antonio, officials said.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • 10:58 PM

Indigenous Group Leading Protests OKs Dialogue With Ecuador Government

The Indigenous organization leading protests in Ecuador on Monday agreed to discuss with the government possible solutions that could lead to the end of a strike that has paralyzed parts of the country for two weeks.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • 6:14 PM

Former US Ambassador on What ‘Free Association’ Would Mean for Puerto Rico

Latino Rebels reached out to Peter R. Rosenblatt, who from 1977 to 1981 served as President Carter’s ambassador to the negotiations on the future political status of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, which established the Compact of Free Association between the U.S. government and the former UN-controlled, U.S.-administered territories of Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

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