José Luis Araneda Cintrón, a Guatemalan lawyer, began the process before Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal to found a political party called “Nuevas Ideas,” the same name as that of President Nayib Bukele in El Salvador. The new party’s cyan logo is identical to that of the Salvadoran party.
After protests against a mining project erupted into violence over the weekend, Guatemala’s government imposed martial law and a curfew in El Estor and filled the town of 20,000 residents with security forces.
The Hispanic Federation and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice launched the Redistricting Academy, a first-of-its-kind bilingual resource center which aims to empower Latinos “to advocate for district maps that reflect the diversity of their population,” according to a press release.
My personal journey toward quitting my old job and starting a new one is a reminder that, for Latinos, the Great Resignation also includes letting go of cultural norms that have been instilled in us since childhood.
Carolina Barrero didn’t know that returning to Cuba after living abroad for years to join a protest movement would mean that she would witness the largest demonstrations the island had seen in decades.
In July, Latino Rebels began asking members of Congress to explain the rightward shift in Latino voters during last year’s presidential election. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) was the first Congressional Hispanic Caucus member asked.
As undocumented immigrants from Ecuador, Madeline and Jorge had long lived with the risk that they could one day be arrested. On the day Jorge was taken by ICE outside their home in Queens, Madeline, fearing she and her daughters could be next, fled to New Jersey.
A small group of immigrant rights activists has been camped outside Vice President Kamala Harris’s house in Washington, D.C. since last Thursday, calling on Harris to overrule the Senate Parliamentarian and include immigrant relief in the budget bill being negotiated in Congress.
More than 2,000 migrants left on Saturday from Tapachula, Chiapas in southern Mexico hoping to reach the U.S. border. Most of the migrants come from Central America and Haiti, including families with small children.
Álvaro “Al” Montoya, the first Cuban American to play in the National Hockey League, wants a more Latino NHL than the one he played in. As the recently appointed director of community outreach for the Stars, he is working to create the change he wants to see.
While the pandemic has certainly hurt Biden’s support among Latinos, so has the economy. And Latino support for Biden on immigration is even lower.
Unionizing offers pathways to securing many of the benefits long denied to agricultural workers, like paid time off and safer working conditions. But almost two years since they gained the right to collectively bargain, only 12 out of New York’s 58,000 farmworkers have joined a union.
Futuro Media Group, the Harlem-based publisher of Latino Rebels, received a White House press pass Thursday afternoon for Washington correspondent Pablo Manríquez. The White House press pass gives Futuro what’s known in the Beltway as “double credential” to cover the federal government with full Washington press access.
We follow Denise Juarez and Jasmine Idrogo, two elite Latina powerlifters, who take us on their journey to qualify for the 2021 national powerlifting competition.
Central America, in Brief: Presidents and lawmakers in Guatemala and El Salvador have pivoted toward religious rhetoric and policymaking in response to increased public scrutiny. The Salvadoran legislature cited the Bible while striking down a partial decriminalization of abortion this week, following the footsteps of Ortega’s alliance with conservative Nicaraguan churches since returning to power in 2007. The phenomenon may also spread to Costa Rica, set to hold presidential elections in February.
It’s time we take action to close the gaps in education, income, and wealth, and being able to successfully navigate the post-high-school years through financial literacy is an important step toward that goal.
Latinas are economic powerhouses who drive almost two trillion dollars in Hispanic purchasing power. If we can close the pay gap, we will be investing in an energized, resourceful and powerful segment of our population capable of fueling our economy forward.
Latina trans women face some of the worst workplace discrimination, with 38 percent of Latina trans women and 20 percent of nonbinary Latines reporting being fired, denied promotion, and/or not hired in the past year because of their identities.
Five members of the House Hispanic Caucus, all Democrats, held a press conference on Wednesday to advocate for permanent immigrant relief provisions in the Democrats’ sprawling budget bill currently being negotiated on Capitol Hill.
Highlighting personal experiences is a common rhetorical device journalists use to report big, complex stories in a way that makes them easier to digest. Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block put the technique to good use in their new book, ‘Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Versus the Latino Resistance.’