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The NYTimes Editorial Board Needs Diversity in More Ways Than One (OPINION)

Speaking for myself, please accept this heartfelt apology, Jeneen Interlandi.

  • Jan 21, 2020
  • 7:08 AM

#ICYMI, the Full Iowa 2020 Brown and Black Presidential Forum (VIDEO)

The 2020 event was held on MLK Day.

  • Jan 21, 2020
  • 6:17 AM

Migrants Scuffle With Mexican Troops Along Border River

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 9:08 PM

Puerto Rico Protesters Demand Governor’s Resignation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the seaside governor’s mansion and Capitol building on Monday to demand the U.S. territory’s leader resignation and to protest the recent discovery of apparently forgotten disaster supplies amid continuing earthquakes.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 3:20 PM

Migrants Ford River From Guatemala to Mexico

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants began wading across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 2:23 PM

To My Fellow Puerto Ricans: Aid Is Not Enough (OPINION)

The argument is simple, but the narrative not so much.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 9:14 AM

Morales Names His Candidate for Bolivia Presidential Vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former President Evo Morales announced Sunday that ex-Economy Minister Luis Arce Catacora will be his party’s presidential candidate in Bolivia’s May 3 elections.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 8:22 AM

A Film About the Life of Walter Mercado Is About to Become the Next Great Thing

Latino Rebels Radio: January 19, 2020.

  • Jan 19, 2020
  • 8:07 PM

2 More Puerto Rico Officials Fired After Warehouse Break-In

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane María.

  • Jan 19, 2020
  • 6:11 PM

Venezuela’s Guaidó to Meet Pompeo in Colombia

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó has traveled to Colombia to participate alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a regional counter-terrorism meeting—a new show of support by the Trump administration for the man it says is the country’s legitimate leader.

  • Jan 19, 2020
  • 12:22 PM

US Seeks to Deport Honduran Mom, Sick Children to Guatemala

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates.

  • Jan 19, 2020
  • 12:10 PM

To Win Texas, Mobilize Texas Latinos

I believe that if Democrats are serious about flipping Texas or similar states, they need a seismic shift in the way the party conducts Latino outreach.

  • Jan 19, 2020
  • 11:35 AM

Mexico Blocks Hundreds of Migrants From Crossing Border Span

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities closed a border entry point in southern Mexico on Saturday after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala.

  • Jan 18, 2020
  • 6:08 PM

Discovery of Unused Disaster Supplies Angers Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.

  • Jan 18, 2020
  • 5:51 PM

Migrants, Troops Slowly Build Up on Guatemala-Mexico Border

TECÚN UMÁN, Guatemala (AP) — More than 200 mostly Honduran migrants rested on a bridge at the Guatemala-Mexico border waiting for the arrival of others and hoping sheer numbers will improve their chances of entering Mexico and continuing their journey north.

  • Jan 18, 2020
  • 10:39 AM

‘We Don’t Trust the Government:’ Fear Casts Doubt at Beginning of Second Term for Puerto Rico’s Public Schools

“Our children are not safe. They [the DE] wants to rush through this process, and we don’t trust the government,” school parent Mely Román told Latino Rebels.

  • Jan 18, 2020
  • 9:28 AM

Puerto Rico to Open Schools After 6.4 Quake Despite Concerns

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government is opening public schools next week without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure that is displacing thousands of students.

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 6:02 PM

Latino USA Presents: Looking Back On A ‘Decade Of Fire’

In the 1970s, a string of devastating fires would turn the South Bronx into a symbol of urban decay. Latino USA visits the South Bronx to interview Vivian Vázquez Irizarry, co-director of the documentary ‘Decade of Fire.’

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 3:53 PM

Top Brazil Culture Official Fired After Nazi-Linked Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian culture secretary Roberto Alvim was fired on Friday after using phrases similar to some used by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Alvim made the comments while discussing a new art prize in Latin America’s largest democracy.

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 3:38 PM

‘Hugs, Not Bullets:’ Mexico’s Struggle With High Rates of Disappearances and Homicides

Data shows that in the first half of 2019, 17,608 individuals were victims of homicide. The previous year reported an estimated 33,341 intentional homicides, a record-high.

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 12:19 PM

ACLU, Other Groups Sue Trump Administration for Refusing Asylum Seekers

The organizatons are filing the lawsuit to challenge the agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras that allows the Trump administration to send migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to Central America.

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 12:00 PM