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Cuba: US Protest Narrative Paving Way for Military Incursion

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba criticized the United States and President Joe Biden on Wednesday for a series of statements by senior officials after the unprecedented protests on the island last week, accusing the U.S. government of seeking to justify a military intervention.

  • Jul 22, 2021
  • 12:16 PM

Sanders Supports Overruling Parliamentarian to Pass Immigration Reform

“The time is very long overdue for us to have comprehensive reform and why many people say it will be in there,” Senator Sanders told Latino Rebels on Tuesday afternoon, “but this is something that will need to go through the parliamentarian.”

  • Jul 21, 2021
  • 5:00 PM

Mexican Mothers Expelled From Swimming Pool for Listening to Spanish-Language Music

The event happened last Monday, July 12 at the Flex Fitness and Recreation Center pool where the eight women and their kids were having a fun time and decided to play music on a speaker.

  • Jul 21, 2021
  • 3:54 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Pandemic’s Darkest Hour Yet in Guatemala

“We still have no testing or contact tracing strategy to control the pandemic,” Óscar Chávez, of independent think tank and data clearinghouse Lab Datos GT, told El Faro English. “As we see a spike in cases almost double that of the peak in 2020, in reality, we know that the impact of the pandemic is much broader, but we just can’t see it.”

  • Jul 21, 2021
  • 9:34 AM

Virus Slams Cuba as It Races to Roll Out Its New Vaccines

HAVANA (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is slamming Cuba like never before, even as the country races to roll out its homegrown vaccines, the only locally developed shots being widely used in Latin America.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 6:21 PM

Haiti Arrests 3 Cops, Installs New PM, While Mourning Moïse

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians held official ceremonies Tuesday to honor assassinated President Jovenel Moïse while installing a new interim leader and arresting at least three police officers implicated in the killing.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 5:34 PM

Leftist Pedro Castillo Is Peru’s President-Elect

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A teacher in one of the poorest communities in the Andes who had never held office is now Peru’s president-elect after officials in the South American country declared him the winner of a runoff election held last month.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 4:57 PM

La colombiana

Nunca me he sentido tan colombiana como cuando migré a Estados Unidos.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 4:21 PM

Senate Considers Requiring Women to Register for Military Draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Angus King (D-ME) told Latino Rebels on Monday afternoon that a proposal by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) requiring all Americans, including women, to register for the military draft will be debated “over the next couple of days” in the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 3:49 PM

OPINION: Congress Should Admit DC and Puerto Rico as States of the Union

As states of the union, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, can become a powerful political force to push forward the inconclusive agenda of our nation’s minority communities.”

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 1:21 PM

How I Made It: El Peso Hero (A Latino USA Podcast)

This July, “El Peso Hero” is celebrating 10 years of fighting Mexican cartels, corrupt officials and advocating for the rights of migrants on the border.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 11:16 AM

US Immigration Judges Considering Asylum for Unaccompanied Minors Are ‘Significantly Influenced’ by Politics

Political factors such as ideology, the political party of the president who appointed them and who was president at the time they decided the case significantly influenced whether these children were allowed to stay in the country.

  • Jul 19, 2021
  • 6:23 PM

Colombia Announces Police Reforms Aimed at Stemming Abuses

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque on Monday announced reforms to the nation’s police forces that are meant to improve accountability and decrease human rights abuses, following weeks of protests in which officers were accused of killing at least two dozen demonstrators.

  • Jul 19, 2021
  • 5:15 PM

Sens. Casey and Cardin Indicate Immigration Reform Funding Exists in Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Budget Agreement

“I’m certainly for immigration reform,” Cardin told Latino Rebels on Thursday. “I think it’s in the agreement, the dollars it involves.”

  • Jul 19, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

Renee Goust and La Bruja de Texcoco Premiere Corrido for LGBTQ Activist Sylvia Rivera

Called “El corrido de Sylvia Rivera,” the song tells the story of Rivera’s historical significance with music that traditionally would not touch on issues of sexual diversity, according to Goust, who is from Sonora and wrote the lyrics.

  • Jul 19, 2021
  • 11:09 AM

Judge Orders End to DACA, Current Enrollees Safe for Now

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Friday ordered an end to an Obama-era program that prevented the deportations of some immigrants brought into the United States as children, putting new pressure for action on President Joe Biden and Democrats who now control Congress.

  • Jul 16, 2021
  • 5:57 PM

OPINION: Patria y Vida

To be clear: this isn’t about Trump. This isn’t about Obama. This isn’t about any of your favorite or most hated politicians. And this isn’t about the embargo.

  • Jul 16, 2021
  • 4:34 PM

UCLA Study Says US Is Behind 79 Other Countries in Preventing Detention of Migrant Children

The study also noted that only 11% of 150 countries have laws protecting migrant children from detention.

  • Jul 16, 2021
  • 4:07 PM

Unsafe In Foster Care, Part 2 (A Latino USA Podcast)

While looking into what happened the night Joseph Chacón died, reporter Deepa Fernandes found something shocking buried in the autopsy records: another baby, Draco Ford, had passed away in the same foster home two months earlier.

  • Jul 16, 2021
  • 12:03 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: The Cuba Question in Central America

Some long-time leftists say that old regional alliances and unwavering support for the Cuban regime are cracking.

  • Jul 16, 2021
  • 10:33 AM

The Cuba Protests

Latino Rebels: July 15, 2021

  • Jul 15, 2021
  • 4:34 PM

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