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Latino Rebels Radio: September 23, 2021

  • Sep 23, 2021
  • 5:06 PM

How Juan Pachón Went From Political Asylum to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Bogotá-born and raised, Juan Daniel Pachón Silva escaped the civil war in Colombia not a moment too soon.

  • Sep 23, 2021
  • 12:58 PM

El Salvador President Says He Is ‘the Coolest Dictator in the World’

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in El Salvador said Tuesday she sees “a decline in democracy” in the country, where President Nayib Bukele changed his Twitter profile to read “the coolest dictator in the world.”

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 5:54 PM

OPINION: A Cardinal’s All-Too-Human COVID Hypocrisy

It’s all too familiar: yet another COVID-positive anti-vaxxer was in the hospital on a ventilator.

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 5:24 PM

OPINION: The Time for a Pathway to Citizenship Is Right Now

It is the moment to acknowledge the hard sacrifices essential workers have been making before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what is morally required for us to live up to our ideals as Americans.

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 4:55 PM

Officials: Many Haitian Migrants Are Being Released in US

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 3:15 PM

The Apple Tower

I realize that I overthink everything, but it is beyond me how we put university administrators with little classroom experience in charge of educational reform when they have made careers of avoiding teaching.

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 1:53 PM

DC Immigrant Rally Draws a Massive Number of Protestors, Few Journalists

Asked by Latino Rebels for a crowd count, a rally organizer said, “I don’t know, but this is way bigger than we expected.”

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • 5:16 PM

Black Leaders Call on President Biden to Grant Immediate Relief to Haitian Immigrants 

Representatives from leading civil rights organizations express outrage at treatment of Haitian and other Black immigrants at U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • 4:43 PM

In Shift, DHS Head Says Images From Border ‘Horrified’ Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Photos and video of a Border Patrol agent on horseback using his long leather reins to lash at Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border prompted expressions of outrage Tuesday from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who sought to explain away the action a day earlier during a visit to South Texas.

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • 4:08 PM

New GAO Report Confirms What We All Already Knew: That Latinos Are SO Underrepresented in Media

The study, called “Workforce Diversity: Analysis of Federal Data Shows Hispanics Are Underrepresented in the Media Industry,” noted that “Hispanics are underrepresented in the media industry compared to their representation in the rest of the workforce.”

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • 2:53 PM

The U.S. and Corporate Media Are Failing Asylum Seekers… Again (OPINION)

By leaving out key data, white-owned media narratives serve to harden white nationalist views

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • 2:01 PM

Sandy’s Pandemic Diaries (A Latino USA Podcast)

Sandy Fleurimond, a first generation Haitian-American student at Temple University in Philadelphia, was looking forward to studying abroad during her senior year. But when the program was cancelled due to COVID-19, Sandy’s senior year took an unexpected turn.

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • 11:56 AM

Are These Two Latino Members of Congress Legalization’s Last Stand?

Two Congressional Hispanic Caucus stalwarts in the House of Representatives are tying their votes on Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget deal to immigration reform.

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • 11:37 AM

US Officials Defend Expulsion of Haitians From Texas Town

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and using horse patrols to stop them from entering the town.

  • Sep 20, 2021
  • 6:26 PM

Parliamentarian’s Decision Outrages Immigration Advocates, Sends Senate Democrats Reeling

“For me, this ruling does not mean that this process is over. We’re not going to take ‘no’ for an answer,” Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said.

  • Sep 20, 2021
  • 5:28 PM

Regional Leaders Debate Future of Cooperation Amidst Tensions

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) convened its VI Summit of Heads of State and Government in Mexico City on Saturday.

  • Sep 20, 2021
  • 1:33 PM

US Launches Mass Expulsion of Haitian Migrants From Texas

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signals the beginning of what could be one of America’s swiftest, large-scale expulsions of migrants or refugees in decades.

  • Sep 20, 2021
  • 10:12 AM

Hamlet Lavastida: To Be or Not To Be? (OPINION)

This concerns you, wherever you are.

  • Sep 18, 2021
  • 11:30 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Thousands Defy Bukele on El Salvador’s 200th Birthday

El Salvador, in Brief: Mass protests gripped San Salvador on Central America’s bicentennial anniversary of independence, marking a new phase for the opposition to President Bukele’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Bukele accused the international community of financing the protests to undermine his government.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 5:49 PM

OPINION: The Elite Politics of J Balvin

By only speaking out when it serves him and openly praising far-right politicians, Balvin has aligned himself with the elite instead of those fighting to build a better world.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 11:04 AM

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