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Immigration Advocates Blast Biden for Broken Promises in First Year

Thursday, January 20, marked one year since President Joe Biden’s inauguration. To mark the occasion, immigration advocates aired their criticism of the President for failing to deliver on promises he made to immigrant communities during the 2020 campaign.

  • Jan 20, 2022
  • 6:29 PM

Harvard Immigration Clinic Sues ICE for Detention Records

The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program said in a lawsuit filed in Boston federal court that it submitted records requests to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the agencies haven’t fully complied in more than four years.

  • Jan 20, 2022
  • 2:13 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Prosecutors Who Investigated Bukele’s Corruption Fled the Country

On January 10, El Salvador’s Attorney General’s Office raided the offices of the anti-corruption task forces that throughout 2020 and early 2021 investigated secret government negotiations with gangs and corruption in the current administration, increasing the perception that those who dare challenge the Bukele administration could face steep repercussions.

  • Jan 20, 2022
  • 1:01 PM

Pew: Most Latinos Say US Better Than Ancestors’ Country of Origin

Most Latinos say the United States is generally better than their Latin American homelands, according to the results of a survey published by Pew Research Center on Thursday.

  • Jan 20, 2022
  • 11:28 AM

Republican Senators Say Voting Rights Not an Issue for Voters of Color

Republican Senators told Latino Rebels throughout the day that voters of color are foolish to believe that the restrictive voting laws passed by their party in state legislatures over the past few years will inhibit the ability of voters of color to cast ballots.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 9:44 PM

Power 4 Puerto Rico Condemns ‘Unsustainable’ Debt Plan, Calls on Congress to Take Action

On Wednesday, Power 4 Puerto Rico, a group comprised of diaspora leaders and allies advocating for Puerto Ricans on the island and abroad, released a statement condemning U.S. Judge Laura Taylor-Swain’s approval of a plan to cut Puerto Rico’s public debt by 80 percent and commence debt service payments through 2034

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 6:04 PM

Sens. Sinema and Manchin, Are These Daggers I See Before You? (OPINION)

The trouble with what Manchin and Sinema are doing, no matter how high and mighty they talk, is that unless they act with their fellow Democrats, the Republicans’ specially designed push to keep young people, women, people of color, and people with disabilities from voting will succeed.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 2:45 PM

Mexican Abortion Advocates Look to Help Women in US

Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 2:01 PM

‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ From Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Passes ‘Let It Go’ on Billboard Chart

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the hit song —well, one of them, anyway— from Disney’s 2021 hit movie ‘Encanto,’ is now the highest-charting Disney’s song in over 26 years, according to tracking data released by Billboard.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 1:12 PM

Judge Signs Plan, Ends Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Battle

Puerto Rico’s nearly five-year bankruptcy battle was resolved Tuesday after a federal judge signed a plan that slashes the U.S. territory’s public debt load as part of a restructuring and allows the government to start repaying creditors. The plan marks the largest municipal debt restructuring in U.S. history

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • 6:05 PM

What Senators Say About Their Staffers’ Student Loan Debt

“Not just my staff,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) when asked about the student debt born by her team. “The people of Nevada, people I know, my family members. And I think there definitely is a concern we have in this country about high student debt.”

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • 4:49 PM

The Slow Death of Colombia’s Fragile Peace

In the first week of the year, nearly 30 people were murdered in the eastern Colombian border town of Arauca in less than 24 hours. Colombia is experiencing a new spiral of violence, and experts say that responsibility lies squarely on the shoulders of President Iván Duque, a firm ally of the United States.

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • 2:51 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: On Anniversary of Peace, Memory Is the Enemy

El Salvador and Guatemala just eclipsed 30 and 25 years, respectively, since the accords that ended their armed conflicts. Despite recent attacks on judicial independence in both countries and intense polarization surrounding the landmark agreements, the courts granted new openings for two watershed civil war-era cases.

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • 11:56 AM

Nava Mau on Latino Rebels Live

In our debut live show from #LosAngeles, Latino Rebels hosts Julio Ricardo Varela and Melinna Bobadilla welcome Nava Mau to talk about storytelling, acting and Nava’s groundbreaking role as Ana in HBO Max’s “Genera+ion.”

  • Jan 16, 2022
  • 9:38 PM

Educación planifica nueva ola de cierre de escuelas en Puerto Rico

La agencia pretende eliminar 83 escuelas de cara al 2026, sin que las comunidades escolares hayan participado del proceso.

  • Jan 16, 2022
  • 5:19 PM

Netflix Cancels ‘Gentefied’ After Two Seasons

Praised for its authentic depiction of Latinos, the second season, which aired on November 10 of last year, never broke into Netflix’s Top 10 list. But the show’s creators, Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, as well as executive producer America Ferrera, all have projects in the works.

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 5:28 PM

105 Mexican Immigration Agents Linked to Corruption

The National Immigration Institute did not describe the purported wrongdoing, but said it was combatting extortion, such as border agents demanding bribes to allow people to enter the country.

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 2:05 PM

Confronting Cuban American Propaganda Head On (OPINION)

Misinformation in each respective Latino community is rampant, especially among the Cuban Americans of South Florida, and it’s going to take more than just talking about it to defeat it.

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 11:52 AM

The Elusive Freedom of Juan Castillo (A Latino USA Podcast)

Juan tells his story of how he found art, literature, service to others, and God, managing to make a life for himself in prison even as he continues to fight for his release.

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 10:40 AM

Brazil’s ‘The Pink Cloud’ Predicted the Pandemic in More Ways Than One (REVIEW)

Written in 2017, shot in 2019, and out in theaters on January 14, the Brazilian film ‘The Pink Cloud’ explores what happens when a deadly phenomenon forces the whole world indoors immediately and indefinitely. Sound familiar?

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 9:50 AM

The Rise of Chile’s Center-Left

Latino Rebels Radio: January 13, 2022

  • Jan 13, 2022
  • 9:47 PM

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