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New Report Details How Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement

In 187 of these cases, detainees lasted more than six months in solitary confinement.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 3:23 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló Signs Climate Bill Into Law

“Climate change is real, and it is the biggest threat to our way of life. This is the issue of our generation. The time for discussion is over. Now it’s the time for action,” the said current governor said in a media release.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 1:00 PM

Brazil’s Top Court to Rule on Criminalization of Homophobia

President Jair Bolsonaro has been an outspoken critic of the LGBTQI+ community, saying that Brazil “must not become a gay tourism paradise.”

  • May 23, 2019
  • 11:23 AM

The Politics of the 2020 Census

The citizenship question is another effort to slow the Latino population engine and forestall the demographic reality.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 10:31 AM

Organizations File Lawsuit Against US Department of the Treasury for Withholding Information Related to the Fiscal Control Board

Plaintiffs filed their original request for information in 2017, stating the Department of the Treasury breached its legal obligation by not responding timely to a FOIA request, despite having admitted that it has located the documents.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 9:49 AM

Rep. Soto’s Venezuela TPS Act Passes House Judiciary Committee

H.R. 549 designates Venezuelan nationals as eligible for Temporary Protected Status

  • May 23, 2019
  • 9:34 AM

Julián Castro Tells Seth Meyers That Democrats Should Have Acted on Immigration Reform in 2009–2010

“We’re not going to wait this time,” the presidential candidate said.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 8:20 AM

National Latino Commission on Census 2020 Raise Concerns Over Citizenship Question

“The 2020 Census will take place at a time of heightened fear given the political climate that we find ourselves in. A population undercount undermines all of that”

  • May 22, 2019
  • 5:33 PM

NHMC Statement: CBS News Overhaul Excludes Latinos in Major Anchor and Correspondent Roles

“The new CBS team has the qualifications and experience to do an outstanding job for CBS. But our community is tired of being absent in the national consciousness and now absent in the consciousness of a national news network,” Alex Nogales said.

  • May 22, 2019
  • 4:23 PM

Nike Pulls Puerto Rico Themed Air Force 1 Following Controversy of Panamanian Design Plagiarism

The company announced that they were pulling the design following claims of cultural appropriation and plagiarism of the indigenous “Mola” design from Panama.

  • May 22, 2019
  • 4:19 PM

Author Elizabeth Acevedo Spills Some Truths About the Stigma of Latina Teen Pregnancy in Book Interview

“I remember when I was growing up, the statistic was like one in two Latinas will be pregnant by the time they’re 21. Right? It was like this massive statistic,” she said. “That’s changed. The stigma has not changed.”

  • May 22, 2019
  • 3:15 PM

OAS Demands Nicaragua Release All Political Prisoners by June 18

The special session took place at the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., following the murder of Nicaragua-American activist Eddy Monte on May 17.

  • May 22, 2019
  • 1:48 PM

Digging Deeper Into #WomensVote100 and the Barriers Women of Color Face in Government

As we raise up the opportunity women have to participate in democracy, we must highlight the barriers that women in government still face today, especially women of color.

  • May 22, 2019
  • 10:32 AM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Condemns Pattern of Migrant Children Deaths in DHS Custody, Calls for Investigation and Oversight

“That’s why the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has called for a Congressional and Department of Justice investigation on the death of migrant children over the last six months,” Congressman Joaquin Castro said.

  • May 21, 2019
  • 6:51 PM

NYC Doctors Stand With Undocumented Community Following Latest Migrant Death at Border

“History will remember how we treat these vulnerable families in their greatest time of need, and I urge our government officials to act with compassion and care,” Dr. Ramón Tallaj of SOMOS said.

  • May 21, 2019
  • 1:43 PM

Fifth Guatemalan Youth Dies Under CBP Custody in Last Six Months

After spending five days at a CBP detention facility in the neighboring town of McAllen, Texas, Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez passed away after reportedly falling ill with influenza A.

  • May 21, 2019
  • 11:18 AM

In Chile, Case of Two Professors Facing Discrimination for Speaking Out on #MeToo Causes Stir in Academia

Once Dr. Karina Bravo began to speak out about the workplace harassment that she was experiencing, the respect and accolades quickly began to wane.

  • May 21, 2019
  • 10:50 AM

A Day in a Venezuelan Chavista Stronghold: Communal Resistance in Caracas

The presence of the organization can be felt as soon as you enter the neighborhood, where you can see a banner in a tall arch that reads: “Welcome. Socialist Commune El Panal 2021.”

  • May 20, 2019
  • 5:23 PM

Long Considered a High Honor, the Valedictorian Tradition Faces an Uncertain Future

Earlier this year, Natalie Ramos, a graduating senior in Vallejo, California, protested on social media when she was told she would have to share the valedictorian honor with nine other students.

  • May 20, 2019
  • 4:13 PM