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My Quest for a Latinx Community With Good Schools

No parent should have to worry about their children’s education being under-resourced because they want to be part of a diverse community.

  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 3:44 pm

A Look at Taiwan’s Diplomatic Isolation in the Americas (And the World)

An explanation of the tug of war between China and Taiwan, and how it all plays out in Latin America.

  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 2:58 pm

Feeling the Bern in Nevada

Sanders comes to Vegas.

  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 11:59 am

In Wake of School Shooting, Brazil’s Anti-Crime Bill Could Bring More Tragedy, Experts Warn

The set of proposals that aim to increase the state’s capacity to fight organized crime, corruption and urban violence was presented to Brazilian governors in early February by Minister of Justice Sérgio Moro.

  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 9:56 am

Indigenous Communities in Colombia Shut Down Pan-American Highway

The blockade of the continent’s most important highway has cost millions of dollars and left one officer dead and 16 people injured in the wake of a violent crackdown.

  • Mar 21, 2019
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Beyond the Wall: How US Law Discriminates Against Disabled Immigrants and Refugees

Whatever one’s view on immigration, it’s important to understand the impact imposed on disabled immigrants and refugees.

  • Mar 20, 2019
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Trump, Bolsonaro Swap Praise, Soccer Jerseys at Washington Meeting

In visiting the White House, Bolsonaro hoped to strengthen trade, investments and military collaboration with the United States.

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • 12:57 pm

Puerto Ricans in Chicago: The Stories of Struggle and Survival Go On

Chicago is home to one of the nation’s largest and most organized Puerto Rican communities in the United States.

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • 12:54 pm

How Border Communities Support One Another

While Trump’s razor wire, rhetoric, and “national emergency” are an unwelcome and menacing display of fear and deception, U.S.-Mexico border communities will always be linked and continue to provide socorro for one another.

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • 11:41 am

An Open Letter to Presidential Candidates From #Power4PuertoRico

We strongly urge you to publicly support the following policy priorities.

  • Mar 20, 2019
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‘Low Numbers’ From Puerto Rico Gov’t Pushed Harvard Group to Continue Hurricane María Death Toll Study

Research team explained to officials that it would not have been necessary to estimate deaths based on surveys if Demographic Registry data had been available.

  • Mar 19, 2019
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Anti-Hate Resolution Initially Excludes Latinos: Why? (OPINION)

As a nation, we should do no less for a people who have given so much and yet have been recognized for so little.

  • Mar 19, 2019
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Cubans Take to Facebook to Air Grievances Over New Visa Restrictions

The recent change will require Cubans to visit a third country —Mexico or Panama— before traveling to the United States.

  • Mar 19, 2019
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For Native Americans, US-Mexico Border Is an ‘Imaginary Line’

“Our relatives are all considered ‘aliens,’” said the Yaqui elder and activist José Matus. “They’re not aliens…. They’re indigenous to this land.”

  • Mar 19, 2019
  • 10:26 am

Speaking Spanish Is a Subversive Act

A lesson in solidarity and resistance.

  • Mar 18, 2019
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The Draft Blueprint on Chicanismo for the Next 50 Years

The document below derives from the panel on Chicanismo in the Americas held November 17, 2018, during the conference commemorating the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing, which occurred 50 years ago in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Mar 18, 2019
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LATINOS OUT LOUD Interviews Our Digital Media Editor Amanda Alcántara About Her Upcoming Book ‘Chula’

During the interview, they discuss some of the surprising inspirations behind the book and facing the fear of publishing independently.

  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 2:37 pm

107 Detained in Anti-Government Protests in Nicaragua

Since the first anti-government student protests erupted in April 2018, more than 300 people have died while mobilizing.

  • Mar 18, 2019
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Remembering Marielle Franco a Year After Her Assassination

The latest from the Latin America News Dispatch podcast.

  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 10:57 am