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Mexico Overhauls Handling of Migrants to Relieve Pressure

The Mexican government has opted for a new strategy to relieve pressure on its southern border, where tens of thousands of migrants accumulate, and to deactivate the caravans that journey northward: granting humanitarian visas and offering transfers to other states.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

Democrats: Immigration Reform Will Lift Economy, Lower Inflation

“We need workers in this economy,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Latino Rebels. “(If) you want to grow the GDP then workers are at the heart of that. And this is one path to get the workers here in the United States able to come out of the shadows, take these jobs, pay taxes, and help us grow the economy.”

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 2:19 PM

A New Honduras?

Latino Rebels Radio: December 2, 2021

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 2:04 PM

An Ecuadorian Love Story

“I loved her more and I said, even if we are nothing in life, she has to be my friend at least, because of the way she celebrated when I played Andean music,” Miguel says. “She clapped, shouted and everything. I said, I like that woman.”

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 12:06 PM

The English Learner Who Became Secretary of Education (A Latino USA Podcast)

Secretary Miguel Cardona grew up in a Puerto Rican household in Meriden, Connecticut; Spanish was his first language. On his first day of kindergarten, he couldn’t speak any English.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 10:07 AM

Notes From Home: The Jump-Off (OPINION)

These are not my stories to tell. These stories are our opportunity to remember the vast and varied land from which our own stories arise.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 5:21 PM

Puerto Rico Mayor Pleads Guilty in Federal Corruption Case

A prominent mayor in Puerto Rico accused of awarding 50 contracts worth nearly $10 million to an asphalt company has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and receive kickbacks, federal officials said Thursday.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 4:48 PM

U.S. Will Resume Policy for Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico

Migrants seeking to enter the United States will again have to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings, as the Biden administration reluctantly announced plans Thursday to accept the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico’s conditions for resuming it.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 2:50 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Watch ‘The Facility,’ a Close-Up of ICE Abuses During COVID (VIDEO)

‘The Facility’ documents through video-conference recordings of the testimony of two immigrants, interned at Irwin for months at the start of the pandemic, how immigrant detention centers were grossly ill-prepared to handle the spread of COVID-19.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 1:09 PM

Feeling Protected in the Aftermath of the Texas Abortion Ban (OPINION)

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, a psychologist and a writer explore the repeated messages in the media about disparities in outcome and how that impacts people subliminally.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 12:07 PM

The Magical Transformation of White Latinos Into Multiracial Latinos (OPINION)

Two Census Bureau choices in 2020 resulted in a decrease in Latinos checking the white-only racial category by 14 million people, at the same time that the number of Latinos tabulated as white in combination with some other race increased by 15 million.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 6:36 PM

Leftist Xiomara Castro Wins Honduran Presidential Election After Rival Concedes

Honduras’ ruling party conceded defeat Tuesday in presidential elections held two days earlier, giving victory to leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fears of another contested vote and violent protests.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 3:44 PM

‘The End of Silence’: A Review of Antonio Turok’s Photography

The series of photographs in “The End of Silence,” which ran at the Eastern Projects Gallery in Los Angeles from October 9 to November 27, documents a 40-year span that follows Indigenous resistance and communal cultures of Latin America.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 2:36 PM

Democracy Versus Neo-Fascism in Chilean Election (OPINION)

As Gabriel Boric prepares to square off against José Kast in a second round of voting for the Chilean presidency, social movements and the Left have united to defend democracy against creeping neo-fascism.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

Today Barbados, Tomorrow Puerto Rico (OPINION)

At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, the Caribbean nation of Barbados bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, becoming the world’s youngest republic. Though largely symbolic, the act will resonate throughout the Caribbean, especially in its oldest colony, Puerto Rico. 

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 5:22 PM

Wife of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Gets 3 Years on U.S. Charges

Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a dramatic escape through a tunnel dug underneath a prison in Mexico in 2015 by smuggling a GPS watch to him disguised as a food item, prosecutors said during a hearing in federal court in Washington.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 2:20 PM

U.S. to Remove Colombia’s FARC from Terrorist List

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist organizations. The updated list will include two dissident groups that were formed as offshoots of the FARC.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 12:36 PM

Speculation Continues Over Immigrant Relief Proposals in Senate

Senators returned to Capitol Hill on Monday to speculation over what comes next in immigration relief negotiations concerning the Build Back Better Act, which passed the House on November 19 but did not include a pathway to citizenship.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 11:13 AM

Inside the ‘Big Wave’ of Misinformation Targeted at Latinos

Heading into a midterm election in which control of Congress is at stake, lawmakers, researchers and activists are preparing for another onslaught of falsehoods targeted at Spanish-speaking voters. And they say social media platforms that often host those mistruths aren’t prepared.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 4:44 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Honduras Pivots Left in Bid to Rebuild Country

Record participation and a 20-point lead for Xiomara Castro defeated fears of a stolen election based on violence during the campaign and past fraud. If confirmed, the results will swing Honduras to the left after 12 years of National Party rule marred by narco-politics and intersecting humanitarian and economic crises.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 3:36 PM

As Biden’s New Immigration Guidelines Go Into Effect, Detainees Ask for Immediate Release

One of the filers, Enrique Cristobal Meneses, has been in ICE detention since having his sentence commuted by Gov. Gavin Newsom in November 2020. Meneses claims to be suffering retaliation from ICE officials for his advocacy for better workplace conditions.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 1:45 PM

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