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A Congressional Subcommittee Held a Historic Hearing About a National Latino Museum

The bill, known as the National Museum of the American Latino Act, was introduced by Rep. José Serrano earlier this year.

  • Oct 18, 2019
  • 10:25 AM

Gunbattles Rattle Mexican City After Troops Find Chapo’s Son

CULIACÁN, Mexico (AP) — An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges.

  • Oct 18, 2019
  • 8:50 AM

SCOTUS and Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status

Latino Rebels Radio: October 17, 2019

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 5:18 PM

Venezuela Wins Seat on UN Rights Body Despite Opposition

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolás Maduro’s government and its rights record.

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 4:55 PM

Lower Refugee Limits Are Weakening Resettlement in the US

President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will cut the number of refugees it will accept to 18,000 in fiscal year 2020.

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 2:05 PM

Second Mass Shooting in Two Days Raises Alarms in Mexico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador defended his militarized police force and blamed past administrations for Mexico’s chronic violence.

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 12:01 PM

The Right Side of Rikers History (OPINION)

Let this be the Council that can say that they stood on the right side of history by voting to close down the Rikers Island jails and create a stronger, safer, and better New York City.

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 11:59 AM

Mexico Oil Union Leader Resigns Amid Complaints

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Longtime Mexican oil workers union boss Carlos Romero Deschamps, who ruled the syndicate with an iron fist for nearly three decades, resigned Wednesday following repeated scandals over alleged corruption.

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 10:47 AM

Officials: Immigrant Kills Himself in ICE Jail in Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — A Cuban man who legally sought asylum died by apparent suicide while being detained at an immigration jail in Louisiana, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 9:04 AM

Cuba to Let Citizens Buy Imports With Foreign Currencies

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says it will allow citizens to use 10 foreign currencies to buy products like televisions and air conditioners at state stores in an attempt to compete with a multi-billion-dollar informal market in imported goods.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 5:25 PM

The Supreme Court Will Not Save Puerto Rico (Opinion)

The constitutional framework constructed by the court since the Spanish-American War not only allows for colonialism, it justifies it.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 4:14 PM

LIVE From Cambridge: POC Vote in 2020

Maria and Julio discuss 2020 and the POC vote with guests IOP Resident Fellow LaTosha Brown, award-winning organizer and co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, and Renée Graham, associate editor and columnist with The Boston Globe.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 2:37 PM

Mass Shooting in Puerto Rico Leaves 6 Dead, Governor Calls for Emergency Meeting

Sounds of what may be automatic weapon fire were widespread on social media.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 1:39 PM

The Ignorance of Puerto Rican Society Is Not Bliss, But Sin (OPINION)

The Puerto Rican community is guilty of ignorance against some of the most marginalized in the world.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 12:02 PM

Embattled Argentine Farmers Eye Presidential Vote With Fear

PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) — Juan Rossi walks between rows of green wheat at his farm in one of Argentina’s most fertile agricultural regions, worrying about the future of the farming sector that is the main economic engine of this country.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 9:26 AM

Haiti President Breaks Silence, Says Will Not Resign

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti’s unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 8:02 AM

After Ending Protests, Ecuador Faces Dire Economic Outlook

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challenge.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 7:56 AM

Justices Seem Likely to Uphold Puerto Rico Oversight Board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems likely to leave in place the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that was deepened by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 7:44 AM

Gina Rodriguez Is Getting Called Out on Twitter for Saying N-Word on IG Story

She said it while singing along to The Fugees’ “Ready or Not.”

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 3:46 PM

Mexico: Families of Slain Police Angry, AMLO Defends Policy

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Grieving family members of the 13 police officers killed in an apparent cartel ambush gathered outside a funeral home in the Mexican state of Michoacán on Tuesday, many of them angry at the government and police chiefs they believe sent their loved ones to a certain death.

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 2:58 PM