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Florida’s DeSantis Continues to Embarrass With COVID Denial and Anti-Immigrant Policies (OPINION)

In the midst of it all, DeSantis and his acolytes still find the time to push policies like E-Verify that harm vulnerable populations. It’s cruel and completely unnecessary.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 11:37 AM

During Pandemic, Nicaraguan Doctors Face Political Pressure

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Inside Nicaragua’s public hospitals, the walls are plastered with political propaganda, ruling-party activists ensure no information leaks out, and doctors were once forbidden from wearing masks.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 11:18 AM

1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is hoping to capture Florida and other pivotal states by pushing Latino turnout rates higher than when Hillary Clinton was defeated in 2016. A key to doing that is a deeper understanding of Latino voters’ backgrounds thanks to new advancements in “micro-targeting.”

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 10:25 AM

A Queer Jamaican Refugee’s Journey

The latest episode of Latino Rebels Radio

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 9:48 AM

Bolivia Tries to Hold Elections Amid Pandemic, Risking Chaos

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve the country’s long-term political crisis with elections in the middle of a rising pandemic.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 5:11 PM

Dear Governor Ducey: Arizonans Are Dying of COVID-19 (OPINION)

If you haven’t already figured it out yet, like millions of other Arizonans, I’m angry, disgusted and scared.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Immigration Judges Sue Trump Administration Alleging Their Free Speech Rights Have Been Violated

The lawsuit cites a 2020 Department of Justice policy that prohibits judges from speaking about policy or law, even in their personal capacities.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

24 Killed, 7 Injured During Shooting in Mexico

Local authorities say that the attack was perpetrated by a group of men who arrived at the center in a red van. No arrests have been made.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 12:30 PM

Judge Deals Setback to Key Trump Policy Limiting Asylum

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through other countries to reach the U.S.-Mexico border without first seeking protection in those countries.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 10:20 AM

Despite COVID Surge, Mexico Avoids Overwhelmed Hospitals

Despite recording nearly three times more deaths than health officials initially predicted, beds are widely available.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 6:17 PM

My Latino Essential Worker Family Is at Greater Risk of Contracting COVID-19 (OPINION)

I am an essential worker. So are my parents. I know that we are at greater risk from contracting COVID-19 because we cannot stay home. We must go out to work like many other Latino families.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 4:36 PM

Service Members and Veterans Use Hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen to Share Their Stories of Sexual Abuse in the Military

The story of Vanessa Guillén has captured the nation today, following reports that unidentified body remains were found—and some suspect they are hers.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 3:34 PM

Giant of Chicano Literature Rudolfo Anaya Has Died

His most famous work is Bless Me, Ultima, a coming of age story about a Chicano boy who befriends a curandera —a folk healer— in 1940s rural New Mexico.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 2:27 PM

Suspect Arrested, New Warrants Issued in Ayotzinapa Case

The attorney general announced yesterday that he requested arrest warrants for 46 officials in the reopened investigation into the disappearance of 43 Mexican students from Iguala, Guerrero in 2014.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 12:21 PM

Mexican President to Visit Trump in US on July 8, 9

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will visit U.S. President Donald Trump on July 8 and 9 in his first trip abroad as the country’s leader, the foreign relations secretary confirmed Tuesday.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 10:18 AM

Sixteen-Year-Old’s Death at Nashville Construction Site Raises Questions About Worker Safety

Ramirez wasn’t wearing a harness at the time of his death, which advocates say is a sign of the cost-saving measures that contractors take that lead to exploitation, abuse and sometimes death.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 4:17 PM

New Arrest Warrants Issued in Case of Mexico’s Missing 43

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly six years after 43 students disappeared in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said Tuesday that prosecutors had requested 46 arrest warrants for municipal officials in the state in relation to the case.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 3:51 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported last week that over a quarter of Puerto Rico, mostly in the south, is experiencing severe drought and nearly 60% is in drought.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 12:31 PM

Mexico City Begins Reopening Amid High Coronavirus Case Load

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 10:20 AM

How I Made It: Partying All Day With ‘Body Hack’ (A Latino USA Segment)

In this Latino USA segment, organizer Oscar Diaz tells us how Body Hack became an international, all-day virtual extravaganza that embodies a world where trans and queer communities can thrive.

  • Jun 29, 2020
  • 4:55 PM

Worsening Drought Forces State of Emergency in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic.

  • Jun 29, 2020
  • 3:33 PM

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