Amanda Alcántara

Dominican Opposition Claims Victory in Municipal Election Process Mired in Protests, Fraud Allegations

Many voters dressed in black as a symbol of ongoing protests following the abruptly postponed elections.

  • Mar 16, 2020
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‘Orgullo’ Is a Music Video Dedicated to Undocumented Mothers Amid Ongoing ICE Raids

“What fueled my inspiration when working on this video was my family, friends and coworkers who have shared their stories with me over the years about their journey as undocumented immigrants in America,” Producer Amanda J. Sarabia told Latino Rebels. 

  • Mar 6, 2020
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How Dominicans Are Protesting Across the Globe

From New York City to Prague, here’s how Dominicans are taking a stand.

  • Feb 25, 2020
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After Canceled Elections and Fraud Accusations, Dominicans Join Protests Demanding Justice

As protests continue to mount just a week before annual independence day celebrations, Dominicans are wondering if theirs is a true democracy.

  • Feb 19, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Evo Morales Names Possible Successors as Trump Tweets Support for Bolivia’s Interim President

Morales said he would support veteran MAS party member Luis Arce Catacora and young coca farmer union leader Andrónico Rodríguez.

  • Dec 18, 2019
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In Puerto Rico, a Government Employee, Telemundo Host and Others Accused of Making Racist Remarks Against Miss Universe

“Nothing like a beauty contest to uncover the disgusting racism that is lived in Puerto Rico every day,” the group Colectiva Feminista en Construcción said.

  • Dec 10, 2019
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A Look at the Creative Ways Feminists in Latin America Are Getting Their Message Across

From Chile to Dominican Republic, women used performance art —theatre, dance, song— to speak out against gender violence, sin pelos en la lengua.

  • Nov 27, 2019
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In Dominican Republic, Thousands Join ‘March of the Butterflies’ Protest Against Gender Violence

The protest was a response to high rates of femicide in the country, one of the highest in Latin America.

  • Nov 25, 2019
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How Walter Mercado Inspired a Generation of Young People to Be True to Their Beliefs and Identity

“Since I was a kid, I would just be like, ‘How do you get to be so fabulous and so queer and so strange and be on like television and be watched by my family and a lot of Latinos in the United States,” Celia Sagastume told Latino USA.

  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 3:51 PM

Daymé Arocena’s ‘Sonocardiogram’ Is a Soulful Tribute to Love and Santería

She spoke with Futuro Media Group’s Latino USA about her trajectory thus far, her music-making process, her personal life and what inspired her latest creation.

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 4:12 PM

Dominican Activists Launch Campaign #HablemosDeIgualdad to Raise Awareness About Gender Equality

The issue has taken the country by storm, particularly following the assassination of Anibel González Ureña.

  • Sep 10, 2019
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Concern Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Reaches Globe

The concern for the protection of the Amazon seems to have reached a new zenith.

  • Aug 22, 2019
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In Mexico, Hundreds of Women Take to the Streets to Protest Police Sexual Assault

The protests come after two separate cases that have shaken the nation where policemen have been accused of raping teenage girls. 

  • Aug 19, 2019
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Soy puta pero no corrupta

Me uno al grito de las mujeres boricuas.

  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 12:00 PM

Yalitza Aparicio Will Be Spokesperson of ‘Zero Violence Against Women’ Campaign

The campaign will be part of the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico.

  • Jun 28, 2019
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Panamanian TV Host Asks: Where Are the Black Latinas in Reggaeton? (VIDEO)

“We have a problem, we want black music but we don’t want black women?” says Gata, a 25-year-old show host.

  • Jun 24, 2019
  • 5:00 PM

Los Rivera Destino’s Bolero Collaboration With Benito Martínez (AKA Bad Bunny) Is a Celebration of Fathers

This is Bad Bunny’s first track under his birth name, Benito Martinez. And he sings a bolero.

  • Jun 16, 2019
  • 9:00 AM

Community Activists Stage Protest Action at El Museo del Barrio’s 50th Anniversary

“It’s easy to kind of say, ‘everything is okay,’ when it’s not,” Debbie Quiñones, one of the lead organizers, told Latino Rebels.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 4:05 PM

A Look at Julián Castro’s Comprehensive and Ambitious Policing Reform Plan

“I don’t care who you are in this country. You’ve seen these videos over and over and over again, of police officers who have used excessive force disproportionately, especially against young black men,” the Democratic hopeful told CNN during an interview with Don Lemon.

  • Jun 4, 2019
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Taína Asili’s Album and Documentary Series ‘Resiliencia’ Uplifts Women of Color with Powerful Storytelling

“I think part of the beauty of standing at the intersection of identities as an artist is that my music can speak to a large spectrum of people,” the New York-based Puerto Rican singer and songwriter told Laitno Rebels.

  • May 28, 2019
  • 2:28 PM

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
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