Amanda Alcántara

‘We Are Here’ Is A Vibrant Acclamation of Black and Brown Artists

The book is a colorful and vibrant acclamation to 50 artists whose work captures the voices in our communities—featuring interviews with each creator.

  • May 24, 2021
  • 8:02 AM

Dominican Feminists Demand End to Country’s Total Abortion Ban, as Green Wave Continues in Latin America

The group of feminists use the hashtag #Las3CausalesVan and wear green, representing the latest in a green wave of reproductive rights that has spread across Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Apr 21, 2021
  • 12:43 PM

Latest PBS UNLADYLIKE2020 Episode Chronicles Life of Mexican-American Journalist Jovita Idar

The documentary features an interview with Futuro Media’s own Maria Hinojosa, who says learning about Idar has been “life-changing.”

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 5:05 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

Group of Independent Journalists Create Online Platform ‘Belly of the Beast’ to Tell Cuba’s Untold Stories

“We seek to fill the void left by media coverage of Cuba by investigating the impact of U.S. policy towards the island and the money and interests driving that policy,” the founders told Latino Rebels.

  • Jun 17, 2020
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Dominicans Use Hashtag #PeroNoSomosRacistas to Call Out Myths About Discrimination

The trending hashtag is meant to be ironic, showing examples of how racism presents itself in society today.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 2:24 PM

Dominican Artist Rita Indiana AKA La Montra Returns With Explosive New Video ‘Como Un Dragón’

With this latest release, the singer-performer-songwriter also known as La Montra, is announcing her comeback, with a fusion of rap lyrics over metal rock sounds and urbano flow.

  • Apr 24, 2020
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In a World Filled With Chaos, Ana Tijoux’ New Single ‘Antifa Dance’ Beacons Us to Fight Back

“A few years ago, it was unthinkable to reassess the word fascism,” the Chilean rapper said.

  • Mar 23, 2020
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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
  • 3:46 PM

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
  • 4:38 PM

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
  • 3:46 PM

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
  • 2:13 PM

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