Christine Bolaños

The Lavinia Masters Act Gives Sexual Assault Survivors New Lease on Life

The State of Texas is investing more than $50 million to test the rape kit backlog, hire necessary staff and implement the technological infrastructure needed to avoid a backlog in the future.

  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 3:42 PM

From Street Vendors to SXSW Stars: How a Group of Salvadoran Women Fights Machismo Through Theatre

Ruth, Wendy, Magda, Chileno and Magaly are five Salvadoran women who started their own theatre company and aspired for a better life in a male-dominated culture.

  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 9:20 AM

Organizations Pressure ICE to Release Infants, Young Children From Detention

RAICES staff said this is the youngest population it has ever documented in immigrant detention, with some clients’ files showing they are as young as five months old.

  • Mar 5, 2019
  • 9:37 AM

Despite O’Rourke Letdown, Latino Voters Say They Remain Hopeful for Future of Texas

Veronica Escobar and Garcia both defeated their Republican opponents in Texas.

  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 11:28 AM

Latino Army Vet in Texas Gets Passport After Going Public

There have been an increasing number of Latinos born in border towns who have had issues attaining their passports.

  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 2:36 PM

Before These DREAMers Spoke Out, Univision Told Them They Couldn’t Participate in Its Beauty Competition

Univision reached out to Latino USA to announce a tentative change to Nuestra Belleza Latina’s official program guidelines.

  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1:37 PM

After Approving Statewide Mexican American Studies Course, Texas Board of Education Remains Undecided About Name Change Debacle

Mexican American Studies or MAS course supporters argued the name change takes away the right from Mexican Americans to self-identify.

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 5:33 PM

Latino Youth-Run Town Hall Leads to Official Political Endorsements in Texas

Austin-based Latino youth civic engagement organization, Jolt, publicly supported Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in his attempt to unseat Republican Ted Cruz from the U.S. Senate, and Andrew White in his run against Texas governor Greg Abbott.

  • Apr 30, 2018
  • 3:11 PM

Texas Board of Education Gives Green Light to Statewide Mexican American Studies Course, But With Name Change

The course will be called “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”

  • Apr 12, 2018
  • 7:35 AM

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