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What Just Happened in Peru?
I was sitting in my kitchen with my dad, nervously waiting for the voting in Peru’s Congress to begin on November 9.
Trans Latinx Activists Gather for the 3rd Annual Marcha de Lxs Putxs
La Marcha, as some trans women call it, is also a call to decriminalize sex work and to ban an anti-loitering law, colloquially known as walking while trans, which gives power to the police to arrest a transgender woman because of the assumption that they are engaging in sex work.
22-Year-Old Juan Schoville Runs for Phoenix Mayor to ‘Make Politics Sane Again’
Latino Rebels spoke with Schoville and asked him about his proposed policies if he gets elected, whether or not he has a chance of winning, and his long-term goals.
Immigrant Rights Groups Denounce Court’s TPS Decision
Chanting “Trump escucha, estamos en la lucha. (Trump listen, we are fighting)” with banners in hand, TPS holders and their families marched from Union Station to Capitol Hill, demanding that Congress pass a law that would provide them a road to permanent residency.
Laredo Residents Join Together Against Construction of Border Wall
Standing in front of a large banner that read “Stand with vets. Stop the Wall. Defend Laredo,” members of the No Border Wall Coalition were accompanied by Veterans United Against the Wall and the local chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
Young Latinos Plan to Vote in Unprecedented Numbers, New Study by Telemundo and BuzzFeed Finds
The study shows that the influence of young Latino voters will impact the electoral college in key states like Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.
Advocates Representing Various Refugee Groups Ask New ICE Director to ‘Bring Human Rights Home’
The statement was signed by advocates from Vietnamese, Central American, and Haitian refugee communities.
United Farm Workers Pledges to Boycott Foster Farms After COVID-19 Deaths
“As time has gone on, and especially since late July, we have been increasingly disturbed to realize that the company was not going to meet us or the workers halfway,” said Elizabeth Strater, UFW’s Director of Alternative Organizing.
Colombians Gather in Times Square to Remember Deaths of Young People Killed in Latest Massacres
“We are protesting because in Colombia the killings and massacres are coming back,” said Aura Angélica Hernéndez.
Spanish-Language US Media Study of 41 Outlets: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Appears in 358 Articles
The CCM study analyzed 41 Spanish-lanaguage outlets in 15 states and Puerto Rico, accounting for more than 667,247 articles from 2017 until the start of 2020.
The Democratic National Convention’s Latino Representation Problem?
Only three Latino leaders are included in the four-day primetime lineup.
A Coalition of Street Vendors in Newark Demands More Assistance Amid Pandemic
Five months after the statewide quarantine began, Ferry Street in Newark looks like a different neighborhood—the swarm of people visiting is no longer there.
Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Clarifies Comments About Blacks and Latinos
“By the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” Biden said.
Transgender Activists Gather to Fight Against Trans Violence
“We are gathering today to remember the lives of the trans Black women who have died in the hands of bigotry, racism, discrimination, and misogyny,” said Mariah López, Executive Director of STARR. “Enough is enough!”
Land Defenders in Peru Face Criminalization for Fighting Big Mining Companies
According to a new report from EarthRights International, thousands of environmental defenders and their families have suffered killings, violence, harassment, and intimidation.
The Scars of El Paso (and Mississippi) Remain
“The white supremacy that inspired the domestic terrorist to take 23 lives in El Paso on August 3 last year is the same despicable hatred that inspired ICE to terrorize and raid our communities across Mississippi days later on August 7,” BNHR, IAJE, WTM, and NDLON said in a joint statement.
Trans Afro-Latina Influencer Selyna Brillare Is Using Comedy to Carve a Space for Herself and Other Trans Women
Latino Rebels talked to Selyna Brillare about what it takes to become an influencer, how being an open transgender Afro-Latina has affected her content, and delve into her future goals.
Vizcarra’s Last State of the Union Speech: More Promises and Lack of Self-Criticism for Peru
“Our country may be attacked by crisis, wars or pandemics, but the courage, the pride and the faith of the Peruvians remain firm and unscathed,” Vizcarra said during his speech.
In Peru, LGBTQ Rights’ Battle Intensifies Following Exclusion in Government Resolution
Perú’s Executive Branch sought to excluse LGBTI+ identified people as a vulnerable population.
From Rebellion to Review Board: Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board Holds First Virtual Meeting
NEWARK — The newly-formed Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) held its first virtual meeting on Monday, laying down a foundation on how the board will handle police misconduct.
As Country’s COVID-19 Cases Increase, Peruvians Face Daily Tragedies and Growing Concerns
On July 14, Peru’s department of health (MINSA) announced 333,867 positive COVID-19 cases and 12,229 deaths, becoming the fifth country with most positive cases in the world. As of July 17, Johns Hopkins reported 341,586 positive cases in Peru.