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El Salvador Court Frees Rape Survivor on Trial Under Total Abortion Ban

Evelyn Hernández was falsely accused of aggravated homicide after surviving stillbirth.

  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 3:06 PM

#ElPasoFirme: Renowned Artists Residente and La Santa Cecilia to Join El Paso Communities for Sept 7 Action Against White Supremacy

A march and day of cultural resistance is planned by El Paso and civil rights organizations.  

  • Aug 14, 2019
  • 6:33 AM

Progressive Activists Urge Democratic Presidential Candidates to Return Donations by Hedge Funds and Wall Street Firms Profiting From Puerto Rico’s Crisis

“We are deeply concerned about how your hedge fund donors and corporate donors have exploited Puerto Rico’s pain for profit and worsened its economic crisis.”

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 2:51 PM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on Trump Public Charge Rule

New rule reverses decades of long-standing precedent by disqualifying certain immigrants for using programs to help their families thrive.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 2:38 PM

NILC Announces Intent to File Legal Challenge to Trump Public Charge Regulation

“We look forward to seeing Trump in court —again— and to seeing justice prevail as we defend immigrant families and our democracy.”

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 11:43 AM

Black Mississippians Respond to the ICE Raids

This is a nation of immigrants. Its strength lies in its diversity. Its shame lies in its racial bias.

  • Aug 11, 2019
  • 4:51 PM

Place Making by Opposition: Space and Architecture as Combative Sites for Indignation-Driven Insurgency in Puerto Rico

Manifestations took the form of typical as well as atypically dramatic actions intended to show opposition to oppressive political, economic, religious, and/or educational systems/institutions.

  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 5:36 PM

After Massive Push From Advocacy Groups, 8 Banks Are Pulling Back From Private Prison Financing

The Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee celebrates victory.

  • Aug 2, 2019
  • 4:49 PM

Discussions During the Democratic Debates Show How Far the Immigration Movement Has Come

Now, we need all the candidates to offer concrete solutions.

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 5:15 PM

Faith Leaders Speak Out in the Aftermath of Puerto Rico Governor’s Resignation

“The resignation of Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló was the effect rendered by people of Puerto Rico speaking loud and clear.”

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 4:20 PM

The #RickyLeaks ‘Chat Bros’ Group Shows Clear Disdain Towards Puerto Rico’s Cultural Values

By Carlos G. García-Quijano and Hilda Lloréns It has been widely agreed that the past week’s multitudinous and multi-sectoral protests in Puerto Rico are unprecedented in the island’s history. Political and cultural observers have suggested that the leaked chat, also known as #RickyLeaks and #TelegramGate, is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, after […]

  • Jul 23, 2019
  • 12:33 PM

#RickyRenuncia: Dismantling the Puerto Rican Plutocracy’s Hold on the Island’s Educational Institutions

By Enid Rosario Ramos and Awilda Rodriguez Puerto Rican Governor Rosselló’s defiant stay in office amid a long list of corruption scandals —including the arrests of former Education Secretary Julia Keleher and character-questioning leaked chats— is the latest illustration of the assumed entitlement to govern by the Puerto Rico’s wealthy. The resounding and intensifying calls […]

  • Jul 22, 2019
  • 12:53 PM

Politicians Should Just Stop Pandering and Admit That Puerto Rico Deserves a Serious Self-Determination Process

Americans still think that they know what is best for their colonial subjects​.

  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 3:00 PM

We All Have a Duty to Protect Immigrants From Trump’s Mental Warfare (OPINION)

What our communities need are concrete solutions that transforms the immigration system to one that prioritizes unity and freedom for all immigrants. A system that is grounded in humanity and compassion, not terror or fear.

  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 4:45 PM

Teacher Firing Shows Why Educators Need Educating on Latinos and Immigration

As public servants, we have always known that it is our responsibility to provide each student with the space to feel comfortable and safe enough to learn at their fullest potential.

  • Jun 22, 2019
  • 3:31 PM

Trump Chose Orlando But Orlando Doesn’t Choose Trump (OPINION)

We are a city rich in organizing and resilience. Those who paved the way for him to be here and use our resources will be held to account not only by us, but by history.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 3:56 PM

How to Streamline Aid for Hurricane Relief

For Puerto Rico, the lack of development funds has created a downward spiral that will be hard to remedy.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 10:33 AM

Argentinian Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Legalize Abortion up to 14 Weeks

First legislative action to expand abortion access since 11-year-old rape survivor denied her right to an abortion in Tucumán.

  • May 28, 2019
  • 5:58 PM

On Covering San Pedro Sula and Why Global Media Outlets Will Always Dangerously Get It Wrong

We think that these errors come from not knowing the social dynamics of this part of the world. This is an old evil, repeated again and again.

  • May 24, 2019
  • 9:54 AM

NYC Doctors Stand With Undocumented Community Following Latest Migrant Death at Border

“History will remember how we treat these vulnerable families in their greatest time of need, and I urge our government officials to act with compassion and care,” Dr. Ramón Tallaj of SOMOS said.

  • May 21, 2019
  • 1:43 PM

Why We Need More Third Culture Kids

As a third culture kid, you learn to observe the best and the worst in people —and hopefully gravitate toward the latter.

  • May 16, 2019
  • 7:52 AM