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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

Texas Organizations Launch ‘Abortion Without Borders’ Advertising Campaign

Abortion funds unite under a call for love, compassion, access to abortion within Texas borderlands.

  • May 15, 2019
  • 5:35 PM

Court Orders Expansion of Spanish Language Access in Florida for Upcoming Elections

“Access to voting shouldn’t stop because of a language barrier,” said Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida.

  • May 10, 2019
  • 4:07 PM

Salvadoran Father Reunited With Family After Months in Detention

Mr. A faced a final order of deportation when the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) intervened last year to try to help reunify him with his children.

  • May 9, 2019
  • 3:32 PM

New Initiative Uses Quinceañeras to Increase Latino Voter Turnout in Texas

Poder Quince will register thousands of Latino voters ahead of 2020 in key state.

  • May 6, 2019
  • 8:28 AM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Requests Meeting With the Census Director to Ensure Robust Latino Participation

“Repeated undercounting of Hispanic communities must end with the 2020 Census,” the CHC says.

  • May 1, 2019
  • 8:53 AM

Prosecutors, Public Defenders, and Community Groups File Federal Lawsuit to Block Immigration Arrests in Courthouses

“For the last two years, officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have frequented Massachusetts courthouses, surveilling, arresting and detaining immigrants.”

  • Apr 29, 2019
  • 2:55 PM

New AFL-CIO Report Reveals 903 Latino Worker Deaths in 2017

In 2017, 903 Latino workers were killed on the job, an increase from 879 Latino worker deaths in 2016.

  • Apr 26, 2019
  • 9:44 AM

Federal Appeals Court Holds That First Amendment Protects Immigrant Rights Activists From ICE Retaliation

“To allow this retaliatory conduct to proceed would broadly chill protected speech, among not only activists subject to final orders of deportation but also those citizens and other residents who would fear retaliation against others,” the decision states.

  • Apr 26, 2019
  • 9:31 AM

NALEO: Latino Turnout in Election 2018 Increased 50 Percent From Previous Midterm Election

Latino voter turnout increased by 13 percentage points from Election 2014, with more than 40 percent of the Latino citizen voting-age population casting ballots in 2018.

  • Apr 25, 2019
  • 11:30 AM

For People Fleeing Central America, Hunger May Not Look Like Hunger

This is not a time to turn away from the protection of human rights, but a time to redouble our support for the people at the US-Mexico border who are in desperate need of care.

  • Apr 23, 2019
  • 9:42 AM