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OPINION: Biden-Harris Justice Department Embraces Racist Insular Cases

One week after members of Congress called on the Biden-Harris Department of Justice to condemn the racist Insular Cases, the Department has instead doubled down to argue based on the Insular Cases that people born in U.S. territories have no constitutional right to U.S. citizenship.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 8:53 AM

OPINIÓN: Es hora de que todos nuestros congresistas y senadores apoyen a los inmigrantes

Cada decisión que nuestros legisladores toman nos afecta a todos, independientemente de estatus

  • Sep 1, 2021
  • 3:16 PM

OPINION: Drug Policing Is (And Always Has Been) Rooted in Anti-Blackness

Racist enforcement practices are at the very root of drug policing, which disproportionately targets poor and nonwhite communities.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 6:00 AM

Colombia’s Tax Reform Reveals the Hidden Power of Credit Agencies Throughout the Americas

“Credit rating agencies try to have a qualitative and scientific vision for rating sovereign debt,” Giovanni Rodríguez of Colombia’s National University told Latino Rebels. “They have very practical methodologies which are easy to follow. But in the end. these agencies, far from making objective ratings, use ratings that are based in political and subjective logic.”

  • Aug 10, 2021
  • 1:56 PM

In the Midst of the Delta Variant Surge, a Cautious Ray of Hope With the Decline of Latino COVID-19 Deaths

Despite much darkness and gloom regarding the massive loss of Latino lives and the recent surge of the Delta variant, there is a ray of hope.

  • Jul 27, 2021
  • 3:10 PM

That Time My Mother Wasn’t Racially Profiled (Or What I Learned When the Officer Let Her Drive Away)

“Is that…for me..?” my mother asked, looking in her rearview mirror. I turned around and saw the red and blue flashing lights she was referring to.

  • Jul 23, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

OPINION: Puerto Rico Needs Resilient Communications Infrastructure

Four years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still in desperate need of disaster-proof communications systems

  • Jul 1, 2021
  • 10:16 AM

OPINION: Will Latino Students Finally Become Visible Under a Biden Administration?

Latinos represent the fastest-growing share of the U.S. labor force. Our educational attainment is intrinsically tied to the future of this nation.

  • Jun 2, 2021
  • 3:23 PM

OPINION: A Commonsense Rule to Promote Clean Air and Boost California’s East Bay Area Economic Recovery 

Join me in calling on the air district to adopt the most stringent cat cracker rule.

  • Jun 1, 2021
  • 12:27 PM

OPINION: We Are All Holding Up Our Hands

The symbolism of holding your hands up is surrendering your being, and sometimes your soul to a greater power that you hope protects you. But the police didn’t protect Adam.

  • May 20, 2021
  • 2:18 PM

OPINION: It’s Time to Stop ‘Othering’ English Learners and Start Providing Real Solutions Like More DEI Initiatives

This labeling of students as “others” who are not white does not represent the reality of the shifting numbers of those who do comprise the middle class.

  • May 19, 2021
  • 6:24 PM

OPINION: Colombia Is in Crisis, and Vaccine Nationalism Is Making It Worse

Under the pandemic, the number of people living in extreme poverty had already grown by 2.8 million.

  • May 19, 2021
  • 3:54 PM

OPINION: Fighting Against Climate Change Is Advocating for Our Kids’ Future

What can I do to keep my children safe and healthy? What can I do to protect them?

  • May 14, 2021
  • 12:54 PM

OPINION: All Colombians Must Unite and Fight for the Legitimate Right to Protest

Until we all access these basic rights, la protesta y la lucha no deben de parar.

  • May 13, 2021
  • 4:10 PM

OPINION: The Unsung Power of DREAMer Entrepreneurs  

As an undocumented immigrant, becoming my own boss was a necessity.

  • May 12, 2021
  • 11:18 AM

OPINION: New Mexico Leading the Nation on Early Childhood Education

This legislative victory shows that elections are crucial to pushing for social change.

  • May 7, 2021
  • 1:52 PM

OPINION: 600 Crosses

Who were these brave women and men?

  • Apr 28, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

Outdated U.S. Policies Complicate Reincorporation of Former FARC Members in Colombia

“Get rid of this stigmatization that has us as terrorists.”

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • 3:23 PM

OPINION: We Can’t Build Back Better Without Water

We live in a country scarred by separate and unequal access to safe and affordable drinking water. It’s a direct legacy of racial injustice, redlining and disinvestment in communities of color.

  • Apr 20, 2021
  • 2:49 PM

Dominican Republic Police Brutally Attack Women’s Rights Activists in the Middle of the Night, Tear Down Peaceful Camp

Group had been holding a peaceful community camp for 40+ days to demand a change to archaic abortion laws that currently prohibit the procedure even if it’s to save a woman’s life.

  • Apr 20, 2021
  • 12:57 PM

OPINION: Funders Must Invest in Scholarships for Graduate Study for Students of Color

As a first-generation college student, I was excited to receive my undergraduate degrees with very little debt, but I knew that I wanted to go further in my education with a master’s degree and eventually a Ph.D. The roadblock was funding.

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • 12:00 PM

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