Hector Luis Alamo
1st Openly LGBT Judge Confirmed to Federal Court in Puerto Rico
On Tuesday the U.S. Senate officially confirmed Judge Gina Méndez-Miró to U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, making her the first openly LGBT judge in the court’s history.
Brownlisted: ‘Las Playas Son del Pueblo!’
A wrap-up of this week’s most important and interesting Latino news and views from around the world and the across the internet.
Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’
A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week
Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?
A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.
Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull
A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.
Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower
Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.
The Last Conquest of Puerto Rico (OPINION)
In honor of December 10, the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris that transferred ownership of the Spanish colony of Puerto Rico to the United States, a look back at the U.S. invasion of the island, what it meant to Puerto Ricans at the time, and what it means today.
Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine
This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.
Other People’s Couches (OPINION)
How Latino immigrants thumb their noses at America by butchering the English language.
Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’
Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.
Bury My Heart in Chicago (OPINION)
The discovery of an old rifle in the woods leads to a reflection on the Native Americans who first inhabited the area around Chicago and the city’s early history.
Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’
Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.
The Philosophy of Tenoch Huerta (OPINION)
The Mexican actor’s advice on success and dealing with life’s challenges echoes a philosophy that isn’t so popular with today’s younger generations.
Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)
The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.
Free the Drug Mules (OPINION)
The four-part Netflix documentary ‘High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule’ highlights the senseless harm caused by the War on Drugs.
Why Viejitos Vote Republican (OPINION)
My grandma votes Republican because she believes in three things: money, strength, and the rule of law. Whether the Republican Party stands for any of those things is beside the point because, to her, and to a lot of other people still, the Republicans represent those values more than the Democrats.
News from the Latino Liberal Bubble (OPINION)
I’m straddling two separate Latino worlds — one where people celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and know all about what’s going on with the Los Angeles City Council, and another where people observe Columbus Day and have never heard the name Nury Martínez.
Report: Most Latinos Say Democrats Care About Them, Work Harder for Votes Than GOP
A substantial majority of Latinos say the Democratic Party cares about them and works harder for their vote than the Republicans, according to a report published by Pew Research Center on Thursday. The report also shows that a slim majority, 52 percent, say there isn’t a great deal of difference in what the two parties stand for.
Group Launches ‘Vote Like a Madre’ Campaign to Mobilize Latina Voters Around Climate Crisis
On Wednesday, Latino Victory Project, a nonprofit group that champions progressive causes in Latino communities, launched its 2022 “Vote Like a Madre” campaign to mobilize Latina voters around the climate crisis issue ahead of the midterm elections in November.
Letter to My Racist Grandma
“A letter to my Honduran grandma, who I love so much but who has some pretty messed up views about Black people and Mexicans.”