Juan de Dios Sánchez Jurado

A Migrant Family’s Journey from Venezuela to New York City

Yormaly Bulanger, a 26-year-old former accounting student from Venezuela, arrived in New York three months ago with her partner and their 5-year-old son — part of a group of 22,000 migrants, mostly Venezuelans, that have arrived in the city since April.

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • 1:44 PM

Border Patrol Agents Fire ‘Projectiles’ on Migrants in El Paso

On Monday, after crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States, a group of Venezuelan and Honduran migrants was forced back by U.S. Border Patrol agents firing what a spokesman called “crowd control projectiles.”

  • Nov 2, 2022
  • 4:58 PM

Former Drug Dealer, Now Cannabis Entrepreneur, Inspiring and Hiring Others

Born and raised in New York’s Lower East Side, Coss Marte says there weren’t many opportunities for him to make good money outside of drug dealing. His illicit career sent him to prison, where he had a life-changing experience. Now an entrepreneur, he’s helping others like him.

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • 3:42 PM

The Trevor Project Launches Crisis Services in Mexico to Help Save Lives of LGBT Youth

In Mexico, according to its National Survey on Sexual and Gender Diversity, as of 2021, 28 percent of the LGBTQ+ population has thought about or attempted suicide in their lifetime—which translates to 1.4 million LGBTQ+ people 15 years and older.

  • Oct 18, 2022
  • 11:47 AM

Puerto Rican Drag Queens Build New Life in New York After María

Vena Cava and Victoria Holiday were two well-known drag queens in Río Piedras’ nightlife scene. But after Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, the two moved to New York City and began making names for themselves in the drag capital of the world.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • 4:18 PM

Nicaraguan Community Unites Behind Little League Team in World Series

Nicaraguans living in the United States filled the stands in Pennsylvania to cheer on the players of 14 de Septiembre Little League from Managua after travel restrictions prevented their family members from attending the World Series games.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 5:56 PM

Congressional Latinos Launch ‘Ya Tu Sabes!’ YouTube Show to Combat Misinformation

Ahead of the midterm elections, on Friday the campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus launched ‘Ya Tu Sabes!,’ a YouTube show to provide Latino voters across the country with content that is entertaining, educational, and representative.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 1:09 PM

Family Still Searching for Salvadoran Mother Who Disappeared at Texas Border

Ana Guadalupe Robles last spoke to loved ones on June 10. Three days later, they received a photo supposedly showing the 29-year-old Salvadoran nurse and mother lying dead in the Texas desert. But more than two months later and still no body, friends and family members are left with questions.

  • Aug 24, 2022
  • 1:18 PM

‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’: Colombian Immigrant Fighting for Sexual Rights of HIV Positive

During the 24th International AIDS Conference that took place over the last weekend of July in Montreal, Colombian visual artist and lawyer Juan de la Mar used their mic time to express how essential it is to advocate for the sexual rights of people living with HIV.

  • Aug 16, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Immigrant-Led Group Releases ‘Deportation Defense Manual’

As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to target immigrants, this week Make the Road New York relaunched its Deportation Defense Manual to inform immigrants of their rights when dealing with ICE agents.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • 6:12 PM

NY Judge Denies Request by More Than 80K First-Time DACA Applicants

Last Wednesday, a New York judge denied a request by over 80,000 first-time applicants for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to order the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resume the processing of first-time applicants.

  • Aug 8, 2022
  • 1:28 PM

New Latino Media, Entertainment Company Aims to Tap Growing Spending Power 

GoDigital Media Group has acquired the Latino media and entertainment solutions company NGL Collective. The goal is to create a large, digital-first outlet to link a Latino audience with advertising and entertainment that is more inclusive and creates more representation of this growing population.

  • Aug 4, 2022
  • 4:31 PM

Latino-Heavy Nevada Looks to Host First-in-Nation Presidential Primary in 2024

Nevada is the third most diverse state in the country, with a nearly 30 percent Latino population. It is the only state currently in the running with a significant amount of Latino voters, who in recent years have become the second largest voting bloc by ethnicity in the country.

  • Aug 1, 2022
  • 5:44 PM

Activists Blast Health Officials for Delaying Release of Monkeypox Vaccine

In the wake of the World Health Organization declaring the growing monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” on Saturday, activists in New York are calling on the city and the federal government for more aggressive outreach.

  • Jul 27, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo on Colombian Music and Bad Bunny Collab

The Bogotá-born musician sits with Latino Rebels in New York to discuss Bomba Estéreo’s hit collaboration with Puerto Rican reggaetonero Bad Bunny, “Ojitos Lindos,” Colombian music, and the duende myth that features in the group’s new film.

  • Jul 22, 2022
  • 4:52 PM

Report: Growing Latino Vote Could Decide Elections in 2022, Beyond

A study from the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute analyzed the electoral choices of Latino voters in U.S. Senate races across five states in 2020. The findings show that a notable percentage of the growing Latino electorate split its ballots between parties when choosing Senate candidates and presidential candidates.

  • Jul 19, 2022
  • 11:25 AM

Extreme Heat Threatens Latino Residents in Texas

As high temperatures threaten to leave Texans without power to cool their homes, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates a grid carrying about 90 percent of the state’s power load, has asked residents to turn up their thermostats and reduce their use of major appliances from 2 to 8 p.m. to avoid outages.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 5:55 PM

Report: ‘US Educational Progress for All’ Means Investing in Latino Students

The report, titled “Latino Student Success: Advancing U.S. Educational Progress for All” and released by UnidosUS, makes seven recommendations to guarantee that decades of steady educational progress made by Latinos are not erased by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • 5:42 PM

First Latina University President, UnidosUS Founder Both Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Of the hundreds of recipients since 1963, only 20 Latinos have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On Thursday, July 7, two more names were added to that prestigious list when President Joe Biden honored Texans Dr. Julieta García and Raúl Yzaguirre at the White House.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 5:04 PM

Spanish Language Coalition Thanks the FTC for Initiative to Protect Latinx Online

The Spanish Language Disinformation Coalition sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, thanking the agency for its plans to initiate a new rulemaking to protect Latinx consumers and prevent unfair and deceptive practices by online platforms.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 12:41 PM

Poll: 46% of US Voters Support Debt Cancelation for Puerto Rico, Other Colonies

If U.S. territories like Puerto Rico were granted either statehood or independence, 46 percent of likely voters in the United States would support a one-time debt cancellation by the federal government to compensate the residents of those territories for the century-long impact of second-class citizenship, according to a poll conducted by IZQ Strategies.

  • Jul 7, 2022
  • 3:54 PM

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