Julio Ricardo Varela

New White House and CDC Coronavirus Guidelines Still Don’t Exist in Spanish [UPDATE]

Latino Rebels contacted the White House on Monday night. The White House acknowledged receipt of the request, but did not say when the Spanish version will be made public, if indeed it will be made public.

  • Mar 17, 2020
  • 12:16 PM

UCLA Data Analysis Says That Bernie Sanders Overwhelmingly Won Support in Iowa’s High-Density Latino Caucus Locations

“Winning Latino voters will be a very important part of [the Sanders] primary strategy,” senior adviser Jeff Weaver said Friday night in Manchester, New Hampshire.

  • Feb 8, 2020
  • 11:45 AM

Buttigieg Releases ‘A New Era for Latinos’ Campaign White Paper

“El Pueblo Unido/A People United: A New Era for Latinos” was announced three days before the next Democratic debate is scheduled for this Thursday in Los Angeles.

  • Dec 16, 2019
  • 6:00 AM

More Than 200 Entertainers, Activists and Leaders Sign Letter of Support for Latino Community After El Paso Shooting and Mississippi ICE Raids

“Though real pain and fear are sweeping through our communities, we remain powerful,” the letter states.

  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 5:00 AM

Univision Noticias Apologizes for Use of ‘Inmigrantes Ilegales’ in Facebook Live Post

“In Univision we use the term ‘undocumented immigrant’ because we believe that any other term dehumanizes people, in addition to being linguistically wrong and inaccurate,” José Zamora, senior vice president of strategic communications for Univision Noticias, said in a statement to Latino Rebels.

  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 2:50 PM

Julián Castro Tells Seth Meyers That Democrats Should Have Acted on Immigration Reform in 2009–2010

“We’re not going to wait this time,” the presidential candidate said.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 8:20 AM

The Status Sham of Puerto Rico

Calm down, all you new “experts.”

  • Nov 27, 2018
  • 11:16 AM

Puerto Rico Governor Announces 9/20 Committee for Hurricane-Related Deaths

The committee will consist of public health and officials from the administration of governor Ricardo Rosselló.

  • Nov 2, 2018
  • 2:04 PM

Day Before Trump Tweets About Death Count, Puerto Rican Govt Officials Met With White House to Discuss Hurricane María Messaging

PRFAA, the official Washington office for the governor of Puerto Rico, has declined to comment about whether or not the meeting took place.

  • Sep 13, 2018
  • 2:09 PM

After Government of Puerto Rico Confirms Much Higher Hurricane María Death Count Estimate, Says GW Study Will Be Made Public Last Week of August

“The official number will be updated once the GW study is out,” Pedro Cerame, a spokesperson for the Puerto Rico’s Federal Affairs Administration, said.

  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 10:07 AM

Researchers Estimate 1,139 Hurricane María Excess Deaths in Puerto Rico Through December 2017

“Based on death records following Hurricane Maria, the estimated hurricane-related mortality burden of 1,139 excess deaths through December 2017 was higher than the official death toll of 64.”

  • Aug 2, 2018
  • 8:52 PM

Government of Puerto Rico Says It Expects GW Hurricane Death Count Study With Estimates in 2–3 Weeks

“We don’t have anything of the actual study in our hands. The government doesn’t have anything right now,” a spokesperson said.

  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 6:05 PM

Rosselló Says He Would Support Congressional Commission on Hurricane María Death Toll

“Anything that would give more clarity to the situation, of course we support it,” the governor of Puerto Rico told Latino Rebels.

  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 5:43 PM

Judge Orders Puerto Rican Government to Release Hurricane María Death Information to CPI and CNN

“This Court concludes that, with exception to Social Security numbers, the information contained in the death certificates and any additional information is not privileged.”

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 11:17 AM

There Were 1,244 More Deaths in Puerto Rico the Two Months After Hurricanes Irma and María Than Same Period in 2016: And That Number Could Be Growing

It is important to note, as the Department of Health’s own chart says, that the data for 2017 is still preliminary, since the final numbers are going through the quality control process and validation.

  • Jun 2, 2018
  • 9:38 AM

New Harvard Study: Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Toll 70 Times Greater Than Official Number of 64

“This rate yielded a total of 4645 excess deaths during this period.”

  • May 29, 2018
  • 10:33 AM

Angelo Falcón Was a True Latino Rebel

We will miss you.

  • May 25, 2018
  • 1:08 PM

GW’s Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Count Study Won’t Be Available Until Summer

“The research process so far, including the paperwork related to contractual and data-use agreements, has taken longer than expected,” a spokesperson told Latino Rebels.

  • May 21, 2018
  • 3:56 PM

Data From Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics Confirms Excess Deaths After Hurricane María

“The total number of deaths above average in September, October and November was 1,230, according to Alexis Santos, a demographer at Pennsylvania State University.”

  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 5:40 PM