Many Latinos, who have been among those hardest hit by COVID-19, have expressed concerns about ensuring access to the vaccine and avoiding the spread of misinformation among loved ones.
Maria Hinojosa speaks with Rita Indiana about her new album, her queer Pan-Caribbean identity, and why she decided to leave the music scene.
The lack of contraceptives may not sound like an urgent need for some people, but it is crucial for many women because it can have a long-term impact on their education, professional development, and economic and psychological well-being.
Unforgivable tells the story of Geovany, a former hitman for the 18th Street gang who left the gang and converted to Christianity in prison, only to ask to be transferred to the isolation cell to live openly as a gay man.
Over the past year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged communities across the United States, Latinos have often found themselves at the epicenter of the ever-changing epicenters of the crisis.
Latino USA producer Reynaldo Leaños Jr. documented his family’s experience during the historic storm and today brings us an audio diary of what happened.
Created in collaboration with more than 30 local artists, Futuro Conjunto imagines what the Rio Grande Valley might look and sound like several generations into the future.
In a conversation with Latino USA, Dudamel talks about staying indoors, calling family home, and his unwavering belief that music will inspire a stronger future for all.
He is often seen as the leading voice in combating COVID-19, which has now killed more than 440,000 people and infected over 26 million across the country. A disproportionate number of those have been Black, Latino and Indigenous people.
Omar Apollo takes us back to his early days of making music on borrowed equipment and tells us about how he explored everything —from funk to corridos— to make his debut album Apolonio.
Advocates for reform have long argued that punitive policies have not reduced the flow of drugs across the country. In fact, they have strengthened illicit drug markets.
Since January 2019, nearly 68,000 asylum seekers have been ordered to wait in Mexico as their cases make their way through the U.S. courts system. The wait can take years, and it can often be deadly.
We dive into the history of Goya Foods to understand how this company became a symbol of identity for Latinos and Latinas and how it aimed to profit from the deep bonds we have with food and culture.
On the eve of Biden’s inauguration, Latino USA reached out to young Latinos who would be personally impacted by a few of these policy changes, to hear what promises they hope Biden will keep—and what they hope Biden will do that he hasn’t committed to yet.
Jessie Reyez talks about the role that music played in her childhood, how she writes through her own emotional pain, and how even when her fans sing along to her saddest songs, she feels more connected to them than ever.
The community of researchers at Million Dollar Hoods helps us understand how much money is being spent to incarcerate Black and Brown communities, daring to imagine what would be possible if we invested those funds in housing, education, or employment instead.
Innovative and creative, thirty-year-old singer and songwriter Cimafunk, or Erik Rodriguez, is building a new stage for Cuban music.
From illegal mining and logging to destructive dams to land grabbers to a federal government that often ignores their concerns outright, the Munduruku along the Tapajós River are under attack on all fronts.
People don’t want to talk about fertility problems, miscarriages or pre- and postpartum depression, but they sure love to ask you about starting a family without knowing what you may have been struggling with for years.
Ilia Calderón tells Maria Hinojosa about her book “My Time to Speak: Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race,” her journey to becoming the first Afro-Latina anchor for a major national news network in the U.S., and what it’s like to raise a mixed-race child at a time of deep political, cultural, and racial divisions in the country.
In this segment of “How I Made It” —which looks at Latino creators and the work they make— La Doña breaks down her new song “Cuando Se Van” and talks about taking her fears and turning them into a powerful anthem for a gentrifying city.