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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

Puerto Rico Agriculture Secretary Has Direct Links to Company that Sells Equipment to Farmers Using Federal Funds

Agro Power, a farm equipment company owned by Puerto Rico’s Agriculture Secretary Ramón González Beiró, has earned over $100,000 in sales of equipment purchased by farmers through the federal Re-Grow PR Urban-Rural Agriculture Program.

  • Sep 12, 2022
  • 4:00 PM

Puerto Ricans Protest Against ‘Vulture’ Funds in Manhattan

On Sunday, August 28, a coalition of Puerto Rican independence groups and their allies gathered outside a hedge fund’s office building in Midtown Manhattan to protest its predatory lending practices.

  • Sep 6, 2022
  • 12:20 PM

Women’s Equality Day: Latinas Have Far Way to Go, Need More Investment

We now have the opportunity to build up the power of a movement that can uplift all communities by cultivating and strengthening Latina leadership. Imagine what we could accomplish if Latinas received equitable support.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 10:05 AM

Latina Former Teachers Open Cannabis Dispensary in New Mexico

The group of former teachers has joined a small but growing number of Latina-owned dispensaries in the United States. Latinos hold 5.7 percent of cannabis licenses, according to the National Hispanic Cannabis Council.

  • Aug 17, 2022
  • 12:25 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

Meet the Latinas Behind a Viral Makeup Trend

A collaboration between Puerto Rico-based By Melolops and Cutcreaser, a Salvadoran makeup artist based in New York, caught the attention of the makeup tutorial world, with its eyeliner brushes becoming a staple within the online beauty community.

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • 3:36 PM

Mexico’s Electricity Sector Rankled by Doubt and Legal Chaos

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s efforts to reshape Mexico’s electricity sector to favor the state-owned power company have spurred hundreds of lawsuits and sown a level of uncertainty that businesspeople say is costing jobs and private investment.

  • Apr 20, 2022
  • 3:13 PM

Texas Moves to Ease Border Gridlock Over ‘Sense of Urgency’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The logjam of trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border finally began breaking Thursday after nearly a week as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eased off his latest dramatic action over immigration that has gridlocked some of the world’s busiest trade ports and taken a mounting economic toll.

  • Apr 15, 2022
  • 1:54 PM

Gentrifying Puerto Rico

Latino Rebels Radio, January 6, 2022.

  • Jan 6, 2022
  • 4:19 PM

Latinos Held Down Economically, Report Says

On average, Latino workers earn 73 cents for every dollar earned by a white worker. If Latinos were paid as much as white people, Latinos would see their income rise by 37 percent, and an additional 1.1 million Latinos would join the middle class.

  • Dec 9, 2021
  • 4:57 PM

Latinas Are Winning, As They Should (OPINION)

Latinas are making tremendous strides in education, politics, business, media, the arts — everywhere. But Latinas have only begun to get their due.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 8:02 PM

Latinas Meet to Strategize and Gain Equality at the 2021 LULAC Women’s Conference

Latina political figures, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and heads of various organizations gathered at the 2021 LULAC National Women’s Conference over the weekend discuss and strategize about empowerment and leadership.

  • Nov 16, 2021
  • 6:16 PM

The Great Latino Resignation (OPINION)

My personal journey toward quitting my old job and starting a new one is a reminder that, for Latinos, the Great Resignation also includes letting go of cultural norms that have been instilled in us since childhood.

  • Oct 26, 2021
  • 12:06 PM

Latinas Demand Equal Pay Now (OPINION)

Latinas are economic powerhouses who drive almost two trillion dollars in Hispanic purchasing power. If we can close the pay gap, we will be investing in an energized, resourceful and powerful segment of our population capable of fueling our economy forward.

  • Oct 21, 2021
  • 12:54 PM

OPINION: Let’s Celebrate Latinx Entrepreneurship

There is great potential for Latinx entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond, if only they were adequately supported by banks, angel investors, venture capitalists, and their own community.

  • Oct 12, 2021
  • 11:47 AM

Early Stumble as El Salvador Starts Bitcoin as Currency

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender Tuesday, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours and President Nayib Bukele said the digital wallet used for transactions was not functioning.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • 4:14 PM

Cuba to Recognize and Regulate Cryptocurrencies

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government said Thursday it will recognize and regulate cryptocurrencies for payments on the island.

  • Aug 26, 2021
  • 9:51 PM

Steve Hanke About El Salvador: ‘Insane to Introduce Bitcoin Into a Corrupt Environment’

The new Bitcoin Law is priming Salvadoran banks to run afoul of international regulators and could tip the country into an inflation crisis, says conservative economist Steve Hanke. Skepticism of bitcoin in rural, cash-based economies may also hamper broad public use of the cryptocurrency.

  • Aug 11, 2021
  • 2:17 PM

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

New Wealth Report Says Family Is Most Important Motivation for US Latinos to Become Economically Successful

They surveyed a sample of 512 affluent Latino families from 2019 and found that 68% of respondents prioritize family welfare over other interests.

  • Jul 30, 2021
  • 2:43 PM

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