Business

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

Argentine Students Create App to Combat Fires in the Americas

Welcome to Satellites on Fire.

  • Apr 22, 2021
  • 5:25 PM

The Latin American Economy Under a Global Pandemic

At the global scale, leading economic indicators suggest the worst is behind us and that the world is slowly recovering. To be blunt, Latin America’s recovery will be among the worst.

  • Apr 2, 2021
  • 2:15 PM

US Businesses Near Border Struggle With Boundaries’ Closure

In border towns across the U.S., small businesses are reeling from the economic fallout of the partial closure of North America’s international boundaries.

  • Mar 20, 2021
  • 12:25 PM

Professional Latino: A Latin[ish] Podcast

Hector chats with Pabel Martinez, Global Account Director at TikTok, and the founder and CEO of Plurawl, whose mission is to redefine professionalism by empowering Latinos to be their authentic selves in the workplace

  • Mar 16, 2021
  • 2:47 PM

A Texas Lender Sued Thousands of Low-Income Latinos During the Pandemic. Now the Feds Are Investigating.

A federal consumer watchdog agency has launched an investigation into a company that aggressively sued thousands of Latino borrowers in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic while depicting itself as a financial ally of the community.

  • Mar 9, 2021
  • 9:42 AM

A New Protagonist in Philanthropy: Young, Female and _________

What kind of protagonist would I unleash into the nonprofit ecosystem over the next 10 years if she had the face of AOC and she had the power of the immigrant dollar behind her?

  • Feb 5, 2021
  • 5:02 PM

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