Mexican States in Hot Competition Over Possible Tesla Plant
Mexico is undergoing a fevered competition among states to win a potential Tesla facility in jostling reminiscent of what happens among U.S. cities and states vying to win investments from tech companies.
Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’
A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week
Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?
A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.
How Two Women in Bolivia Gave Birth to Microfinance in Latin America (OPINION)
According to the Latin America Development Bank, only 49 percent of women in the region have a bank account. Even though Latin American women own half of the region’s small businesses, 70 percent of them have no access to financing at all.
Both Sides See High Stakes in Gay Rights Supreme Court Case
The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.