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AT&T Quits Venezuela as US Sanctions Force It to Defy Maduro

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela’s pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 1:21 PM

During the Time of COVID-19, Player Pay and Job Security Not Minor Issues for Many Latino Pro Baseball Players

The vast majority of ballplayers —who toil with teams connected and not connected to MLB clubs in hopes of reaching the majors— are playing in a much different economic playing field.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 3:06 PM

This Santa Ana Flower Shop Has Become a Line of Communication and Support for Those Affected by the Pandemic

“For us it’s important to support those around us. If we are able to and if an opportunity to help someone presents itself, we will rise to the occasion,” Olga Calderón told Latino Rebels.

  • May 10, 2020
  • 9:06 AM

Language Barriers, Absence of Bank Loans Leave Latino Small-Business Owners Struggling

Before the pandemic, mom-and-pop stores at the Latino-oriented mall La Gran Plaza, in Fort Worth, saw crowds of thousands every day. Now, tenants are worried about evictions and not making ends meet.

  • May 9, 2020
  • 2:04 PM

Latino USA Presents: Latino-Owned And Without A Lifeline, Small Businesses Struggle To Survive

From Texas, the story of two Latino-owned businesses who have been trying to access relief funds and have come up short in a very crucial moment for their businesses.

  • May 8, 2020
  • 1:51 PM

Mexico Auto Plants to Reopen as Country Weighs Virus Risks

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On a day Mexico saw its worst daily increase yet in coronavirus cases, foreign-owned auto plants began setting dates for reopening.

  • May 8, 2020
  • 8:54 AM

Structural Inequalities and Not Behavior Explain COVID-19 Racial Disparities

As more data becomes available across states and cities across the country, it has become more and more apparent that the coronavirus is hitting racial and ethnic communities at a much higher rate than white Americans.

  • May 1, 2020
  • 12:03 PM

Venezuelan Crown Jewel Rum Distillery Takes on Coronavirus

LA VICTORIA, Venezuela (AP) — The Santa Teresa distillery in Venezuela has lifted spirits for generations with its amber-red rum, famous around the world for being slowly sipped over ice or mixed into cocktails like the Cuba Libre.

  • Apr 2, 2020
  • 10:55 AM

Lawsuit Forces Uber to Stop Operating in Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Uber said Friday it will stop operating in Colombia following stiff opposition from taxi drivers’ unions and a lawsuit that said the ride-sharing app was breaking local transport laws.

  • Jan 11, 2020
  • 8:20 AM

US, Mexico Quickly Mend Rift Over North American Trade Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Mexico moved quickly Monday to defuse a dispute over President Donald Trump’s revamped North American trade pact.

  • Dec 16, 2019
  • 6:53 PM

Mexico Trade Negotiator: We’ll Never Accept US ‘Inspectors’

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s trade negotiator for North America said Sunday that Mexico categorically opposes allowing foreign labor inspectors to operate in the country, saying that was not contemplated in the recent agreement with Washington and Ottawa on the USMCA pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • Dec 16, 2019
  • 8:53 AM

Pelosi Announces Agreement on North American Trade Pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against him.

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 10:56 AM

Trump, Dems in Tentative Deal on North American Trade Pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump.

  • Dec 9, 2019
  • 3:32 PM

Currency Manipulation and Why Trump Is Picking on Brazil and Argentina

Ultimately, labeling other countries as currency manipulators is more about politics and geopolitical relations than policy.

  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 8:57 AM

Trump to Tariff Steel and Aluminum From Argentina and Brazil

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate.

  • Dec 2, 2019
  • 8:52 AM

Washington Banning US Flights to All Cuban Cities but Havana

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is banning U.S. flights to all Cuban cities except Havana in the latest move to roll back the Obama-era easing of relations, officials said Friday.

  • Oct 26, 2019
  • 11:14 AM

Puerto Rican Diaspora Activists Say Even With Proposed Changes, ‘PROMESA Is Poverty’ 

Amendments proposed in Congressional hearing reinforce “modern-day colonial relationship.”

  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 2:27 PM

Mexico City Cabbies Block Traffic to Protest Rideshare Apps

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of medallion taxi drivers parked their pink-and-white cabs to block major Mexico City thoroughfares for hours Monday in protest of ride-hailing apps such as Uber, causing long delays for motorists.

  • Oct 7, 2019
  • 8:47 PM

Latino USA Presents: Weed The People

In the era of legalized marijuana, the city of Oakland is trying to even out the playing field for weed entrepreneurs of color.

  • Oct 4, 2019
  • 2:45 PM

U.S. Latino GDP Would Make It World’s 8th Largest Economy, New Report Says

The 2019 version of the LDC U.S. Latino GDP Report concluded that the Latino GDP would be the third-fastest growing economy in the world, accounting for 24.4% of total U.S. GDP growth by 2020.

  • Oct 1, 2019
  • 9:57 AM

Feds Investigate Businessman Managing Puerto Rico Government Agency Investments

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico “is the place to invest in right now, because inefficiency breeds the biggest opportunities,” said Michael Scott Williams-King, founder of financial firms Kinetic Funds and Kinetic International.

  • Sep 25, 2019
  • 12:25 PM

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