COVID-19

For Many Immigrant Students, Remote Learning During COVID-19 Comes With More Hurdles

There is a very real danger that the move to remote learning could reinforce the very inequalities immigrant students already encounter in U.S. schools.

  • Sep 22, 2020
  • 10:16 AM

Peru President Faces Impeachment Vote Amid Pandemic Turmoil

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Sep 18, 2020
  • 11:52 AM

Mexico City: 20,535 COVID-19 Deaths, 2 Times Official Toll

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An official said Wednesday that Mexico City suffered 20,535 “excess deaths” attributable to COVID-19 between April and August, almost double the number reported in the official death toll of 11,318.

  • Sep 17, 2020
  • 12:03 PM

HRW: Bolivia Case Against Morales Is Politically Motivated

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Terrorism charges against former Bolivian President Evo Morales appear to be politically motivated and are part of a wider campaign by Bolivia’s interim government to use the justice system against political opponents, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

  • Sep 11, 2020
  • 5:46 PM

Peru’s Indigenous Turn to Ancestral Remedies to Fight Virus

PUCALLPA, Peru (AP) — As COVID-19 spread quickly through Peru’s Amazon, the Indigenous Shipibo community decided to turn to the wisdom of their ancestors.

  • Sep 11, 2020
  • 11:25 AM

In Chile, Life Goes on for Loved Ones After COVID-19

For many pandemic survivors and those who lost loved ones, like the 36-year-old Collantes, the tragedy lingers and their lives are never the same.

  • Sep 10, 2020
  • 11:03 AM

A Body Other Than My Own

We have labored to rationalize a world wherein skin color, gender, sexual identity, religion, place of birth, and physical ability are risk factors for suffering and death.

  • Sep 9, 2020
  • 4:04 PM

Stalled by Pandemic, Migrants Press in Quest for Better Life

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panamá (AP) — Duperat Laurette fled Haiti after her country’s massive 2010 earthquake, making her way first to the Dominican Republic, then Chile and five years later to Panamá, all with the dream of reaching the U.S. and finding a job to help support 14 siblings left behind in Haiti.

  • Sep 8, 2020
  • 12:45 PM

United Farm Workers Pledges to Boycott Foster Farms After COVID-19 Deaths

“As time has gone on, and especially since late July, we have been increasingly disturbed to realize that the company was not going to meet us or the workers halfway,” said Elizabeth Strater, UFW’s Director of Alternative Organizing.

  • Sep 4, 2020
  • 3:49 PM

President Trump Must Stop Demonizing and Dehumanizing TPS Recipients (OPINION)

Many immigrants like me are terrified that at any moment we can be separated from our families, or sent to crowded, inhumane detention centers—more dangerous than ever in the face of COVD-19.

  • Sep 4, 2020
  • 12:41 PM

In Peru, Virus Erodes Centuries-Old Burial Traditions

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Every day Joselyn García lights two red candles before a marble urn that holds her mother’s ashes in the living room of her wooden home in the north of Peru’s capital.

  • Sep 2, 2020
  • 11:34 AM

Cuba Closes Off Havana to Stamp Out Spread of Coronavirus

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities ordered a strict 15-day lockdown of Havana on Tuesday seeking to stamp out the low-level but persistent spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital.

  • Sep 1, 2020
  • 4:10 PM

Fighting Hunger, Water Shortages, COVID-19 and Climate Chaos in Tijuana (OPINION)

Tijuana’s sprawling communities of migrants, and other vulnerable groups are already feeling the economic impacts of both climate change and the pandemic.

  • Sep 1, 2020
  • 12:29 PM

#COVID911: Latino Community Responds to Coronavirus Crisis

The pain and impact of this disease on our community is disproportionate to our share of the population.

  • Sep 1, 2020
  • 10:19 AM

Pandemic’s Effect on Remittances to Latin America Varied

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic froze the United States economy, not all Latin American immigrants living there were affected equally, a look at the money they sent back to their birthplaces reveals.

  • Aug 31, 2020
  • 3:03 PM

The 1918 Spanish Flu: Fact vs. Fiction

The latest episode of Latino Rebels Radio.

  • Aug 30, 2020
  • 7:42 PM

Poll: Latino Parents Struggle With Education in Unprecedented Times

As summer winds down and students return to school, parents are faced with greater challenges and concerns than ever before.

  • Aug 28, 2020
  • 12:44 PM

Latin American Women Are Disappearing and Dying Under Lockdown

It’s a pandemic within the pandemic. Across Latin America, gender-based violence has spiked since COVID-19 broke out.

  • Aug 25, 2020
  • 10:47 AM

In London, Community Fights to Save ‘Latin Village’ Amid Gentrification, Pandemic Lockdown

The “Latin Village,” or “Pueblito Paisa” to Spanish speakers, was previously an unused Edwardian department store until the early 1980s, when a few migrants began to trade there.

  • Aug 21, 2020
  • 2:36 PM

I Fought to Get a US Passport: Trump’s Handling of COVID-19 Has Rendered It Meaningless (OPINION)

This is the price we are paying—we are on day 165 of this crisis and there are no signs that things are getting better.

  • Aug 21, 2020
  • 12:43 PM

Pandemic’s Toll Among Journalists in Peru Is Especially High

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of journalists have died from COVID-19 in Peru since the pandemic began, in the highest reported death toll of media workers from the new coronavirus in Latin America, according to journalists’ groups that are monitoring available data.

  • Aug 20, 2020
  • 2:31 PM

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