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Puerto Rican Filmmakers Worry New Netflix Reggaeton Series Won’t Be Authentic

The recently announced Netflix series will follow three friends hoping to make it in the world of reggaetón. But when Netflix announced the show, no Boricuas appeared to be behind the camera—either as producers, consultants, or in its eight-person writers’ room.

  • Dec 7, 2022
  • 6:18 PM

Breaking Down the Latino Vote in 2022

Latino voters were generally supportive of the Biden administration’s policies but remain extremely worried about inflation and the rising cost of living. Pre-election myths about frustration leading to a seismic Latino shift towards the right were ultimately wrong.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 12:15 PM

Florida Democratic Party Needs to Get Its Act Together (OPINION)

Florida Democrats can turn things around, but it will take a long-term plan, cohesive economic messaging that appeals to working people, year-round voter registration, permanent offices offering tangible services, and electing down-ballot candidates to build a bench.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

Latino Vote Surged in 2022 Elections, Experts Say

Latinos made up about one in 10 of the votes cast during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Roughly 35 million Latinos were eligible to vote, representing 14 percent of the electorate.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

2022 Elections: Latinos See Gains, But Many Races Still Too Close to Call

Latinos were running for top offices across 44 states, with political observers predicting a “historic” rise in Latino representation. Some elections have yet to be called, but even still, Latinos have made clear gains throughout the government.

  • Nov 9, 2022
  • 12:43 PM

DACA Recipient: Senator Rubio Must Stop Political Games and Work to Help DREAMers (OPINION)

Marco Rubio and his fellow Republicans must stop the political games and work in a bipartisan manner to either protect DREAMers, or be responsible for the demise of a program that has changed lives, strengthened our nation, and reflected the best of who we are as a people.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 2:27 PM

‘We Need to Be Seen’: Record Number of Latinos Running in 2022 Elections

Tuesday’s midterm elections will likely see a “historic” rise in Latino representation in Congress, statewide offices, and state legislatures, according to a study conducted by NALEO. Latinos are running for top offices in 44 states.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 5:02 PM

Biden Has Delivered on the Economy and Climate, and Latinos Are Taking Note (OPINION)

President Biden and the Democrats have delivered impactful legislation to strengthen the economy and create good-paying jobs, while addressing other important priorities for Latinos, like climate change.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 5:54 PM

Poor Debate Performance Shows Why Florida Governor Attacks Press (OPINION)

For almost two years, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has gone to great lengths to insulate himself in press conferences that amount to nothing more than taxpayer-funded choreographies in which he is allowed to regurgitate his talking points unchallenged.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Florida’s Latino Independents Lean Republican in Futuro Media Poll

After Futuro Media’s first-ever poll of Latino voters in Florida revealed high support for Gov. DeSantis and the Republican Party, Latino Rebels spoke to respondents to get a better sense of the political environment in a battleground state that is quickly becoming a crimson stronghold for the GOP.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Reports: Migrant Flights’ Mysterious Recruiter Identified

The mysterious woman who allegedly lured dozens of migrants on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ flights to Martha’s Vineyard from San Antonio has been identified by several media outlets as Perla H. Huerta, a former combat medic and U.S. Army counterintelligence agent living in Tampa.

  • Oct 4, 2022
  • 10:25 AM

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Is Even Worse After Hurricane Ian (OPINION)

Floridians have the highest property-insurance rates in the nation, with the average premium of $4,231 nearly tripling the nationwide average of $1,544. The issue stems largely from a lack of financial regulation and out-of-control litigation, and has been made worse in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

People Trapped, 2.5M Without Power as Ian Drenches Florida

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday.

  • Sep 29, 2022
  • 8:28 AM

Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces for Category 4 Damage

Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday.

  • Sep 27, 2022
  • 8:48 AM

Sen. Luján: GOP Governors ‘Hateful’ for Bussing Migrants

Forty-five House Democrats sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting the Justice Department look into a “political stunt” by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), after DeSantis took credit for sending 48 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

The Republican Stain on Hispanic Heritage Month (OPINION)

Thursday is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, four weeks of celebrating Latino contributions not just to the United States, but to the entire hemisphere. Meanwhile, Republicans have decided to treat Latinos seeking sanctuary like vermin.

  • Sep 15, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Republican Candidates Ditch Anti-Abortion Talk on Campaign Trail (OPINION)

Across the country, in key battleground races in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina, Republican candidates are scrubbing abortion language from their campaign websites to avoid alienating voters while stumping on the trail.

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • 5:22 PM

‘Boricuas’ in Florida at Epicenter of Housing Crisis

The lack of affordable housing has been exacerbated by the pandemic, but it’s a systemic problem that goes back much further.

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Florida Governor DeSantis’ Plan to Bus Cuban Migrants Red Meat for Extremists (OPINION)

The busing of migrants was always nothing more than a taxpayer-funded stunt meant as red meat to the most extremist elements of the Republican base, who DeSantis is obsessed with pandering to as he weighs a possible presidential run in 2024.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Dems Need to Tackle GOP Anti-Immigrant Talk, Counter With Facts (OPINION)

Democrats need to take the GOP’s hateful rhetoric seriously and tackle it head-on by countering misinformation with facts and presenting the benefits of immigrants to our culture and economy.

  • Aug 24, 2022
  • 3:19 PM

New Claims Against Ex-Miami Congressman Hired by Venezuela

A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government not only did no apparent work but also channeled a large chunk of the money to a yacht company on behalf of a fugitive billionaire, according to new allegations in a civil suit.

  • Aug 22, 2022
  • 11:41 AM

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