New rules announced by President Joe Biden and a new bill introduced by Sens. Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) look to eliminate the high costs and enduring stigma that keep many Latinos from seeking mental health care.
“I just want to empower our community to reclaim their healing,” says Cynthia Cerrato, a bilingual bi-cultural licensed marriage and family therapist serving individuals, couples, and families in the Los Angeles area.
The prevalence of long COVID among Latinos —who are more likely to report symptoms of long COVID compared with non-Latinos— could worsen longstanding health inequities and force families to make tough decisions around treatment.
Amid a record-breaking heat wave throughout Texas that has led to several heat-related deaths, Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill eliminating mandatory water breaks for construction workers. Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Daniela Hernandez, state legislative coordinator for the Workers Defense Project, to discuss the cruel and punitive nature of the law and how they plan to fight back.
An annual survey by the Trevor Project reveals that LGBTQ youth continue to report high rates of mental health challenges and suicide risk, with social stigma against LGBTQ, including victimization at school or at home, being the leading factor.
As we continue the fight to prevent sexual violence, we also need to advocate for essential reproductive health care and services for survivors. This includes timely access to emergency contraception, which until recently was not available to women and girls in Honduras.
Beatriz, a woman diagnosed with lupus, was denied an abortion of an anencephalic fetus in 2013 in El Salvador despite 15 doctors’ recommendations that she do so to protect her health. Attorneys for Beatriz’s family —she died in 2017— are challenging El Salvador’s total ban.
Mexico’s governmental human rights commission on Wednesday called on ten of the country’s 32 states to get rid of old laws that ban marriage between people with “chronic, incurable, hereditary or contagious diseases,” saying that could discriminate against the HIV-positive or people living with AIDS.
Empowerment is only possible when patients have the right information, at the right time, and in a language they understand. This National Minority Health Month, let’s work to get the right information to those vulnerable communities in order to save their lives.
Monthly inflation was 7.7 percent in March, up from 6.5 percent in the same month in 2022. Analysts project annual inflation will come in at 110 percent in 2023, one of the highest rates in the world.
Many people believe that owning a gun is a symbol of power and protection. These associations are often tied to traditional gender roles, with men expected to be dominant and protective while women are to be submissive and nurturing.
While immigrants continue to be linked to the fentanyl crisis, the truth is much harder to confront for white America.
A network of groups in Mexico provides virtual guidance as well as shipments of abortion pills for women who want to terminate a pregnancy on their own. Their work has sparked interest in the U.S. and a surge of requests for help, after the Supreme Court moved to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion last year.
Despite New York City having a law mandating carbon monoxide detectors for nearly two decades, CO-related violations still happen often. Read the first in a series of reports on carbon monoxide by Roxanne Scott for Futuro Investigates—also available in Spanish!
Mexico’s president said Thursday that his country does not produce or consume fentanyl, despite enormous evidence to the contrary. His statement comes amid calls by some U.S. Republicans to use the U.S. military to attack drug labs in Mexico.
After a 13-year total ban, on Wednesday, International Women’s day, Honduras’ first woman president, Xiomara Castro, legalized the use and distribution of the emergency contraceptive pill, also known as the morning-after pill —or PAE, in Honduras— for everyone in the country.
With miles of beaches and lush rainforest, Puerto Rico is often touted as a paradise for vacationers. But for the people who live there, rampant development and the worsening effects of climate change have bred a sense of ecological anxiety that drives many to fight for the environment.
Armed government officials with Brazil’s justice, Indigenous, and environment ministries pressed illegal gold miners out of Yanomami Indigenous territory Wednesday, citing widespread river contamination, famine, and disease they have brought to one of the most isolated groups in the world.
Police departments need to do a better job of vetting, training, and supporting officers, so that citizens may regain a healthy respect for those in uniform.
Women’s rights begin with access to reproductive health care, and because abortion clinics provide such access, they are on the frontline of the struggle for women’s rights in Puerto Rico.
January has proved that Bolsonaro’s defeat last year was far from a game over for the far-right. We also look at the genocidal policies against the Yanomami people of the Amazon, who are dying of treatable diseases and starvation due to illegal mining on their lands.