Few Changes Made in Puerto Rico to Access Health Information and Services in a Hurricane
The Department of Health, responsible for inspecting and approving the emergency evacuation plans of all the island’s hospitals, only keeps them for the three hospitals that it runs. The Pan American Health Organization states that access to information is essential to improve public management and citizen confidence in preparing for emergency events.
Flaws in Medicaid System Put Millions at Risk (OPINION)
Whether you’re a citizen, resident, or an undocumented imigrant who relies on Medicaid for health insurance, flaws in the existing program, and the decisions being made by a government whose job is to represent “the people,” will inevitably affect millions.
The Age of Misinformation (OPINION)
Some tips on navigating the age of misinformation from board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino.
Mexican Abortion Advocates Look to Help Women in US
Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support.
California Gov. Newsom Wants Health Coverage for All Immigrants
Backed by soaring revenues amid the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would pay for the health care of all the state’s low-income residents living in the country illegally, while cutting taxes for businesses and halting a scheduled increase in the gas tax later this summer.
What Latino Health Research Says About ‘Encanto’
Family is beautiful and keeps you healthy, but it can also make you sick.
Puerto Rico Battles COVID-19 Surge, Imposes New Measures
Puerto Rico on Tuesday imposed new measures to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed medical staff in the U.S. territory and led to temporary shortages of testing kits.
‘Dramatic’ Change in Mortality Profile Due to COVID-19 in Puerto Rico
A month after Gov. Pedro Pierluisi eliminated the key protection measures related to COVID-19, virus-related deaths in Puerto Rico saw a rebound that nearly reached the level of the highest peak of mortality of the entire pandemic. The difference was that this time most of the people who died were significantly younger.
The Setbacks of the Management of COVID-19 in Haiti
Without massive testing and no comprehensive mortality statistics, it is impossible to quantify how many people have been infected and died of COVID-19 in Haiti. But one thing is certain, Haitian health authorities have not had control over the spread of the virus in the country.
Latinos Need to Get Better at Screening for Cancer (OPINION)
During Cancer Screen Week, Latinos should not only schedule their own screenings but also discuss the importance of preventative healthcare with their fellow Latinos. Because when it comes to maintaining good health, knowing is half the battle.
US, Mexico Launch Joint Project to Tackle Root Causes of Central American Migration
The “Sembrando Oportunidades” project will combine efforts from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to focus on Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
From EL FARO ENGLISH: Watch ‘The Facility,’ a Close-Up of ICE Abuses During COVID (VIDEO)
‘The Facility’ documents through video-conference recordings of the testimony of two immigrants, interned at Irwin for months at the start of the pandemic, how immigrant detention centers were grossly ill-prepared to handle the spread of COVID-19.
Feeling Protected in the Aftermath of the Texas Abortion Ban (OPINION)
In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, a psychologist and a writer explore the repeated messages in the media about disparities in outcome and how that impacts people subliminally.
US to Remove Colombia’s FARC from Terrorist List
The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist organizations. The updated list will include two dissident groups that were formed as offshoots of the FARC.
Report: Refugees Endure Civil Rights Abuses at U.S.-Mexico Border
In October, Lawyers for Civil Rights sent a delegation to investigate the treatment of refugees along the U.S.-Mexico border and discovered numerous instances of civil rights violations committed by the U.S. government.
Children Awaiting Transplants Victims of Venezuela’s Crises
Except for a few charity-aided cases, poor Venezuelan children have not received organ or bone marrow transplants since 2017. Dozens of children have died since, including 25 this year, according to a parent organization.
Mexico Sends Some Minors to U.S. to Get COVID Vaccine
Scores of Mexican adolescents were bused to California on Thursday to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as efforts get underway across Mexico to get shots in the arms of teens.
In Peru, Rumors Feed Vaccine Reluctance Among Indigenous
While more than 55 percent of Peruvians have gotten at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccines, only about 25 percent of people in Indigenous areas have been vaccinated.
‘El Poder del Pueblo’: Puerto Rican Documentary on the Need for Environmental and Energy Justice
One way that environmental activist Ruth Santiago and some of her neighbors in the Jobos Bay area have sought to call attention to the injustices they face is in the documentary ‘The Power of the People: A Collective Struggle for Life and the Environment’
The Autumn of President Bolsonaro
One of the few certainties Brazilians have these days is that, whenever possible, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro will make stupefying, anti-science, and borderline criminal statements. On Thursday, October 21, the President claimed that those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 could develop AIDS.
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.