The Justice System in Texas Is Failing Victims of Crime and Their Families (OPINION)
A personal account about the murder of a young Latino man in Texas and the failure of the local court system to provide justice to his loved ones.
From EL FARO ENGLISH: Secret Dossiers Prove Hundreds of Wrongful Detentions in El Salvador
Leaked court documents reveal that wrongful arrests in El Salvador are on the rise as the country courses its fifth month in a state of exception that suspended multiple constitutional rights.
How Latinos Are Responding to the Overturning of ‘Roe v Wade’
“It’s not surprising to us,” said Lupe M. Rodríguez, executive director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. “We have been expecting this for many years and sounding the alarm around this possibility.”
Overturning ‘Roe v. Wade’ Is Disastrous for Latina Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (OPINION)
It is even harder for pregnant people facing gender-based violence to make informed, active choices about when, how, and if they want to grow their families. In order for Latinas to thrive, and to do that, we must resecure the rights, access, and power to determine our own destinies.
CBP Says It Will Investigate Origin of Unofficial Coin Showing Border Patrol Agent Chasing Haitian Migrant
As reported by McClatchy and the Miami Herald on Tuesday, the existence of an unofficial “challenge coin” with an engraved image of a Border Patrol agent apparently chasing a Haitian migrant on horseback has led to promises of an investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The Ex-Rebel Women Searching for Colombia’s Disappeared
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Yaritza, Mireya, Shirley, and Otilia travel the country searching for the bodies of those who were disappeared during the civil war.
Latino USA tells the story of resistance within this Mexican-American community—how it stood up against segregation and oppression in the past and how after such a devastating tragedy is trying to heal today.
Conservative Latinos Must Challenge Republican Leadership (OPINION)
News from the terrorist attack on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas exposes deep-seated anti-Latino animus in politics
American Samoans Ask Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Racist’ Insular Cases
A petition filed in April by American Samoans asks the Supreme Court to overturn a set of century-old rulings used to deny equal rights and federal benefits to the residents of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories.
High School Student: ‘We Can’t Turn Our Backs on America’s Gun Problem’ (OPINION)
This is not the first time or the last, sadly, that we will hear about a school shooting. But once again, people in power pay their condolences and move forward without even acting upon it, and the whole cycle keeps on going again and again.
Wisconsin Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Racist Acid Attack
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge sentenced a white Wisconsin man to a decade in prison Wednesday for throwing acid in a Latino man’s face in a racist attack at a Milwaukee bus stop.
Buffalo Shooting Latest Example of Targeted Racial Violence
For many Black Americans, the Buffalo shooting has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence.
As Nation Changes Stance on Life Sentences for Minors, Tennessee’s Juvenile Lifers Are Left Behind
Whether the juvenile lifers will be able to see freedom any sooner —like others across the country— all comes down to Tennessee law.
New Hope for Melissa Lucio (A Latino USA Podcast)
In this special episode, Latino USA provides an update to a story we recently did about Melissa Lucio, the first Latina on death row in Texas. Melissa Lucio received life-saving news on April 25, 2022. “Have you heard the news?” Texas Republican State Rep. Jeff Leach asked Melissa on a phone call to prison. “No, […]
Reasons Why My Primos Didn’t Vote (OPINION)
Every 30 seconds, a Latinx person turns 18. It is time to identify and dispel some of the most pervasive lies told to Latinx voters that impede participation. It is time to challenge mainstream narratives and tell our truth.
‘Resisto, Luego Existo’: In Colombia, Resistance Becomes Life
The people of Colombia are resisting the country’s recent slide into violence and the stigma of recalling past violence, summed up by an exhibition launched by the Historical Memory District Center whose central message is: “Resisto, luego existo” (I resist, therefore I exist).
On César Chávez’s 95th Birthday, President Biden Must Deliver for Farmworkers (OPINION)
We are far from the justice Chávez sought.