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CHICAGO — To be undocumented means, first, to be on the run. Then, on the lookout. Always.

  • Apr 5, 2020
  • 4:23 PM

Indigenous People May Be the Amazon’s Last Hope

Brazil’s divisive President Jair Bolsonaro has taken another step in his bold plans to develop the Amazon rainforest.

  • Mar 4, 2020
  • 2:04 PM

Friends Say Tijuana Woman Was Stalked Even After Death

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man was obsessed with Marbella Valdez. He sent her gifts, bought food for her friends. Prosecutors say he even planted a tracking device on her car.

  • Mar 2, 2020
  • 4:36 PM

How Puerto Rico Failed Alexa, the Homeless Trans Woman Murdered in Toa Baja

The public demise of Alexa was violent, morbid, and preventable.

  • Feb 27, 2020
  • 3:56 PM

Impunity Reigns in the Murder of Samir Flores

The Indigenous Náhuatl farmer, radio producer, and environmental activist was killed a day after he publicly spoke out against the Morelos Integral Project (MIP).

  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 5:25 PM

ICE Officer Shoots Unarmed Man in the Face, Activist Community Rallies in Response

“Why is ICE shooting at anyone?” New Sanctuary Coalition Executive Director Ravi Ragbir asked. “This is a civilian agency, not a police agency, and the mere fact that they used a gun and fired a shot is excessive force.”

  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 8:13 AM

‘Othered’ in America: An Old Story, Still Playing out Daily

CHICAGO (AP) — Activist Hoda Katebi rarely takes a break from organizing. As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated in recent weeks, she became even busier.

  • Feb 4, 2020
  • 3:23 PM

More Protection Urgently Needed for Venezuelan LGBTQ+ Refugees in Brazil

In the middle of the Amazon, in the Brazilian city of Manaus, sits the only LGBTQ+ refugee centre in Latin America: Casa Miga.

  • Feb 3, 2020
  • 1:31 PM

How a Chilean Dog Ended Up as a Face of the New York City Subway Protests

Stickers bearing the dog’s image jumping a turnstile appeared on subway walls and trains.

  • Jan 8, 2020
  • 2:57 PM

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 6)

Latino Rebels Radio: January 5, 2020.

  • Jan 5, 2020
  • 8:10 PM

Police: Iowa Woman Charged With Hit-and-Run of Teen Said She Did It Because Girl Was ‘a Mexican’

“Clive police said investigators determined that the hit-and-run was intentional and that Franklin told detectives she hit the teen because she was ‘a Mexican’ during an interview,” KCCI reported.

  • Dec 20, 2019
  • 2:53 PM

Evangelical Gangs in Rio De Janeiro Wage ‘Holy War’ on Afro-Brazilian Faiths

There’s been a sharp increase in reports of religiously motivated crimes in Rio de Janeiro since 2016, in particular attacks on “terreiros”—the temples of the Candomblé and Umbanda faiths.

  • Dec 17, 2019
  • 4:37 PM

Report: Teen Who Died in US Custody Unresponsive for Hours

HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families.

  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 8:35 AM

Lehman College’s Latinx Student Alliance Pens Letter Demanding Diversity in English Department Curriculum

One of the demands includes “Reduction of British-focused courses.”

  • Nov 21, 2019
  • 4:24 PM

25 Years After Prop 187: They Are Still Winning (OPINION)

Across California, commemorations, forums, and panels have recently discussed the 25-year impact of the state’s infamous anti-immigrant Proposition 187 measure. I myself regret not being fully prepared to reflect on the timely anniversary. Instead, I am left to react to the commemorations of others, mostly those led by the mainstream media interviewing Latino politicians and […]

  • Nov 18, 2019
  • 12:24 PM

Mississippi’s Latino Community

Latino Rebels Radio: November 10, 2019.

  • Nov 10, 2019
  • 6:40 PM

An Undocumented Student’s Open Letter to Former Obama WH Press Secretary Jay Carney and Amazon

Earlier this week, Latino Rebels received the following open letter.

  • Oct 25, 2019
  • 3:40 PM

Latino USA Presents: Marshals’ Lawlessness

The story of Isac Garcia-Wislar, a man who became one of about 60,000 people detained each day by the U.S. Marshals Service.

  • Oct 23, 2019
  • 11:01 AM

Lawsuit: ICE Agent Threatened Immigrant, Raped Her for Years

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An immigration agent threatened a Honduran woman living in Connecticut with deportation if she didn’t have sex with him, then raped her as often as four times a week for seven years, impregnating her three times, the woman says in a federal lawsuit.

  • Oct 23, 2019
  • 9:03 AM

Futuro Studios and Los Angeles Times to Premiere ‘The Battle of 187’ Podcast on Anti-Immigrant Proposition

“In a lot of ways, the culture war we’re seeing around immigration on a national level started in California with Prop 187. Understanding Prop 187 helps us understand Donald Trump.” 

  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 4:30 PM

Officials: Immigrant Kills Himself in ICE Jail in Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — A Cuban man who legally sought asylum died by apparent suicide while being detained at an immigration jail in Louisiana, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 9:04 AM