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.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 1:56 PM

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, […]

  • Apr 27, 2022
  • 11:01 AM

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.

  • Apr 21, 2022
  • 2:31 PM

‘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).

  • Apr 8, 2022
  • 3:00 PM

The Race to Save Melissa Lucio (A Latino USA Podcast)

In 2008, Melissa Lucio was convicted of capital murder after the death of her two-year-old daughter, Mariah Elizabeth Alvarez. She is the first Latina to be put on death row in Texas. Her family members and supporters believe she is innocent and did not receive a fair trial. Melissa has maintained her innocence.

  • Mar 25, 2022
  • 11:27 AM

Puerto Rico, a Nation of Women (OPINION)

Women now account for more than half of Puerto Rico’s population and are spearheading —especially the young women— an unstoppable revolution, one that will change the island’s future.

  • Mar 23, 2022
  • 4:40 PM

In ‘This Is Not America,’ Residente Interrogates the Story of ‘America’ (OPINION)

Residente’s new music video “This is Not America” builds on and challenges Donald Glover’s (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) 2018 music video “This is America,” and one way it does so is by interrogating why people say “America” when they mean “the United States.”

  • Mar 21, 2022
  • 1:26 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Feminism Under Fire in Central America

Guatemala marked International Women’s Day by voting to increase sentences for abortion and outlaw sex ed. El Salvador announced plans to repeal the violence against women law. There was no 8M march in Nicaragua and key feminist leaders remain in prison. Only Honduras’ first female president stepped up this week by proposing a law against gender violence and weighing lifting a ban on emergency contraception.

  • Mar 14, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: The Mine That Coopted the Guatemalan Government

A leak of more than eight million company documents revealed how a mining company operating illegally in a Maya Q’eqchi’ town near the Caribbean coastline bought local police and Indigenous leaders, spied on journalists, classified residents as allies or enemies, and sought to expel communities from ancestral land.

  • Mar 9, 2022
  • 2:33 PM

Salvadoran Women Tell of Unjust Treatment Under Abortion Law

The four women all had sought medical help for obstetric emergencies and each ended up in prison, sentenced to 30 years on aggravated homicide convictions for allegedly terminating their pregnancies. El Salvador is one of the four countries in the Western Hemisphere with total bans on abortions.

  • Feb 23, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Guatemala Mayan Community Argues Before Human Rights Court

The community of Agua Caliente, one of 16 Maya Q’eqchi’ communities in the El Estor municipality, is demanding that the Guatemalan government give them title to their land and the right to determine how its natural resources are exploited.

  • Feb 9, 2022
  • 5:51 PM

Earthjustice: AES-Puerto Rico Seeking Bailout for Polluting Coal Plant

On Monday, nonprofit public-interest environmental group Earthjustice released a statement condemning energy company AES-Puerto Rico for seeking to transfer ownership of its notorious coal plant in Guayama to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).

  • Jan 31, 2022
  • 5:36 PM

After Ayotzinapa: The Missing 43

It has been over seven years since 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Guerrero, Mexico, were taken by armed men in the middle of the night.

  • Jan 28, 2022
  • 9:42 AM

Sens. Sinema and Manchin, Are These Daggers I See Before You? (OPINION)

The trouble with what Manchin and Sinema are doing, no matter how high and mighty they talk, is that unless they act with their fellow Democrats, the Republicans’ specially designed push to keep young people, women, people of color, and people with disabilities from voting will succeed.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 2:45 PM

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.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 2:01 PM

Mothers of Femicide Victims Rescue Their Grandchildren

Grandmothers ignore their own trauma and loss to take care of the children of their murdered daughters.

  • Jan 4, 2022
  • 5:09 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: What Julian Assange Told Us About Central America

A decade ago, the controversial WikiLeaks offered an unprecedented window into the workings of the U.S. government in Central America. Now the possible extradition and trial of founder Julian Assange may set a dangerous precedent for the criminalization of commonplace news-gathering activities, press advocates say, and contradict moves by Biden to punish those seeking to harm journalists around the world.

  • Jan 4, 2022
  • 1:30 PM

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 13): Disabilities

Latino Rebels Radio, December 30, 2021

  • Dec 30, 2021
  • 1:51 PM

Nearly 3 Million Sign Petition to Commute 110-Year Sentence of Latino Truck Driver

On Monday Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, a 26-year-old Cuban truck driver, was sentenced to 110 years in prison for a fiery crash in April 2019 that killed four people. Since then, over 2,800,000 people have signed a petition to see him granted clemency or have his sentence commuted as time served.

  • Dec 17, 2021
  • 12:26 PM

Are Mass Resignations at Mi Familia Vota Part of Industry-Wide Crisis in Latino Political Organizations?

Looking for more information on the resignations and the conditions within Mi Familia Vota’s national organization, Latino Rebels spoke to three sources with years of experience in the “non-profit-industrial complex,” as one put it—all of whom asked that they remain anonymous.

  • Dec 15, 2021
  • 10:40 AM

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