Latin America

Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

Colombia Asks for Legal Status for Its People Already in US

Colombia wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting two million Venezuelans who fled their homes.

  • Nov 30, 2022
  • 10:47 AM

A Migrant Family’s Journey from Venezuela to New York City

Yormaly Bulanger, a 26-year-old former accounting student from Venezuela, arrived in New York three months ago with her partner and their 5-year-old son — part of a group of 22,000 migrants, mostly Venezuelans, that have arrived in the city since April.

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • 1:44 PM

Argentina-Mexico World Cup Spanish TV Gets 8.9M US Viewers

Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico was the most-watched Spanish-language World Cup group stage broadcast in U.S. history, drawing 8.9 million viewers on Telemundo television and the streaming services of Telemundo and Peacock.

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • 10:09 AM

Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’

Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Nov 25, 2022
  • 1:14 PM

Dominican Republic Rejects Criticism of Haitian Deportations

The Dominican Republic said it “profusely rejects” criticism of its crackdown on Haitian migrants from a growing number of countries and human rights agencies, and vows to ramp up border enforcement and deportations.

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 10:31 AM

Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)

The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

Widespread Panic as Anti-Haitian Decree Goes into Effect in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

Videos have flooded out of the Dominican Republic in recent days showing security forces corralling Black people outside their homes and loading them into cages on migrant control trucks to be carted off and, presumably, placed in detention centers or deported.

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 4:20 PM

US Rescues 12 Haitians From Tiny Island in Puerto Rico

A dozen Haitian migrants who spent five days on a tiny, uninhabited island near Puerto Rico where human smugglers abandoned them were rescued, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

US, Cubans Will Meet Again in Havana: State Department

U.S. and Cuban officials plan to meet in Havana on Tuesday to discuss migration policy, the latest in a series of sessions between two governments with a historically icy relationship and amid one of the biggest migratory flights from the island in decades.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 10:29 AM

‘Safe Line’ Guiding Visitors to Safety Draws Criticism in Costa Rica

A striking line of red paint approximately eight inches wide and spanning a kilometer in length appeared on Friday in parts of downtown San José. Part of a project called Kilometer Downtown, its intent is to guide tourists to hotels and safe spots where they can ask for information.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 1:38 PM

DEA’s Most Corrupt Agent: Parties, Sex Amid ‘Unwinnable War’

José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels, and paramours around the world.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

Haiti’s Cartels Might Finally Be Toppled, But Our Real Work Awaits (OPINION)

We Haitians must begin to play our role as concerned citizens and hold our leaders accountable. Once order is restored, children return to school safely and adults resume daily chores, Haitians should decide what they want as a nation.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

EPA to Test Air, Groundwater in Puerto Rico for First Time

The announcement, made on Friday, is part of the Biden administration’s effort to directly address the disproportionate impacts of pollution that have existed for decades in many low-income communities and communities of color.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 12:05 PM

The False Patriotism of the Dominican Republic’s Extreme Right (OPINION)

In the Dominican Republic, the rise of the far right is shaking the very foundations of democracy, just as it is in the United States and Europe. And, same as them, one element that has facilitated this rise has been the irrational opposition to immigration.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 5:49 PM

Free the Drug Mules (OPINION)

The four-part Netflix documentary ‘High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule’ highlights the senseless harm caused by the War on Drugs.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 2:24 PM

With Bolsonaro Tamed in Defeat, Brazil Steps Back From Brink

In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election, many feared a narrow result would be contested and spell the death knell for Latin America’s largest democracy. So far, however, the worst fears have been averted.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 10:28 AM

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro to Become Brazil’s President—Again

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s electoral authority said Sunday that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Worker’s Party defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country’s next president.

  • Oct 30, 2022
  • 7:11 PM

96K Haitians Flee Homes Amid Spike in Gang Violence

Some 96,000 people have fled their homes in Haiti’s capital, the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration said Friday, as the country faces a crisis that has prompted the government to request the immediate deployment of foreign troops.

  • Oct 28, 2022
  • 10:17 AM

Gay Couples in Cuba Marry Under New Law

Same-sex couples are getting married in Cuba, three weeks after the island’s new Family Code, which opened up everything from equal marriage to surrogate mothers, came into effect.

  • Oct 26, 2022
  • 10:28 AM

Two Wounded at Bolsonaro Rally in Brazil, Tensions High Before Sunday Vote

A violent showdown at a Bolsonaro rally on Sunday left two wounded, and political tensions remain heightened leading up to the October 30 runoff election between right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 4:54 PM

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