‘Hope, Soledad’ Centers Inner Worlds of Indigenous Mexican Women

‘Hope, Soledad’ is an arresting, powerful film portraying a different slice of Latinidad than is normally seen on screen, centering the interior lives of two Indigenous Mexican women, and drawing on their own cultural traditions in a world that does not value them.

  • Aug 23, 2023
  • 11:35 AM

A More Level Playing Field

To discuss the surprise success of non-European teams at this year’s Women’s World Cup, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes back Brenda Elsey, author of ‘Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America.’

  • Aug 17, 2023
  • 5:01 PM

In ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ Selena Gomez’s Latinidad Is Beside the Point (REVIEW)

Cozy murder is back! Season three of the Hulu mystery series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ returns Tuesday, August 8, with stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez reprising their roles as unlikely sleuths Charles, Oliver and Mabel.

  • Aug 8, 2023
  • 12:36 PM

A Conversation with Esmeralda Santiago

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes acclaimed Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago for a lively discussion about her latest book ‘Las Madres’ and the power of becoming visible in the United States through literature.

  • Jul 27, 2023
  • 4:52 PM

Netflix Doc ‘Lady of Silence’ Tells Wild, Frustrating Story of Mexico Serial Killer (REVIEW)

From 1998 to 2005, 49 elderly women were robbed and strangled in their homes in Mexico City by a serial killer dubbed the “Mataviejitas” (The Little Old Lady Killer), the subject of a Netflix documentary by director María José Cuevas.

  • Jul 26, 2023
  • 11:55 AM

Barbie Mania Sweeps Latin America, Sometimes Taking on a Dark Tone

Latin America is taking Barbie mania to an extreme, with everything from pink-colored tacos and pastries, commercial planes bearing the Barbie logo, political ads, and even Barbie-themed protests.

  • Jul 24, 2023
  • 2:37 PM

Latina Actors on Why the Hollywood Strike Matters

Latino Rebels speaks with Fanny Véliz Grande, founder and CEO of Avenida Productions and actor Aimee Carrero (‘Elena of Avalor,’ ‘The Menu’) —both SAG members for over 10 years— about the need to open Hollywood to Latino talent.

  • Jul 24, 2023
  • 12:09 PM

Latina Therapist Works to Normalize, Decolonize Treatment

“I just want to empower our community to reclaim their healing,” says Cynthia Cerrato, a bilingual bi-cultural licensed marriage and family therapist serving individuals, couples, and families in the Los Angeles area.

  • Jul 20, 2023
  • 12:18 PM

Mexico Prosecutors Withdraw Case Against Woman Sentenced to Prison for Killing Man Raping Her

Mexican prosecutors announced Saturday night that they are withdrawing a case against a woman who was sentenced to six years in prison for killing a man as he raped and attacked her.

  • May 23, 2023
  • 10:25 AM

Christina Vidal, aka Taina, Stars in New Latino Show ‘Primo’ (INTERVIEW)

Christina Vidal sits down with Latino Rebels to discuss Amazon Freevee’s ‘Primo,’ bringing that female energy to a largely male cast, and the ways in which Latino representation has changed since her TV debut more than 20 years ago.

  • May 19, 2023
  • 2:14 PM

She Killed the Man Raping Her. Now Mexican Woman Faces 6 Years in Prison

A Mexican woman who killed a man defending herself when he attacked and raped her in 2021 was sentenced to more than six years in prison, a decision her legal defense called “discriminatory” and vowed to appeal Tuesday.

  • May 17, 2023
  • 11:33 AM

Men Take a Back Seat in J.Lo’s ‘The Mother’ (REVIEW)

Jennifer Lopez has more than earned the right to be the star, to put great men in supporting roles, and tell a story that unapologetically centers her. It’s a rare feat for a Latina, but hopefully one that becomes less so as J.Lo continues paving the way.

  • May 15, 2023
  • 1:02 PM

Alice Braga Talks About New Film ‘Hypnotic’ (VIDEO)

“I’ve always wanted to work with (writer-director) Robert (Rodriguez),” Brazilian actress Alice Braga told Latino Rebels. “He’s a Latino director that really, really believes in representation. And he supports a lot the Latin community. He brings Latin actors like myself to work on his films.”

  • May 12, 2023
  • 4:25 PM

As Mexicans Observe Mother’s Day, Parents of Disappeared Demand Answers

With the hope of finding their children dwindling, hundreds of parents whose children are missing marched through Mexico City demanding answers as the country observed Día de la Madre (Mother’s Day).

  • May 11, 2023
  • 10:35 AM

‘Chile ’76’: Writer-Director Manuela Martelli Centers Anonymous Women Who Made History (INTERVIEW)

“I wanted to write my own history, add a piece, and make it from the point of view of a woman, the anonymous woman,” says Manuel Martelli, co-writer and director of ‘Chile ‘76,’ which offers up a slice of bourgeoisie life under the infamous dictator Augusto Pinochet.

  • May 8, 2023
  • 12:57 PM

Women Directors Shine in Two New Movies Out of Chile (REVIEW)

‘Chile ’76’ and ‘The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future’ not only announce the arrival of two distinctive, idiosyncratic voices, but directors Manuela Martelli and Francisca Alegría are harbingers of what is yet to come from Latin American cinema.

  • May 4, 2023
  • 4:33 PM

Time to Confront Sexual Assault, Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights (OPINION)

As we continue the fight to prevent sexual violence, we also need to advocate for essential reproductive health care and services for survivors. This includes timely access to emergency contraception, which until recently was not available to women and girls in Honduras.

  • Apr 28, 2023
  • 4:46 PM

Salvadoran Abortion Case Enters Final Phase at Inter-American Court

Beatriz, a woman diagnosed with lupus, was denied an abortion of an anencephalic fetus in 2013 in El Salvador despite 15 doctors’ recommendations that she do so to protect her health. Attorneys for Beatriz’s family —she died in 2017— are challenging El Salvador’s total ban.

  • Apr 27, 2023
  • 1:30 PM

Indigenous Brazilian Soccer Players Eye Women’s World Cup

Brazil’s Indigenous women often lead their villages and groups, but for many years they were looked down on when they tried to play soccer. As the South American nation improves its structure for female players, Indigenous women say they also feel encouraged to take up the sport.

  • Apr 26, 2023
  • 11:08 AM

Activists’ Network in Mexico Helps U.S. Women Get Abortions

A network of groups in Mexico provides virtual guidance as well as shipments of abortion pills for women who want to terminate a pregnancy on their own. Their work has sparked interest in the U.S. and a surge of requests for help, after the Supreme Court moved to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion last year.

  • Apr 3, 2023
  • 10:40 AM

Quiara Alegría Hudes on Writing Through Grief and Joy (A Latino USA POdcast

In this episode of Latino USA, playwright and author Quiara Alegría Hudes talks about her memoir ‘My Broken Language,’ adapting it for the stage, and how joy and grief intertwine in the stories she tells.

  • Mar 29, 2023
  • 12:42 PM

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