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.
Indigenous Farmworker Leader Bids for Guatemala Presidency
An Indigenous female farmworker leader hopes to become Guatemala’s next president. But Thelma Cabrera faces an uphill fight after the country’s Electoral Tribunal refused to allow her to register her candidacy.
Melissa Barrera on Having Two Latinas Star in ‘Scream VI’ (INTERVIEW)
“For the longest time, we were only thought of as side characters, the best friend, or the one that gets killed off first,” Melissa Barrera, who stars as co-lead Sam in the latest installment in the ‘Scream’ series, told Latino Rebels. “To have two final girls that are Latinas is powerful.”
Haitian Women Make Soccer History
Now that Haiti’s national women’s soccer team has qualified for the Women’s World Cup, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Brenda Elsey, a professor at Hofstra University, to discuss and celebrate this exciting moment in Haitian sports history.
Honduras’ First Woman President Legalizes Morning-After Pill For All
After a 13-year total ban, on Wednesday, International Women’s day, Honduras’ first woman president, Xiomara Castro, legalized the use and distribution of the emergency contraceptive pill, also known as the morning-after pill —or PAE, in Honduras— for everyone in the country.
Jenniffer González Is More of the Same — and Probably Worse (OPINION)
González and Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, both of the ruling PNP, seemed united at a recent rally in San Juan, even as she schemes to replace him in 2024. If González is willing to stab her party’s president in the back to take his job, how far would she go to keep it?
Women Enlist in Colombia’s Army for First Time in 25 Years
After a 25-year ban, the Colombian army is once again allowing women to join its ranks through voluntary military service, which is a requirement for men.
Haiti Qualifies for Women’s World Cup in Historic First
For the first time in its history, the Haitian women’s soccer team has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Chile 2-1 on Tuesday.
Digging Into Mexican Food With Chef Margarita Carrillo (A Latino USA Podcast)
On this episode of Latino USA, Mexican chef and cookbook author Margarita Carrillo Arronte talks with host Maria Hinojosa about the rich history of her home country’s cuisine, debunking misconceptions about it, and spending a lifetime cooking, eating, and loving Mexican food.
What Is Salma Hayek Doing in the New ‘Magic Mike’? (REVIEW)
Essentially, Salma Hayek Pinault is in ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ to give feminist cover to a debatable enterprise—while enjoying every minute of the spectacle. And there is something satisfying about watching Hayek Pinault take on the Richard Gere role in ‘Pretty Woman.’
1st Openly LGBT Judge Confirmed to Federal Court in Puerto Rico
On Tuesday the U.S. Senate officially confirmed Judge Gina Méndez-Miró to U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, making her the first openly LGBT judge in the court’s history.
Netflix’s ‘Against the Ropes’ Is a Refreshing Take on Mexicana Toughness (REVIEW)
Netflix’s ‘Against the Ropes’ is an unlikely love story. We’re talking a woman-centered wrestling show that’s primarily about the relationship between a mother and her 12-year-old daughter, plus a maximalist show that combines not just lucha libre wrestling, but also a drug ring, a bridal shop workplace, multiple romance plots, and more.
‘Huesera: The Bone Woman’ Exposes the Horror in Mexican Expectations Around Motherhood (INTERVIEW)
Writer-director Michelle Garza Cervera’s feature debut, ‘Huesera: The Bone Woman,’ exposes the Mexican cult of motherhood as a site of horror. The film follows Natalia Solián as Valeria, a young Mexican woman who’s convinced herself that she wants what society wants of her.
Los Angeles Is Changing How We Think of Latino Political Power (OPINION)
Given the recent controversy surrounding Latino members of the Los Angeles City Council, it is important that we differentiate between Latino representation and Latino political power and define what each one means given the persistent issues facing the city and county.
This Latina Goes to Sundance (OPINION)
Latino Rebels’ entertainment correspondent Cristina Escobar gives an account of her first covering the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah last month and discusses the gains made by Latinos in occupying such spaces and the need for more.
Puerto Rico After ‘Roe’: Abortion Clinics on the Frontline
Women’s rights begin with access to reproductive health care, and because abortion clinics provide such access, they are on the frontline of the struggle for women’s rights in Puerto Rico.
‘Mamacruz’ a Kind, Funny Film About Abuela’s Sexual Awakening (INTERVIEW)
Latino Rebels speaks with Venezuelan director and co-writer Patricia Ortega, whose ‘Mamacruz’ is a subtle, complex comedy that never makes its aging protagonist the butt of its jokes, but instead invites us to sympathize with a woman who is finally learning how to be the hero of her own story in her third act.
Puerto Rico After ‘Roe’
A look at the battle over abortion rights in Puerto Rico following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in 2022, which undid nearly 50 years of reproductive rights protections in the United States
Cecilia Gentili’s Revolutionary Ask (A Latino USA Podcast)
On this episode of Latino USA, trans activist, actress, and author Cecilia Gentili talks about the process of writing her memoir ‘Faltas’ and why she feels telling her story is a revolutionary cry to support trans youth.
Into Natalia Lafourcade’s Inner Garden (A Latino USA Podcast)
In this episode, recorded just days before her Carnegie Hall performance, Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa sits down with Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade to talk about her inspirations and evolution as an artist, and reflect on the value of tending to one’s inner garden.
Guerrero’s ‘Crux’ a Story of Self-Discovery, Cross-Cultural Mental Illness (REVIEW)
Jean Guerrero’s 2018 book ‘Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir’ follows her quest to better understand the life of her father, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 11. The book will be re-released in paperback on February 7.