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Report: Latinos Believe in Better Ways to Improve Safety Than Funding Police

Almost all Latinos believe investments in schools, jobs, and housing make their communities safer rather than simply funding police departments, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by Mijente and other groups.

  • May 17, 2022
  • 4:00 PM

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island.

  • May 17, 2022
  • 11:52 AM

Buffalo Shooting Latest Example of Targeted Racial Violence

For many Black Americans, the Buffalo shooting has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 5:39 PM

Coast Guard Ends Search After Rescuing 38 Near Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had carried an estimated 60 to 75 passengers.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 3:04 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Finance Could Be Bukele’s Achilles Heel

The falling price of bitcoin underscores El Salvador’s precarious debt crisis, financial experts say. President Nayib Bukele, nevertheless, perseveres: On Monday, May 9, he announced a new $15 million state bitcoin purchase and boasted about his mockup of the megaproject Bitcoin City.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 12:48 PM

Colombia Legalizes Medically-Assisted Suicide

Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so. Euthanasia has been legal in Colombia since 1997.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 11:18 AM

Congressional Progressive Staff Association Booming

Less than a year after receiving formal approval, the Congressional Progressive Staff Association, a group looking to increase the number of progressive staffers working in Congress, is seeing its membership swell.

  • May 13, 2022
  • 2:22 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Rejects Budget in New Clash With Federal Control Board

Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that he was rejecting a proposed $12.4 billion budget filed by a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances and would submit his own version as the U.S. territory emerges from bankruptcy.

  • May 13, 2022
  • 1:07 PM

Latin American Leaders to Skip Summit of the Americas If Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua Uninvited

Several Latin American leaders have signaled they will not attend this year’s 9th Summit of the Americas if Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua are not invited. “Nobody should exclude anyone,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a recent visit to Cuba.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 6:03 PM

As Others Are Blocked, Colombians Reach US Through Mexico

Colombians were stopped at the border more than 15,000 times in March, up nearly 60 percent from February and nearly 100-fold over last year, according to CBP figures. Many fly to Mexico City or Cancún and take a bus or another plane to border towns before crossing into the U.S.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 3:42 PM

House Adopts Resolution to Protect Hill Staffer Unionization Efforts

After a resolution to protect Hill staffers from retaliation for organizing a union in their offices had been adopted by the House on Tuesday night, a number of Congress members tell Latino Rebels they expect their offices to unionize.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 11:57 AM

Jessica Cisneros Takes on Rep. Cuellar, Democratic Establishment in South Texas Race

On May 24, immigrant rights attorney and Laredo native Jessica Cisneros faces nine-term Congressman Henry Cuellar, the only anti-abortion Democrat in the House of Representatives, in a run-off election.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 5:04 PM

CPI, Todas Launch Gender Investigative Unit

Puerto Rico’s Centro de Periodismo Investigativo and feminist media outlet Todas launched the Gender Investigative Unit, a collaborative project that seeks to conduct in-depth investigations aimed at addressing systemic gender violence in Puerto Rico and train journalists from the island to better cover these issues.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 1:01 PM

Salvador Man Sues Claiming Wrongful Deportation by ICE

A Salvadoran man who claims he was jailed, beaten, and tortured after being wrongfully deported from the United States filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government, seeking damages for his treatment. José Daniel Guerra-Castañeda, 25, has since been returned to the United States and lives in Massachusetts.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 12:32 PM

Senate Split on Increasing Immigration to Boost Economy

As a national labor shortage is contributing to higher prices on consumer goods and increased inflation, some senators tell Latino Rebels that increasing legal immigration can help undermine these economic pressures on the American economy, while others are not so convinced.

  • May 10, 2022
  • 3:54 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Five In-Custody Deaths After Mass Arrests in El Salvador

Despite unprecedented peacetime policing operations that led to 27,000 arrests in two months, gangs continue to extort businesses as an expression of their territorial control. Human rights groups and the press have also documented at least five in-custody deaths during President Nayib Bukele’s state of exception.

  • May 10, 2022
  • 12:54 PM

‘Suave’ from Futuro Studios and PRX Wins Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes announced the winners of the 2022 awards, naming the podcast series “Suave” from Futuro Studios and public media organization PRX as the winner in the Audio Reporting category. “Suave” is a seven-part podcast series about the criminal justice system that sentences juveniles to life in prison —particularly young men of color— and what happens when, decades later, they’re suddenly granted […]

  • May 10, 2022
  • 11:33 AM

1 in 3 Fears Immigrants Influence US Elections: AP-NORC Poll

With anti-immigrant rhetoric bubbling over in the leadup to this year’s critical midterm elections, about one in three U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 5:14 PM

Racist Flyer Circulates Ahead of Puerto Rico Election

A racist flyer appeared in Guayama, Puerto Rico last week in the run-up to the town’s special mayoral election on Saturday, May 7. “Do you want this BLACK MAN to be the next mayor of Guayama?” the flyer read.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 2:27 PM

Mexican President Tours Central America and Cuba

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba, from May 5th to the 8th, as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin American countries.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 11:30 AM

Senate Stalls Again on Immigration Relief

Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) is expected to negotiate immigrant relief into a bipartisan immigration bill with Senate Republicans, but Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the most senior Latino in the Senate, expressed doubts that reform will pass this year.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 5:57 PM

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