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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

  • Jan 26, 2023
  • 3:40 PM

Mexico Issues Alert Over Social Media Tranquilizer Challenge

Health authorities in Mexico issued an alert Wednesday over an internet “challenge” in which groups of students at three schools in Mexico have taken tranquilizers vying to see who can stay awake longer.

  • Jan 26, 2023
  • 10:31 AM

Genera PR to Privatize Energy Generation in Puerto Rico

On Wednesday Gov. Pedro Pierluisi announced that Genera PR will officially take over the remains of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and finish privatizing electrical generation on the archipelago.

  • Jan 25, 2023
  • 4:47 PM

Peru Protests: What to Know About Indigenous-Led Movement Shaking the Crisis-Hit Country

Peru is in the midst of a political and civil crisis. Triggered by the recent removal from power of former leader Pedro Castillo, the protests have exposed deep divisions within the country and are being encouraged by a confluence of internal factors and external agitators.

  • Jan 25, 2023
  • 11:05 AM

Study: Puerto Rico Should Go Solar to Meet Clean Energy Goal

A U.S. government study has determined that with little room on the island for large-scale solar farms or wind generators, Puerto Rico should aim to reach its clean-energy goals by installing solar panels on all suitable rooftops, along with airports, brownfields, and industrial areas.

  • Jan 24, 2023
  • 10:21 AM

11 Dead After 72-Year-Old Man Shoots Up Dance Hall in LA

The search for a motive behind the shooting at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance hall that has left 11 dead led police to a mobile home community as they probed the past of the 72-year-old suspect Monday and his relationship to the club.

  • Jan 23, 2023
  • 3:42 PM

Peru Closes Machu Picchu as Anti-Government Protests Grow

Peru indefinitely closed its famed ancient ruins of Machu Picchu on Saturday in the latest sign that anti-government protests that began last month are increasingly engulfing the South American country.

  • Jan 23, 2023
  • 10:52 AM

US Hands Over to Mexico Suspect in Missing Students Case

U.S. authorities handed over a key suspect in the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students to Mexico, after the man was caught trying to cross the border on December 20 without proper documents.

  • Jan 20, 2023
  • 10:28 AM

Mexican President Says He’ll Consider ‘El Chapo’ Request

Mexico’s president said Wednesday his government will consider a plea by imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to be returned to Mexico, presumably to serve out his sentence.

  • Jan 19, 2023
  • 10:25 AM

Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Ex-Fox Execs on Trial in Soccer TV Rights Bribery Case

Two former Fox executives went on trial Tuesday, accused of bribing South American soccer officials for TV rights to one of the continent’s biggest annual tournaments and using information gathered in the process to help the network’s winning World Cup broadcast bid.

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 10:47 AM

Puerto Rico to Privatize Power Generation Amid Outages

Puerto Rico announced Sunday that it plans to privatize electricity generation, a first for a U.S. territory facing chronic power outages as it struggles to rebuild a crumbling electric grid.

  • Jan 17, 2023
  • 10:29 AM

Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?

A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 4:35 PM

National Guard Sent to Mexico City Subway on Sabotage Worry

The mayor of Mexico City announced Thursday that 6,060 National Guard officers will be posted in the city’s subway system after a series of accidents that officials suggested could be due to sabotage.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 10:34 AM

Peru Anti-Government Protests Spread, Clashes in Cusco

Protests against Peruvian President Dina Boluarte’s government that have left 48 people dead since they began a month ago spread through the south of the Andean country on Wednesday with new clashes reported in the tourist city of Cusco.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • 10:26 AM

Bolsonaro Eyes Return to Brazil as US Stay Pressures Biden

The Biden administration is under growing pressure from leftists in Latin America as well as U.S. lawmakers to expel Jair Bolsonaro from a post-presidential retreat in Florida following his supporters’ brazen attack on Brazil’s capital over the weekend.

  • Jan 11, 2023
  • 10:32 AM

US Law Based on Anti-Latino Racism Fuels Immigration Fight

As thousands of children were taken from their parents at the southern border during a Trump administration crackdown on illegal crossings, a federal public defender in San Diego set out to find new strategies to go after the longstanding deportation law fueling the family separations.

  • Jan 10, 2023
  • 2:12 PM

Puerto Rico Reggaetón Singer Accused of Domestic Violence

Authorities in Puerto Rico arrested Randy Ortiz Acevedo of the popular reggaetón duo Jowell & Randy on domestic violence charges after a judge on Monday ruled there was sufficient evidence against the singer.

  • Jan 10, 2023
  • 10:38 AM

Brazil Cracks Down Post-Riot, Vows to Protect Democracy

Brazilian authorities vowed Monday to protect democracy and punish thousands of supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed and trashed the nation’s highest seats of power in chaos with striking similarities to the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

  • Jan 9, 2023
  • 2:48 PM

Biden Visits US-Mexico Border in Face of GOP Criticism

President Joe Biden walked a muddy stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and inspected a busy port of entry Sunday on his first trip to the region after two years in office, a visit shadowed by the fraught politics of immigration as Republicans blame him for record numbers of migrants crossing into the country.

  • Jan 9, 2023
  • 11:55 AM

Puerto Ricans Set Up Encampments to Protest Environmental Destruction

Fed up with the slow government response, Puerto Ricans in beach towns along the western coast have set up encampments to demand action be taken to stop illegal construction from further destroying the environment.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 5:29 PM

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