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Record Number of African Migrants Coming to Mexican Border

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants.

  • Jun 16, 2019
  • 1:43 PM

Massive South American Blackout, 44 Million Without Power

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A massive blackout left more than 44 million people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries’ interconnected power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power but only about a half a million in Argentina had electricity back by early afternoon.

  • Jun 16, 2019
  • 1:24 PM

Los Rivera Destino’s Bolero Collaboration With Benito Martínez (AKA Bad Bunny) Is a Celebration of Fathers

This is Bad Bunny’s first track under his birth name, Benito Martinez. And he sings a bolero.

  • Jun 16, 2019
  • 9:00 AM

Diplomats: Europeans Weigh Sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country’s crisis, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Jun 15, 2019
  • 3:14 PM

Trump Taps Former Immigration Official as His Border Czar

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday said he was bringing a longtime lawman and enthusiastic supporter out of retirement to serve as “border czar” as his administration struggles with a worsening crisis that his hard-line immigration policies have failed to stem.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 4:18 PM

Over 40 Organizations and Three Democratic Presidential Candidates Denounced Puerto Rican Religious Freedom Bill

Governor Ricardo Rosselló withdrew the controversial bill.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 12:00 PM

AP Explains: The Rocky Rise of LGBT Rights in Latin America

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s biggest countries are changing, that doesn’t necessarily translate into a broader societal shift toward acceptance.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 9:04 AM

Premature Baby Found in Border Patrol Texas Facility

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 10:14 PM

Public Outcry Leads Rosselló to Backtrack on Puerto Rico Religious Freedom and Conversion Therapy Controversy

The sudden move to stop the legislative process on both bills occurred after a massive outcry sparked serious concerns about how the bills would impact the island’s LGBTQ community.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 9:32 PM

Community Activists Stage Protest Action at El Museo del Barrio’s 50th Anniversary

“It’s easy to kind of say, ‘everything is okay,’ when it’s not,” Debbie Quiñones, one of the lead organizers, told Latino Rebels.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 4:05 PM

Officials: Major Powers Discuss Venezuelan Crisis in Sweden

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela’s political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country’s deepening crisis.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 3:16 PM

Pennsylvania Auditor General Launches Review of Detainees’ Treatment in Berks County Residential Center

Examination will include look at DHS’s regular facility inspections.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 2:45 PM

ACLU Accuses US Coast Guard of Improperly Detaining Four Jamaican Fishermen

The ACLU claims the USCG officers accused the fishermen of drug-smuggling, burned their two-engine boat, ankle-chained them to the cutter’s deck and transferred them three more times to other Coast Guard vessels.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 12:50 PM

Brazilian Universities Fear Bolsonaro Plan to Eliminate Humanities and Slash Public Education Budgets

Protesters in cities and towns across Brazil took to the streets to condemn an education ministry proposal to reduce funding for Brazilian public universities by 30% during the remainder of 2019.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 12:45 PM

Mexico Frees Activists Accused of Migrant Trafficking

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say two jailed immigration activists have been set free due to lack of evidence following accusations of migrant trafficking.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 11:49 AM

Mexico Accuses Carolina Herrera of Cultural Appropriation

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican government has accused the New York-based fashion house Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation in its Resort 2020 collection.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 8:58 AM

Retirees Defy Puerto Rico Government, Get Pension Deal With Board

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of retired public employees has defied Puerto Rico’s government and reached a deal with a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances as it works to restructure more than $50 billion in pension liabilities, officials said Wednesday.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 8:34 AM

6 Suspects, Including Gunman, Arrested in David Ortiz Shooting

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been  detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said Wednesday, while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country’s most beloved sports hero.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 10:09 PM

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG Is a Captivating Reflection of Life’s Formative Years

The political upheaval and vagueness of what the future holds for Chile is a mirror image of the three main characters’ lives.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 4:15 PM

Laura’s Mission

Laura Molinar started a grassroots organization to help asylum seekers in shelters get access to medical care. But quickly, a bigger need arose—access to birth control and emergency contraception for the migrant women.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 2:27 PM

Nicaraguan Amnesty Law Frees 106 Political Prisoners In 48 Hours

Among the released prisoners, are the foremost leaders of the civic revolt.

  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 1:00 PM