Ignoring Latino History
Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes professors Lilia Fernández and Ana Patricia Rodríguez to discuss why so much U.S. Latino history is missing in textbooks and how it extends to issues of imperialism.
The Mirage of Puerto Rico’s Panoramic Route
The tour through the mountains offers Puerto Rico’s most emblematic natural views, while reflecting government abandonment, the slow pace of post-Hurricane María reconstruction, and the urgency of funds for a new management plan.
Caribbean Prepares for 2023 Hurricane Season
With this year’s hurricane season only a few days away, most forecasters have predicted a fairly “normal” season with an average of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three of those reaching Category 3 or above—though experts still warn to prepare for the worst.
List of ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protests Scheduled Across the Country
On June 1, a general strike among Latinos and their allies dubbed “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes” (A Day Without Immigrants) is scheduled to take place in cities across the country in protest of the anti-immigrant laws passed in Florida and other states.
Police: Puerto Rico Assailants Targeting Drug Rival Killed 2, Injured 13
Assailants in Puerto Rico who killed two people and injured 13 when they fired indiscriminately outside a bar during a birthday party were targeting just one man in a drug trafficking feud, police said Monday. The shooting brought to 11 the total number of people slain in violence over the Memorial Day weekend in Puerto Rico.
Volcano Rumbles Near Mexico City, Coating Towns With Ash, Disrupting Flights
Towering a couple of hours from one of the world’s largest cities, the Popocatepetl volcano has been coating nearby towns with ash and disrupting flights at Mexico City’s airport, the busiest in Latin America.
Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Asylum Rule, Saying Phone App Encourages Illegal Immigration
The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration in an attempt to have a newly-introduced asylum rule thrown out, saying a phone app used by migrants to set up appointments at the border to seek entry into the United States is encouraging illegal immigration.
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.
One Year After Uvalde, New Documentary Probes Guns, Grief & Texas Politics
Acclaimed journalist Maria Hinojosa examines aftermath of deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding
A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.
Videos of Empty Store Aisles Unrelated to Florida’s Immigration Bill
While some truckers have posted on social media calling on drivers to curb deliveries to Florida, immigration advocates say it’s too soon to tell if there will be any widespread action.
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.
Guatemala’s Top Investigative Newspaper Forced to Close
Reporters from various newsrooms conducted a symbolic funeral and protest Monday morning in front of the Supreme Court after elPeriódico, the leading investigative outlet in Guatemala, was forced to close after 27 years amid the trial of publisher José Rubén Zamora.
Number of Migrants Fell 50% at US Southern Border After Immigration Changes
The number of migrants encountered at the southern border fell 50 percent during the last three days compared with the days leading up to the end of a key pandemic-era regulation, U.S. officials said Monday.
This Tribe’s Land Was Cut in Two by US Borders. Its Fight for Access Could Help Dozens of Others
Tribal officials have drafted regulations to formalize the border-crossing process, working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recently formed Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council, comprised of 15 Native officials across the U.S.
Supreme Court: Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board Has ‘Sovereign Immunity’
On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Rico’s unelected fiscal control board has “sovereign immunity” and does not have to answer journalists’ requests for government documents.
How Will Puerto Rico’s Private Energy System Deal With Climate Change?
With rising temperatures and the increasing threat of tropical storms due to climate change menacing Puerto Rico, many fear the islands’ access to electrical power will only worsen under privatization.
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).
Trump Appearing at CNN Town Hall After Sex Assault Verdict
Former President Donald Trump will return to CNN’s airwaves on Wednesday, joining the network for a two-hour town hall event in early-voting New Hampshire a day after a civil jury found him liable for sexually assaulting an advice columnist nearly three decades ago.
Protest in Eastern Cuba a Day After Pro-Government March in Havana
Coming a day after a pro-government May Day demonstration in the capital city of Havana on Friday, Cubans in the municipality of Caimanera, near the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, marched in protest against the government.
SUV Driver Hits Crowd at Texas Bus Stop Near Border; 8 Dead
Police are preparing to arrest the hospitalized driver of an SUV that slammed into a crowd, killing eight people waiting for a bus Sunday outside a migrant shelter in the border city of Brownsville, Texas. At least 10 others were injured, authorities said.