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Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces for Category 4 Damage

Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday.

  • Sep 27, 2022
  • 8:48 AM

Unredacted Report Suggests Mexican Army Helped Cover Up Missing Students

Futuro Investigates obtained a copy of an official document with a new and horrifying version of what might have happened. The report concluded that all the students were indeed killed but implied the Mexican army was an accomplice in covering up the crimes.

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • 8:32 PM

After Fiona, Puerto Rico Health Dept. Repeats Hurricane María Mistakes With Patients Who Depend on Electricity

On the island of Puerto Rico, there are more than 40,000 people using electrical devices that extend their lives, and during emergencies they are more vulnerable.

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • 1:29 PM

Cuba Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Unusual Referendum

Cubans have approved a sweeping “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as redefine rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist Party-governed island.

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • 10:21 AM

Sen. Luján: GOP Governors ‘Hateful’ for Bussing Migrants

Forty-five House Democrats sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting the Justice Department look into a “political stunt” by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), after DeSantis took credit for sending 48 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

Southern Puerto Ricans Hung Out to Dry by Government Response to Hurricane Fiona

Since Hurricane Fiona swept over Puerto Rico on Sunday, residents along the southern coast have seen little state or federal aid in their communities, forcing them to survive mostly on their own.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 1:42 PM

Why Chileans Rejected a New Constitution and What Happens Next (OPINION)

Reasons for why so many Chileans rejected the proposed document —which would’ve replaced the current constitution written under the Pinochet dictatorship— center on widespread fears stoked by a massive misinformation campaign.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Puerto Rican Drag Queens Build New Life in New York After María

Vena Cava and Victoria Holiday were two well-known drag queens in Río Piedras’ nightlife scene. But after Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, the two moved to New York City and began making names for themselves in the drag capital of the world.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • 4:18 PM

6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico, 2 Dead

A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings, and setting off landslides. The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. near the epicenter of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier in the western state of Michoacan.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • 11:23 AM

Congress Awaits Biden Request for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

After Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday, Congress returned to Capitol Hill on Monday to questions from Latino Rebels about how officials will respond to the crisis in the U.S. colony that has left vast swaths of the island without power or running water.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • 1:48 PM

Increase in Venezuelan Migration Felt Across US

Last month, Venezuelans surpassed Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the second-largest nationality stopped at the U.S. border after Mexicans. Venezuelans were stopped 25,349 times, up 43 percent from 17,652 in July and four times the 6,301 encounters in August 2021, authorities said Monday, signaling a remarkably sudden demographic shift.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

Texas Sheriff Investigating Migrant Flights to Martha’s Vineyard

A Texas sheriff on Monday opened an investigation into two flights of migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, but did not say what laws may have been broken in putting 48 Venezuelans on private planes last week from San Antonio.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • 5:15 PM

Gisele Fetterman’s Husband Campaigns For Senate in Pennsylvania

Key to Fetterman’s campaign strategy are Latino voters. Over a million Latinos live in Pennsylvania, including the candidate’s wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, a formerly undocumented Brazilian immigrant born in Rio de Janeiro who moved to New York City as a child.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • 12:14 PM

Fiona Dumps More Rain on Puerto Rico, Hundreds Rescued

Hurricane Fiona unleashed more rain on Puerto Rico on Monday, a day after the storm knocked out power and water to most of the island, and National Guard troops rescued hundreds of people who got stranded.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

Hurricane Fiona Batters Puerto Rico Still Recovering 5 Years After María

In the five years since Hurricane María tore through their country, the people of Puerto Rico have made efforts to rebuild in hopes that they would be ready for the next disaster. Hurricane Fiona, a Category 1 storm that swept through the island on Sunday, has shattered such hopes.

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • 5:22 PM

Strong Earthquake Shakes Mexico’s Pacific Coast; 1 Killed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • 5:06 PM

5 Years After María, Reconstruction Drags On in Puerto Rico

Since Hurricane María struck in September 2017, the government has completed only 21 percent of more than 5,500 official post-hurricane projects, and seven of the island’s 78 municipalities report that not a single project has begun.

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • 10:09 AM

Venezuelan-Born Latina Delivers Remarks in Spanish During White House Press Briefing

The White House debuted a new voice in a new language on Wednesday, giving the honor of beginning Hispanic Heritage Month to Luisana Pérez Fernández, a senior press aide to President Joe Biden, who delivered the press briefing to the White House press in Spanish.

  • Sep 16, 2022
  • 4:10 PM

Thousands March in El Salvador as Bukele Plans to Run for Re-Election

On Thursday, El Salvador’s Independence Day, President Nayib Bukele announced that he will seek re-election when his five-year term ends in 2024, defying a constitutional ban on consecutive re-election. Earlier that day, as the government held a military parade, thousands marched in the capital against Bukele and his policies.

  • Sep 16, 2022
  • 12:50 PM

Responding With Dignity in Puerto Rico (A Latino USA Podcast)

On this episode, we travel to the city of Caguas and follow the story of the Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico, one of the many community-led groups that would occupy an abandoned space after Hurricane María and mobilize to meet their own needs.

  • Sep 16, 2022
  • 10:47 AM

MLB Celebrates Roberto Clemente Day

Major League Baseball celebrated its 21st annual Roberto Clemente Day on Thursday, with festivities centered in New York, where the Mets hosted the Hall of Fame outfielder’s former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemente died in a plane crash at age 38 attempting to deliver relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua on New Year’s Eve 1972.

  • Sep 16, 2022
  • 10:20 AM

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