Opinion

Confronting Cuban American Propaganda Head On (OPINION)

Misinformation in each respective Latino community is rampant, especially among the Cuban Americans of South Florida, and it’s going to take more than just talking about it to defeat it.

  • Jan 14, 2022
  • 11:52 AM

Rooting Out Racism in Children’s Books

One of the most important things parents can do is to engage with their child readers about what they are reading and seeing in books.

  • Jan 7, 2022
  • 5:43 PM

El Paso Mural Glosses Over Chamizal Land Dispute (OPINION)

‘Blurred Boundaries,’ an art installation at the Chamizal Community Center in El Paso, replicates a dominant narrative that trivializes the role of barrio women and the still-open wound of the chamizal treaty between Mexico and the United States.

  • Jan 7, 2022
  • 12:18 PM

Immigration Reform for Essential Workers and Victims of Domestic Violence Is Long Overdue (OPINION)

The term “living in the shadows” is something I’m familiar with, having grown up waiting for some type of path that would allow me to become a legal resident. I did so while surviving a relationship that involved domestic violence.

  • Jan 6, 2022
  • 2:19 PM

Where Is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Amidst the Omicron Surge? (OPINION)

In an episode reminiscent of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s infamous flight to Cancún as his state grappled with one of the worst environmental disasters in decades, Gov. Ron DeSantis is missing in action as Floridians struggle with an ongoing public health crisis.

  • Jan 6, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

Taking Back the Term ‘Socialism’ (OPINION)

The fact that, in the last 50 years, any idea that questions the status quo has been stigmatized with the discriminatory epithet of “Communist,” “Leftist” or “socialist” is evidence that the political spectrum has moved so far to the right.

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • 6:31 PM

What Latino Health Research Says About ‘Encanto’

Family is beautiful and keeps you healthy, but it can also make you sick.

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • 1:40 PM

New Year’s Resolution: Save Our Schools From Violence (OPINION)

As a society, what measures are we taking to prevent future incidents of school-related violence, which harm our most vulnerable students, often already tackling barriers related to gender, race, and socioeconomic status?

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • 10:44 AM

Latinx Community Should Show Up for Grasie Mercedes’ ‘Grand Crew’ (REVIEW)

“Right now in Hollywood, there are so many Latinos who are doing it, making shows and are showrunners. But they’re almost all white Latinxs,” Mercedes tells Latino Rebels. “Indigenous and Black Latinxs (need) the opportunity to develop their own shows (so it’s) not always the same experience that we see.”

  • Jan 4, 2022
  • 10:51 AM

The Winter of Brazil’s Discontent (OPINION)

December has shown that not much changed in the year 2021 in terms of Bolsonaro and his aggressive statements and actions against politicians, the media, and other parts of government.

  • Dec 29, 2021
  • 12:11 PM

Biden’s New Year Resolution Should Be Asylum and Immigration Protection For All (OPINION)

As we enter the third year of pandemic life, it is all too easy to forget about the other predicament at our doorsteps: the humanitarian crisis in the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Dec 27, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

Homage to Vicente Fernández From Times Square

As a child back home in Morelos, I watched Chente movies with my grandparents and extended family; it was a custom my parents brought with us to this country—a source of comfort, reminding us that we could find a home far away from where we were born. 

  • Dec 16, 2021
  • 11:33 AM

Child Care Provider: Pass the Build Back Better Act (OPINION)

Take it from me, an early childhood educator who working parents depend on to care for their little children: the funding in the Build Back Better Act provides the only true investment we’ve seen for supporting the littlest members of our society and the workers who care for them.

  • Dec 15, 2021
  • 4:54 PM

Senate Must Take Action on Climate by Passing Build Back Better Act (OPINION)

Ecomadres, an initiative by the national organization Moms Clean Air Force that brings together Latina moms to address the environmental issues affecting the health of Latino children and families, is calling on Senators to take action on the climate crisis.

  • Dec 15, 2021
  • 12:24 PM

Florida Gov. DeSantis Raises Millions From Finance Industry While Selling Out Working-Class People (OPINION)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a man who, while focusing on his own ambition, consistently sells out working-class Floridians to some of the greediest people in the country.

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • 8:49 AM

Being a Good Mexican in Chicago This Christmas (OPINION)

Most Mexicans in Chicago get their masa from El Milagro. But now that workers at the company are in a dispute with management, this December presents a moral dilemma concerning the tradition of making tamales for Christmas.

  • Dec 7, 2021
  • 3:19 PM

How Latin American Feminists Shifted Global Understanding of Gender-Based Violence

Governments —not only in Latin America, but also in Canada— are responsible for perpetuating gender inequality through economic policies and police violence.

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 4:21 PM

Notes From Home: The Jump-Off (OPINION)

These are not my stories to tell. These stories are our opportunity to remember the vast and varied land from which our own stories arise.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 5:21 PM

Feeling Protected in the Aftermath of the Texas Abortion Ban (OPINION)

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, a psychologist and a writer explore the repeated messages in the media about disparities in outcome and how that impacts people subliminally.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 12:07 PM

The Magical Transformation of White Latinos Into Multiracial Latinos (OPINION)

Two Census Bureau choices in 2020 resulted in a decrease in Latinos checking the white-only racial category by 14 million people, at the same time that the number of Latinos tabulated as white in combination with some other race increased by 15 million.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 6:36 PM

Democracy Versus Neo-Fascism in Chilean Election (OPINION)

As Gabriel Boric prepares to square off against José Kast in a second round of voting for the Chilean presidency, social movements and the Left have united to defend democracy against creeping neo-fascism.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

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