Opinion

Overturning ‘Roe v. Wade’ Is Disastrous for Latina Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (OPINION)

It is even harder for pregnant people facing gender-based violence to make informed, active choices about when, how, and if they want to grow their families. In order for Latinas to thrive, and to do that, we must resecure the rights, access, and power to determine our own destinies.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 5:58 PM

Insularismo, or the Art of Dancing in the Dark Without Music (OPINION)

In the end, the congressional visit was Boricua political theater at its best, with a showy guest list.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 9:58 AM

Miami’s Bitcoin Mayor Fails Again (OPINION)

Perhaps the most infamous crypto scheme associated with Francis Suarez is MiamiCoin, which has lost nearly all of its value since receiving the mayor’s endorsement, plummeting 95% from its peak last year to now fractions of a penny.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • 12:11 PM

Conservative Latinos Must Challenge Republican Leadership (OPINION)

News from the terrorist attack on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas exposes deep-seated anti-Latino animus in politics

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 1:01 PM

We Need to Discuss Mental Health in the Latinx Community (OPINION)

Open and honest conversations about mental health in our communities are a start. Chats at home with our parents, tíos, and aunties, with our neighbors and comadres, and especially our children, will move us in the right direction.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 1:57 PM

Afro/Black Latinx People the Missing Pieces of National Museum of the American Latino (OPINION)

From its board of 15 to its chairman’s advisory council of 20 and its staff of five and over 100 partners, there is no broad representation of Afro/Black Latino, Latina, and Latinx people. We are not represented in any significant way.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 12:07 PM

Leftist Petro Is the Man to Beat Colombia’s Presidential Election (OPINION)

On Sunday, May 29, Gustavo Petro plants to make history in Colombia. For the first time in the country’s 200-year history, a left-wing contender —and a former guerrilla member to boot— is the favorite to win a presidential election this close to the vote.

  • May 27, 2022
  • 7:12 PM

High School Student: ‘We Can’t Turn Our Backs on America’s Gun Problem’ (OPINION)

This is not the first time or the last, sadly, that we will hear about a school shooting. But once again, people in power pay their condolences and move forward without even acting upon it, and the whole cycle keeps on going again and again.

  • May 27, 2022
  • 1:15 PM

Orbán’s Right-Wing Regime in Hungary Serves as Model for US Conservatives (OPINION)

Last week, the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, hosted its latest event in Hungary, with the increasingly repressive and undemocratic government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as its political backdrop.

  • May 26, 2022
  • 11:38 AM

Luis Carlos Restrepo y la revolución-molecular-disipada (OPINIÓN)

Colombia está al borde de un cambio increíble, mientras que la historia de cómo llegamos aquí es casi mágicamente audaz como las representaciones fantásticas de Colombia que vemos en la televisión.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 6:09 PM

Call Off Immigration Enforcement After Tragedies So Communities Can Heal (OPINION)

In light of the tragedy in Texas, President Joe Biden and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott should say clearly that no one —regardless of immigration status— will be questioned when they come forward to receive support after the shooting.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

On New York’s Highest Court, Unvaccinated Judge Rivera Learning the Price of Dissent (OPINION)

New York’s Commission on Judicial Conduct is considering the removal of Associate Judge Jenny Rivera from the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, allegedly for “noncompliance” with vaccination policies issued during the pandemic.

  • May 24, 2022
  • 12:43 PM

Biden Administration Deserves Praise for Easing Restrictions Against Cuba (OPINION)

Cuban families will now have an easier time visiting relatives on the island by restoring flights to cities other than Havana. This is great news for U.S.-based Cubans who have family in provinces and face steep transportation costs to see their loved ones.

  • May 20, 2022
  • 11:54 AM

Ethno-Nationalism Is the New Conservatism (OPINION)

As the Republican Party embraces more bigotry and political hostility, the rest of the country can no longer be silent.

  • May 19, 2022
  • 3:14 PM

Selena Gomez’s Chola Skit on SNL Wasn’t Funny—Or Accurate (OPINION)

It’s good to see Latinas get some solo on-screen time. But not when the only time you see us, we’re reduced down to some white-centric stereotype, it’s a problem. It does our community dirty and, most egregiously for Saturday Night Live, it’s not even funny.

  • May 19, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

Parents Shouldn’t Have to Spend Thousands of Dollars to Keep Their Diabetic Kids Alive (OPINION)

For too long, we sacrificed the lives of diabetics for the profits of pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies. With lives on the line, we cannot afford for our elected leaders to miss the moment to make insulin more affordable for millions of people.

  • May 18, 2022
  • 11:31 AM

Chaos in Cuba After Hotel Explosion (OPINION)

The cleanup from last Friday’s blast, which killed 44 and injured nearly 100 more, is continuing. The Cuban people deserve our compassion and empathy, not more lies and deceit by outsiders and interventionists about what they see happening in real-time.

  • May 13, 2022
  • 3:41 PM

Denver Students Plan Walkout in Support of Outspoken Chicano Teacher (OPINION)

The removal of a beloved and outspoken Chicano teacher at Denver’s North High School has the community, already beset by gentrification, upset. Students have planned a walkout for Friday, May 13.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 11:47 AM

The Boricua Handmaid’s Tale (OPINION)

If ‘Roe v. Wade’ is overturned, the fear is that the religious right in Puerto Rico and the two main parties will be emboldened to further limit women’s rights. The hope is that young women, part of the increasingly powerful Boricua female voting bloc, will go to the polls in large numbers.

  • May 10, 2022
  • 4:54 PM

Discovering a New Identity: The Journey of an International Adoptee (OPINION)

A name contains so much. But what if one person has two sets of names — two first names and two surnames? How do that shape one identity?

  • May 4, 2022
  • 3:13 PM

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