Opinion

Centering Latinos in the Anti-Gun Violence Movement (OPINION)

With gun violence becoming a top political issue for Latinx voters, and Latinx people in the U.S. dying from gun violence at a faster rate than their white peers, we need more Latinx faces organizing to end gun violence.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 2:37 PM

David vs. Goliath in San Juan’s Parque Borinquen (OPINION)

The controversy surrounding a tiny park in a well-heeled San Juan neighborhood has become a symbol of the struggle against the Puerto Rican government and its ruling New Progressive Party, shedding light on the double-dealing and deception that is now business as usual in the archipelago.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Diego Luna Talks to Latino Rebels About Andor’s Latinidad

Beginning Wednesday, Diego Luna returns as Cassian in ‘Star Wars: Andor,’ the latest Disney+ series. Luna spoke with Latino Rebels about the show and the Latinidad of his lead character.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • 12:49 PM

New Nielsen Report Proves We’re Right About Lack of Latino Representation in Media (OPINION)

Calling Latino viewers “the building blocks for streaming’s success,” a new Nielsen report shows that not only are Latinos strong consumers of streaming content, but their viewership increases — and shows and movies do better — when Latinos are given roles in front of and behind the camera.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • 11:11 AM

Netflix’s ‘Cobra Kai’ Goes to Mexico (REVIEW)

In its fifth season, the Netflix series continues getting its Latino representation right while poking fun at stereotypes, reminding us that each of these characters is equally American and human and asking us to sympathize with them regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.

  • Sep 15, 2022
  • 6:05 PM

The Republican Stain on Hispanic Heritage Month (OPINION)

Thursday is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, four weeks of celebrating Latino contributions not just to the United States, but to the entire hemisphere. Meanwhile, Republicans have decided to treat Latinos seeking sanctuary like vermin.

  • Sep 15, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

LUMA Powered by Corruption in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

LUMA Energy, the U.S.-Canadian company that manages Puerto Rico’s power system, won its government contract and remains in place — despite chronic outages — due to corruption within the island’s two main political parties.

  • Sep 13, 2022
  • 5:58 PM

In Cuba, Where There’s Fire, There’s Anti-Government Propaganda (OPINION)

In the months since an explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana killed 47 people, and weeks after 14 firefighters died fighting the oil fire at the port in Matanzas, recent fires at state-owned and military facilities are leading people on social media to draw various conclusions.

  • Sep 12, 2022
  • 1:24 PM

‘Wedding Season’ Toys With Our Ideas of Femininity, Violence, Heroism (REVIEW)

Women murderers are all the rage. From ‘Killing Eve’ to ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ these rare occurrences are having a moment on TV. Hulu has another entry into the genre with ‘Wedding Season,’ starring Peruvian and French-Canadian actress Rosa Salazar.

  • Sep 8, 2022
  • 1:40 PM

Republican Candidates Ditch Anti-Abortion Talk on Campaign Trail (OPINION)

Across the country, in key battleground races in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina, Republican candidates are scrubbing abortion language from their campaign websites to avoid alienating voters while stumping on the trail.

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • 5:22 PM

Passing the Baton at Latino Rebels

I will cheer from the sidelines, but the days of working the daily grind for Latino Rebels are over for me. Now there is a solid core team who will take over.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 4:59 PM

Bitter Taste of Justice as Mexico Makes Slow Progress in Case of Missing Students (OPINION)

Only public scrutiny of new evidence can ensure the robustness of truth and reconciliation in the case of Ayotzinapa.. Only when all 43 students have been found can Mexico finally hope for a rare taste of justice—never complete, and always bittersweet.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

Florida Governor DeSantis’ Plan to Bus Cuban Migrants Red Meat for Extremists (OPINION)

The busing of migrants was always nothing more than a taxpayer-funded stunt meant as red meat to the most extremist elements of the Republican base, who DeSantis is obsessed with pandering to as he weighs a possible presidential run in 2024.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Women’s Equality Day: Latinas Have Far Way to Go, Need More Investment

We now have the opportunity to build up the power of a movement that can uplift all communities by cultivating and strengthening Latina leadership. Imagine what we could accomplish if Latinas received equitable support.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 10:05 AM

Uvalde School District’s Fired Police Chief Blames Everyone Else (OPINION)

Suggesting that criticism against Arredondo and his firing constitutes a “public lynching” —as Arrendondo does in a 17-page statement— is not only abhorrent but diminishes the lives that were lost that day.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 5:40 PM

The Justice System in Texas Is Failing Victims of Crime and Their Families (OPINION)

A personal account about the murder of a young Latino man in Texas and the failure of the local court system to provide justice to his loved ones.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 3:43 PM

Dems Need to Tackle GOP Anti-Immigrant Talk, Counter With Facts (OPINION)

Democrats need to take the GOP’s hateful rhetoric seriously and tackle it head-on by countering misinformation with facts and presenting the benefits of immigrants to our culture and economy.

  • Aug 24, 2022
  • 3:19 PM

The Censoring of Brazil’s Indigenous Voices (OPINION)

With deforestation and mining destroying the Amazon rainforest and authoritarianism threatening Brazilian democracy, the need to block the Bolsonaro administration’s persecution of Indigenous communities is more crucial than ever.

  • Aug 24, 2022
  • 2:19 PM

How the Overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ Impacts Immigrants (OPINION)

With the overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’, threats of interstate criminal prosecutions will chill both healthcare workers and patients and undermine access to care, particularly for undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable populations.

  • Aug 23, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

BUDPR, CASA Issue Joint Statement on Opposition to Puerto Rico Status Act

The Puerto Rico Status Act is “the product of an our-way-or-the-highway approach from pro-statehood House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer that has backed advocates of a fair and just decolonization process for Puerto Rico into a corner,” the two groups said in a joint statement.

  • Aug 19, 2022
  • 4:36 PM

With Labor Shortages, Why Are We Ignoring DREAMers, Other Immigrants Here Now? (OPINION)

Let’s stop shoehorning immigration debates into economic trends. In a country built largely by and very much running off the hard work of immigrants, there is no need to justify their role in the economy.

  • Aug 19, 2022
  • 1:17 PM

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