Opinion

The Most Diverse Oppressors Ever (OPINION)

I am not comforted if my bully looks like me.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 5:43 PM

Puerto Rico’s Statehood Movement Is on the Verge of Collapsing (OPINION)

The best that Puerto Ricans can achieve under colonial rule is to elect responsible officials who will enact policies to alleviate widespread economic and social suffering in the archipelago.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 6:13 PM

It’s Time for Democrats and Progressives to Do the REAL Work With Latinx Voters (OPINION)

Because authentic engagement is year-round work.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 3:31 PM

Puerto Rico Cannot Become Another Hawai’i (OPINION)

What do the people of Puerto Rico have to lose by abandoning their century-old resistance to American domination? Ask the Hawaiians.

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 1:38 PM

SELENA, THE SERIES: Season 1 Offers a Look Into the Music Icon’s Collective

Selena: The Series should not be dismissed, although no body of work can possibly reveal all the complexities of who Selena was and could have been.

  • Dec 10, 2020
  • 5:39 PM

Understanding Cuba’s Strategic Vision to Cope With a Biden Presidency

What does the Cuban side expect from the new administration?

  • Dec 8, 2020
  • 3:20 PM

Joe Biden’s Immigration Policy Still Lacks Focus in Key Areas (OPINION)

Biden’s immigration policies may seem to be an improvement from Donald Trump’s but without a clear Latin American policy agenda, his success may be limited.

  • Dec 7, 2020
  • 12:04 PM

Democracy Is Under Siege in Both the United States and Peru

There are two recent high-profile examples of democracy in decline in the Americas: Peru and the United States.

  • Dec 4, 2020
  • 2:21 PM

THE LIBERATOR and the Continued Myths of This Nation’s Founding (OPINION)

Netflix’s new show The Liberator is yet another chapter in a larger attempt to make World War II the new multicultural founding myth of the nation.

  • Dec 2, 2020
  • 4:58 PM

Paleo Your Mind (Henry Cadena)

Hector Luis Alamo chats with guest Henry Cadena, a brand strategist and cultural researcher based in Houston, Texas

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 2:45 PM

California Vetoed Ethnic Studies Requirements for Public High School Students, But the Movement Grows

Despite the veto, California’s struggle highlights a growing national movement to teach ethnic studies in K-12 classrooms.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 11:17 AM

Searching for Justice in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has recorded over 90 murders this year so far—among those are Latino and Hispanic young men and women whose cases are either not solved or only partly solved.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 1:37 PM

The Link Between Poverty and COVID-19

Our neglect of the poor has become a tinder box and COVID-19 could be the spark that starts a deadly conflagration.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 8:25 AM

The Fallacy of a Statehood Win in Puerto Rico’s Elections (OPINION)

The United States prefers to maintain the status quo and keep Puerto Rico a colony.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 6:25 PM

When Democracy Teeters (OPINION)

To deny how close this country came to the brink of disaster is to ignore the obvious.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 1:54 PM

The Mexican Wall That Fell on Trump (OPINION)

Mexican Americans proved to be Donald Trump’s Achilles heel in this historic election.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • 3:36 PM

Puerto Rican Statehood at a Crossroads (OPINION)

In order to properly understand the issue, we must realize, whatever its merits, that Puerto Ricans in their vast majority have historically favored permanent union with the rest of the United States.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • 1:05 PM

COVID-19, Staying at Home, and Immigrant Renter Families

To ensure that staying-at-home works for all, we need federal relief payments and meaningful rent debt forgiveness —not deferral— for every family impacted by the pandemic.

  • Nov 13, 2020
  • 4:15 PM

So-Called ‘Latino Vote’ Is 32 Million Americans With Diverse Political Opinions and National Origins

Pollsters who specialize in the Latino vote knew for months before the election that Latino support for Biden was soft, with many Latinos —especially in Florida— undecided.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Negrito Blues (Remember the Show! Podcast)

Hector chats about being Afro-Latino with William García-Medina, a Puerto Rican PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 1:17 PM

Explaining the Electoral College to My Mexican Father-in-Law

“No, but we” —by which I meant the United States— “don’t elect a president by how many votes someone gets. That’s how it is in Mexico, right?”

  • Nov 5, 2020
  • 5:54 PM

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