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.
Because authentic engagement is year-round work.
What do the people of Puerto Rico have to lose by abandoning their century-old resistance to American domination? Ask the Hawaiians.
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.
What does the Cuban side expect from the new administration?
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.
There are two recent high-profile examples of democracy in decline in the Americas: Peru and the United States.
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.
Hector Luis Alamo chats with guest Henry Cadena, a brand strategist and cultural researcher based in Houston, Texas
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.
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.
Our neglect of the poor has become a tinder box and COVID-19 could be the spark that starts a deadly conflagration.
The United States prefers to maintain the status quo and keep Puerto Rico a colony.
To deny how close this country came to the brink of disaster is to ignore the obvious.
Mexican Americans proved to be Donald Trump’s Achilles heel in this historic election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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?”