Gallego Is Making History in Arizona (OPINION)
Congressman Rubén Gallego, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona, has made history by raising more money in the first fundraising quarter than any other Latino Democrat in history, writes senior adviser Chuck Rocha.
Migrant Deaths in Mexico Put Spotlight on US Immigration Enforcement Policy
Among the factors that led to the fire-related deaths of migrants in a detention facility in Juárez is the decadeslong immigration enforcement policies of the U.S. and Mexican governments that have seen the number of people kept in such facilities skyrocket.
Guns, Gender and Masculinity (OPINION)
Many people believe that owning a gun is a symbol of power and protection. These associations are often tied to traditional gender roles, with men expected to be dominant and protective while women are to be submissive and nurturing.
White Supremacists, Fentanyl and Meth (OPINION)
While immigrants continue to be linked to the fentanyl crisis, the truth is much harder to confront for white America.
What the Anti-Cuba Protest at the World Baseball Classic Was Really About (OPINION)
On Sunday the U.S. played Cuba in the World Baseball Classic to a crowd of fans of the game and protesters against the Cuban regime. The goal of the demonstrations was presumably to bring awareness to Cuba’s totalitarian regime, but it was really about proximity to whiteness.
The Legislative Attack on Immigrant Communities in Florida (OPINION)
In late February, Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a series of extreme anti-immigrant proposals for the upcoming legislative session, including repealing previous state laws that offered legal rights and protections to undocumented people
At 95th Oscars, Academy Shows Their Racist Behinds… Again (OPINION)
People of color being recognized for their artistic achievements shouldn’t be an outlier, and we shouldn’t still be celebrating “firsts” at awards shows.
Privatized Power Grid Unlikely to Save Puerto Rico Customers From Disastrous Debt Restructuring Plan (OPINION)
It is time for the oversight board and the governor to give up the fantasy that the debt can be paid without harming Puerto Rico’s economy, pensioners, and electrical system recovery. Overly optimistic assumptions contributed to PREPA’s bankruptcy. More of the same will not solve its problems.
Jenniffer González Is More of the Same — and Probably Worse (OPINION)
González and Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, both of the ruling PNP, seemed united at a recent rally in San Juan, even as she schemes to replace him in 2024. If González is willing to stab her party’s president in the back to take his job, how far would she go to keep it?
Florida’s Fascist Legislative Agenda (OPINION)
The Florida Legislature has ceased to function as an independent body and instead serves as a rubber stamp for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, the result of which is a slew of legislation that targets the vulnerable, diminishes civil liberties, and serves special interest groups at the expense of working people.
Pedro Pascal Is Having a Moment
The Chilean American actor is currently starring in two of the biggest shows: HBO’s ‘The Last of Us,’ which has topped the charts every week since premiering in January, and Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian,’ now in its third season. But that doesn’t quite explain how he became the internet’s favorite obsession.
‘No One Is Safe in Nicaragua’ (OPINION)
By stripping 316 Nicaraguans of their nationality, the Ortega-Murillo regime borrowed a concept from George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and put into practice the unpersoning its enemies. They are now non-existent socially, politically and economically within Nicaragua.
The Biden-Trump Border Disaster (OPINION)
As major media does an about-face and ignores the cruelty of the Biden administration’s immigration policy, voters should remember the promises made by then-candidate Joe Biden during his 2020 presidential campaign.
69 Years After Puerto Ricans Attacked Congress, Colonialism Remains the Most Violent Conspiracy
Two years ago, U.S. citizens attacked the Capitol, committing a crime against their own government. Sixty-seven years before, Puerto Rican nationalists attacked the same building to denounce a crime —colonialism— committed by a government in which they had no meaningful rights or representation.
Months From Independence: What Would Albizu Do?
The third in a three-part series looking at the attempts made by Pedro Albizu Campos and other local leaders in Puerto Rico to hold a constitutional convention in 1936—the closest the archipelago has come to breaking free of U.S. colonial rule.
Why Puerto Ricans for Statehood Remain Hostile Toward the Free Association Option (OPINION)
While experts and others do know that it is possible, desirable, and mutually beneficial to maintain U.S. citizenship in any sovereignty option, statehooders keep trying to misinform Puerto Ricans and policymakers in Washington.
Congress Should Not Abandon Transformative Economic Measures for Puerto Rico (OPINION)
The expanded Child Tax Credit in 2021 was transformative, but it was short-lived. There is still time to make the necessary adjustments to the CTC so that we can continue transforming the lives of Puerto Rican families with children, promoting their mobility, and securing their economic future.
Let’s All Go Back to Ignoring George Lopez’s Podcast (OPINION)
During a recent episode of his podcast, Chicano icon George Lopez insulted up-and-coming comedian Ralph Barbosa by saying “nobody knows who he is.” Now that Lopez has apologized to Barbosa privately, can we go back to seeing him as the lovable TV dad who helps fellow Latinos?
Los Angeles Is Changing How We Think of Latino Political Power (OPINION)
Given the recent controversy surrounding Latino members of the Los Angeles City Council, it is important that we differentiate between Latino representation and Latino political power and define what each one means given the persistent issues facing the city and county.
Will Biden Feel the Bad Bunny Effect and Mention Puerto Rico in SOTU? (OPINION)
First Lady Jill Biden appeared as a presenter at the Grammys on Sunday, just minutes after Bad Bunny gave an unapologetically Puerto Rican performance to open the show. Will her husband face the music and say something about Puerto Rico in his State of the Union address Tuesday night?
‘Non-English’ Is the New Puerto Rican (OPINION)
Bad Bunny is a Puerto Rican reggaetonero, the biggest music superstar on the planet, and the voice of a generation. But all of this is what is lost in translation, or not translated at all, when CBS captioned his performance and speech with “singing in non-English, speaking in non-English” during the Grammys on Sunday.