Opinion

Border Patrol Union Stoking Anti-Latino Animus (OPINION)

In an attempt to shift negative attention away from the problematic and troubled agency, the National Border Patrol Council is deploying social media posts to spread misinformation and blatant lies.

  • Dec 1, 2022
  • 3:31 PM

Teaching the Old Ladies of Puerto Rico Self-Defense (OPINION)

“It bothers me how the producers, the world-famous martial artist, and I didn’t stop to think about how poorly it reflects on our island that such a segment needed to air in the first place”

  • Dec 1, 2022
  • 1:34 PM

Bondholders Hoping to Recover Bad Debt from Struggling Puerto Rico Ratepayers (OPINION)

Almost $9 billion in bad debt and a half-century of high electricity prices hang in the balance in Puerto Rico.

  • Dec 1, 2022
  • 10:45 AM

Bury My Heart in Chicago (OPINION)

The discovery of an old rifle in the woods leads to a reflection on the Native Americans who first inhabited the area around Chicago and the city’s early history.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’

Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Nov 25, 2022
  • 1:14 PM

Ahead of Bad Bunny Concert in Honduras, Activists Demand Government ‘Traiga la Plan B’ (OPINION)

Honduras is the only country in Latin America where access to emergency contraception is banned and one of the few countries in the region where abortion is prohibited under any circumstances, including in cases of rape or incest.

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

World Cup 2022: Leaving Pepi Home a Missed Opportunity for US Team

Ricardo Pepi was left off the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup roster after giving stellar performances in the qualifying matches — and even after the 19-year-old Mexican American chose to play for the U.S. team over the Mexican one. Will his fate convince dual nationals in the future to choose otherwise?

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 12:45 PM

The Life and Legacy of Ricardo Flores Magón (OPINION)

A hundred years ago today, the life of Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magón was extinguished at the age of 48. A leader of Mexico’s early anarchist movement and a catalyst of the Mexican Revolution, his ideas still reverberate on both sides of the border.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 5:48 PM

The Philosophy of Tenoch Huerta (OPINION)

The Mexican actor’s advice on success and dealing with life’s challenges echoes a philosophy that isn’t so popular with today’s younger generations.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 1:13 PM

In Search of the ‘Latino Vote’ (OPINION)

The “Latino vote” is the Holy Grail of politics, and locking it down is more difficult than people seem to have anticipated. A breakdown of why viewing Latino voters as a monolith is a mistake.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 5:06 PM

Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)

The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

My Cop Dad and His Cop Buddies

“This story still stings, but I’ll tell it anyway.”

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 12:22 PM

Florida Democratic Party Needs to Get Its Act Together (OPINION)

Florida Democrats can turn things around, but it will take a long-term plan, cohesive economic messaging that appeals to working people, year-round voter registration, permanent offices offering tangible services, and electing down-ballot candidates to build a bench.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

Haiti’s Cartels Might Finally Be Toppled, But Our Real Work Awaits (OPINION)

We Haitians must begin to play our role as concerned citizens and hold our leaders accountable. Once order is restored, children return to school safely and adults resume daily chores, Haitians should decide what they want as a nation.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

DACA Recipient: Senator Rubio Must Stop Political Games and Work to Help DREAMers (OPINION)

Marco Rubio and his fellow Republicans must stop the political games and work in a bipartisan manner to either protect DREAMers, or be responsible for the demise of a program that has changed lives, strengthened our nation, and reflected the best of who we are as a people.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 2:27 PM

The False Patriotism of the Dominican Republic’s Extreme Right (OPINION)

In the Dominican Republic, the rise of the far right is shaking the very foundations of democracy, just as it is in the United States and Europe. And, same as them, one element that has facilitated this rise has been the irrational opposition to immigration.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 5:49 PM

Free the Drug Mules (OPINION)

The four-part Netflix documentary ‘High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule’ highlights the senseless harm caused by the War on Drugs.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 2:24 PM

Biden Has Delivered on the Economy and Climate, and Latinos Are Taking Note (OPINION)

President Biden and the Democrats have delivered impactful legislation to strengthen the economy and create good-paying jobs, while addressing other important priorities for Latinos, like climate change.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 5:54 PM

Poor Debate Performance Shows Why Florida Governor Attacks Press (OPINION)

For almost two years, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has gone to great lengths to insulate himself in press conferences that amount to nothing more than taxpayer-funded choreographies in which he is allowed to regurgitate his talking points unchallenged.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

No One ‘Latino Vote’: Religion, Geography Add to Voters’ Diversity

Nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States today are Latino, and “the Latino vote” has attracted significant news coverage as their political voice grows stronger. Yet considering all 62 million Latinos as a group isn’t necessarily all that helpful in understanding attitudes or voting patterns.

  • Oct 26, 2022
  • 12:56 PM

Why Viejitos Vote Republican (OPINION)

My grandma votes Republican because she believes in three things: money, strength, and the rule of law. Whether the Republican Party stands for any of those things is beside the point because, to her, and to a lot of other people still, the Republicans represent those values more than the Democrats.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 2:56 PM

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