Politics

Trump Threatens Military Force Against Protesters Nationwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement came as police under federal command forced back peaceful demonstrators with tear gas so he could walk to a nearby church and pose with a Bible.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 11:10 PM

Governor Ducey’s Emergency Arizona Lockdown Is Not About Protecting the Public (OPINION)

It is a nod to Ducey’s most fervent supporters: white anti-immigrant conservative voters and Trump supporters.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 6:29 PM

Dispatch From Atlanta’s Nights Of Protests

Tensions are still high in Atlanta, but maybe some of those tensions could have been avoided.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 5:49 PM

Community and Immigrant Rights Leaders Speak Up in Wake of Protests Over Police Killings

Several focused on how anti-Blackness is still prevalent among Latinos

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 5:07 PM

Supreme Court Upholds Puerto Rico Financial Oversight Board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The justices reversed a lower court ruling that threatened to throw the island’s recovery efforts into chaos.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 12:03 PM

Feel the Burn (OPINION)

Should we burn America down because voting is a bit of a hassle?

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 11:32 AM

Summoning the Courage to Change the Power Structure

Latino Rebels Radio: May 31, 2020

  • May 31, 2020
  • 3:48 PM

Sen. Cortez Masto Withdraws Name From Biden VP Consideration

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 9:52 PM

RAICES Texas Releases New Documentary Podcast ‘Homeland Insecurity’

The podcast explores the roots of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and how an agency created to protect us from terrorism has instead been weaponized against immigrants.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 1:00 PM

LULAC President Says Both Parties Can No Longer Use US Latinos as ‘Political Piñatas’

“Both parties need to do more if they expect Latinos to believe them and and vote for them,” Domingo Garcia said. “I think one of the silver linings that may come out of this pandemic is that politicians using Latinos as political piñatas may find it will not pay off for them.”

  • May 27, 2020
  • 4:58 PM

‘The Infiltrators’ Review: Docu-Thriller Sees DREAMer Activists Expose the Shadiness at the Broward Transitional Center

By combining a conventional documentary form (footage and on camera interviews with the real infiltrators) and a scripted narrative —reenactments of events inside the facility brought to life by professional actors— The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful docu-thriller (as the directors like to call it) and an emotional political tale of young activists fighting for justice.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 9:58 AM

Biden Says He Was Too ‘Cavalier’ About Black Trump Backers

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden said he “should not have been so cavalier” in comments earlier Friday in which he suggested African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.”

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:51 PM

Georgia and Wisconsin Republicans Undermine Democracy for Political Gain (OPINION)

Instead of undermining our democratic processes for political gain, we should demand that instead we institute national vote by mail so people can vote safely at a time when they are at risk due to a global pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:32 PM

Cuba’s Top Diplomat for US Relations Says Ties at New Low

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s top diplomat in charge of relations with the United States said Thursday relations have sunk to a new low, and potentially could sink even lower with the appointment of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

  • May 21, 2020
  • 2:58 PM

Iran Pushes Burgeoning Businesses With Venezuela as a Right

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iran’s ambassador to Venezuela said Wednesday that the two nations, both under increasing U.S. pressure, are exercising their right to trade freely in a deal that includes shipping the South American nation five tankers of gasoline to relieve deep shortages.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 6:03 PM

NEW POLL: 1 in 4 US Latinos Know Somebody Infected by COVID-19

“More disconcerting is the fact that a startling high percentage of Latinos —27%— report that they know someone who wants a test, but has been unable to get tested,” a Latino Decisions memo about the poll said.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 5:43 PM

Why I Am a Liberal Member of Puerto Rico’s Statehood Party (OPINION)

My faith in the PNP and the statehood movement as a whole was resurrected primarily because of one person: former senator Zoé Laboy.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 10:37 AM

Long-Suffering California GOP Sees Revival in Rare House Win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans have been waiting for a turning point and some think it’s finally arrived.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 6:46 PM

In Argentina, the Next Generation Finds Its Voice

Ofelia Fernández is the youngest lawmaker in Latin America. Despite online hate, she’s leading the youth movement for the political rights of women.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 4:34 PM

AT&T Quits Venezuela as US Sanctions Force It to Defy Maduro

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela’s pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 1:21 PM

Puerto Rico: Ready to Join the World (OPINION)

Sovereignty ends dependency on American federal funds and would usher in not only a new national and accountable Puerto Rican leadership, but also needed national economic development and opportunities.

  • May 18, 2020
  • 9:40 AM

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