Politics

Hamlet Lavastida: To Be or Not To Be? (OPINION)

This concerns you, wherever you are.

  • Sep 18, 2021
  • 11:30 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Thousands Defy Bukele on El Salvador’s 200th Birthday

El Salvador, in Brief: Mass protests gripped San Salvador on Central America’s bicentennial anniversary of independence, marking a new phase for the opposition to President Bukele’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Bukele accused the international community of financing the protests to undermine his government.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 5:49 PM

OPINION: The Elite Politics of J Balvin

By only speaking out when it serves him and openly praising far-right politicians, Balvin has aligned himself with the elite instead of those fighting to build a better world.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 11:04 AM

OPINION: Biden-Harris Justice Department Embraces Racist Insular Cases

One week after members of Congress called on the Biden-Harris Department of Justice to condemn the racist Insular Cases, the Department has instead doubled down to argue based on the Insular Cases that people born in U.S. territories have no constitutional right to U.S. citizenship.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 8:53 AM

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Latino Rebels Radio: September 16, 2021

  • Sep 16, 2021
  • 3:24 PM

Thousands Protest Against Bukele Government in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in El Salvador’s capital Wednesday for the first mass march against President Nayib Bukele, who protesters say has concentrated too much power, weakened the independence of the courts and may seek re-election.

  • Sep 16, 2021
  • 11:57 AM

The Aftermath of the September 7 Protests in Brazil

Latino Rebels spoke to three experts in different areas to understand the political moment and what the pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations —and his retreat— mean for Brazil and its democracy.

  • Sep 15, 2021
  • 1:55 PM

The Latest ‘No to Statehood’ March Happened This Past Sunday in San Juan

As a follow-up to a series of pro-independence marches for Puerto Rico that happened across nine U.S. cities on August 9, the San Juan counterpart —originally postponed that day due to a pending tropical storm— happened this past Sunday.

  • Sep 14, 2021
  • 10:13 PM

Parliamentarian Wants More Debate as Immigration Legalization Program Moves Forward in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Democrats returned to Capitol Hill this week, where they expressed confidence in the prospects of passing a legalization program for up to eight million immigrants through the budget deal currently making its way through both chambers of Congress.

  • Sep 14, 2021
  • 2:02 PM

Equally Unequal: The Exclusion of Latino Jurors

Under any method of calculation, that’s bad for the cause of justice.

  • Sep 13, 2021
  • 5:42 PM

Shining Path Leader Abimael Guzmán Dead at 86

Guzmán left his job as a professor of philosophy in 1980 to lead Shining Path in what would become the deadliest civil conflict in Peru’s history as an independent country.

  • Sep 13, 2021
  • 12:43 PM

9/11’s Immigration Legacy (A Latino USA Podcast)

September 11, 2001 marked a sharp, lasting redirection in U.S. immigration policy and attitudes. In this episode of Latino USA, we explore major changes and events from the past 20 years of immigration through the lens of this one catastrophic day.

  • Sep 10, 2021
  • 10:35 AM

Congress Can Ignore Immigration Guidance From Senate Parliamentarian

“You don’t have to do what the Parliamentarian says,” a senior aide familiar with the Democrats’ budget reconciliation strategy told Latino Rebels on Wednesday. “It’s just practice to do so.”

  • Sep 9, 2021
  • 12:14 PM

Will Immigration Reform Be a ‘Pay-For’ in Democrats’ Budget Proposal?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill this week as congressional committees take the formal steps to advance the various components of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation proposal.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • 1:53 PM

OPINIÓN: Es hora de que todos nuestros congresistas y senadores apoyen a los inmigrantes

Cada decisión que nuestros legisladores toman nos afecta a todos, independientemente de estatus

  • Sep 1, 2021
  • 3:16 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Bukele Administration Shoots the Messenger Again

Bukele administration officials have forcefully denied new evidence of their negotiations with gangs. While gang negotiations have become common practice for politicians in El Salvador, broad public hostility toward such talks incentivizes secrecy.

  • Aug 29, 2021
  • 3:13 PM

Peruvian Policy Chief Leads Congressional Hispanic Staff Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ivelisse Alexandra Porroa-García is a Latina outwardly brimming with a self-confidence that allows her to operate as a top legislative staffer in the Capitol, but she says her main insecurity at work is her Peruvian accent.

  • Aug 27, 2021
  • 4:41 PM

Bukele’s Gang Negotiations

Latino Rebels Radio: August 26, 2021

  • Aug 26, 2021
  • 4:41 PM

Mexico Welcomes 124 Afghan Refugee Journalists, Families

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico welcomed a group of 124 Afghan media workers and their families Wednesday after the group fled their country because of the Taliban takeover.

  • Aug 25, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

ICE Funding Faces Rising Opposition From Democrats in Congress

The House of Representatives was back in the Capitol on Tuesday where Latino Rebels asked members about the future of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

  • Aug 25, 2021
  • 1:35 PM

Supreme Court Orders ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Reinstated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 8:34 PM

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