Politics

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

Colombia Makes History

Latino Rebels Radio: June 23, 2022

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 4:21 PM

Source: Fearing Loss, Puerto Rico Statehood Movement Looks to Blur Line Between Status Options

Fearing that one of the two other status options may win, specifically the “Free Association” option, members of the Puerto Rican statehood movement plan to pressure House Natural Resources Committee chair Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) to revise the language of a draft bill that looks to resolve Puerto Rico’s 100-plus status issue once and for all, according to a draft letter provided to Latino Rebels by an anonymous source directly familiar with the proceedings.

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 12:27 PM

Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar Declared Winner in Texas Recount

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A recount in Texas affirmed Democrat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar as the winner Tuesday of his primary race against progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, who had trailed by fewer than 200 votes following a runoff in May.

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • 8:10 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Bukele Fiddles While the Crypto Market Burns

Global financial duress is pummeling cryptocurrencies including Tether, an important piece of Nayib Bukele’s bitcoin project.

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • 11:23 AM

Blaming Latinos for Democratic Political Losses Just Needs to Stop (OPINION)

After Republican Mayra Flores won a special election for the open congressional seat in Texas House District 34, many Democratic supporters began blaming Latino voters on social media. It needs to stop.

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • 8:21 AM

Colombian Voters Elect Country’s First Black Vice President

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — As Colombia’s voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone—electing the country’s first Black vice president.

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • 7:25 AM

Slim Win Makes Ex-Rebel Colombia’s First Leftist President

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country’s first leftist president.

  • Jun 19, 2022
  • 7:04 PM

US Sanctions Nicaraguan Gold Mining Firm Over Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s state-owned gold mining company and the president of its board of directors in part over the Central American nation’s ties to Russia.

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • 4:13 PM

A Future Without Roe v. Wade (A Latino USA Podcast)

What would the future look like for low-income communities of color if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • 11:27 AM

Latino Lawmaker Takes Center Stage During Third Day of January 6 Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) took center stage on Thursday afternoon at the third made-for-TV hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the Capitol.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 10:11 PM

The Latest From DC

Latino Rebels Radio: June 16, 2022

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 5:35 PM

Colombia Is Facing an Unprecedented Presidential Election

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The final round of Colombia’s presidential election is scheduled for Sunday, June 19 and the clear winner is still difficult to determine. The latest polls predict a statistical tie between two candidates who embody different ideologies but still promise change.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 3:45 PM

Indian Backlog Immigrants Offer Durbin Redemption Through Eagle Act

The Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment Act of 2022 or Eagle Act is an obscure bill, strangely bipartisan in the House with a low-key advocacy organization, Immigration Voice, that was on Capitol Hill this week for meetings with staffers for Republican Senators Josh Hawley (MO), Mike Lee (UT), and Tom Cotton (AR), plus the Senate offices of Democratic Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Tina Smith (MN).

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 4:23 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Central America Talks Back to Biden

Central America, in Brief: After the no-show of the Northern Triangle presidents at the Summit of the Americas, their foreign ministers gave strident speeches defying Joe Biden and named their countries’ terms for U.S. and regional engagement.

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 1:19 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Grijalva Previews Next Steps for Puerto Rico Status Act

On Tuesday afternoon, Latino Rebels caught up with the House Committee on Natural Resources Chair in the Speaker’s Lobby of the House of Representatives for an update on the bill that has brought the two policy factions supporting statehood and self-determination bills together for the first time.

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 10:58 AM

After 10 Years of DACA, Uncertainty Is Still the Reality

Even after President Obama first announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program 10 years ago on June 15, a state of limbo and uncertainty is still a constant for the thousands of recipients who initially thought the program would be the first step on their path to permanency in the […]

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 10:19 AM

CBP Says It Will Investigate Origin of Unofficial Coin Showing Border Patrol Agent Chasing Haitian Migrant

As reported by McClatchy and the Miami Herald on Tuesday, the existence of an unofficial “challenge coin” with an engraved image of a Border Patrol agent apparently chasing a Haitian migrant on horseback has led to promises of an investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 6:30 PM

Justices Rule Against Detained Immigrants Seeking Release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled against immigrants who are seeking their release from long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders.

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 8:19 AM

In Latest Quinnipiac National Poll, 110 ‘Self-Identified’ Latinos Give Biden a 24% Approval Rating

“The recent national survey conducted from June 3-6, 2022 reported results for 110 self-identified Hispanic adults with a margin of sampling error of +/- 9.3 percentage points,” Quinnipiac’s polling team told me Monday in an email.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • 3:44 PM

Miami’s Bitcoin Mayor Fails Again (OPINION)

Perhaps the most infamous crypto scheme associated with Francis Suarez is MiamiCoin, which has lost nearly all of its value since receiving the mayor’s endorsement, plummeting 95% from its peak last year to now fractions of a penny.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • 12:11 PM

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