Politics

How Latin American Feminists Shifted Global Understanding of Gender-Based Violence

Governments —not only in Latin America, but also in Canada— are responsible for perpetuating gender inequality through economic policies and police violence.

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 4:21 PM

US, Mexico Launch Joint Project to Tackle Root Causes of Central American Migration

The “Sembrando Oportunidades” project will combine efforts from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to focus on Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 1:16 PM

TikTok Star Launches #QueridoSenado Campaign for Immigrant Relief

“All my content is in Spanish and related to immigration issues here,” said 22-year-old Carlos Eduardo Espina, who was teaching in-person citizenship classes to immigrants in 2019 when he had the idea to teach the same classes but on TikTok.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 5:59 PM

Democrats: Immigration Reform Will Lift Economy, Lower Inflation

“We need workers in this economy,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Latino Rebels. “(If) you want to grow the GDP then workers are at the heart of that. And this is one path to get the workers here in the United States able to come out of the shadows, take these jobs, pay taxes, and help us grow the economy.”

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 2:19 PM

A New Honduras?

Latino Rebels Radio: December 2, 2021

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 2:04 PM

The English Learner Who Became Secretary of Education (A Latino USA Podcast)

Secretary Miguel Cardona grew up in a Puerto Rican household in Meriden, Connecticut; Spanish was his first language. On his first day of kindergarten, he couldn’t speak any English.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 10:07 AM

Feeling Protected in the Aftermath of the Texas Abortion Ban (OPINION)

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, a psychologist and a writer explore the repeated messages in the media about disparities in outcome and how that impacts people subliminally.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 12:07 PM

Leftist Xiomara Castro Wins Honduran Presidential Election After Rival Concedes

Honduras’ ruling party conceded defeat Tuesday in presidential elections held two days earlier, giving victory to leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fears of another contested vote and violent protests.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 3:44 PM

‘The End of Silence’: A Review of Antonio Turok’s Photography

The series of photographs in “The End of Silence,” which ran at the Eastern Projects Gallery in Los Angeles from October 9 to November 27, documents a 40-year span that follows Indigenous resistance and communal cultures of Latin America.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 2:36 PM

Democracy Versus Neo-Fascism in Chilean Election (OPINION)

As Gabriel Boric prepares to square off against José Kast in a second round of voting for the Chilean presidency, social movements and the Left have united to defend democracy against creeping neo-fascism.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

Today Barbados, Tomorrow Puerto Rico (OPINION)

At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, the Caribbean nation of Barbados bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, becoming the world’s youngest republic. Though largely symbolic, the act will resonate throughout the Caribbean, especially in its oldest colony, Puerto Rico. 

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 5:22 PM

How a Recall Election Brought Down Arizona’s Most Powerful Politician (OPINION)

One of the great stories in Arizona politics involves the recall 10 years ago this month of then-Republican state Senate President Russell Pearce, the far-right author of the single most anti-immigrant bill in modern U.S. history, SB 1070.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 12:27 PM

Connecting With Puerto Ricans Helps NY State Assembly Hopeful

Shaniyat Chowdhury, a New York City public high school educator running for the New York State Assembly, is using a recent trip to the SOMOS Conference in Puerto Rico as a springboard to unseat long-time Democratic incumbent David Weprin.

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 3:48 PM

Report: Refugees Endure Civil Rights Abuses at U.S.-Mexico Border

In October, Lawyers for Civil Rights sent a delegation to investigate the treatment of refugees along the U.S.-Mexico border and discovered numerous instances of civil rights violations committed by the U.S. government.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 5:41 PM

Ex-Protester and Far-Right Lawmaker to Meet in Chilean Runoff Election

A conservative lawmaker with a history of defending Chile’s military dictatorship and a former student protest leader are headed to a polarizing presidential runoff after both failed to garner enough votes to win the South American country’s election outright.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

Planned Opposition Protests in Cuba Flop

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez called the protests an “absolute failure” in an interview on Tuesday. He also criticized U.S. President Joe Biden for not yet addressing the embargo and continuing with Trump-era policies that have exacerbated the country’s shortage of basic goods.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 12:51 PM

Death Threats Soar as Progressive ‘Squad’ Grows in Congress

Capitol Police expect to log 9,000 death threats against members of Congress this year, many of them aimed at members of the ‘the Squad,’ a group of six young Democrats of color who have become icons for progressives and many communities of color.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 11:27 AM

Children Awaiting Transplants Victims of Venezuela’s Crises

Except for a few charity-aided cases, poor Venezuelan children have not received organ or bone marrow transplants since 2017. Dozens of children have died since, including 25 this year, according to a parent organization.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 5:16 PM

What Defines a Free Cuba? (OPINION)

Freedom and liberty in Cuba mean different things based on who you ask in the majority Black and Mulatto island nation

  • Nov 18, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

Puerto Rican Utopia, Cuba Redux (OPINION)

History has a way of repeating itself, and in many ways Batista’s Cuba is echoed in today’s Puerto Rico.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

Meet Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona’s Homegrown White Nationalist Hero (OPINION)

Rep. Gosar is a white supremacist and a male member of a political party that’s now dominated by white supremacists, a party whose core agenda now has almost nothing to do with so-called traditional Republican values.

  • Nov 16, 2021
  • 1:58 PM

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