Politics

The Migrant Phantoms of the Pandemic (OPINION)

How COVID-19 is disrupting a posthumous transnational tradition, and what this represents for U.S.-México migration.

  • May 14, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

Concerns Grow as Puerto Rico to Spend $2B to Fight COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday revealed how the U.S. territory will spend more than $2.2 billion in federal aid to fight the new coronavirus amid concerns that the money will not reach those in need soon enough.

  • May 14, 2020
  • 2:08 PM

A Clash of the Oppressed: An Intimate Look At Black and Brown People’s Relationship in America

We, Black and Brown people, are not and should not be each other’s enemy.

  • May 14, 2020
  • 10:07 AM

Democracy and Its Advocates Must Adapt to the COVID-19 Pandemic (OPINION)

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of American life on hold, and efforts to ensure the robustness of US democracy have not been exempt.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 5:06 PM

Biden’s VP Pick Isn’t the Biggest Issue for Latino Activists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would have to do more than select a Latina running mate to win over Hispanics whose support could be crucial to winning the presidency, according to activists who are warning the presumptive Democratic nominee not to take their community for granted.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 4:28 PM

Trump Ramps Up Expulsions of Migrant Youth, Citing Virus

HOUSTON (AP) — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber into the dense brush of Texas. Many are teens who left Central America on their own; others were sent along by parents from refugee camps in Mexico. They are as young as 10.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 1:49 PM

Venezuela’s Ongoing Political Saga

Latino Rebels Radio: May 12, 2020

  • May 12, 2020
  • 2:45 PM

In an Unprecedented Move, LA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Exercises New Power and Subpoenas Villanueva

In the midst of COVID-19, there has never been a better time to use Measure R.

  • May 12, 2020
  • 11:02 AM

Pandemic Creates Electoral Uncertainty for Trump, Democrats

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign.

  • May 11, 2020
  • 5:19 PM

Guaidó Advisers Quit Following Bungled Venezuela Raid

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Monday that two U.S.-based political advisers have resigned in the fallout from a failed incursion into the Caribbean nation led by a former-Green Beret aimed at capturing President Nicolás Maduro.

  • May 11, 2020
  • 4:53 PM

Democrats Press Trump for Answers on Foiled Venezuela Raid

MIAMI (AP) — Three Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are demanding answers from the Trump administration about how much it knew about an attempted raid to capture Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, an operation they said potentially violated U.S. law and ran counter to American support for negotiations to end the South American country’s political standoff.

  • May 7, 2020
  • 5:40 PM

Sources: US Investigating Ex-Green Beret for Venezuela Raid

MIAMI (AP) — A former Green Beret who has claimed responsibility for an ill-fated military incursion into Venezuela is under federal investigation for arms trafficking, according to current and former U.S. law enforcement officials.

  • May 6, 2020
  • 4:10 PM

Mijente Says 3rd Annual ‘Voto de Mayo’ Was Largest Single Day Virtual Voter Mobilization

Focusing on Latino voters in the key swing states of North Carolina and Georgia, political grassroots organization Mijente said that its 3rd annual “Voto de Mayo” on May 5 was the largest in the history of the 5-year-old group.

  • May 6, 2020
  • 3:56 PM

Trump Denies Ties to Venezuelan Attack With 2 US Men Jailed

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States had nothing to do with an alleged incursion into Venezuela that landed two U.S. citizens behind bars in the crisis-stricken South American nation.

  • May 5, 2020
  • 5:19 PM

Venezuela: 2 US ‘Mercenaries’ Among Those Nabbed After Raid

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said authorities arrested two U.S. citizens among a group of “mercenaries” on Monday, a day after a beach raid purportedly aimed at capturing the socialist leader that authorities say they foiled.

  • May 4, 2020
  • 11:34 PM

The COVID-19 Response Is Fueled by Racial Hostility (OPINION)

Decisions over who receives benefits from COVID-19 stimulus packages in the U.S. are being driven by a disdain for communities of color.

  • May 4, 2020
  • 3:41 PM

Ex-Green Beret Claims He Led Foiled Raid into Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former Green Beret has taken responsibility for what he claimed was a failed attack Sunday aimed at overthrowing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and that the socialist government said ended with eight dead.

  • May 4, 2020
  • 10:51 AM

Wanda Vázquez and the COVID-19 Push to Destroy Press Freedom in Puerto Rico

Silencing of the press is concerning at any point in the life of a nation, but it is alarming in the middle of a pandemic and with an administration that puts its political and economic life over the safety of its own people, and in an election year.

  • May 3, 2020
  • 4:09 PM

Joe Biden Gets Backing of Key Latina Activist Dolores Huerta

WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta on Friday endorsed Joe Biden for president, giving him the backing of one of the nation’s most prominent Latino leaders.

  • May 3, 2020
  • 2:34 PM

The Legacy of SB1070: The Rise of Arizona’s New Political Order

PHOENIX — The power base in Arizona has shifted in the past 20 years, and we have the state’s Republican Party to both thank and blame for that.

  • May 2, 2020
  • 3:52 PM

Honduras and COVID-19: Three Irrefutable Truths, a New Paradigm, and the Inevitable Future

The arrival of COVID-19 coincides with the perfect scenario of the miserable conditions of Honduras, that the illegally elected dictator Juan Orlando Hernández and his entourage of corrupt supporters.

  • May 1, 2020
  • 3:34 PM

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