Politics

EXCLUSIVE: Ocasio-Cortez on the Future of Puerto Rico Status Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Days after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) traveled to Puerto Rico with three fellow House members to hold a public forum to discuss the new Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft, Latino Rebels caught up with the New York Democrat on Wednesday evening for an update on the bill.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 9:02 PM

Migration Gets Top Billing as Biden Hosts Hemisphere Leaders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Migration has taken center stage at an assembly of Western Hemisphere leaders, reflecting its emergence as a top foreign policy issue amid red-carpet drama over who comes and who stays home.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 4:33 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: New Targets of Lawfare Against Guatemalan Justice

Guatemala, in Brief: The persecution of independent judges and prosecutors pressed onward with the order to put former top state attorney Virginia Laparra on trial. The shady Foundation against Terrorism, lead architect of the legal attacks that have already pushed two-dozen anti-corruption operators into exile, has named among its next targets the human rights ombudsman and three of the country’s most influential judges.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 12:38 PM

Senators Divided Over Minimum Salary For Staffers

Latino Rebels asked Senators this week if the upper chamber of Congress will implement a minimum salary, or “pay floor,” for Senate staffers.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 8:52 AM

No Clear Consensus During Public Forum for Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft

As anticipated, there was no overarching agreement over the future of the political status of Puerto Rico—although the predominantly shared sentiment from speakers was that the discussion draft was a good start to relinquishing themselves of colonialism.

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • 5:42 PM

Migrant Caravan Sets Out in Southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Several thousand migrants set out walking in the rain early Monday in southern Mexico, tired of waiting to normalize their status in a region with little work and still far from their ultimate goal of reaching the United States.

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • 10:42 AM

South Texas Democratic Races Take Another Turn, With Calls of Victories and Recounts

On Monday afternoon, the Texas Democratic Party canvassed its primary runoff results, and the latest has South Texas progressive Michelle Vallejo leading opponent Ruben Ramirez by 30 votes in the 15th Congressional District, while in the South Texas 28th Congressional District, incumbent moderate Rep. Henry Cuellar leads progressive Jessica Cisneros by 281 votes.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 6:54 PM

Three Testimonies to Congressional Committee Show Clearly Different Views on Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft

Over the weekend, Latino Rebels received testimonies from three speakers, each representing a different take on the status question and the discussion draft bill. We are sharing each testimony here to show the broad political spectrum this discussion draft debate represents.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 2:08 PM

Conservative Latinos Must Challenge Republican Leadership (OPINION)

News from the terrorist attack on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas exposes deep-seated anti-Latino animus in politics

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 1:01 PM

Biden Hoping to Avoid Summit of the Americas Flop in LA

With Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador topping a list of leaders threatening to stay home to protest the exclusion by the host United States of authoritarian leaders from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, experts say the event could turn into an embarrassment for U.S. President Joe Biden.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

Reflections on Uvalde

Latino Rebels Radio: June 2, 2022

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • 5:32 PM

Petro, Hernández to Vie in Colombia Presidential Runoff

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombian voters opted for a dramatic change in presidential politics, choosing a leftist former rebel and an outsider populist businessman to advance to a runoff election in June amid hopes a new face can pull them out of the economic damage from the pandemic.

  • May 30, 2022
  • 1:59 PM

Puerto Rico’s Consensus Status Bill

Latino Rebels Radio: May 26, 2022

  • May 26, 2022
  • 5:25 PM

El Salvador Extends Anti-Gang Emergency for Another Month

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s congress granted a request Wednesday by President Nayib Bukele for a second extension of the country’s anti-gang emergency decree.

  • May 26, 2022
  • 2:17 PM

The Green Wave

Latino Rebels Radio: May 12, 2022

  • May 12, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

Jessica Cisneros Takes on Rep. Cuellar, Democratic Establishment in South Texas Race

On May 24, immigrant rights attorney and Laredo native Jessica Cisneros faces nine-term Congressman Henry Cuellar, the only anti-abortion Democrat in the House of Representatives, in a run-off election.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 5:04 PM

As Nation Changes Stance on Life Sentences for Minors, Tennessee’s Juvenile Lifers Are Left Behind

Whether the juvenile lifers will be able to see freedom any sooner —like others across the country— all comes down to Tennessee law.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 1:56 PM

Report: Draft Opinion Suggests High Court Will Overturn Roe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report published Monday night in Politico. It’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word on the matter.

  • May 2, 2022
  • 10:15 PM

A Progressive Case for Puerto Rico Statehood

Latino Rebels Radio: April 21, 2022

  • Apr 21, 2022
  • 4:06 PM

Reasons Why My Primos Didn’t Vote (OPINION)

Every 30 seconds, a Latinx person turns 18. It is time to identify and dispel some of the most pervasive lies told to Latinx voters that impede participation. It is time to challenge mainstream narratives and tell our truth.

  • Apr 21, 2022
  • 2:31 PM

Court Upholds Puerto Ricans’ Exclusion From Benefits Program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the differential treatment of residents of Puerto Rico, ruling that Congress was within its power to exclude them from a benefits program that’s available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Apr 21, 2022
  • 12:17 PM

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