Texas

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

‘On the Divide’: Documentary Looks at Last Abortion Clinic on US-Mexico Border

Whole Woman’s Health is in McAllen, Texas, a place documentarian Maya Cueva describes as already “post-Roe.” If this clinic closes, the next closest one is over 250 miles away, with checkpoints along the way.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

‘Librotraficante Caravan of Banned Books’ Heads to Texas Capitol

HOUSTON — On Friday, April 29, members from a number of Latino civic organizations and other advocates of Latino and ethnic studies will deliver a collection of Mexican-American Studies books to the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, as a message to Texas legislators not to follow other states’ lead in limiting which texts are taught […]

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 11:09 AM

Melissa Lucio’s Execution Delayed by Texas Appeals Court

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court on Monday delayed the execution of a woman amid growing doubts about whether she fatally beat her two-year-old daughter in a case that has garnered the support of lawmakers, celebrities, and even some of the jurors who sentenced her to death. The […]

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • 2:48 PM

One in 20 Latinos Not Counted in Census: Why It Matters (OPINION)

The census takes place every 10 years to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and to distribute federal funds based on the population count, so an undercount means our Latino community will be underrepresented politically and lose significant amounts of federal funds over the next 10 years.

  • Apr 20, 2022
  • 4:31 PM

Trucker Blockade Snarls US-Mexico Border Over Texas Order

One of the busiest trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border remained effectively closed Wednesday as frustration and traffic snarls mounted over orders by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requiring extra inspections of commercial trucks as part of the Republican’s sprawling border security operation.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • 4:14 PM

The Race to Save Melissa Lucio (A Latino USA Podcast)

In 2008, Melissa Lucio was convicted of capital murder after the death of her two-year-old daughter, Mariah Elizabeth Alvarez. She is the first Latina to be put on death row in Texas. Her family members and supporters believe she is innocent and did not receive a fair trial. Melissa has maintained her innocence.

  • Mar 25, 2022
  • 11:27 AM

Democrats Are Losing Black and Latino Voters (OPINION)

While some pundits in various outlets have recently reported that the shift in politics shouldn’t be of concern for Democrats, Republicans — despite their embrace of extremism and bigotry — are making inroads in Latino and Black communities that Democrats have routinely ignored.

  • Mar 8, 2022
  • 11:45 AM

Cisneros, Rep. Cuellar Head to Runoff in Texas

Democratic challenger Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old immigration attorney running for Congress with heavy support from progressives, has forced a primary runoff against U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in South Texas.

  • Mar 2, 2022
  • 11:21 AM

Misinformation and Racism on Latino Social Media Continue Unabated (OPINION)

While white Latinos dominate the airwaves and social media with bigotry, they do a disservice to the vast diversity of Latinos by fostering hate and division within the Latino community.

  • Mar 1, 2022
  • 2:45 PM

Pro-Trump Latino Candidate in Texas Snubs Latino Group (OPINION)

The LIBRE Initiative and its partner, Americans for Prosperity Action (a Koch Industries-funded group), withdrew its endorsement of Pete Flores, who is running in Texas Senate District 24. The withdrawal came after the candidate soundly rejected LIBRE’s initial endorsement.

  • Feb 3, 2022
  • 11:41 AM

Texas Teens Face Life in Prison for Killing Man Suspected of Molestation

Brothers Alejandro and Christian Trevino are charged with aggravated assault and engaging in organized criminal activity. Christian and friend Juan Eduardo Melendez are also charged with capital murder. A petition on Change.org calling on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to release the boys has already received over 46,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning.

  • Jan 26, 2022
  • 11:09 AM

Mexican Abortion Advocates Look to Help Women in US

Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 2:01 PM

El Paso Mural Glosses Over Chamizal Land Dispute (OPINION)

‘Blurred Boundaries,’ an art installation at the Chamizal Community Center in El Paso, replicates a dominant narrative that trivializes the role of barrio women and the still-open wound of the chamizal treaty between Mexico and the United States.

  • Jan 7, 2022
  • 12:18 PM

Immigration Reform for Essential Workers and Victims of Domestic Violence Is Long Overdue (OPINION)

The term “living in the shadows” is something I’m familiar with, having grown up waiting for some type of path that would allow me to become a legal resident. I did so while surviving a relationship that involved domestic violence.

  • Jan 6, 2022
  • 2:19 PM

Texas Suppression

Latino Rebels Radio: December 16, 2021

  • Dec 16, 2021
  • 7:23 PM

Democrat Beto O’Rourke Running for Texas Governor in 2022

Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone else in decades.

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • 11:48 AM

Immigrants and Allies March ’11 Miles for 11 Million’ in El Paso

A coalition led by Border Network for Human Rights held a march in El Paso, Texas demanding a citizenship pathway for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

  • Nov 12, 2021
  • 12:20 PM

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio: Working-Class Messages Resonate With Latino Voters

Donald Trump over-performed with Latino and Latina voters during the 2020 election. Latino Rebels asked both Latinos in the Senate GOP caucus, Marco Rubio (FL) and Ted Cruz (TX), to explain the rightward shift in Latino voters during last year’s presidential election.

  • Nov 11, 2021
  • 2:08 PM

Poll: Biden Support Falls Among All Americans, Especially Independents and Latinos

While the pandemic has certainly hurt Biden’s support among Latinos, so has the economy. And Latino support for Biden on immigration is even lower.

  • Oct 22, 2021
  • 2:39 PM

The Nightmare of Migrants Crossing the Darién Jungle

Reporter David González M. follows one Haitian migrant, his family, and others from as far away as Pakistan as they prepare to make the deadly journey through the Colombia-Panama border region.

  • Oct 8, 2021
  • 4:23 PM

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