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Venezuela’s Apparent Respite From COVID-19 May Not Last Long

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Defying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 12:32 PM

Con vida en Puerto Rico (OPINIÓN)

La pandemia del COVID-19 representa entonces nuevas circunstancias, pero no precisamente un fenómeno nuevo.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 11:45 AM

‘The Infiltrators’ Review: Docu-Thriller Sees DREAMer Activists Expose the Shadiness at the Broward Transitional Center

By combining a conventional documentary form (footage and on camera interviews with the real infiltrators) and a scripted narrative —reenactments of events inside the facility brought to life by professional actors— The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful docu-thriller (as the directors like to call it) and an emotional political tale of young activists fighting for justice.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 9:58 AM

Woman Fired After Backlash From Racist Park Confrontation

NEW YORK (AP) — The verbal dispute between a white woman walking her dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 8:24 PM

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Death of Black Man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a handcuffed black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 6:06 PM

Costa Rica Latest Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica became the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court went into effect ending the country’s ban.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 5:56 PM

Staying Alive in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

In the Puerto Rican context, the COVID-19 pandemic then represents novel circumstances but not an entirely new political phenomenon.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 3:16 PM

Thousands Wait to Take US Citizenship Oath Amid Virus Delays

BOSTON (AP) — Wendy De Los Santos passed the test to become a U.S. citizen just days before government offices shut down nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 1:31 PM

MÃE! (Mom!): New Short Film Created in Isolation Depicts Challenges of Immigrants Facing COVID-19 Pandemic Away From Home

The film is meant to be a window into life, inspired by many stories of immigrants who have had to face the pandemic away from home.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 12:58 PM

Inside Paraguay’s Coronavirus Shelters

Overcrowding, poor sanitation, inadequate medical attention, and delays in testing prime Paraguay’s quarantine shelters to spread the virus, rather than contain it.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 12:29 PM

Black Man Dies After Video Shows Officer Kneeling on Neck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A black man has died in Minneapolis police custody after video shared online from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 9:05 AM

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil emerging as one of the world’s most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors, governors, an outgoing health minister and the media.

  • May 25, 2020
  • 5:08 PM

The South Bronx Restaurant That Ended Its Relationship With World Central Kitchen

For this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela talks with La Morada’s Yajaira Saavedra about why the restaurant went public about their decision.

  • May 24, 2020
  • 11:50 AM

1st Iranian Ship Reaches Venezuela With No sign of US Threat

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.

  • May 24, 2020
  • 11:35 AM

Mexico Cancels Soccer Season Because of Coronavirus Pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Liga MX canceled the remainder of its spring season without crowning a champion for the first time, a decision caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 23, 2020
  • 4:23 PM

In Mexican Border Cities, Many Fear Virus Is Coming From US

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both sides of the border, until he got the coronavirus.

  • May 23, 2020
  • 4:04 PM

Biden Says He Was Too ‘Cavalier’ About Black Trump Backers

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden said he “should not have been so cavalier” in comments earlier Friday in which he suggested African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.”

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:51 PM

Georgia and Wisconsin Republicans Undermine Democracy for Political Gain (OPINION)

Instead of undermining our democratic processes for political gain, we should demand that instead we institute national vote by mail so people can vote safely at a time when they are at risk due to a global pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:32 PM

Soccer Players in Latin America Looking for Help Amid Virus

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Santiago Cedeño opened the front door of his house when the car stopped outside. For days, the Panamanian soccer player had been eagerly anticipating the vehicle and its cargo of food supplies.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:21 PM

Venezuelan High Court Orders DirecTV Property Seized

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s high court ordered the immediate seizure of all DirecTV property on Friday, days after the U.S. firm abandoned its services in the South American nation, citing U.S. sanctions.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:13 PM

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