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Latino USA Presents: ‘City Of Oil’

Latino USA visits South Los Angeles, the epicenter of an anti-oil-drilling movement that is gaining momentum and threatening an oil industry with deep roots in the city.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 3:48 PM

Latino Justice Honors Dolores Huerta and Other Latina Trailblazers

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the event, which was established back in 2010 to honor Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 3:38 PM

A Public Call to Congress: It’s Time to Hold Hearings on Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board

Signers are encouraging the Senate to hold a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to properly investigate the conflicts of interest on the body and the level of accountability and transparency achieved by the public agency.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 3:05 PM

Brazil’s Senate Rejects Bolsonaro’s Gun Decree

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Senate has rejected a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro that loosened the country’s strict gun laws, dealing a blow to the far-right leader who had lobbied for lawmakers to approve the measure.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 12:51 PM

Almost 71 Million People Displaced Worldwide by War and Violence in 2018

The number for this year increased by 2 million people, in comparison to 2017.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 11:41 AM

Common Sense Cultural Capital

Our sheer talent and intelligence will deliver an era of fair exchanges of community cultural capital. That is what our community needs to thrive.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 10:24 AM

AP Interview: Border Official Says Aid Needed to Save Lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — When 16-year-old Carlos Hernández Vásquez fell ill in a holding facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was diagnosed with the flu and given medication, then sent back to a cell to recuperate on a concrete bench.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 9:04 AM

Mexico’s Migrant Shelters Overwhelmed in Crackdown

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 8:38 AM

Mexico’s Senate Approves Trade Deal With US, Canada

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 9:40 PM

Dominican AG: Ortiz Shooting Result of Mistaken Identity

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 9:16 PM

UN: Venezuelans Now File 1 in 5 of All New Asylum Claims

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Johan Álvarez was unable to provide more than one meal a day for his young family he knew it was time to leave Venezuela.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 5:06 PM

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Accused of Being Tied to Crimes

Two other members of the opposition have been accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in humanitarian aid earmarked for soldiers who defected into Colombia.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 1:00 PM

Human Rights Group Urges Sanctions on Nicaragua’s Ortega

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in April 2018.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 12:57 PM

NY Activists Celebrate Law That Grants Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

After one of the most heated political issues in the state, Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law on Monday night.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 10:29 AM

Don’t Be Outraged They’re Being Called Concentration Camps. Be Outraged They Exist.

Not only is it historically accurate to call these detention centers concentration camps, but the uproar reveals a curious and cruel irony: conservatives are more outraged by the terms used to describe the detention camps than they are by the conditions inside them.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 7:45 AM

UN: Nearly 71 Million Now Displaced by War, Violence at Home

GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier—and an overall total that would amount to the world’s 20th most populous country.

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 7:19 AM

Trump Chose Orlando But Orlando Doesn’t Choose Trump (OPINION)

We are a city rich in organizing and resilience. Those who paved the way for him to be here and use our resources will be held to account not only by us, but by history.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 3:56 PM

Tiffany Cabán Is the Queens District Attorney That Communities of Color Need (OPINION)

She has run an entirely people-powered campaign, relying on working-class people of all colors and creeds to volunteer and contribute what they can.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 1:53 PM

Brazilian Construction Giant Odebrecht Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Odebrecht, which employed 180,000 people five years ago, faces a string of financial difficulties since the uncovering of a high-profile corruption scheme.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 12:18 PM

Guaidó Staffers Accused of Embezzling Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Funds

A report published in Miami-based Panampost claims that Rossana Barrera and Kevin Rojas, members Guaidó’s Popular Will party, misappropriated funds earmarked for so-called “humanitarian aid” in Colombia.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 9:29 AM

US Restores Some Aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 7:54 AM