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Land Defenders in Peru Face Criminalization for Fighting Big Mining Companies

According to a new report from EarthRights International, thousands of environmental defenders and their families have suffered killings, violence, harassment, and intimidation.

  • Aug 4, 2020
  • 4:24 PM

Fire at Nicaragua Cathedral Prompts Accusations of Terrorism

The U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua, Kevin Sullivan, condemned the fire as a “violent attack.”

  • Aug 4, 2020
  • 2:07 PM

Virus Ravages Poor California County Along Mexican Border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo’s last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier. The oldest of her four children, a 15-year-old boy, learned he had it that morning.

  • Aug 4, 2020
  • 1:49 PM

Biden Issues an Agenda for the US Latino Community

A Tuesday Medium post published by Joe Biden and listed as a 36-minute read provides a comprehensive plan for the U.S. Latino community—a sector of voters the former Vice President under Barack Obama is still struggling to excite for the upcoming November presidential election.

  • Aug 4, 2020
  • 1:18 PM

Judge: ‘Discriminatory’ to Deny Puerto Rico Access to US Aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. territory access to three federal welfare programs in a major decision cheered by many.

  • Aug 4, 2020
  • 10:45 AM

For El Paso and Mexicanos (A POEM)

What kind of invasion?

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 5:57 PM

As the Daughter of an ICE Detainee, Here’s What I Learned From a Deep Dive Into Immigration Raids (OPINION)

Although I did not experience these six raids myself, I am writing from the perspective of not only a student researcher, but as a daughter with a parent at an ICE facility amidst a global pandemic.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 5:29 PM

Remembering A Giant Of Chicano Literature: Rudolfo Anaya (A Latino USA Segment)

Latino USA re-airs a conversation between Maria Hinojosa and Ruldolfo Anaya from 2012.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 4:05 PM

The Scars of El Paso (and Mississippi) Remain

“The white supremacy that inspired the domestic terrorist to take 23 lives in El Paso on August 3 last year is the same despicable hatred that inspired ICE to terrorize and raid our communities across Mississippi days later on August 7,” BNHR, IAJE, WTM, and NDLON said in a joint statement.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 3:51 PM

CEO of Puerto Rico’s Power Company to Resign Amid Outages

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company is resigning as thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week’s tropical storm that further weakened a grid still trying to recover from previous hurricanes and earthquakes, officials said Monday.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 2:15 PM

Mexico Surpasses UK in COVID-19 Deaths, Behind Only US and Brazil

Despite the rise in cases, Mexico has been reopening its economy and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has consistently downplayed the severity of the pandemic.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 1:35 PM

El Paso Marks Walmart Shooting Anniversary Amid Pandemic

Events to mark the anniversary of the August 3, 2019, shooting in El Paso, a largely Hispanic city of 700,000, have taken on a new look amid the coronavirus pandemic: parks lit with lanterns that people can walk or drive through; private tours for victims’ families at a museum exhibit of items preserved from a makeshift memorial; and residents being asked to show support with online posts.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 11:11 AM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on One-Year Anniversary of the El Paso Shooting

“The El Paso shooting was not only an attack on the Latino community, but an assault on our entire American family,” Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro said.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 10:18 AM

Losing Your Father to COVID-19

The latest episode of Latino Rebels Radio.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 9:42 AM

Leading Democratic VP Contender Bass Defends Stance on Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades.

  • Aug 2, 2020
  • 4:53 PM

DHS Repression Against Protestors Are Similar to Tactics Used by Authoritarian Governments (OPINION)

People might think I’m being alarmist, but I am not. 

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 3:06 PM

We Must Do Better to Protect and Support Cleaning Workers During COVID-19 (OPINION)

Now, during the most virulent outbreak in a century, we must do better to protect and support cleaning workers.

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

Ecuador Congress Grants Amnesty to Indigenous Leaders

The legislative body ruled that the crimes the leaders were accused of were not eligible to be tried in a court of law.

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 1:33 PM

Peru Probes Whether 27,253 Coronavirus Deaths Uncounted

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities and the Pan American Health Organization are investigating whether the country failed to count 27,253 deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, a figure that could more than double the country’s official death toll from COVID-19.

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 1:32 PM

Ex High-Ranking Mexican Officers Charged in Drug Scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former high-ranking Mexican law enforcement officials have been accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes to protect Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Luis Cárdenas Palomino and Ramon Pequeño García allegedly worked for Genaro García Luna, Mexico’s former top security official, who is also […]

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 10:12 AM

Mexico Economy Dropped 18.9% in 2nd Quarter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economic activity plummeted 18.9% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year as the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic drove the country deeper into a recession, according to preliminary government data released Thursday.

  • Jul 30, 2020
  • 5:57 PM

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