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Rita Indiana’s Pan-Caribbean Rebirth (A Latino USA Podcast)

Maria Hinojosa speaks with Rita Indiana about her new album, her queer Pan-Caribbean identity, and why she decided to leave the music scene.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 11:51 AM

Biden Picks 2 Trump Critics for Border, Immigration Roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 11:00 AM

Police: Minnesota Officer Meant to Draw Taser, Not Handgun

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said Monday.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 9:57 PM

Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala Deploy Troops to Lower Migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of immigration to the U.S. border.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 5:47 PM

Conservative Lasso Wins Ecuador Election

Conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso beat out leftist Andrés Araúz in presidential elections on Sunday and will be the next president of Ecuador.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 3:51 PM

Daunte Wright Death in Minnesota Traffic Stop Sparks Unrest

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Black man died after being shot by police in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop and crashing his car several blocks away, sparking violent protests that lasted into the early hours Monday as officers in riot gear clashed with demonstrators and the man’s mother called for calm.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 10:50 AM

Officer Accused of Force in Stop of Black Latino Army Officer Fired

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Latino Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case.

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • 9:10 AM

GOP-Led States Lose Bid to Challenge Immigration Rule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in California refused Thursday to permit 14 states led by Republican governors to challenge the overturning of a Trump-era immigration rule affecting hundreds of thousands of people.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 5:38 PM

Ecuador, Peru to Elect Presidents Amid Strengthened Pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will see on the ballots Sunday, when the neighboring South American nations are set to choose new presidents.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 4:35 PM

OPINION: How to Be Cultural Environmentalists in Our Community

While organizing, mobilizing, and educating our diverse local Latinx and communities of color to recognize their power, we can advocate for bold environmental progressive actions, beginning at the dinner table with our families.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 1:49 PM

Birth Control In Times Of Crisis (A Latino USA Podcast)

The lack of contraceptives may not sound like an urgent need for some people, but it is crucial for many women because it can have a long-term impact on their education, professional development, and economic and psychological well-being.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 11:20 AM

AP Sources: El Salvador President Snubs Visiting Biden Envoy

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, according to two aides of the Central American leader.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 8:40 AM

The Texas City of Roma and the Central American Exodus

Every night, desperate Central Americans continue to cross the river and head into the hills towards Roma, hoping, somehow, to improve their lives.

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 8:56 PM

Breaking Up a Family

Latino Rebels Radio: April 8, 2021

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 5:37 PM

Puerto Rico as Top Tourist Destination During Pandemic Raises Serious Concerns From Residents

Data received from the Official Airline Guide (OAG) showed that 491,337 seats were sold for flights arriving at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in March 2021.

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 3:27 PM

Number of Kids Alone at Border Hits All-Time High in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone across the Mexican border in March, authorities said Thursday, the largest monthly number ever recorded and a major test for President Joe Biden as he reverses many of his predecessor’s hardline immigration tactics.

  • Apr 8, 2021
  • 11:41 AM

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