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Hotel Workers Strike Back

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo steps in as guest host to speak with Ada Briceño, co-president of Unite Here! Local 11, and Diana Rios Sanchez, a hotel worker, about the hotel workers’ strike in Los Angeles and its importance for other labor actions taking place across the country.

  • Jul 20, 2023
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Latina Therapist Works to Normalize, Decolonize Treatment

“I just want to empower our community to reclaim their healing,” says Cynthia Cerrato, a bilingual bi-cultural licensed marriage and family therapist serving individuals, couples, and families in the Los Angeles area.

  • Jul 20, 2023
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Long COVID a Growing Threat to Latino Communities

The prevalence of long COVID among Latinos —who are more likely to report symptoms of long COVID compared with non-Latinos— could worsen longstanding health inequities and force families to make tough decisions around treatment.

  • Jul 19, 2023
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White House Must Act Now to Stop Racist State Immigration Policies (OPINION)

In the face of unconstitutional immigration laws enacted in Texas, Florida, and Kansas, Congress and the Biden administration must take action now.

  • Jul 19, 2023
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Groups Sue DeSantis Over Anti-Immigrant Law (OPINION)

A group of civil rights organizations has filed a lawsuit against the DeSantis administration in Florida on behalf of the state’s farmworkers, among other affected parties, in hopes of reversing a recently implemented anti-immigrant law.

  • Jul 18, 2023
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UPR Graduation Rate Up in Last Decade Despite Its Dismantling

Graduation rates have risen at the University of Puerto Rico even though the cost of tuition has doubled, there are fewer professors, fewer students, fewer courses available, and fewer academic support staff.

  • Jul 17, 2023
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Economists Blast Menendez for ‘False Narrative’ About Crises in Cuba, Venezuela

More than 50 of the world’s top economists have slammed Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for recent remarks he made about Cuba and Venezuela, asking that he “stop spreading the false narrative” that there is no connection between the crises in those countries and the U.S. sanctions against them.

  • Jul 14, 2023
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No Water for You

Amid a record-breaking heat wave throughout Texas that has led to several heat-related deaths, Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill eliminating mandatory water breaks for construction workers. Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Daniela Hernandez, state legislative coordinator for the Workers Defense Project, to discuss the cruel and punitive nature of the law and how they plan to fight back.

  • Jul 13, 2023
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Brothers’ Love, Perseverance the Heart of Venezuelan Film ‘Sombra del Sol’ (INTERVIEW)

‘La Sombra del Sol,’ by Venezuelan-American writer-director Miguel Ángel Ferrer, is a film that shows both its lead characters facing real and difficult challenges. Actor Carlos Manuel González calls it “a great feel-good movie about brotherhood, about hope, about following your dreams, about not giving up.”

  • Jul 13, 2023
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Bring Chanel Home (OPINION)

Chanel Rustad, a four-year-old Alaska Native child, is currently in the custody of a racist white couple, Nikki Richman and Joseph Jurco, after her father murdered her mother in January 2020. Chanel’s maternal grandmother is fighting for custody.

  • Jul 12, 2023
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Cuba Denounces Presence of U.S. Nuclear Submarine at Guantanamo Bay

On Tuesday the Cuban government issued a statement denouncing the recent presence of a nuclear submarine at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Jul 12, 2023
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Hotel Workers in LA Hold Strike, Demand Living Wage

Hotel workers in Los Angeles are holding a second wave of strikes —the largest such strike in Southern California’s history— demanding fair, livable wages. The industry employs a largely immigrant workforce.

  • Jul 11, 2023
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Venezuelan Becomes ‘Mother of Movement’ to ‘Stop Cop City’

After her child “Tortuguita” was killed by Georgia State Patrol in January of this year while defending Atlanta’s South River Forest, Belkis Terán, a Venezuelan native now living in Panama, quickly took up the cause that they died fighting for.

  • Jul 11, 2023
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Immigrants in NYC Resume Education Thanks to Local Group, Student Volunteers From Mexico

CREA, an organization founded in 2013 that offers formal schooling to Spanish-speaking adults across the city, aims to bolster education levels among Latino immigrants by helping them achieve elementary and middle-school proficiency in multiple subjects.

  • Jul 10, 2023
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For a Few Haitians, Repatriation From DR Proves Bittersweet

For most immigrants, repatriation is to be avoided at all costs. However, a few undocumented Haitians in the Dominican Republic find them to be a blessing in disguise.

  • Jul 7, 2023
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Justina Machado Finds Freedom in ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’ (INTERVIEW)

Prime Video’s ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’ is a dark series that mixes cannibalism and mass murder with jokes and charm, swirling in some desperate aching for good measure. It’s a potent recipe.

  • Jul 7, 2023
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Supreme Court of Politics

Affirmative action struck down in college admissions. LGBTQ rights limited. Student loan relief blocked. Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Vanity Fair legal affairs contributor Cristian Farias to discuss the latest round of Supreme Court rulings plagued by shaky evidence, questionable plaintiffs and the lack of legal standing.

  • Jul 6, 2023
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‘People’s Church’ in East Harlem Provides a Haven for Asylum Seekers

First Spanish United Methodist Church has a history of supporting the Latino communities that have called East Harlem home for 100 years. Over the past nine months, it has added to that legacy by creating a safe haven and resource hub for migrants arriving from the southern border.

  • Jul 6, 2023
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Sentencing Begins for El Paso Shooter

Patrick Crusius, 24, who acted on pervasive anti-Latino rhetoric and killed 23 people in 2019, pleaded guilty in February and agreed to serve 90 life sentences.

  • Jul 5, 2023
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Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Returns as ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ (INTERVIEW)

Isn’t it a breath of fresh air to see a Latino character take top billing on a well-promoted, mainstream show?

  • Jul 5, 2023
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California Committee Passes Bill for Domestic Workers’ Rights

With three-quarters of the state’s domestic workforce identifying as Latino, a California bill would finally secure mandatory guidelines after decades of exclusion from workplace protections.

  • Jun 30, 2023
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