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Guatemalans Worry About Graft After Giammattei Wins Election

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Few took to Guatemala’s streets to celebrate Monday after Alejandro Giammattei overwhelmingly won election as the country’s next president, with some questioning how he would tackle the corruption, violence and insufficient economic opportunity that has driven tens of thousands to flee the Central American nation.

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 10:52 AM

New Trump Rule Aims to Limit Legal Immigration

Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), said the rule would focus on legal immigrants “who are self-sufficient.”

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 10:43 AM

Turmoil Calms as Puerto Rico Governor Turns to Policy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s political turmoil seemed to be at least temporarily easing on Monday with attention shifting from protests to policy following the replacement governor’s move to suspend a hurricane recovery contract.

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 9:02 AM

New Julián Castro Campaign Ad to Trump: ‘As We Saw in El Paso, Americans Were Killed Because You Stoked the Fire of Racists’

“Innocent people were shot down because they look different from you. Because they look like me. They look like my family,” the Democratic candidate said.

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 8:42 AM

AP Explains: A Look at Argentine Turmoil After Primary Vote

The perennial seesaw of Argentina’s political and economic fortunes has pitched the South American country into more upheaval after an overwhelming primary election loss for the government of President Mauricio Macri.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 5:26 PM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on Trump Public Charge Rule

New rule reverses decades of long-standing precedent by disqualifying certain immigrants for using programs to help their families thrive.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 2:38 PM

NILC Announces Intent to File Legal Challenge to Trump Public Charge Regulation

“We look forward to seeing Trump in court —again— and to seeing justice prevail as we defend immigrant families and our democracy.”

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 11:43 AM

Conservative Giammattei Elected New President of Guatemala

Abstentions marked the election, with only around 60% of Guatemalans casting their vote yesterday.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 11:32 AM

New Rules Can Deny Green Cards for Immigrants on Food Stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect, one of its most aggressive moves to restrict legal immigration.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 10:36 AM

New Puerto Rico Governor Pledges to Scrutinize All Contracts

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor says her administration will be evaluating all government contracts as anger still simmers across the U.S. territory after corruption and mismanagement of public funds led to the recent ouster of the island’s former leader.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 9:11 AM

Los poderes detrás de las empresas contratadas para la recuperación de Puerto Rico

Al tope de la lista están Fluor Enterprises Inc., The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Powersecure Inc., Weston Solutions Inc., Dyncorp International LLC, Xperts Inc., Disaster Solutions Alliance LLC, Ceres Environmental Services Inc., AllTech Inc. y Vanguard Emergency Management Housing Inspection Services.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 8:00 AM

Privatizing Puerto Rico’s Schools

Latino Rebels Radio: August 11, 2019

  • Aug 11, 2019
  • 7:48 PM

Black Mississippians Respond to the ICE Raids

This is a nation of immigrants. Its strength lies in its diversity. Its shame lies in its racial bias.

  • Aug 11, 2019
  • 4:51 PM

Mass Shootings Have Latinos Worried About Being Targets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Michelle Otero arrived at an art show featuring Mexican-American women, the first thing she did was scan the room. Two exits. One security guard.

Then she thought to herself: If a shooter bursts in, how do my husband and I get out of here alive?

  • Aug 11, 2019
  • 3:30 PM

Fueling Fears of a ‘Hispanic Invasion’

The cancer of white supremacy will require a much more complex and multifaceted cure.

  • Aug 11, 2019
  • 2:20 PM

Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control.

  • Aug 11, 2019
  • 1:17 PM

Latino USA Presents: El Paso Strong

Latino USA travels to El Paso and Juárez to speak with local business people about the relationship between the two cities following a tragic shooting at a local Walmart.

  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 10:52 AM

Border Numbers Dip Below 100k for 1st Time in Months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrants encountered by U.S. authorities at the southern border has dropped below 100,000 for the first time in five months amid increased collaboration with Mexico and Guatemala to crack down on the flow, according to government data released Thursday.

  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 4:12 PM

Immigration: Nearly Half of Those Arrested in Raid Released

MORTON, Miss. (AP) — A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says nearly half of those arrested during the largest immigration raid in a decade in the United States have been released.

  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 3:54 PM

Puerto Rico Braces for More Protests Against Latest Governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans braced for more political turmoil Thursday as the third governor in a week took charge of this U.S. territory still divided over who should lead the economically struggling island of 3.2 million people.

  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 12:44 PM