Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?

A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 4:35 PM

National Guard Sent to Mexico City Subway on Sabotage Worry

The mayor of Mexico City announced Thursday that 6,060 National Guard officers will be posted in the city’s subway system after a series of accidents that officials suggested could be due to sabotage.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 10:34 AM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

‘Safe Line’ Guiding Visitors to Safety Draws Criticism in Costa Rica

A striking line of red paint approximately eight inches wide and spanning a kilometer in length appeared on Friday in parts of downtown San José. Part of a project called Kilometer Downtown, its intent is to guide tourists to hotels and safe spots where they can ask for information.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 1:38 PM

Botched Autopsy in Mexico Killing Leads to Cover-Up Charge

The death of Ariadna López, 27, brought up all the issues that have enraged women in Mexico: officials blaming the victim, poor police investigation, and misconduct that has led to a growing number of unsolved killings of women.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 11:14 AM

6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico, 2 Dead

A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings, and setting off landslides. The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. near the epicenter of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier in the western state of Michoacan.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • 11:23 AM

Strong Earthquake Shakes Mexico’s Pacific Coast; 1 Killed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • 5:06 PM

Mexico City Subway Collapse Was a Tragedy Foretold

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico City elevated subway line that collapsed this week, killing 25 people, was problem-plagued and poorly designed from the day of its inauguration in 2012.

  • May 5, 2021
  • 6:29 PM

23 Dead as Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapses Onto Road

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent a subway car plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring about 70, city officials said. Rescuers searched a car left dangling from the overpass for hours for anyone who might be trapped.

  • May 4, 2021
  • 7:37 AM

Mexico’s Drought Reaches Critical Levels as Lakes Dry Up

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drought conditions now cover 85% of Mexico, and residents of the nation’s central region said Thursday that lakes and reservoirs are simply drying up, including the country’s second-largest body of fresh water.

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • 5:37 PM

Mexico City Otomí Community Continues Occupation of Government Offices to Demand Decent Housing in Pandemic

MEXICO CITY — For close to four months, members of the Indigenous Otomí community in Mexico City have occupied  government offices amid the effects of worsening public health and economic crises that have exacerbated their decades-long neglect by local and federal authorities.

  • Feb 1, 2021
  • 11:03 AM

Mexico City, Suburbs Return to Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After weeks of resisting to avoid further hurting the economy, officials announced Friday that Mexico City and surrounding Mexico State will ban all non-essential activities and return to a partial lockdown because of a spike in coronavirus cases that has crowded hospitals.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:39 PM

Mexico Asks U.S. for Extradition of Former Mexico City Official

Mexican prosecutors say that fugitive former Mexico City public housing official, Raymundo Collins has been located in the United States.

  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 12:21 PM

Uruguay Teachers Protest Against Budget Cuts to Education

Salary decreases for teachers and education outsourcing and privatization proposals are among the components of the law being protested.

  • Oct 28, 2020
  • 11:20 AM

Yearlong Protests and Demonstrations Continue in Haiti

A decade after the cholera outbreak of 2010, family members and victims took to the streets to march along the Artibonite River.

  • Oct 21, 2020
  • 10:46 AM

Constitutional Crisis Looms in El Salvador Over Reopening Plan

Congress has called on President Bukele to work with them on a new reopening plan, but Bukele has not yet responded.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 1:22 PM

Mexico City Lets Bars ‘Change’ to Restaurants to Reopen

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Mexico City will allow bars to operate as restaurants starting Monday in order to reopen as part of an easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 9:03 AM

Skepticism, Fear Help Fuel Virus on Mexico City’s Outskirts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Only after a neighbor died of the coronavirus did Juan José and Esther Serralde begin to believe that the threat was real, but it was too late. Soon, the older couple, their son and daughter-in-law, and two of their grandchildren were infected.

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 10:53 AM

Mexico City Begins Reopening Amid High Coronavirus Case Load

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 10:20 AM

Chile Health Minister Resigns as Coronavirus Case Count Rises

Jaime Mañalich faced criticism for his methods of counting cases and deaths.

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • 2:20 PM

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