Musk Brought Internet to Brazil’s Amazon; Criminals Love It

Starlink, a division of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, has almost 4,000 low-orbit satellites across the skies, connecting people in remote corners of the Amazon. The lightweight, high-speed internet system has also proved a new and valuable tool for Brazil’s illegal miners.

  • Mar 15, 2023
  • 12:27 PM

Mexican States in Hot Competition Over Possible Tesla Plant

Mexico is undergoing a fevered competition among states to win a potential Tesla facility in jostling reminiscent of what happens among U.S. cities and states vying to win investments from tech companies.

  • Feb 27, 2023
  • 10:03 AM

Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’

Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Nov 25, 2022
  • 1:14 PM

In Cuba, Where There’s Fire, There’s Anti-Government Propaganda (OPINION)

In the months since an explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana killed 47 people, and weeks after 14 firefighters died fighting the oil fire at the port in Matanzas, recent fires at state-owned and military facilities are leading people on social media to draw various conclusions.

  • Sep 12, 2022
  • 1:24 PM

Joe Biden’s Immigration Policy Still Lacks Focus in Key Areas (OPINION)

Biden’s immigration policies may seem to be an improvement from Donald Trump’s but without a clear Latin American policy agenda, his success may be limited.

  • Dec 7, 2020
  • 12:04 PM

Soy racista y tú también, mi querido colombiano (OPINIÓN)

Si queremos un mundo sin pobreza, sin opresión y desigualdad, hay que emprender un camino anti-racista y empezar con uno mismo.

  • Jun 3, 2020
  • 11:20 AM

Transgender and Indigenous Candidates Break Glass Ceiling in Brazilian Elections

Erica Malunguinho was elected as a state representative in São Paulo, becoming the first transgender candidate elected to that position.

  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 2:35 PM

Puerto Rico ensayó pero no implantó la red eléctrica a prueba de huracanes

Al oeste de la Isla había una minired eléctrica independiente que permitió al pueblo de Mayagüez recuperarse rápido después de la peor catástrofe en casi cien años. Luego de esta experiencia, el gobierno quiere replicar ese modelo energético.

  • Apr 25, 2018
  • 10:01 AM

Puerto Rico Rehearsed But Did Not Implement a Hurricane-Proof Power Grid

On the western side of the island, there was an independent mini power grid that allowed the town of Mayagüez to recover quickly after the worst catastrophe in almost 100 years. After that experience, the government wants to replicate that energy model.

  • Apr 25, 2018
  • 9:36 AM

Puerto Rican Energy Researchers Excluded From Island’s Energy Transition Deliberations

Letters have been sent, but the government had not responded.

  • Oct 16, 2017
  • 5:47 PM

Dispatch From the Frontlines of Puerto Rico in a Post-María World

My husband Roland wakes me up to the tune of “no water today.”

  • Oct 9, 2017
  • 11:47 AM

Fear and Loathing and the Supreme Court

If the rumors are true, Pres. Obama plans to nominate Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a moderate Republican, to the Supreme Court. What’s behind the president’s pick?

  • Feb 25, 2016
  • 1:17 PM

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