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January 6th Hearings: Former Oathkeepers Testify Against Trump
“I probably should have broke with them much earlier than I did,” Jason Van Tatenhove, a former Oathkeepers spokesperson, told the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on Tuesday.
Fmr White House Aide Gives Damning Testimony Against Trump on January 6th Attack
The House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol convened a surprise hearing on Tuesday in which Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, testified that Trump and others were aware of the advanced planning for the insurrection.
Trump Pressure Campaign Against Election Officials Highlighted in Fourth January 6th Hearing
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) led the questioning Tuesday of the committee’s witnesses, which included a series of highly produced video montages of intimidation and threats by Trump supporters against Republican election officials.
Latino Lawmaker Takes Center Stage During Third Day of January 6 Hearing
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) took center stage on Thursday afternoon at the third made-for-TV hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the Capitol.
What House Democrats Are Saying About Latino January 6 Insurrectionists
This week, Latino Rebels asked House members their thoughts on the rising, right-wing extremism in Latino communities.
#ICYMI: The Powerful January 6 Testimony by a Dominican Immigrant Who Served in Iraq and Is Now a U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant
“As a child in the Dominican Republic, I looked up to the United States as a land of opportunity and a place to better myself.”
69 Years After Puerto Ricans Attacked Congress, Colonialism Remains the Most Violent Conspiracy
Two years ago, U.S. citizens attacked the Capitol, committing a crime against their own government. Sixty-seven years before, Puerto Rican nationalists attacked the same building to denounce a crime —colonialism— committed by a government in which they had no meaningful rights or representation.
Officer Often Fed Information to Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio
A police officer frequently provided Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio with internal information about law enforcement operations in the weeks before other members of his far-right extremist group stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to messages shown Wednesday at the trial of Tarrio and four associates.
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.
America’s Political Violence Spills Over to Brazil (OPINION)
The violence that erupted in Brazil over the weekend has broad implications for Americans. Most immediately, it’s a reminder that instead of championing democracy, we’re exporting shameful coup tactics.
Bolsonaro Eyes Return to Brazil as US Stay Pressures Biden
The Biden administration is under growing pressure from leftists in Latin America as well as U.S. lawmakers to expel Jair Bolsonaro from a post-presidential retreat in Florida following his supporters’ brazen attack on Brazil’s capital over the weekend.
Brazil Cracks Down Post-Riot, Vows to Protect Democracy
Brazilian authorities vowed Monday to protect democracy and punish thousands of supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed and trashed the nation’s highest seats of power in chaos with striking similarities to the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Pro-Bolsonaro Protesters Storm Brazil’s Congress, High Court
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his electoral defeat stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace in the capital Sunday, just a week after the inauguration of his leftist rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
With Bolsonaro Tamed in Defeat, Brazil Steps Back From Brink
In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election, many feared a narrow result would be contested and spell the death knell for Latin America’s largest democracy. So far, however, the worst fears have been averted.
Poor Debate Performance Shows Why Florida Governor Attacks Press (OPINION)
For almost two years, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has gone to great lengths to insulate himself in press conferences that amount to nothing more than taxpayer-funded choreographies in which he is allowed to regurgitate his talking points unchallenged.
Bannon Pleads Not Guilty in ‘We Build the Wall’ Scheme
Former President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Steve Bannon pleaded not guilty Thursday to duping donors who gave money to build a wall on the U.S. southern border. The case, brought by New York prosecutors, is a state-level reboot of a federal case cut short last year by a presidential pardon.
Congressional Latinos Launch ‘Ya Tu Sabes!’ YouTube Show to Combat Misinformation
Ahead of the midterm elections, on Friday the campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus launched ‘Ya Tu Sabes!,’ a YouTube show to provide Latino voters across the country with content that is entertaining, educational, and representative.
Durbin: DHS Inspector General ‘Has Lost His Credibility,’ Should Be Replaced
“Mr. Cuffari has lost his credibility,” said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) in a floor speech Tuesday, after the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol uncovered evidence linking Cuffari to missing text messages by Secret Service agents on the day of the insurrection.
Immigrant Capitol Police Officer Still Deals With Pain
Among the many insults he received on January 6, 2021, as he defended the Capitol in Washington, Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell remembers hearing cries that he was not an American, that he was an immigrant, that he was a traitor.
Why Do Americans Want Puerto Rico to Join Their Decaying Democracy? (OPINION)
Americans who believe their democracy is under threat should speak clearly and honestly to the people of Puerto Rico about the state of the union and reflect on whether they can in good conscience urge Puerto Ricans to join it.
I’m Suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for Attacks on Free Speech, Press (OPINION)
The First Amendment has protected advocacy journalism in America since the founding of this country. Unfortunately for press freedom, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has stomped on that tradition by declaring his administration to be government regulators of journalism.