Watch ‘Thank You’ Gov. Ron DeSantis Spoof Ad (VIDEO)

After Gov. Ron DeSantis recently released a self-serving ad in which he reads letters thanking him for everything he’s done for the state, a group of concerned Floridians released an update to more accurately capture the full range of sentiment on DeSantis from across the Sunshine State. 

  • Aug 9, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

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.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

Where Is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Amidst the Omicron Surge? (OPINION)

In an episode reminiscent of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s infamous flight to Cancún as his state grappled with one of the worst environmental disasters in decades, Gov. Ron DeSantis is missing in action as Floridians struggle with an ongoing public health crisis.

  • Jan 6, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

OPINION: Ron DeSantis Is an Authoritarian

The Florida governor increasingly acts like an authoritarian rather than a governor elected by a razor-thin margin of about 30,000 votes.

  • May 19, 2021
  • 11:39 AM

A Confrontation With Ron DeSantis in the Time of COVID-19

Latino Rebels Radio: July 15, 2020

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • 12:04 PM

Voting for Democracy: The Midterms (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA teams up with Futuro Media’s political podcast In The Thick for a special post-election roundtable discussion. Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela are joined by Christian Paz, senior politics reporter for Vox, and Maya King, politics reporter for the New York Times.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 11:01 AM

Democrats Show Surprising Strength; Control of Congress Unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress hung in the balance Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down.

  • Nov 9, 2022
  • 9:54 AM

Amid GOP Gains in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost Is 1st Gen Zer to Win House Seat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Amid Republican gains in the U.S. House races in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost became the first member of Generation Z to win a seat in Congress.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 10:21 PM

‘We Need to Be Seen’: Record Number of Latinos Running in 2022 Elections

Tuesday’s midterm elections will likely see a “historic” rise in Latino representation in Congress, statewide offices, and state legislatures, according to a study conducted by NALEO. Latinos are running for top offices in 44 states.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 5:02 PM

Futuro Poll: Latino Independents in Georgia Favor Kemp Over Abrams

In Georgia’s race for governor, Latino voters prefer the Republican incumbent Brian Kemp, a white man, over Democratic challenger Stacy Abrams, a Black woman, according to a recent Futuro Media poll.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 1:16 PM

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.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Florida’s Latino Independents Lean Republican in Futuro Media Poll

After Futuro Media’s first-ever poll of Latino voters in Florida revealed high support for Gov. DeSantis and the Republican Party, Latino Rebels spoke to respondents to get a better sense of the political environment in a battleground state that is quickly becoming a crimson stronghold for the GOP.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

In Futuro Media’s First-Ever Political Poll, DeSantis Has Highest Favorable Rating With Florida Latino Voters

In the first battleground state political poll from Futuro Media that spans three key states and issues important to the U.S. Latino community, Florida governor Ron DeSantis has the highest favorable rating with the state’s Latino voters in the leadup to the 2022 midterms.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 6:00 AM

US Border Patrol Sending Migrants to Offices With No Notice

Migrants released from U.S. custody while they seek asylum are being sent by Border Patrol agents without notice to offices and other places that don’t have space for them. Because the addresses appear on migrants’ paperwork, important notices may later be sent there.

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • 10:27 AM

US to Begin Turning Many Venezuelan Migrants Back to Mexico

The Biden administration is also creating a pathway to allow “qualified” Venezuelans into the country. Venezuelans have been fleeing their home country in record numbers, and the number crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has surged.

  • Oct 13, 2022
  • 3:34 PM

Reports: Migrant Flights’ Mysterious Recruiter Identified

The mysterious woman who allegedly lured dozens of migrants on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ flights to Martha’s Vineyard from San Antonio has been identified by several media outlets as Perla H. Huerta, a former combat medic and U.S. Army counterintelligence agent living in Tampa.

  • Oct 4, 2022
  • 10:25 AM

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Is Even Worse After Hurricane Ian (OPINION)

Floridians have the highest property-insurance rates in the nation, with the average premium of $4,231 nearly tripling the nationwide average of $1,544. The issue stems largely from a lack of financial regulation and out-of-control litigation, and has been made worse in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

Humanizing Migration

Latino Rebels Radio: September 29, 2022

  • Sep 29, 2022
  • 7:39 PM

Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces for Category 4 Damage

Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday.

  • Sep 27, 2022
  • 8:48 AM

Sen. Luján: GOP Governors ‘Hateful’ for Bussing Migrants

Forty-five House Democrats sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting the Justice Department look into a “political stunt” by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), after DeSantis took credit for sending 48 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

Increase in Venezuelan Migration Felt Across US

Last month, Venezuelans surpassed Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the second-largest nationality stopped at the U.S. border after Mexicans. Venezuelans were stopped 25,349 times, up 43 percent from 17,652 in July and four times the 6,301 encounters in August 2021, authorities said Monday, signaling a remarkably sudden demographic shift.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

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