Extreme Weather Caused by Climate Crisis Threatens Puerto Rico’s Ability to Feed Itself

Puerto Ricans will likely spend this Christmas without their time-honored tradition of eating plantains with dinner, after Hurricane Fiona destroyed 80 percent of the island’s plantain and banana crops in September.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 4:32 PM

Group Launches ‘Vote Like a Madre’ Campaign to Mobilize Latina Voters Around Climate Crisis

On Wednesday, Latino Victory Project, a nonprofit group that champions progressive causes in Latino communities, launched its 2022 “Vote Like a Madre” campaign to mobilize Latina voters around the climate crisis issue ahead of the midterm elections in November.

  • Sep 14, 2022
  • 3:42 PM

How the Climate Crisis Fuels the Migrant One and Hits Latinos Especially Hard (OPINION)

It’s been a terrible century or so for Central America, but last year was especially rough.

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 11:47 AM

During a Global Pandemic, Environmental Inequality Lingers in Arizona’s Climate Crisis

The public health crisis happening is merely a preview of a larger climate crisis.

  • May 7, 2020
  • 4:32 PM

This Past Weekend, More Than 3,000 Puerto Ricans Demanded Action on Climate Crisis

This year’s event was purely driven to inspire action according to the organizer Marissa Reyes, who stressed the urgency, citing  a UN’s climate report.

  • Sep 25, 2019
  • 1:58 PM

Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

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

Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)

The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

Breaking Down the Latino Vote in 2022

Latino voters were generally supportive of the Biden administration’s policies but remain extremely worried about inflation and the rising cost of living. Pre-election myths about frustration leading to a seismic Latino shift towards the right were ultimately wrong.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 12:15 PM

Biden Has Delivered on the Economy and Climate, and Latinos Are Taking Note (OPINION)

President Biden and the Democrats have delivered impactful legislation to strengthen the economy and create good-paying jobs, while addressing other important priorities for Latinos, like climate change.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 5:54 PM

Report: Most Latinos Say Democrats Care About Them, Work Harder for Votes Than GOP

A substantial majority of Latinos say the Democratic Party cares about them and works harder for their vote than the Republicans, according to a report published by Pew Research Center on Thursday. The report also shows that a slim majority, 52 percent, say there isn’t a great deal of difference in what the two parties stand for.

  • Sep 29, 2022
  • 12:32 PM

Latino TikTokers Teach Eco-Friendly Sustainability

We spoke with Latino TikTok content creators who are teaching their audiences daily eco-habits that are simple and inexpensive to develop, while also sharing in-depth knowledge about the science behind climate change

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Climate Organizers Plan ‘Huge Disruption’ of Congressional Baseball Game

Climate activists are planning to disrupt the annual Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday afternoon. “It is unacceptable for politicians to literally play games while the planet burns,” one organizer told Latino Rebels.

  • Jul 27, 2022
  • 10:45 AM

Abortion Rights Advocates in Argentina Show Solidarity With US Protesters

On Monday, June 27, dozens of reproductive justice advocates marched on the U.S. embassy in Argentina to condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling in ‘Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,’ which overturned the landmark 1973 decision in ‘Roe v. Wade.’

  • Jul 7, 2022
  • 2:03 PM

How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Mental Health

The profound Indigenous connection to nature has existed for centuries, including the dread and depression caused by environmental changes. Climate change harms Native people’s sensitive relationships to plants, water, animals, and land and threatens their way of life, including learned skills, customs, and traditions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 11:34 AM

Immigrant Activist, Organizer Ana María Archila Running for Lt Gov of New York

Best known for her elevator confrontation with then-Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) after he announced his support for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, the Colombia-born Queens activist and organizer is running for lieutenant governor of New York in 2022 alongside gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams.

  • Mar 8, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

Construction Permit Approvals for Coastal Projects Fast-Tracked During Pierluisi’s First Year

Far from slowing the pace of construction on Puerto Rico’s coasts to address climate change, as experts have requested, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s administration hit the accelerator to approve construction permits along the coasts.

  • Jan 28, 2022
  • 11:39 AM

The Winter of Brazil’s Discontent (OPINION)

December has shown that not much changed in the year 2021 in terms of Bolsonaro and his aggressive statements and actions against politicians, the media, and other parts of government.

  • Dec 29, 2021
  • 12:11 PM

Senate Must Take Action on Climate by Passing Build Back Better Act (OPINION)

Ecomadres, an initiative by the national organization Moms Clean Air Force that brings together Latina moms to address the environmental issues affecting the health of Latino children and families, is calling on Senators to take action on the climate crisis.

  • Dec 15, 2021
  • 12:24 PM

Latinos Need to Demand Environmental Justice (OPINION)

Given that 15 percent of Latinos live within 10 miles of a power plant, we are three times more likely to be negatively affected by air pollution. Time to call on Congress to improve environmental conditions for all, particularly the Latino community.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 10:07 AM

Report: ‘Smart Borders’ Reinforce Inhumane Immigration Policies

A report published last week by the Immigrant Defense Project and the Transnational Institute follows the growing use of “smart borders” and the rhetoric used by the federal government to make smart borders seem more humane than physical barriers.

  • Oct 12, 2021
  • 12:08 PM

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