Disinformation After Uvalde Shooting Takes Aim at Trans People and Immigrants

Following the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed in the worst school shooting this decade, disinformation has been quickly spread by far-right users online and right-wing activists and politicians concerning the identity of the alleged shooter, Salvador Ramos.

  • May 26, 2022
  • 12:36 PM

Disinformation and Misinformation (A Latino USA Podcast)

Maria is joined by Julio Ricardo Varela, Voto Latino CEO Maria Teresa Kumar, and Jaime Longoria, manager of research and training for the Disinfo Defense League at Media Democracy Fund, to discuss who is behind disinformation campaigns, their impact on communities, and the organizing that is being done to counter these issues.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

The Disinformation Dilemma of El Salvador

The El Salvadoran journalism community has expressed deep concerns over Nayib Bukele using his newfound authoritarian power to suppress the free press and disparage news sources that criticize him.

  • May 25, 2021
  • 11:15 AM

A New $22 Million ‘Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab’ Is Being Launched by Voto Latino and Media Matters

According to a release, the “new initiative will combat disinformation targeting the Latinx community.”

  • Feb 18, 2021
  • 5:51 PM

NAHJ Calls on Newsrooms to Challenge Disinformation

Accountability in reporting is critical.

  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 5:01 PM

Latino Vote Surged in 2022 Elections, Experts Say

Latinos made up about one in 10 of the votes cast during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Roughly 35 million Latinos were eligible to vote, representing 14 percent of the electorate.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

Lula vs. Bolsonaro: Round 2

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roberta Braga of Equis Research to break down the contentious and highly competitive second round of Brazil’s presidential election and weigh it against the destabilizing threat of disinformation.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 4:37 PM

Two Wounded at Bolsonaro Rally in Brazil, Tensions High Before Sunday Vote

A violent showdown at a Bolsonaro rally on Sunday left two wounded, and political tensions remain heightened leading up to the October 30 runoff election between right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 4:54 PM

Disinfo en español

Latino Rebels Radio: October 20, 2022

  • Oct 20, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Why Venezuelans and Cubans Are Coming to Texas in Record Numbers

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that 110,061 Cubans crossed the border into Texas from October 2021 through September 2022. During that same time period, 109,106 Venezuelans crossed the border.

  • Oct 14, 2022
  • 1:06 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

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.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 1:09 PM

What About Electoral Power? (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this continuation of Latino USA’s 2022 midterms coverage, Maria welcomes her In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela and the following two guests: Sonja Diaz , founding director of the Latino Policy & Politics Institute at UCLA, and Jazmine Ulloa , national reporter for the New York Times.

  • Aug 19, 2022
  • 2:30 PM

The Politics of COVID-19 (A Latino USA Podcast)

Maria Hinojosa is joined by her In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela, co-founder of EquisLabs Carlos Odio, and award-winning journalist Tanzina Vega, as they discuss the last two years of the pandemic and what to expect from Latino voters in the upcoming midterms.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 11:55 AM

Spanish Language Coalition Thanks the FTC for Initiative to Protect Latinx Online

The Spanish Language Disinformation Coalition sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, thanking the agency for its plans to initiate a new rulemaking to protect Latinx consumers and prevent unfair and deceptive practices by online platforms.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 12:41 PM

Insularismo, or the Art of Dancing in the Dark Without Music (OPINION)

In the end, the congressional visit was Boricua political theater at its best, with a showy guest list.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 9:58 AM

Three Testimonies to Congressional Committee Show Clearly Different Views on Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft

Over the weekend, Latino Rebels received testimonies from three speakers, each representing a different take on the status question and the discussion draft bill. We are sharing each testimony here to show the broad political spectrum this discussion draft debate represents.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 2:08 PM

Chaos in Cuba After Hotel Explosion (OPINION)

The cleanup from last Friday’s blast, which killed 44 and injured nearly 100 more, is continuing. The Cuban people deserve our compassion and empathy, not more lies and deceit by outsiders and interventionists about what they see happening in real-time.

  • May 13, 2022
  • 3:41 PM

Report Outlines Methods Used by Popular Anti-Immigration Videos on YouTube

Anti-immigration groups have been “employing highly effective and consistent visual styles, messaging format and narrative strategy” in videos posted to YouTube in their effort to convince viewers to adopt more hardline beliefs, as a new report lays out. Conducted by the immigration advocacy non-profit Define American, the study titled “Immigration Will Destroy Us & Other […]

  • Apr 27, 2022
  • 5:27 PM

Misinformation and Racism on Latino Social Media Continue Unabated (OPINION)

While white Latinos dominate the airwaves and social media with bigotry, they do a disservice to the vast diversity of Latinos by fostering hate and division within the Latino community.

  • Mar 1, 2022
  • 2:45 PM

Cold February Rains in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro stands with Russian President Vladimir Putin while parts of Brazil are destroyed by torrential rains. Meanwhile, the annual Carnival celebrations have been canceled—except for the rich

  • Feb 28, 2022
  • 4:13 PM

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