Puerto Rico After ‘Roe’: Abortion Clinics on the Frontline

Women’s rights begin with access to reproductive health care, and because abortion clinics provide such access, they are on the frontline of the struggle for women’s rights in Puerto Rico.

  • Jan 31, 2023
  • 3:53 PM

Puerto Rico After ‘Roe’

A look at the battle over abortion rights in Puerto Rico following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in 2022, which undid nearly 50 years of reproductive rights protections in the United States

  • Jan 26, 2023
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How the Overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ Impacts Immigrants (OPINION)

With the overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’, threats of interstate criminal prosecutions will chill both healthcare workers and patients and undermine access to care, particularly for undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable populations.

  • Aug 23, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

How Latinos Are Responding to the Overturning of ‘Roe v Wade’

“It’s not surprising to us,” said Lupe M. Rodríguez, executive director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. “We have been expecting this for many years and sounding the alarm around this possibility.”

  • Jun 28, 2022
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Overturning ‘Roe v. Wade’ Is Disastrous for Latina Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (OPINION)

It is even harder for pregnant people facing gender-based violence to make informed, active choices about when, how, and if they want to grow their families. In order for Latinas to thrive, and to do that, we must resecure the rights, access, and power to determine our own destinies.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 5:58 PM

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

A Future Without Roe v. Wade (A Latino USA Podcast)

What would the future look like for low-income communities of color if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • 11:27 AM

Report: Draft Opinion Suggests High Court Will Overturn Roe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report published Monday night in Politico. It’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word on the matter.

  • May 2, 2022
  • 10:15 PM

A Response to a Response to ‘Heroes of Another Flag’ (OPINION)

It is understood that a second-class citizen is a person belonging to a social or political group whose rights and opportunities are inferior to those of the dominant group in a society.

  • Mar 1, 2021
  • 6:11 PM

‘Heroes of Another Flag’ or How Nationalist Propaganda Villainizes Puerto Ricans for Serving in US Armed Forces (OPINION)

As for heroes, they may not be Hernández’s heroes, but they are exactly that to their relatives, friends, and the people in their communities. And they are Puerto Rico.

  • Feb 22, 2021
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Heroes of Another Flag: The Use of Puerto Ricans as Colonial Troops (OPINION)

As with anything regarding Puerto Rico, the recent PRNG deployment became political.

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Supporting Our Heroes: I Will Not Give in to the Corruption of the Vaccine

I’ve written in the past that essential workers are not heroes simply because we are treated like we are expendable. But heroes are real. I know a hero. She gave me a much-needed reality check. Her name is Celeste Castillo.

  • Feb 17, 2021
  • 9:47 AM

Latinx Superheroes: WE CAN BE HEROES Adds to the Legacy of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

I, for one, am glad We Can Be Heroes is having a moment. Like the most famous Latinx superhero film before it, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, We Can Be Heroes celebrates our culture, values, and aesthetic while offering hope that these tools can help build a better future.

  • Jan 27, 2021
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New Venezuelan Currency Tied to Oil Price and With Five Fewer Zeroes Began Circulating Yesterday

Venezuela’s hyperinflation crisis is set against a backdrop of crippling U.S. financial sanctions.

  • Aug 21, 2018
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How Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Hurt Latina Women

Kavanaugh previously voted against giving an undocumented teen access to abortion in a high profile case.

  • Jul 10, 2018
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Michelle Rodríguez: ‘Stop Stealing All the White People’s Superheroes’ (VIDEO)

This just in from actor Michelle Rodríguez. You can read more here. Dear Michelle, you are missing the point. It’s not about “stealing.” You can still “be the change” but you can also remind people what the real issue is. Because there’s a TON of creativity out there, but the access is not there and […]

  • Feb 28, 2015
  • 4:22 PM

Children of the Monroe Doctrine

Editor’s Note: Originally published in AlterNet.org, the authors of the piece approached us as well and have given us permission to reprint. The following essay is our latest installment of opinion pieces regarding U.S. policy in Central America. “[I]n the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the […]

  • Aug 15, 2014
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#NoMames: ProEnglish Celebrates Racism and Discrimination with “Don’t Speak Spanish” Virginia Pic

Ah, ProEnglish, one of the many nativist organizations of John Tanton. This is the same “advocacy group” that created a fake undocumented immigrant for a radio ad. Looks like the ProEnglish crew still doesn’t get it, after posting the following image on its Facebook site yesterday: The image refers to this year’s gubernatorial Virginia race […]

  • Aug 3, 2013
  • 7:46 PM

Eva Longoria: Maid Characters in “Devious Maids” Are “Really the Heroes”

The maid characters in Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” are “really the heroes,” according to the show’s co-producer, Eva Longoria. In a story published by Fox News Latino, Longoria kept on task in defending the show, which she co-produced with “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry. Here is what the FNL piece said: Despite recently earning her master’s […]

  • Jun 19, 2013
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ProEnglish Radio Ad Invents “Fake Illegal” to Speak Out Against Immigration Reform

It really doesn’t surprise us that ProEnglish, which was formed in 1994 by John Tanton, the very same John Tanton who heads up a network of some of the most racist and anti-immigrant organizations in this country (with help from the Vice Chairman of the Heritage Foundation), has now entered the push to stop comprehensive […]

  • May 15, 2013
  • 3:17 PM

Heroes and Colorism in America: Charles Ramsey Goes Viral

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the video interview of Charles Ramsey, a man being declared hero for rescuing three kidnapped Cleveland women missing for over a decade who were presumed dead.  It’s not surprising such incredible news would go viral.  It’s also not surprising one of the first few things to happen was the […]

  • May 9, 2013
  • 8:59 AM

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