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Puerto Rico bets on a coffee comeback

<b>Thousands of rural families in Puerto Rico's rugged central mountains want to rebuild their traditional coffee economy after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. And one year on, they're betting on a dedicated group of millennials to get the job done, writes Tom Laffay.</b><p>If they don't succeed, it …

Puerto Rico

In Peru, a department store's online ad stirs outrage, is pulled over 'racist' message

Culture Matters<p>LIMA, Peru — When it comes to messaging — subconscious or otherwise — it may be hard to beat the latest ad from one of the leading retail stores in Peru, which has led to a national conversation over issues of racism and bias, particularly in media.<p>The 30-second online spot, for …

World News

Polls close at 7 p.m. in Senate District 19 special election

Voters are back at the polls today to choose between Republican Pete Flores, a retired game warden, or Democrat Pete Gallego, a former lawmaker, in …

Elections

A Year After Deadly Mexico Quake, Some Still Wait to Return Home

A year after a devastating earthquake struck Mexico City and killed dozens of people, Guadalupe Padilla is still waiting to return to her home.<p>The …

Mexico City

Ron Gonzales weighs in on findings from 2018 Silicon Valley Latino Report Card - Silicon Valley Business Journal

We all know about report cards. They’re regular reminders of how we’re doing, in school, in life, in business. The 2018 Silicon Valley Latino Report …

Silicon Valley

How a prank to improve McDonald's ad diversity turned into a marketing campaign

Asian America<p>What started as a prank at McDonald's became a widespread call for Asian representation in mainstream advertising and entertainment — and even McDonald's has taken notice.<p>Two University of Houston students, Jevh Maravilla and Christian Toledo, went viral on Twitter after sharing images …

McDonald's

How a Dreamer succeeded in an industry dominated by men and now earns nearly $5 million a year

LOS ANGELES – In 2014, Honduran-born Sayda Ayala did not have even the $495 she needed to sign up for the DACA program for the children of …

Trucks

Politics and Paper Towels: Disputing Disaster Death Tolls

President Donald Trump during his visit to Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)<p><b>EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed in</b> …

Puerto Rico

Venezuela's migration crisis: Is enough being done?

<b>It has been called one of the worst migration crises in Latin America's history. The United Nations has said it could reach a "crisis point' comparable to what was seen in the Mediterranean in 2015. And Brazil's President Michel Temer has warned it is now a threat to the peace of all of South</b> …

Venezuela

Latino Rebels

CPI: 365 días de María | PANEL - Cubriendo a Puerto Rico con el lente de EE. UU. antes, durante y después del huracán María

Puerto Rico

One in five US prison inmates is a 'criminal alien'

New, little-reported statistics seem to prove two competing points in the illegal immigration debate.<p>First, it’s true that most illegal immigrants …

Illegal Immigration

Opposition Party in Peru Passed President’s Congressional Reforms

Peru's President Martin Vizcarra. (Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images)<p><b>PERU:</b> Peru’s Fuerza Popular, known as <i>fujimoristas,</i> approved two of …

Puerto Rico

A Comprehensive List of Stories About Puerto Rico’s Hurricane María Death Toll

With all the attention now being given to how many people died due to the impacts of Hurricane María, which struck the island of Puerto Rico last …

Puerto Rico

Latina Lista

Don't get distracted by Kavanaugh hearings or Russian investigation but instead demand why Trump admin have 'lost' another 1500 migrant children; New …

Art Deco

Puerto Rico has not recovered from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, 2017.<p>For years, this U.S. territory had been struggling with debt, economic …

Hurricane Maria

Over 130 Lawmakers Condemn Trump Remarks on Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico

<b>The following Wednesday media release was shared by the office of Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren (D):</b><p><b>Washington, DC –</b> United States Senator …

Puerto Rico

As Cuba Backs Gay Marriage, Churches Oppose the Government’s Plan

People take part in the gay pride parade in Havana, Cuba. May 12, 2018. (Photo by Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)<p><b>EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed</b> …

Cuba

'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars

How can it be that private property – the car – occupies the public space? César Mosquera<p>People don’t shout in Pontevedra – or they shout less. With all but the most essential traffic banished, there are no revving engines or honking horns, no metallic snarl of motorbikes or the roar of people …

Cleveland

Canada's Trudeau under growing pressure to get NAFTA deal done

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Business and political leaders are increasing the pressure on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree on a deal to renew NAFTA and drop his insistence that no deal is better than a bad deal.<p>FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions from the …

Business

Big stars to attend Michelle Obama's 'When We All Vote' rally at Chaparral High School

Michelle Obama

Married to the Cartel

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is renowned around the world as the now-imprisoned leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, described by the U.S. Justice …

Drug Cartels

Three in Four Latino Voters Believe President Trump Should Step Down If Evidence Finds His Campaign Interfered in Election 2016

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff General John Kelly, talks via teleconference with FEMA officials …

Donald Trump

City Hall deal for Obama Center in Jackson Park: 99 years for $10

WASHINGTON – Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration will send the City Council two ordinances on Thursday to seal a 99-year deal to build the Obama …

Chicago

Trump admin cuts number of refugees U.S. will admit to lowest level in four decades

Immigration<p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Monday that it would limit the number of refugees admitted into the United States in the next fiscal year to 30,000, the lowest number in more than 38 years.<p>For this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, the Trump administration's cap was …

Politics

Comments about child abuse changed minds on migrant kids, experts say

Border Crisis<p>Americans did not start fighting the Trump administration’s new policies to detain Latino migrant children until doctors pointed out the permanent and harmful effects on the kids, pediatricians and other experts said Monday.<p>Once pediatricians, especially, started calling the detentions …

Trump Administration

Colombia Struck a Peace Deal With Guerrillas, but Many Return to Arms

Under a torn Colombian flag on a windy hilltop, a ragtag guerrilla militia gathers. One fighter is missing an arm. Another, a leg. A commander who can barely read but goes by the alias “the Poet” tells of a recent firefight with a paramilitary squad in the hills nearby.<p>It might be just another …

Amazon Rainforest

The seas are trying to tell us something

MAYAN RIVIERA, Mexico - Our feverish oceans are spitting out hurricanes. They are spewing invasive seaweed onto our beaches. Beneath the water, the …

Dominican Republic

A Glimmer of Hope

(Photo by Phillip Arroyo)<p>It was a cloudy day as I was casually driving through the Parramore community with my wife Josephine on the west side of …

Puerto Rico

In Argentina, Former President Kirchner Charged in Corruption Scandal

(Photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)<p><b>ARGENTINA:</b> Former President Cristina Kirchner was charged yesterday in a corruption scandal in which she …

Puerto Rico

Despite Dangers, Intimidation, Guatemalans Still Seek A Better Life In U.S.

Despite the Trump administration's immigration clampdown, newly released data show the number of Central American families and unaccompanied children crossing the Southwest border illegally has risen sharply.<p>The government blames loopholes in U.S. immigration laws for acting as a magnet for …

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