Latino News

What’s Happening in Nicaragua? (PODCAST)

This week on Latino Rebels Radio, Nicaragua has seen protests that have led to dozens of deaths since last Wednesday. What is happening and why does …

Nicaragua

Nicaragua scraps controversial social security reforms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has revoked a controversial pension reform resolution after several days of violent protests across the country. The reversal was announced Sunday evening during a televised meeting with government officials.<p>"This resolution that I'm publishing right now, …

Venezuela

Ortega backtracks as Nicaragua student protests continue

MANAGUA—Protesters returned to the streets of Managua Sunday evening hours after President Daniel Ortega tried to calm tensions and prevent a repeat …

Venezuela

Nicaragua cancels social security changes after unrest kills 26

Dozens more have been injured or arrested amid the protests against revisions proposed by President Daniel Ortega's government.<p>MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega repealed changes to the country's social security system Sunday night that triggered riots that led to the deaths of …

Venezuela

Hundreds of school walkouts call for gun reform

"The reason they're rising up is they want to be able to go out in public and not live in fear."<p>Students from hundreds of schools across the country began a wave of walkouts Friday morning in a unified voice for tougher gun laws.<p>The protests come on the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine …

News (U.S.)

Migrants from the caravan have started reaching the US-Mexico border

<b>Mexico City (CNN) —</b> The first migrants from a caravan that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump have started arriving at the US-Mexico border and asking for asylum, advocates say.<p>About 50 Central Americans have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, according to Juventud 2000, an organization that …

Immigration

Nicaragua's primal scream

This time feels different.<p>There's an energy I haven't felt before. A sense of urgency. A groundswell. The people of Nicaragua aren't afraid anymore. …

Human Rights

Underlining alliance, Venezuela's Maduro visits new Cuban leader

HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became on Saturday the first foreign leader to meet with Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel since he became president of the communist-run island this week, underscoring the importance of the Venezuelan-Cuban alliance.<p>Diaz-Canel, 58, was sworn in on …

Cuba

Board votes to double tuition at Puerto Rico university

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A majority of federal control board members voted Friday to more than double tuition at Puerto Rico's largest public …

Caribbean

Los Tigres Del Norte Playing at Folsom Prison 50 Years After Johnny Cash Was Pretty Boss

When we saw NPR’s Felix Contreras file a report about the performance Los Tigres Del Norte gave this week at Folsom State Prison in California, we …

Johnny Cash

Paraguay to Elect New President Sunday

<b>PARAGUAY</b>: Paraguay is holding elections for president, governors and all seats of both the upper and lower houses of Congress this coming Sunday. The …

Latin America

Estrella

In February of 2017, an undocumented transgender woman named Estrella González filed a protective order in an El Paso County courthouse. The judge …

Immigration

5 things to know about the protests in Nicaragua

Thousands of Nicaraguans have taken to the streets this week to protest a controversial increase in social security taxes and a reduction in pensions …

Venezuela

The reggaeton revolution is here, and Nicky Jam saw it coming

“I knocked on doors at radio stations for them to play my song,” Jam said of the '90s. Now, Spotify has globalized Latin music. "It's quite different now."<p>It wouldn't be surprising to recognize Nicky Jam’s single “El Perdón” without knowing a single word of Spanish. The title may not be familiar, …

Entertainment

In Rural Tennessee, a Big ICE Raid Makes Some Conservative Voters Rethink Trump’s Immigration Agenda

April 5th began in the usual way at the Southeastern Provision meat-processing plant, in Bean Station, Tennessee—some workers were breaking down carcasses on the production line, while others cleaned the floors—until, around 9 <i>A.M.</i>, a helicopter began circling above the plant. Moments later, a fleet …

Political Satire

Syracuse University fraternity suspended after 'extremely racist' video apologizes

Kent Syverud, Syracuse's chancellor, said of the video purportedly showing members of Theta Tau: "I am appalled and shaken by this."<p>An engineering fraternity at Syracuse University has apologized for its "disgraceful language" after it was suspended for videos on a private Facebook group that …

Latino News

Miguel Díaz-Canel becomes Cuba's president, Raúl Castro steps down

Cuba has a new president, and for the first time in over 40 years, his last name is not Castro.<p>Cuba has a new president, and for the first time in over 40 years, his last name is not Castro.<p>Miguel Díaz-Canel officially became president on Thursday morning after Raúl Castro stepped down and …

Cuba

Costa Rica Vice President-Elect Epsy Campbell On Representation, Marielle Franco, and Her Plans to Create Inclusion for All

Epsy Campbell. April 18, 2018. Photo by Mariela Vargas/Jess Márquez Gaspar<p>When the Partido de Acción Ciudadana (Citizenship Action Party) won the …

Costa Rica

Energy-efficient light bulbs cost more in high-poverty areas

Energy-efficient light bulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new …

University of Michigan

Six South American nations suspend membership of anti-U.S. bloc

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Half of the nations belonging to Unasur, a South American bloc set up a decade ago to counter U.S. sway in the region, have decided to suspend their membership, a Brazilian official told Reuters on Friday.<p>The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay …

Venezuela

Andrew Cuomo Prepares for His Third Trip to Puerto Rico After Announcing New York Sending Aid

New York's governor is heading back to Puerto Rico with more help as the island continues to recover from last year's catastrophic hurricane.

Caribbean

Unconscious Bias at Starbucks? I don’t think so.

By Edward Rincón<br>ncluido<p>So sitting in a Starbucks and waiting for a meeting with someone is now considered a disturbance that warrants calling the …

Latino News

As Cambodian deportations resume, community looks for ways to cope

As of December 2017, there were more than 1,900 Cambodian nationals with final orders of removal residing in the United States, according to an ICE spokesman.<p>Sothy Kum learned that he was being deported to Cambodia an hour before he boarded the bus that took him from an immigration detention center …

Immigration

Nicaragua Roiled by Protests Over Social Security Benefits

MEXICO CITY — Extraordinary protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua extended into a third day on Friday as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Managua, the capital, and other cities, clashing with government security forces and barricading neighborhoods …

Latin America

This Documentary Rescues the History of Calypso Music in Panama

It took an Argentine to go to Panama and rescue calypso music. That was the takeaway after Fernando Muñoz‘s Una noche de calypso (A Night of Calypso) …

Film Festivals

To Be a Star Carlos Acosta Had to Leave Cuba. Maybe His Dancers Won’t Have To.

The career synopsis of the Cuban-born dancer Carlos Acosta reads like a fairy tale. As a dark-skinned boy from an especially poor part of Havana, he was forced to audition for the national ballet school by his father, who wanted him off the streets. After he was accepted, he started winning …

The Arts

5 financial moves DREAMers should make now

By Robert Barba<br>LatinaLista<p>If you’re a DREAMer, you face a difficult financial situation.<p>In February 2018, the Supreme Court declined to hear the …

Personal Finance

BREAKING: Federal Judge Grants Freedom to Activist Alejandra Pablos From Immigration Detention

Federal judge grants activist Alejandra Pablos freedom from detention, showing community organizing works. Now we must demand that Governor Ducey …

Immigration

In photos: Cuba's new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, successor to the Castro brothers

A 57-year-old electrical engineer, he was nominated as the unopposed candidate to be president of the Council of State, and ratified by the Assembly …

Cuba

Cuba Selects New President as Castro Era Comes to an End

Cuban President Raul Castro (C) and first Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel (R) attend a special session of the Cuban parliament in Havana on June 1, …

Latin America