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Manuel Pastor

Who Speaks for California Latinos on Climate Change?

Manuel Pastor | July 31, 2015 | Latino Voices
There are ongoing and vibrant disputes between economists over whether California's attempts to address our climate crisis can create jobs as well as protect the planet.
Anthony D. Romero

Rand Paul, Libertarian?

Anthony D. Romero | July 31, 2015 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take on his own party in that fight. But when it comes to the question of abortion, Rand Paul believes government should be making our most intimate decisions for us.
Maru Gonzalez

4 Reasons Independence Is the Right Path for Puerto Rico

Maru Gonzalez | July 31, 2015 | Politics
Although a variety of suggestions have been proposed to save the island from default, here are four reasons a clearly articulated, multi-year transition to independence is the only long-term viable solution for Puerto Rico.
Philippe Ladvocat

Diary of an Ex-Bourgeois

Philippe Ladvocat | July 30, 2015 | Black Voices
Just like in Blindness, by Jose Saramago, I realized I didn't see. And that contagious blindness is still getting spread around. As this continues to happen, there will be a surplus of selfishness and a lack of compassion, and Brazil will continue to be far from the country of the future.
Thomas Matt

Stop Shaming Partners of Trans People

Thomas Matt | July 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
Partners of trans folk -- especially heterosexual cisgender male partners of trans women -- need to start coming out and stop treating their partners as a source of shame. We need to start having discussions about the problems within our community
Jeronimo Saldaña

The Murders Don't Stop -- War on Drugs Responsible for Outrageous Death Toll in Mexico

Jeronimo Saldaña | July 29, 2015 | Latino Voices
While Latinos have the power to end the failed war on drugs in the ballot box, we have an obligation to speak out now against the violence enacted on our bodies by bad laws and misguided policies.
Cristina Lopez G.

What It Feels Like When Your Future Is In The Hands of the U.S. Government

Cristina Lopez G. | July 29, 2015 | Latino Voices
Getting attached to friends and places is no longer reckless. Dating can now be on the table. Transitioning from a month-to-month to a long-term lease is now allowed. The feeling of not owning my future is gone.
Ana Davila

The 'Human' in the Drug Trafficking Equation

Ana Davila | July 29, 2015 | Latino Voices
Ignoring the increasingly intertwined relation between human and drug trafficking is a privilege that the U.S and Mexico can no longer afford, not when this activity promises to rise alarmingly in the following years as drug cartels continue to gain power and impunity in Mexico.
Marco Antonio Regil

You Have a Voice

Marco Antonio Regil | July 28, 2015 | Politics
When I was a kid I thought that one day someone will come and save the world. Today as an adult I understand that the responsibility for making the world a better place is mine and yours. It's time to wake up and be the change and for this change to happen, we have to get out there and vote.
Adrian Brito

PREPA Must Abandon Its Dependency on Heavy Oil for the Sake of the Puerto Rican Economy

Adrian Brito | July 28, 2015 | Politics
Puerto Rico's economic crisis is nothing to laugh about. Drawing comparisons to Greece and Detroit could be illustrative, but the context of Puerto Rico's case is far different. Neither Detroit nor Greece has a state monopoly over energy responsible for a significant portion of their debt.
Rep. Pedro R. Pierluisi

For Puerto Rico, Prosperity Requires Equality

Rep. Pedro R. Pierluisi | July 28, 2015 | Politics
Skewed media coverage can cause policymakers and members of the American public to draw erroneous conclusions. If you genuinely want to understand why Puerto Rico is mired in a crisis, but you disregard or downplay the lack of political and civil rights in the territory, then you are missing a core point.
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

Puerto Rico's Political Limbo and the Economic Crisis

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | July 28, 2015 | Latino Voices
The economic crisis in the island is suffocating the people. Water and electricity bills have skyrocketed. Public services are far, way far, from good.
Richard Fowler

Time to Demand the Vote

Richard Fowler | July 28, 2015 | Politics
Far-right extremists are deathly afraid of the growing progressivism among American youth and will undertake any measures to maintain the status quo and keep the power to legislate policies that are based in hatred, bigotry, and xenophobia.
Charlie Vázquez

Faces from the Block: Brazil Meets the Bronx to Promote Healthy Living

Charlie Vázquez | July 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
These artworks depict friends and family from Flores' youth, as seen through the lens of time and distance, based on stories about life in the South Bronx during the fire years of the 1960s.
Anita Sinha

Ending Mass Incarceration, But Not for Immigrants: A Tale of Two Policies

Anita Sinha | July 27, 2015 | Politics
While the critical subject of a runaway U.S. criminal justice system is gaining momentum toward reforms, the Obama Administration is vigorously defending the mass detention of non-U.S. citizens, including the detention of women and children.
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Why Don't Students Demand More Career Information From Colleges?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | July 28, 2015 | Latino Voices
In almost every modern industry, technology is changing the way that users access information. GPS-based applications like Waze provide commuters with real time, crowd-sourced traffic updates, while websites like E-Trade and Yelp give consumers unprecedented transparency into the financial and restaurant worlds, respectively.
Medea Benjamin

Salvador's Draconian Abortion Laws: A Miscarriage of Justice

Medea Benjamin | July 27, 2015 | World
An overwhelming number of women in El Salvador -- particularly poor, unmarried, uneducated women -- face outrageous human rights violations as they are denied autonomy over their bodies. El Salvador has one of the strictest and most archaic anti-abortion laws in the world.

Donald Trump Is Empowering Despots and Damaging America's Image Abroad

Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga | July 27, 2015 | World
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- It is simple: if Trump can blame U.S. problems on small neighbors like Mexico, ascribing conspiracy plots to their "devious" government and agitate American voters to hate Mexicans, then strongmen like Venezuela's Maduro can more credibly blame the economic catastrophe they have caused in their own countries on "the U.S. empire" and justify a cruel domestic political crackdown.
Eduardo Galeano

God's Masterpiece or the Devil's Bad Joke?

Eduardo Galeano | July 27, 2015 | Books
In the first stage of the Opium War, the British Empire took over the island of Hong Kong. The colorful governor, Sir John Bowring, declared: "Free trade is Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ is free trade."
Adriana Aristizábal

Artur Balder's Little Spain

Adriana Aristizábal | July 27, 2015 | Entertainment
Artur Balder's Little Spain offer us a neglected, often forgotten, seemingly incidental part of the history of Spain and New York. They converge in the form of Spanish immigrants to the city, a place where, as the song goes, "if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere."
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