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From NPR's Latno USA: Puerto Rico Underwater

Latino USA | February 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
Puerto Rico is in trouble. With a faltering economy, $72 billion of municipal debt, and a brain drain of young people packing for the mainland, Puerto Ricans are seriously worried about the future of the U.S. territory.
Suyapa Portillo

Deportation Nation: Sending Central American Refugees Back to Certain Death

Suyapa Portillo | February 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
Sending refugees back to Central America is irresponsible, especially in light of the U.S. past involvement in Central America which has contributed to the instability of the region.The U.S. can and must accept Central American refugees and acknowledge the crisis from which they are fleeing.
Nicholas Johnson

Steps for Fixing Puerto Rico's Fiscal Problems

Nicholas Johnson | February 9, 2016 | Politics
Although Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents are Americans, they are not represented by voting members of Congress, helping to often make them afterthoughts in congressional debates. But the island's problems are neither small nor remote.
NCLR Action Fund

Is Program Integrity Just Code for Anti-Immigrant?

NCLR Action Fund | February 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
The term "program integrity" has recently come into vogue to address the alleged rampant exploitation of the government's assistance. It has become clear, however, that when lawmakers discuss "program integrity," these are really just terms of art to justify denying immigrants access to federal programs.
Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D.

Bernie: Rhetoric Vs. Reality

Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D. | February 8, 2016 | Politics
Sanders' rhetoric is not unlike the rhetoric of the Zapatistas, an indigenous group on the other side of the NAFTA border, which also called for an anti-establishment political revolution. Of concern, is that the mainstream media, and the public, has not challenged Sanders' use of his persuasive tropes of "anti-establishment" and "revolution."
Center for Community Change Action

Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Could Stop the Intimidation of American Citizens

Center for Community Change Action | February 8, 2016 | Latino Voices
Every day, this country, forged by immigrants and stamped as the land of opportunity, menaces its youngest citizens like Cesar and Jonathan.
Luis Serrano

Candidates Have Earned Our Pressure, Not Our Endorsements

Luis Serrano | February 5, 2016 | Latino Voices
We should be able to look at the bigger picture, and be more strategic about the way we handle relationships with elected officials/presidential candidates who should be serving us, not the other way around.
Sili M. Recio

Why I'm Celebrating #BlackLatinxHistory This Month

Sili M. Recio | February 8, 2016 | Latino Voices
Being able to show my child Latinos that look like her will continue to build the foundation I've begun to lay as I raise a strong, smart, beautiful, funny, compassionate, Black, Spanish speaking woman.
Luis E. Montes

Contextualizando la administración Giuliani

Luis E. Montes | February 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
Rudy Giuliani fue alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York durante los años 1994 al 2001 y hoy muchos países latinoamericanos le contratan por el récord de su administración en la reducción de los niveles de crímenes violentos de la gran manzana. No obstante hay mucho contexto que convenientemente es...
Natalie Aguilar

Mascarilla Facial de Rosas para celebrar San Valentín

Natalie Aguilar | February 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
Es el tiempo del año en que empezamos a ver corazones, rosas y cupidos por todas partes, así es, ha llegado ¡San Valentín! Si tienes alguien especial o estas disfrutando al máximo tu soltería, te recomendamos a que hagas esta amorosa y...
Delfín Carbonell

Learning a Second Language is a Waste of Time

Delfín Carbonell | February 4, 2016 | Latino Voices
Learning a second language is unproductive and a veritable waste of time. At long last I have come to my senses. After years expounding and arguing about the benefits of learning foreign tongues I have come to realize the truth and seen the light.
JamesMichael Nichols

Why I Love Being Queer

JamesMichael Nichols | February 4, 2016 | Queer Voices
For me, being different from the rest of the world is one of the most special things about being queer.
Marlena Maduro Baraf

Soy/Somos: We Are Many

Marlena Maduro Baraf | February 5, 2016 | Latino Voices
There are huge differences among us, but we also have much in common. And it starts with language and with being "Latino" and all that this means in this American nation.
Ellen Bravo

It's Time to Ask, Why Wouldn't You Support Paid Leave?

Ellen Bravo | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Many voters, who have made paid leave a priority, are asking elected officials and candidates my son's question: "Why wouldn't you support this?" Babies and cancer and ailing parents touch all of us. It's high time to make family leave available and affordable to every American.
Doug Bandow

Despite Opening to U.S., The Castros Continue to Persecute Cuban Christians

Doug Bandow | February 4, 2016 | World
Americans should forthrightly encourage freedom in Cuba. Religious believers here should be particularly vocal in supporting people seeking to live out their faith under Communist oppression. Some day autocracy will give way to liberty even in Cuba.
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

See Racism. See John See Racism. Get Some #WhitePrivilegeGlasses

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | February 3, 2016 | Religion
Sometimes empathy could use a little boost. Suppose, when it comes to racism, that I as a white person had some glasses that would help me see the world, and be seen, as an African American. Would that help build empathy and the compassionate conviction to make change?
Elena Gutierrez

No Más Bebés and the Continued Pursuit to Control the Bodies of Poor Women of Color in the US

Elena Gutierrez | February 4, 2016 | Latino Voices
Population control laws like CalWorks adopt an underlying premise that poor women and women of color cannot be trusted to fully control their own reproductive health choices, and that government-sanctioned coercion is an acceptable policy framework.
Mariana Mazzini

Being A Woman In A Big City Is Like Living Under A Permanent Curfew

Mariana Mazzini | February 3, 2016 | Latino Voices
I find it disheartening that I have to get dressed, put on my make-up, and head out the door with the knowledge that I will face some kind of harassment on the street, and so will many other women.
Lisa Haugaard

Grasp the Chance for Peace in Colombia, But Don't Forget the Brutal War

Lisa Haugaard | February 3, 2016 | World
After 220,000 dead (80 percent of whom were civilians), tens of thousands disappeared, countless victims of sexual violence, and more than 6 million internally displaced, it's time to stop the war.
The Cut

In Iowa, Hillary Shows She's Learned Something About Running While Female

The Cut | February 3, 2016 | Women
Here is a truth about America: No one likes a woman who yells loudly about revolution.
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