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The Retributive Incarceration of Oscar López Rivera

Juan Cartagena | Posted 03.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Oscar López Rivera is a political prisoner who at 74 years of age has served 34 years in American prisons, 12 of them in consecutive solitary confinement, because of his ideas. Sentenced to 55 years for seditious conspiracy in 1981 and an additional 15 years for conspiracy to escape in 1987, López Rivera has never been convicted of a violent act.

Puerto Rico's Odious Debt

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan | Posted 11.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

Firing teachers, closing over 150 schools, increasing taxes, laying off public sector workers, proposing to reduce the minimum wage, waiting in emergency rooms due to a lack of nurses, forcing migration to the United States, increasing unemployment and underemployment, separating families and food insecurity.

Herman Badillo's Biggest Contrbution

Juan Cartagena | Posted 02.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Herman Badillo was a significant voice in ensuring greater electoral participation for them. Now all of us have benefited from a broader voice in American politics.

Latino Stop & Frisk

Juan Cartagena | Posted 07.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

In 2012, with Stop & Frisk continuing unabated, it seems like the more we complain the more Commissioner Ray Kelly and his occupying forces conduct Stop & Frisk. And Latinos are disproportionately found within its web.