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Border Patrol Sued Over Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the federal government Tuesday over its voluntary departures program, through whic...

The Amazing, Incredible Video Diary of Stephanie Pucheta

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 07.20.2013 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

Stephanie's story is emblematic of the over 25,000 immigrants who apply for family unity waivers each year only to be torn apart by an immigration system that emphasizes blind enforcement policies over sensible and human rights' solutions.

Elise Foley

10-Year-Old On Dad's Deportation: 'Why Do They Have To Be So Cruel?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every day for two weeks, 10-year-old Stephanie Pucheta sat down in front of a camera and talked about her father, Julio Cesar Pucheta, w...

WATCH: How Anti-Immigrant Hate Makes Its Way Into Media

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Ever wonder why so many people in the United States fear immigrants? As Congress debates an ambitious bipartisan proposal for comprehensive immigr...

WATCH: Immigrant Facing Deportation Over Barking Dogs Speaks

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

Ruth Montaño’s son says the only time his mother broke a promise to him was the day she got arrested. “She said that she was going to buy us ...

WATCH: Popular Super Bowl Ad Remixed To Reflect 'Reality'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.07.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Dodge Ram's Super Bowl ad painted a romantic portrait of American farmers, but did it irresponsibly avoid reality? The car company's "God Made a Fa...

U.S. Guns Cause Harm At Home And Abroad

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 10.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The failure of the United States to enact meaningful gun regulation is not only affecting the United States; it is also fueling violence in Mexico.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Arizona, We Are All "Illegals"

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 08.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The video highlights the obscenity in this day an age on our attitudes about the border, and a system that criminalizes those who create the wealth it rests upon. It penalizes immigrants, locks them up and make a profit.

WATCH: Troubling Working Conditions in LA’s Waste and Recycling Plants

Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Los Angeles is the second largest waste market in the United States, and it has a problem. In a short film by Cuéntame, an online collective of s...

Gabriel Lerner

WATCH: Gay Siblings Tell Of Coming Out To Their Traditional Latino Family

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices

It is natural for parents to daydream about their children's future and to worry about the things which may cause misery or harm to them. In many Hisp...

Gabriel Lerner

WATCH: Undocumented And Unafraid, Queer And Unashamed

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 02.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Jorge Gutiérrez, 27, was addressing a hall packed with almost 200 young people in Memphis, Tennessee. Like him, they were brought to the United S...

WATCH: Latina Speaks Out About Being Gay And Bullied

Posted 11.29.2011 | Latino Voices

Giselle Ramirez, is a self-proclaimed "working class-chicana, a proud queer women, concerned citizen of the world, and a conscientious objector to deh...

Detainees: Working For $1 A Day, Using Phone for $5 A Minute

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 01.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

On November 18th, a coalition of immigrant and civil rights organizations will demand the shut down Stewart Detention Center and the immediate termination of private prison contracts.

Immigrant Detention Business Is Booming, So Is Abuse

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 11.30.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

This is the current state of our immigration system, one that puts profit over decency and greed over sensible policy.

Lost, Abused and Neglected for a Profit

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

Why do we leave our immigration system in the hands of corporations? How many more people are suffering and lost in a system that values profit over justice?

Meet The New American Sweatshop

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 10.30.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The exploitation of car wash workers is the face of a new American sweatshop, one that operates in plain daylight in our communities, in our neighborhoods and at our corner carwash.

Gabriel Lerner

WATCH: 'Immigrants For Sale' Documents Jailing Of Immigrants For Profit

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 10.14.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- At dawn on July 19, nearly 40 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents burst into th...

Death for Profit

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Bryan Holcomb, an ex-CCA quality assurance manager, spoke exclusively to Cuéntame's Immigrant For Sale producers to expose the negligent operations at Stewart Detention Center.

Immigrants For Sale

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

It's hardly a secret that private prison corporations are deliberately promoting and designing laws aimed at incarcerating immigrants and turning the prison system into an incredibly lucrative business.

Speaking Out Against Afro Latino Indifference, Through Music - ChocQuibTown Set For Grammy's Center Stage

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Axel W. Caballero

ChocQuibTown is set to take the 53rd Grammy awards by storm this Sunday, as they set the stage for a pre telecast performance and are the odds favorite to take Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album of the year.

Weekly Diaspora: Why Arizona's Birthright Bill is Bad for the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are expected to introduce an "anchor baby" bill today that would deny birthright ...

Love Music and Politics? Here Is a Gift for You

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Axel W. Caballero

Cuéntame is excited to announce the release of a free, innovative and provocative online Latino Music Series. As an introductory gift, we are giving you our first Latin music album ever -- for free!

Do I Look "Illegal"? -- Latino Nationwide Movement Building

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Arizona's immigration law is creating a wave of Latino social network activism. Following the signing of S.B. 1070, one of the most anti-immigrant laws in the country, Latinos have chosen to mobilize online in numbers rarely seen before.

Do I Look "Illegal?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

It's disgraceful that Latinos have to worry about this in any state in the union in 2010.

No Brownies Welcome: the Arizona Persecution

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Without a doubt the law will eventually be stricken down as unconstitutional, but not before many families and lives are broken. This is a direct attack to the Latino community. We must tell Gov. Brewer, she is the one no longer welcome.