Thursday, July 7, 2022

Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Will Not Attend the Summit of the Americas

This week, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he will not attend the Summit of the Americas hosted in Los Angeles by the U.S. The decision came after the U.S. announced that they did not invite some of the region’s countries. Other regional leaders, such as Honduran President Xiomara Castro, also said they would […]

Katya Echazarreta, An Electrical Engineer, is the 1st Mexican-Born and One of the Youngest Women to Fly into Space

Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was often told she would never accomplish her dreams of traveling to space. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I just kept hearing the same thing: That’s not for you,” Echazarreta recalled. Echazarreta, 26, proved everyone wrong on Saturday when she joined an international crew inside […]

Hispanic Caucus Endorses Patrick Branco, Who Could Become Hawaii’s First Latino Representative

On Tuesday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ campaign, known as Bold PAC, endorsed Patrick Branco, a Hawaii state lawmaker, who could become the first Latino from the state elected to Congress. Bold PAC’s endorsement is timely since Branco is running in a two-way Democratic primary against former state Sen. Jill Tokuda. The endorsement could potentially mean […]

In Uvalde, the Latinx Community is Bonded Over Shared Grief

Last week, Uvalde, a predominantly Hispanic city in Texas, felt a profound sense of mourning after a shooting at their local Elementary School. The cover of the local newspaper, Uvalde Leader-News, highlighted the shooting at Robb Elementary that killed 19 children and two teachers. The cover was completely blacked out, with the only written words […]

19 Children, 2 Teachers Killed at Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

This Tuesday, at least 19 children and two teachers were killed when a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.  Multiple survivors are being treated at regional hospitals; many are still missing. It was the state’s deadliest school shooting in modern history and the nation’s third mass shooting within weeks. Uvalde is […]

Members of Congress Reach Compromise on Puerto Rico Status Bill

Members of the House of Representatives who authored competing bills on how to fix Puerto Rico’s territorial status in relationship to the U.S. have introduced a new piece of legislation combining both. House Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD., has led a months-long effort to get lawmakers on both sides of the debate to compromise […]

Title 42 Highlights the U.S. Broken Immigration System

Title 42 is a public-health emergency rule invoked in March 2020 by President Trump’s administration to combat the spread of COVID-19. Although it was meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the border, it allowed the immediate expulsion of migrants, including asylum-seekers, without any justification. The policy has been used on nearly 1.9 million occasions […]

Andrea Salinas to Make History in November After House Primary Win in Oregon

This week, Oregon Representative Andrea Salinas won a Democratic congressional primary. She defeated a better represented opponent supported by the House of Representative leadership’s campaign arm. Salinas would be the first Latina from Oregon to be elected to Congress if she were to win the election in November of 2022. If Salinas were to win, […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants, Claims Judiciary Has a Limited Role to Play

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling against a Georgia man who has lived in the U.S. for decades and faces deportation after he checked the wrong box in the driver’s license application. The ruling makes it more difficult for non-citizens facing deportation to get a federal court to review factual determinations made […]

The Smithsonian American Latino Museum Will Debut its First Exhibit Next Month

The National Museum of the American Latino will debut its inaugural gallery in the National Museum of American History on June 18, 2022. The new American Latino Museum probably will not have its own building for at least 10 years, but the Smithsonian will display exhibits until the museum finds its permanent home. The exhibit portrays labor […]