Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Schumer’s ‘Extreme’ Immigration Stance Protested By Activists

By Chelsea Kiene, Huffington Post WASHINGTON — A group of Latino and immigration rights activists protested Tuesday over what the group is calling Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) “Latino problem,” denouncing the lawmaker’s “extreme” positions on immigration reform. At a number of events across the country — including rallies in New York City and Los Angeles

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

PRISONS: A Call to End Racial Warring

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog A group of inmates in California’s maximum security lockups — Pelican Bay, Corcoran and Tehachapi — are calling for an end to the racial warring that has been part of prison life in...

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Teaching Poetry In Mexico’s Prisons

It is not difficult to imagine that Juan Manuel Rodriguez has managed to turn the tide in the lives of many young prisoners in Mexico. He knows well the problems and obstacles that live in and off...

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Latinos Make Up Majority Of Inmates In Federal Prisons

By Cindy Casares This year, we’re kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with the disheartening news that Latinos, for the first time in American history, comprise the majority of inmates in federal prison. One reason for this, according...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

In Juarez the Prison Inmates Run the Asylum

By Melissa del Bosque On Monday, July 25, there was a riot in the Cereso state prison in Juarez and 17 people were killed. The prison is divided between the Sinaloa and Carrillos Fuentes cartels with the...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Felons, Border War, Wisconsin, Pesticides

Latinos, Immigrants Comprise Half Of Federal Felons Hometown Exile: Saying Goodbye To Visiting Mexico Latinos In Wisconsin Organize To Ensure Representation Latina Students Fight Pesticides In California