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Nicole Acevedo

Nicole Acevedo left San Juan, Puerto Rico, to attend the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She graduated in May with a B.A. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism…

Puerto Rican Artists Show Jones Act’s ‘Complicated Identity Struggle’ Through Art

…the work Puerto Rican artists to shine a light on how this law impacted Puerto Rican history. Latino USA intern Nicole Acevedo visited the show and brings us the voices…

When Democracies Choose Authoritarianism

When we talk about authoritarian governments, we often think about dictatorships in power against the people’s will—but reality is more complicated. Authoritarianism often starts with everyday people and their values….

When Being Black and Latino Collide in Congress

Congressman Adriano Espaillat made history during the 2016 election after becoming the first Dominican-American to serve in Congress. Even though Espaillat considers himself Afro-Dominican, grappling with this identity in Congress…

Turning Immigrant Traditions Into Credit Scores

While growing up in California, José Quiñonez and his five siblings came together to overcome the financial challenges that come with not having access to credit as a former undocumented…

The Person Sitting Next to You on a Plane Could Be Getting Deported

Somewhere between detentions, deportations and temporary legal status there’s a gray area in immigration known as ICE check-ins. Many immigrants have to attend these appointments with U.S. Immigration and Customs…

117 People Listed Missing in Puerto Rico Since Hurricane Maria Hit Island

…PEREZ CALEB NIEVES DOMINGUEZ Arecibo LUIS MARRERO SANTOS JOSE LAUREANO RIVERA DANIEL ONIL ACEVEDO ALEXIS ORTIZ COLON JUAN OLMO CORTEZ JESSINETTE ROSA HERNANDEZ Bayamón ELINA LEON MELENDEZ SHEILA LUGO LIRANZO…

Puerto Rico: It’s Complicated

This week on Latino USA, we catch up on what’s going in Puerto Rico, from the strikes at the University of Puerto Rico, to negotiations over the debt and the…

‘Big Floyd’ Laid To Rest In Texas

…NBC Latino, reporter Nicole Acevedo notes that Jasmine Haywood of the Lumina Foundation, believes “ anti-blackness sentiments are ‘ingrained in our cultures’ in part because generations of Latinos were ‘taught…

This Is How Puerto Ricans in the Bronx Received Oscar López Rivera

Hundreds of people packed the Hostos College auditorium in the Bronx on June 8 to receive Oscar López Rivera, the controversial former militant who fought for Puerto Rican independence and…