The true origin of the word 'spic,' the racist insult aimed at Hispanics
As hate incidents are on the rise and anti-immigrant rhetoric intensifies, the word 'spic' has come into focus. The term actually dates back to the construction of the Panama Canal at the beginning of the 20th century. From there it traveled north to the border between Mexico and the United States.
The political battle over Cuban rafter boy Elián González is the focus of new documentary film
When the five-year-old was rescued off the Florida coast in 1999 he became the center of an international custody battle that pitted family members against one another and tested U.S. foreign policy at a crucial moment in history. Now 23, González talks in a documentary film about his experience and the changing nature of U.S.-Cuba relations.
In photos: the killing of a violinist sends Venezuelan musicians onto the streets to protest
Members of Venezuela's internationally famous music education program, known as 'El Sistema,' joined a month-old wave of anti-government protests on Sunday. It took the death of 17-year-old musician Armando Cañizales for them to join to chorus of protests.
UPDATED In photos: The "warrior" women on the front lines in Venezuela's street protests
The two faces to the women protesters in Venezuela: They are brave and determined, with the strength to hurl police tear gas rounds. And on Saturday they also marched peacefully by the thousands.
Singer Luis Miguel arrested for non-payment of $1 million to former manager
In July 2016 the singer known as "El Sol de México" was ordered to pay his former manager more than $1 million for an outstanding contract. He was released from custody Tuesday afternoon after posting bond.
These are the most influential Latinos of 2017, according to Time magazine
An organizer-activist, a singer, an undocumented woman, the Pope, the new leader of the Democratic Party and a Brazilian scientist are among the most influential Latino leaders this year, according to the publication's annual list of the "most influential people."
When neighbors played volleyball over the U.S.-Mexico border fence
From 1979 until 2007, residents of Naco, Mexico, and Naco, United States, played volleyball over the border fence, batting the ball back and forth between the two countries. A taller border fence meant volleyball could no longer unite the twin towns.
Son of mariachi star Pepe Aguilar arrested at border with four people in his car trunk
Jose Emiliano Aguilar, 24, was arrested while trying to cross from Tijuana to San Diego with four Chinese immigrants in the trunk of the car he was driving
Activists recommend undocumented immigrants maintain a low profile on social media
For months, 4chan and Reddit forums have encouraged users to seek out immigrants that are posting about being undocumented online — such as through the Twitter hashtag “undocumented and unafraid" — and denounce them to ICE. In response, activists recommend that undocumented immigrants take precautions when posting personal information online.
Trolling the trolls: One journalist's creative response to online harassment
Jewish journalist Yair Rosenberg has been the target of anti-Semitism on social media. In response, he takes a humorous approach to shut down the hate.
Latinas played a crucial role at the Women's March
Activists spoke to the crowd in Washington about the fear of deportations and the need to protect minorities and marginalized people. "Guerreras", "si se puede" and other phrases in Spanish were repeated in unison by demonstrators.
A poet's perspective: Cuba, Trump and democracy
Obama's inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, reflects on last week's dramatic shift in U.S. policy towards Cuban immigrants, as well as Donald Trump and democracy.
Filmmaker Paola Mendoza: planning the Women's March on Washington has been a 'healing process'
The march is "not an anti-Trump rally," says the Colombian-born filmmaker. "It's the opposite. It's actually a rally and march for what we are for."
Latina mother takes to social media to share her journey raising two children with Down syndrome
Eliana Tardío has two children with Down syndrome, which is very rare. She uses social media to connect with other parents.
Camila Cabello speaks about the power of being Latina
The former member of girl group Fifth Harmony is now a solo artist. And she's on a mission to stand up for immigrants' rights.