La dreamer y abogada Dulce García y la directora de United We Dream Cristina Jiménez nos dicen por qué estamos en un punto crítico, qué esperan de los republicanos y lo que planean hacer ahora.
El incidente se registró el pasado 6 de agosto cuando agentes de la policía intentaron detener a un sospechoso por posesión de una sustancia, al intentar huir de la escena fue arrollado por una patrulla. El sargento acusado enfrentará cargos por lo sucedido y tendrá que presentarse ante una corte el próximo 2 de febrero.
After the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, French artist JR led a project that captured portraits of Dreamers across the U.S. Two photo-booth trucks made several stops so that undocumented youth could add their faces to the series. Univision News followed the journey.
El salario mínimo en Nueva Jersey aumentará a $8,60 la hora, mientras que en el estado de Nueva York subirá a $10 dólares. Por otro lado, a partir del nuevo año, entrará en vigencia una ley que requiere que la licencia de conducción se venza cuatro años después de haberla obtenido.
In the span of two weeks, Turks and Caicos was hit by both Irma and Maria. Three of the islands, South Caicos, Grand Turk and Salt Cay, were hit the hardest. As 90% of the economy of those islands depends on tourists, hoteliers organized quickly to clean up the destruction and get their hotels back up and running.
About 75% of Immokalee's population is Latino; agricultural workers earning an average of $1,400 per month, while the most affordable housing costs $1,500 for a mobile home in poor condition. So, each trailer is usually shared by two families, or more. After the passage of Irma, many of these homes were left uninhabitable, but for their undocumented tenants there are no other options.
Some 3.4 million Puerto Ricans lost power after Hurricane Maria, and restoring it has been the island’s toughest challenge during rebuilding. But Alexis Massol, a civil engineer who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, is hoping to use the power of the sun to get the lights back on.
Hurricane Maria didn’t spare anyone on the island of Dominica--even prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit lost his roof during the storm. Weeks later, the entire island remained in a fragile state. Here, one family describes their day-to-day life since the hurricane.
Andel Challenger, 46, clears trees and electricity lines blocking the road near his family’s home. Since a category 5 hurricane hit the island on September 18, they have struggled to find water and food. "There are no emergency services here," he says.
The father of the Challenger family, Hutson, a pastor at an evangelical church, designed the family’s house in the 80s to resist hurricanes. One of the only concrete structures in the Kalinago indigenous area, it’s also one of the only homes there that survived the powerful storm. The house became a refuge for his mother-in-law, two children, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren, who all lost their homes due to the hurricane. Across the island, 85% of homes were damaged.
During Hurricane Maria, well-known Puerto Rican percussionist Tito Matos lost the building where he gave weekly children’s workshops on ‘plena,’ a type of Puerto Rican folkloric music. But that didn’t stop him from continuing to share the folklore. On October 4 he took his instruments to the Plaza del Indio in San Juan to play. In the midst of stress over long lines, no electricity or water, and damage from Hurricane Maria, Matos summoned both adults and children to enjoy the music of their ancestors.
Half of the more than 100 families that lived in the same trailer park as Yolanda, in Islamorada, have already left the island. Months after Irma damaged one of every five homes in the Florida Keys, the prospect for those who insist on staying in modest low-income housing is still bleak. Yolanda lost the mobile home she bought with her savings. Without compensation from FEMA, she cannot afford to enjoy her retirement because she doesn’t have enough money for repairs and reconstruction.
Karen Carter is a resident of Ramrod Key and has not yet recovered from the impact of the devastation on her island. Average rent is around $2,500, which is why she chose to live in a boat that was lost in Hurricane Irma. Nor is there, she claims, a firm commitment by the government to assist the disaster victims. Karen has no idea where to begin to rebuild her life.
The passage of the most powerful cyclone to hit the Caribbean island reduced Roberto Atienza's coffee harvest to a sorry 15%. "This year’s will be the worst ever," he says after remembering that it’s been five years since the last good harvest. Resigned to starting over, he reckons that the Hacienda San Pedro will take at least 10 years to return to normal. But the hurricane also left something positive: "I have never seen so many people so willing to help others," he says, adding that the lesson will help them to begin to value the things that are truly necessary.
“This storm was like a monster,” says Arthur Nibbs, a politician from Antigua and Barbuda, remembering the storm that destroyed 75% of his island’s structures, including schools, hospitals and police stations.
La supuesta líder y responsable de negocios en los que varias personas resultaron estafadas asegura que los denunciantes estaban enterados de la actividad que se realizaba en la pirámide económica. Frente a este caso, la Fiscalía de El Bronx afirma que las posibilidades de recuperar el dinero son mínimas, pero no imposibles.
Univision Investiga conoció el caso de al menos 15 personas que denunciaron que perdieron los ahorros de toda su vida en un negocio que les prometió riqueza a corto plazo a cambio de una inversión y ahora están aquejados por las deudas que les dejó.
Desde 1975 se han registrado más de 236 ataques terroristas en la ciudad, 189 cumplieron con su objetivo, 19 de ellos cobraron la vida de miles de personas. El peor atentado fue el registrado en el 2001 en las Torres Gemelas, en el que murieron más de 3,000 personas. La religión se ha convertido en el factor principal de estos actos.