For bringing marginalized farmworker's voices into the #MeToo conversation
For getting us closer to Mars
For infusing rap with punk rock, feminism and 'Afrolatinidad'
For fighting gentrification in a changing Denver
Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski
For breaking barriers in the exploration of space and time
For daring to talk about undocumented restaurant workers
For leading California into a green energy future
For taking her immigrant story to the Virginia legislature
For encouraging undocumented youth to dream and heal
For putting Latino stories front and center
For being the first queer Latina to write for Marvel Comics
Coordination: Jessica Weiss, Olivia Liendo and Allie Jaynes.
Illustrations: Grace Berríos and Jackie Albano.
Web design and development: Juan Jesús Gómez.
Editorial: Nathalie Alvaray, Tamoa Calzadilla, Juliana Jiménez, Douglas Gómez and Rogerio Manzano.
Photo Editing: David Maris.
This story was produced in collaboration with Univision Contigo, Univision's social responsibility team.
To produce our list, a team of Univision writers and editors explored change-makers from various sectors. We also sought feedback from a number of key Latino organizations. Final decisions were made by an editorial team at Univision.
The Sepúlveda Rolón family do not enough money to buy and maintain an electric generator. Common household tasks are more complicated due to lack of power. They are one of the more than 140,000 families that remain without electricity in Puerto Rico.
They grew up in Chicago and their husbands, the Flores twins (aka ‘Los Mellizos’), worked for the Sinaloa cartel. The twins later became DEA informants in Mexico who helped bring down El Chapo Guzman. They have written a book, Cartel Wives, telling their story as a lesson to others not to fall for the narco life, and they regret what they put their families through. "Our fathers put on their suit of armor and their badge, and they are going out there on the streets of Chicago,” Mia confesses. “It’s the very same streets that our husbands were flooding with drugs.”
The Rio Abajo bridge was swept away leaving the town of Utuado cut off. Neighbors engineered a pulley system to haul supplies over the river but they wonder when their lives will return to any semblance of normality.
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An "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane, Maria made landfall near Yabucoa in southeast Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding across the U.S. territory of 3.4 million inhabitants. Maria caused rivers to flood all over the island. This video was taken in Guayama, on the south coast.
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Nilsa Huete is an undocumented Honduran immigrant living in Key West, Florida. In the last five months, five of her family members have been arrested by agents from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Now she’s fighting against the deportation of her daughter and brother.
"Estoy muy agradecida de salir", dijo Perla Morales a los periodistas tras ser puesta en libertad. Morales fue detenida en la calle, frente a sus tres hijas menores de edad, y el video del arresto se volvió viral. La jueza consideró que la mujer no presenta un peligro para la sociedad.
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