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Reporter accused of assaulting man at mayoral debate

Aug. 10, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A reporter for Latino Public Radio has been accused of putting his hands around another man's neck during an altercation at a Providence mayoral debate and charged with simple assault. James Kuo says Reynaldo Almonte knocked a phone out of his hands and grabbed his neck during...

Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

Aug. 9, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Women's groups across Latin America vowed to keep fighting for a right to abortion despite the Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill early Thursday that would have legalized the procedure in Pope Francis' home country. There were even expectations that the conservative...

Laferte and Moreno to pay tribute to Selena, and immigrants

Jul. 25, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The music of Selena will be used to entertain and educate during a free concert that is in part designed to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Latin Grammy-winners Mon Laferte and Gaby Moreno are among those performing at "Selena for Sanctuary,"...

Singer-songwriters lead tour opposing immigration policies

Jul. 25, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Acclaimed singer-songwriters including Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle will lead a five-city concert series to support families who have been separated at the border due to immigration policies put into place by the Trump administration. The Women's Refugee Commission...

Cardi B leads MTV VMA nods with 10; Beyonce, Jay-Z nab 8

Jul. 16, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The year of Cardi B continues — this time with 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations. MTV announced Monday that the white-hot rapper is the most nominated act at this year's show, which returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20. Five of Cardi B's nominations are...

Estefans: Immigration debate has fueled reaction to musical

Jul. 11, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria and Emilio Estefan credit President Donald Trump with boosting audience enthusiasm for their stage musical "On Your Feet!" As the immigration debate has heated up, so have audiences' reactions to scenes in new stage musical that spins around two immigrants, the Grammy winners said...

Latino leaders question Census head over citizenship query

Jun. 23, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau on Saturday over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, denouncing it as a purely political move. Members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed...