Indigenous woman fights for the heart and soul of her land

An indigenous woman battling to keep the rivers and forests in her country from being completely swallowed up by transnational companies is one of the recipients of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize—the world’s largest and most prestigious award for grassroots environmental activism.

Latin American news briefs: Cuba, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil

Cuba: United States and Cuba reestablishing diplomatic relations After decades of tense relationship between the…

Families of Los 43 tour U.S., seek justice for missing students

Dozens gathered at the 16th Street BART plaza on Saturday, April 4, rallying in support for the missing 43 students from Ayotzinapa in Guerrero, Mexico.

Adiós, Amilcar

Friends and neighbors of the young Latino man slain by the SFPD said their farewells on April 4.

DACA recipient turns dream to reality two years at a time

“El Oso” is how 22-year-old Angel Barragan is known among his peers. Standing at a rugged 5’ 11” and 250 pounds with a dark, burly beard, Barragan truly lives up to his nickname.

Fired up: City takes action after latest deadly blaze

  Three major fires have ravaged the Mission District since last September, causing three deaths…

Photo Essay: Bay Area Flamenco Festival

[su_slider source=”media: 25957,25959,25961,25963,25965,25967″ link=”image” target=”blank” width=”700″ height=”500″ speed=”500″] [su_box title=”Photos by Armando Valdez” box_color=”#131212″]The 10th…

Community rejects SFPD account of slain Latino

“How many shots does it take to kill a guy this high?” Eduardo Roman demanded to know, lifting his hand to the center of his chest roughly five feet above the floor.

Latin American Briefs: Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Honduras

By Laura Guardia CHILE: Active volcano eruption Early in the morning on March 3, the…

Community raises $180,000 for residents displaced by fire

Zack Crockett was riding his bike home from work on Jan. 28 when he passed by the building at Mission and 22nd street engulfed in flames.