Stories by Roberto Lovato

Roberto Lovato is a New York-based writer with New America Media. Read more of his work at Of América. subscribe to Roberto Lovato's feed

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: The Nation

Has the Supreme Court made it possible for hundreds of thousands of police officers throughout the country to racially profile millions of people?

Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: Of America

In addition to powering and pushing the work of groups fighting the bank fees, the #Occupy movement is also nourishing the work planned or envisioned by other groups.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The furious waves of marchers in yesterday’s Occupy Wall Street mobilization have cracked the dark marble and teflon walls protecting the dictator of our age: Big Corporations.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2011, Source:

For author Lovato el Salvador feels like 1980, the year its civil war started, after U.S.-trained death squads murdered Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2011, Source: New America Media

Hours before President Obama was set to land in their country, Salvadorans were listening and reading -- and weighing – each statement he made before his historic arrival.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2010, Source:

The line separating paradise and hell in Cancun is blurry -- the migrant workers who keep the tourism industry often face bleak, lonely fates.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

If Obama is to truly end the war on immigrants, his immigration policies must match the spirit of his commitment to immigrants and immigration reform.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2010, Source: New America Media

"Without equilibrium between people, there will be no equilibrium between humans and nature."

Posted on: Oct 31, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

By allowing Dobbs to use the incident to level spurious attacks at his critics, CNN is is seriously undermining its claim to be "the most trusted name in news."

Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Latinos across America are intensely concerned about CNN's hypocrisy: Broadcasting Dobbs' anti-immigrant extremism while running a Latinos in America special series.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Dobbs is waving the First Amendment flag to try and distract from his long history of anti-immigrant views.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As studies document the link between anti-immigrant hate speech and violence against Latinos, Dobbs continues to fan the flames.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

While Obama's racial diplomacy with Skip Gates is making the headlines, rights groups say that he has expanded Bush's racist immigration policies.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Throughout the Americas, there exists a powerful political tradition in which esperanza (hope) is defined by the fight against U.S. domination.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Failure to take actions that send a clear message of condemnation will be devastating to the still-fragile U.S. image in Latin America.

Posted on: May 27, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation process will be a chance to see if the GOP is ready say sorry for its wrongdoings perpetrated in the Bush era.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2009, Source: New America Media

Mauricio Funes, the first leftist elected president El Salvador, discusses his hope for strong ties with the U.S. and key issues his country faces.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2009, Source: New America Media

Big media power presents a major obstacle to the Salvadorean left, but the digital age has also provided them with new means to fight back.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2009, Source: New America Media

Bush-era policies like CAFTA and the Iraq War have turned Salvadorans against the U.S. and its allies in the ARENA government.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2009, Source: New America Media

The boycott comes at the worst possible time for a planet facing rapidly increasing levels of recession-inspired racism, xenophobia and hatred.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2009, Source: New America Media

Across the world, people are judging the U.S. -- and Obama -- on how we treat our detainees.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2009, Source: Of Am

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s version of “hope” and “change” on immigration means more of the same.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: New America Media

Calls for major restructuring of the immigration detention system may soon become unavoidable.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: New America Media

Smart immigration reform is a moral, as well as a legal imperative.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source: Of America

Questions about Salazar's past may bring more unwanted negative attention to Obama.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The appointment of Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva to the Department of the Interior would bring much-needed political balance to the Obama cabinet.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008, Source: New America Media

Recent talk about immigration issues coming from Washington inspires some hope, some fear and reveals the need for clarity on the issue.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2008, Source: New America Media

The government may be preparing for another conflict -- a domestic war on the poor and middle class.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2008, Source: New America Media

Thousands of people of Mexican descent were subjected to unmeetable demands to prove that they are citizens of the US before getting a passport.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2008, Source: New America Media

Where are the charges of divided loyalties when Sarah Palin rejected the United States?

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: New America Media

America's brutal immigration detention network is getting little attention from Democratic reformers and their institutional allies in Denver.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2008, Source: Of America

We must understand and prepare for the implications of such profound shifts in the demographic order.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: Of America

As Obama prepares for his world tour, we must prepare to ask him the tough questions about imperialism and the U.S. global military machine.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2008, Source: and Of America

Obama votes like a Republican on FISA and backs off from Iraq, keeping corporate America happy.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: New America Media

The best analysis of the differences in the candidates' positions comes from the Spanish-language press.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2008, Source: Of America

How the military recruits young people of color into endless war.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2008, Source: Of America

Is McCain getting ready to attack Obama over drivers licenses for immigrants?

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Of America

Roberto Lavato parses Obama's statements on Latin America and finds them lacking.

Posted on: May 21, 2008, Source: Of America

The black and latino communities face a common threat in the shooting of Sean Bell and the ICE raids against immigrants.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: The Nation

Latinos' subordinate status in Georgia strongly resembles that of African-Americans who lived under Jim Crow.