Stories by Roberto Lovato

Roberto Lovato is a writer and research associate at the Center for Latino Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley.  subscribe to Roberto Lovato's feed

Posted on: Apr 25, 2016, Source: Yes! Magazine

Failing to understand the interests of 55 million Latinos has been one of the greatest political failures of our time.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

All bodies are created equal, but in the U.S. some bodies have historically been more equal than others.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Indigenous leaders want to expand the concept of human rights into a movement that will protect animals, rivers and forests.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Protesters refuse to let talk of terrorism distract from the importance of the climate talks.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A look at Rubio's resume reveals some gaping holes and inconsistencies.

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.