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: May 9, 2008, Source: Of America

Latinos in the south are living in an environment resembling the plight of African Americans living under Jim Crow.

Posted on: May 8, 2008, Source: Of Am

Acts of civil disobedience continue in New York after police officers were exonerated in the shooting of Sean Bell.

Posted on: May 6, 2008, Source: Of America

Between January 2004 and November 2007, 66 people died while in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: Of America

Cinco de Mayo has become a recruiting ground for a military struggling to sustain troop levels.

Posted on: May 2, 2008, Source: Of Am

In hundreds of cities across America, May Day marches showed the powerful resistance to Bush's harsh immigration policies.

Posted on: May 2, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Nationwide rallies highlight the failure of the war on immigrants.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: Of America

In the face of interests aligned against us from above, let us march if only to connect to the tradition of freedom brought from below.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: Public Eye

A new kind of protracted domestic war against a new kind of domestic enemy is underway -- undocumented immigrants.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2008, Source: New America Media

While Obama raises the bar for racial understanding, the Democratic Leadership Council leverages white voter fear to counter America's new landscape.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2008, Source: New America Media

A careful look at Super Tuesday's Latino vote shows it was not monolithic -- it was segmented across regional and other demographic lines.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The actions of three key Latino government officials may determine whether the torture tape investigation reaches the White House.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2008, Source: New America Media

Is color blindness the model we want for diversity?

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Anti-immigrant leader Tancredo leaves the 2008 election with more power than when he started.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2007, Source: The Nation

Latino voters will go to the polls in 2008 with a hemispheric vision, a new sense of power and concern about Iraq, immigration and the environment.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2007, Source: New America Media

It's not just that President Evo Morales is indigenous, but that he refuses to sell out the rights of indigenous people.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

As they pack into theaters to watch <i>Resident Evil: Extinction</i> this weekend, moviegoers may first want to play one of the many blockbuster video games on which the film is based, which display nakedly racist overtones.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2007, Source: New America Media

Univision's presidential candidates debate stressed that Latino voters and their media have the power to swing things in '08.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2007, Source: New America Media

Gonzales loved to tell the story of his rise out of poverty -- a Latino version of the American dream. But it is that same dream that he and his backers helped destroy for many Americans.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2007, Source: New America Media

<i>El Cantante</i> is supposed to be about salsa legend Hector Lavoe, but the movie dotes on Jennifer Lopez, who seems totally out of touch with Latin culture, and says little about the Puerto Rican community that inspired the music.

Posted on: May 9, 2007, Source: New America Media

During the immigrant rights marches last week, plots to attack immigrants with grenades and semi-automatic weapons were uncovered in Alabama, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2007, Source: Public Eye

Will Latinos keep turning away from the Right, furthering the momentum witnessed in last year's massive marches and during the off-year elections?

Posted on: Mar 29, 2007, Source: New America Media

Alberto Gonzales, the first Latino Attorney General in U.S. history, was once endorsed by leading Latino organizations. Those same organizations now remain silent in the midst of the U.S. attorney scandal.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2007, Source: The Nation

Battles between the city's black and Latino gangs are the outcome of a dismal racial and economic situation.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007, Source: New America Media

The war on terror is morphing into a war on immigration, with immigrants finding themselves on both sides of the conflict.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2006, Source: New America Media

The new movie <i>Apocalypto</i> should have left the Maya alone and instead looked for apocalyptic violence in the off-screen history of the Catholic-mestizo families of the Americas.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2006, Source: New America Media

This election showed Republicans' staunch anti-immigration stance is finally coming back to haunt them.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2006, Source:

A Democratic Congress offers only a thin hope of getting it right on immigration.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2006, Source: New America Media

Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner's stock holdings include investments in companies that benefit from the work of undocumented immigrants, as well as firms contracted to build new border security measures.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2006, Source: The Nation

Immigrant rights activists aren't just focused on legalization; they have a vision of helping create a more progressive nation.

Posted on: May 14, 2006, Source: New America Media

The NSA's citizen-spying program -- and the release of records with friends' names on them -- made me wonder how the feds are tracking pro-immigration marchers.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2006, Source: New America Media

Some Latino leaders feel today's immigrant rights boycott is too extreme, but they may have forgotten the extreme conditions of immigrant guest workers across the country.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2006, Source: The Nation

Latin American leaders say thousands of immigrants will die if the U.S. Congress passes the Sensenbrenner immigration bill.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

The great Latin jazz percussionist Ray Barretto helped push Latino music out of its silence and onto the radio waves.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Latinos have a growing place in the criminal justice system as both prisoners and prison guards, defendants and prosecutors.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

Why are many progressive organizations, as well as the Republican and Democratic parties, still so blindingly white?

Posted on: Sep 1, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

Immigration policy has been liberal on the podium and xenophobic in the hallways at the RNC.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

Terrorists who live and work among Americans with impunity aren't the ones the GOP is warning about.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

Their words are enough to make a hardboiled immigrant cry, but the actions (and inaction) of many a Democratic Convention speaker demonstrate neglect of immigrant issues.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The consensus at the Boston Social Forum is that another world really is possible.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Liberals and progressives don't know what they're up against with the militant evangelical movement.