Black fungus cases spreading in India

By CharaThe Indian government has reported thousands of cases of black fungus over the past few months, according to multiple media outlets.Known in the medical community as mucormycosis, black fungus is a serious fungal infection. According to Healthline, it occurs when the immune system is weakened from health conditions or illness, generally appearing in people […]

Peru has world’s worst per capita COVID death toll

By Roberta PardoPeru has more than doubled its COVID death toll following a review, making it the country with the world’s highest death rate per capita, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.The official death toll is 180,764, up from 69,342 in a country of about 33 million people, Peruvian health officials announced Monday (May […]

Mexico’s Andrea Meza crowned Miss Universe

By Roberta PardoMiss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe at the 69th annual pageant, which was delayed a year because of COVID-19, Sunday night (May 16) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.“I am so honored to have been selected among the 73 other amazing women I stood with tonight,” […]

Televisa-Univision merger sets stage for Spanish-language streaming giant

By Roberta Pardo Newly unveiled Televisa-Univision is heading worldwide to beat out Spanish-language pay TV rivals.The deal, announced on April 13, will see Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa and Univision combine media, production and company personnel into a new company to be called Televisa-Univision. The company will launch its own streaming platform in early 2022, hoping […]

Jorge Ramos: El fin de la guerra sin fin

Es una de las cosas más peligrosas que he hecho en mi vida. En diciembre de 2001 viajé a Afganistán. La guerra había empezado unos meses antes. Estados Unidos buscaba desesperadamente a Osama bin Laden, el responsable de los actos terroristas del 11 de septiembre de 2001 (9/11) en los que murieron casi 3000 personas. […]

Migrant crisis deepens at the border

By Roberta Pardo The migrant crisis continues to deepen at the border.For the past several weeks, the Biden administration’s attention along the Mexico border has been consumed by the record numbers of migrant teens and children crossing into the country without their parents. The rate far exceeds the government’s ability to care for them.As they […]

CDC issues travel recommendations for fully vaccinated people

By Chara On April 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new travel guidelines for people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.People are considered fully vaccinated once they have received their two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 1 shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and have waited two […]

Anti-Asian racist incidents still on the rise across the United States

By Roberta PardoAnti-Asian hate incidents keep rising nationwide.On Monday (March 29), an elderly Asian American woman in New York City was brutally beaten by a man who repeatedly kicked her in front of witnesses who seemingly stood by. The New York Police Department (NYPD) said the woman was walking along the street when a man […]

Jorge Ramos: Las mujeres frente al palacio y el poder

En honor de Nevenka, valiente pionera cuando nadie escuchaba Luisa Antonia. Cristina. Susana. Odalys. Larissa. Dulce. Jarid. Los nombres de algunas de las víctimas de feminicidio en México estaban sobre la valla metálica que protegía el Palacio Nacional, donde reside y trabaja el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador. La noche anterior un proyector había puesto […]

Puerto Rican composer talks making music for new film “R#J”

Puerto Rican composer Rene G. Boscio has always loved music.After learning to play drums and later the guitar, Boscio dreamed of being in a rock band. During his earlier years in college, his interest in film scoring was piqued when he watched “The Holiday,” a romantic comedy starring Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and […]