Claudia Irizarry Aponte, NPR's Latino USA

Claudia Irizarry Aponte

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Past articles by Claudia:

Puerto Rican Families Displaced in Florida by Hurricane María Recruited as Potential Voters

For many who have just arrived to the mainland, this election represents the first time they will be able to vote for an elected official with power at the national level. → Read More

This Couple Graduated From Middle School Together 16 Years Ago and Now They Got Their Master’s Degrees Together

“One of our greatest blessings is dreaming together, bringing those dreams to life and becoming the examples we needed to see when we were growing up,” Jaynice Del Rosario said. → Read More

New App Created by Latinos Offers Interpreter Services in Real Time

Interpreter Tap currently supports Spanish, Arabic and American Sign Language interpreters. → Read More

At Puerto Rico Comic Con, Local Geeks Hope to Rejoice as the Island Recovers

Puerto Rico Comic Con will be the first multitudinous family event to be hosted in Puerto Rico since Hurricane María made landfall in September of last year. → Read More

A Conversation with Martín Espada, the First Latino Recipient of the Ruth Lilly Prize

During a phone interview with Latino USA, Espada about his work, his activism, his beloved Puerto Rico, and what it means to him to receive this honor. → Read More

American Dreamers: Five Artists Share their Immigration Stories Through Music

The panel included Tereza Lee, a pianist credited with being the “original DREAMer.” → Read More

New Al Jazeera Documentary Uncovers Hidden Victims of MS-13 Arrests in Long Island, NY

In the documentary, titled “Trump’s War on Gangs,” correspondent Natasha del Toro explains how many young people have been falsely identified as MS-13 members. → Read More

Chulita Vinyl Club Is Crushing the Patriarchy, One Dance Party at a Time

For the people of color who feel excluded from Oakland’s changing landscape, one event offers the comfort of a family reunion. → Read More

Lawmakers, Organizations React to Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Critics say the question will discourage undocumented immigrants and those with undocumented family members from answering the Census. → Read More

Meet Three California Latinas Leading the Fight for Environmental Justice

This photo profile highlights the achievements of three women across generations, fighting to create spaces for all Californians to enjoy nature. → Read More

Families, Lawmakers to Speak at Rally in Washington, DC on Six-Month Anniversary of Hurricane María

“Our mission is to sound the alarm on this ongoing crisis, ignite pressure, and demand help,” Samy Nemir Olivares told Latino USA. → Read More

Families, Lawmakers to Speak at Rally in Washington, DC on Six-Month Anniversary of Hurricane María

“Our mission is to sound the alarm on this ongoing crisis, ignite pressure, and demand help.” → Read More

National Advertising Campaign Highlights Latinos' Contributions to US Economy, Workforce

Latinos "are helping to move the economy,” Ana Valdez, executive director of the Latino Donor Collaborative, told Latino USA. → Read More

With FEMA Deadline Looming, Housing for Displaced Puerto Ricans in NYC Still Uncertain

"I have been living month to month, with the stress of not knowing where I will be when this is all over," Max Vega told Latino USA. → Read More

NY Court Officials Say They 'Cannot and Will Not' Ban ICE From Courtrooms

“There is not one state court system in the country that bars law enforcement from their courthouses." → Read More

Latinos Are Leaving Teaching Workforce at Higher Rates Than Other Groups, Study Shows

Many teachers shared stories about being expected to work overtime at their schools, or being discouraged to share their culture with students. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi Holds the House Floor for Hours to Demand Vote on DACA

"During the night when I was thinking and praying so hard about our Dreamers, I thought, maybe we should just pray all day on the floor of Congress," she said. → Read More

Activist Coalition Stages Week-Long Protests Over Universities’ Ties With Puerto Rico's Bondholders

The latest demonstration happened Tuesday at Columbia University. → Read More

Puerto Rico's University Students Continue to Struggle Four Months After Hurricane María

“I lost motivation to keep on studying, looking at the condition the country was left after María,” sophomore Felicia López Segarra told Latino USA. → Read More