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Julio Ricardo Varela


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Past articles by Julio:

Stripping his critics of their citizenship is this dictator’s new despicable tactic

Daniel Ortega is another example of a Central American revolutionary who turns into a dictator to hold on to power. → Read More

GOP's threat to impeach Homeland Security chief is ridiculous, but real

As he cobbled support for his run for Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy said Alejandro Mayorkas should resign or face potential impeachment. → Read More

The violence against Indigenous protesters in Peru deserves our attention

Given what’s been happening here in the United States, we should be especially concerned with the government's crackdown on protesters in Peru. → Read More

Most Latino U.S. House in history is more progressive and MAGA

The election of 14 new Latino and Latina members, will make this the most Latino U.S. House of Representatives ever. There will be 47 Latino and Latina members. → Read More

The Democrat about to lead Arizona is too timid on immigration

Democrats need to stop responding to Republicans' extreme immigration stances with moderate positions. → Read More

Ron DeSantis' popularity among Latino voters is Florida Democrats' fault

Recent polls show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is winning Florida's Latino voters in his run for re-election and that he's Latino voters' favorite politician. → Read More

What's happening in Brazil is straight from Trump's election scheming playbook

The race between Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is surprisingly close, and Bolsonaro is using election tactics straight from Donald Trump's playbook. → Read More

Biden says Hurricane Ian won't make him forget Hurricane Fiona. Let's hold him to it.

President Joe Biden addressed the destruction Hurricane Ian visited on Florida on Wednesday and the challenges Puerto Ricans face after Hurricane Fiona hit. → Read More

Bad Bunny is doing more for Puerto Rico amid Hurricane Fiona than the U.S.

Bad Bunny's new video shows the destruction of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and proves the island never got the aid it needed after Maria five years ago. → Read More

Why Democrats should ignore history and rally Latinos to vote for abortion rights

Latino voters have shifted toward more favorable views of abortion rights and polls show widespread opposition to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. → Read More

New York Mayor Eric Adams is blowing his chance to be truly welcoming to migrants

Democrats' muddied message and lack of action isn't winning them many fans. → Read More

Puerto Rican separatists taught me the U.S. won't learn from Jan. 6

Puerto Rico's separatists have historically met swift and severe punishment for attacks on the U.S. Capitol in past decades; unlike the drawn-out Jan. 6 trials. → Read More

Trailer release for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' rightfully excites fans

The 'Black Panther' franchise is setting an example the rest of Hollywood needs to follow. → Read More

Vicente Gonzalez, Mayra Flores and a nasty 'Miss Frijoles' comment

Liberal blogger said he was inspired by Donald Trump to ignore political correctness. → Read More

Jill Biden's 'taco' gaffe exposes how Democrats fail Latinos. But the GOP can't say smack.

Jill Biden's San Antonio 'taco' comment exposes how Democrats are failing Latino, but Republicans' outrage skips over Trump’s abusive anti-Latino rhetoric. → Read More

53 human smuggling deaths is a consequence of both parties' get-tough policies

At least 53 migrants were found dead inside an abandoned truck in San Antonio. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott accused President Joe Biden of an "open border" policy. → Read More

Francia Márquez should consult Kamala Harris as she looks to meet lofty expectations

Colombia elected Gustavo Petro, a former guerilla and mayor, as president and Francia Márquez, an environmental feminist, as its first Black vice president. → Read More

Why Border Patrol's response to this racist collector's coin means nothing

A coin depicting the capture of Haitian migrants at the U.S. Border in Del Rio, Texas, is being sold on Ebay. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is investigating. → Read More

In Latest Quinnipiac National Poll, 110 'Self-Identified' Latinos Give Biden a 24% Approval Rating

"The recent national survey conducted from June 3-6, 2022 reported results for 110 self-identified Hispanic adults with a margin of sampling error of +/- 9.3 percentage points," Quinnipiac's polling team told me Monday in an email. → Read More

The buyers of this talk radio station promise 'journalistic integrity.' Conservatives are scared.

Founders of the new Latino Media Network are tapping into the divers power of the U.S. Latino population. And irking conservatives in the process. → Read More