At the age of 16, Valera started to salvage radio and TV parts out of discarded electronics to build his own shortwave receiver and transmitter, connecting him to a wider world of musical trends.
More than half of Generation Z believes climate change is tied to human activity, and one in four Gen Zers is Latino. These trends set up young Latinos to be a key demographic leading the charge on climate activism — politically and at home.
And as the pandemic hit this spring, Michelle Aguilar Ramirez, a young Latina in South Seattle, lost her interest in politics. But the Black Lives Matter protests have reignited her commitment.
Aproximadamente cada 30 segundos, un latino cumple 18 años en Estados Unidos. Si se presentaran en las urnas para votar, estos jóvenes latinos podrían cambiar el resultado de las elecciones presidenciales de 2020 en Estados Unidos.
The proposal includes a number of changes that would make it more difficult for applicants to gain asylum in the US — including changing which applicants would get asylum hearings in the first place.
Doctors in China and the US have transfused antibodies from recovered patients directly into the blood of people with severe cases of COVID-19. Dr. Mario Ostrowski and his collaborators want to identify the genes that encode these antibodies and use them to mass produce lab-grown versions — to turn into a drug to treat the infection.
Blacks and Latinos are more likely than whites to be considered "essential workers" and to be diagnosed with COVID-19 — and to die of the disease. Those experiences are shaping how people from those groups will vote in the November presidential election.
The coronavirus has fundamentally changed how we live our lives, but perhaps most heartbreakingly, how we deal with death. Around the world, centuries-old burial rituals are being stopped. Gatherings to mourn someone’s death are limited. Even something as simple as a hug for a grieving friend is now essentially out of bounds.
The death toll around the world continues to rise from coronavirus with 11 deaths now confirmed in the US as new cases emerged around New York City and Los Angeles, while Seattle-area health officials discouraged social gatherings amid the nation's largest outbreak.
The World Health Organization says the global death rate for the coronavirus is 3.4 percent, and warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading disease.
Erjing Cui, a Seattle-based psychotherapist, volunteers for a crisis hotline called Yong Xin Kang Yi, which translates to "Use Heart to Fight the Virus."