Raquel Reichard Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor at Latina, writing on all things social justice, cultura and politics. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.

How This Peruvian Dancer is Helping Survivors of Her Country’s Devastating Floods
How This Peruvian Dancer is Helping Survivors of Her Country’s Devastating Floods

An unusual bout of rain has inundated Peru, with subsequent flooding and landslides destroying properties and claiming lives.


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Jay Z Working on Film and Documentary Series About Trayvon Martin
Jay Z Working on Film and Documentary Series About Trayvon Martin

Jay Z is teaming up with film studio Weinstein Company to produce a movie and television documentary series about Trayvon Martin.

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Group of Old White Cis Men Discuss Removing Maternity Coverage
Group of Old White Cis Men Discuss Removing Maternity Coverage

On Thursday, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with a group of mostly old, white, cis male conservative lawmakers to discuss potentially taking away coverage for pregnancy, maternity and newborn care.

MORE: Republican Congressman John Shimkus Wants to Know Why Men Should Pay for Prenatal Care


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This Woman Voted for Trump And Now Her Husband is Being Deported
This Woman Voted for Trump And Now Her Husband is Being Deported

An Indiana woman who voted for President Donald Trump because of his stringent immigration proposals is stunned that her Mexico-born husband now faces deportation.
MORE: Pro-Trump Town at Odds After ICE Detains One of its Beloved Latinos


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Black & Latina Girls Keep Disappearing in Washington, D.C. – And Politicians Aren’t Doing Much About It
Black & Latina Girls Keep Disappearing in Washington, D.C. — And Authorities Aren’t Doing Much About It

This month, 10 Black and Latina teens have vanished in the Washington, D.C. area. If you haven't heard about the disappearances, you're not alone. Not only are the missing youth not getting much airtime from the news media, but local authorities have also been significantly downplaying the matter.

MORE: The Media's Silence Around Missing Latina Maylin Reynoso is Horrifying


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Study: 4 Out of 10 Girls in the Dominican Republic are Child Brides
Study: 4 Out of 10 Married Women in the Dominican Republic Were Child Brides

A surprising 4 out of 10 (37 percent) women in the Dominican Republic were married before they turned 18, according to a new study on childhood marriage conducted by Plan International.

MORE: Child Brides in the U.S.? Florida Latina Married Off at 13


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Latino Army Veteran Miguel Perez Jr. Faces Deportation
Latino Army Veteran Miguel Perez Jr. Faces Deportation

U.S. Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. is one of the latest Latinxs at risk of deportation under President Donald Trump's stringent immigration policies.

MORE: Heartbreaking Video Shows ICE Arresting Father of Four as He Drops Children Off at School


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40 Girls Killed in Fire at Guatemalan Youth Home Where Rape & Abuse Were Rampant
40 Girls Killed in Fire at Guatemalan Youth Home Where Rape & Abuse Were Rampant

At least 40 girls died in a fire on March 8 at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción, a youth center in Guatemala with a history of abuse, rape and corruption.


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Latina Teenager Allegedly Raped in Maryland School Bathroom Stall
14-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Raped in Maryland School Bathroom Stall

Last week, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two classmates in a bathroom stall at Rockville High School in Maryland, but instead of outcries about violence against women and girls, the White House has used the tragedy to push its anti-immigrant message further.

MORE: What Rape Culture Looks Like in the Latino Community


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Police Shoot and Kill Pregnant Latina Teenager in California
Police Shoot and Kill Pregnant Latina Teenager in California

A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed by police officers in Northern California last week.

MORE: An Off-Duty Officer Fires Gun in Scuffle With Unarmed 13-Year-Old Latino and the Teen is Arrested

Elena Mondragon was in a car in Hayward, Calif. on March 14 that had reportedly been stolen. According to Fremont Police Department detectives, the vehicle was also connected to several armed robberies in the area.


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