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Julio Ricardo Varela

MSNBC Columnist

Julio Ricardo Varela?is the founder of Latino Rebels and an award-winning journalist.

Julio Ricardo Varela?is the founder of Latino Rebels and an award-winning journalist.

Latest from Julio Ricardo Varela

7d ago

This anti-immigrant ballot measure would likely deliver Arizona to Joe Biden

Republicans in the Arizona Senate have proposed a ballot measure that would make illegally crossing the border a state crime.
21d ago

A new poll of Latino voters has good news for Biden

President Joe Biden’s 2024 campaign can take comfort in a new Pew Research poll, which showed him creeping back to the 2020 levels of Latino support.
57d ago

MLB hoped we’d be talking about Shohei Ohtani this 2024 season — but not like this

Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers is Major League Baseball's $700 million man. A gambling scandal involving his former interpreter is Opening Day's biggest news.
63d ago

The consequences of Bernie Moreno’s success could be disastrous for Biden

Latinos will be central to Donald Trump’s 2024 election aspirations. And it’s simplistic to conclude that Biden’s 2020 success with Latinos will be replicated.
77d ago

Kyrsten Sinema's exit makes re-election easier for President Joe Biden

A U.S. Senate showdown between Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat, and Republican Kari Lake in Arizona is just what Biden needs prevail over Trump again.
90d ago

One statistic captures Washington’s indefensible treatment of Puerto Rico

A federal audit found that only $1.8 billion of the $23 billion earmarked to help the island recover from the 2017 hurricanes and from earthquakes in 2019 and 2020 has been spent.
118d ago

Biden seems to be willing to take a gamble on losing his Latino support

Latino voters helped Biden win in 2020. Biden’s choice to be more like Trump on immigration may backfire on him.
126d ago

The first Black coach for the New England Patriots has a message for the NFL

During a news conference introducing Jerod Mayo, the New England Patriots' first Black coach put the NFL on notice.
155d ago

Why Biden is helping Trump’s favorite Latin American leader

Javier Milei may be a MAGA favorite, but the power of the dollar means Buenos Aires and Washington are incentivized to get along now.
159d ago

How Nicaragua’s first Miss Universe win became a dictator’s worst nightmare

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega called the Miss Universe win a symbol of “legitimate joy and pride.” Weeks later, it was allegations of treason, a coup attempt.
174d ago

The racism in this blue state can be illustrated with one infuriating statistic

Even though Latinos account for 20% of children in Massachusetts, they represent 34% of children in foster care, The Boston Globe reports.
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