August 13, 2020

In US, ‘Cancel Rent’ movement gains ground

Los Angeles (AFP) – Without a job and terrified of being left homeless during the coronavirus pandemic, Manuel Acero had no other option but to enlist in the US Army.  His distraught wife Ady Carrillo stayed behind in the studio apartment they rented in Los Angeles, but the 48-year-old isn’t just awaiting his return home — she’s taking action.Carrillo has joined the “Cancel Rent” movement, which is gathering steam with protests across the United States as Americans hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic pile up debts.Activists want landlords to suspend rent obligations for those in the most dir…


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