Tips for Utilizing Reports

SCANNING is a VITAL SKILL in today’s information-packed world. Learning to be a good scanner will help you throughout your life. These reports are designed for easy scanning. You determine what is interesting and/or useful.

Just scanning this page will help you be informed. However, deeper reading is nice as well. It is up to you.

Each item has a number of elements including a headline with link to the original that will open in the same tab/window, the domain or site it came from, the country or US state the item is relevant to (if applicable), an open/close excerpt link, a link to open the item in a new tab, excerpts and sometimes media.

Excerpts & Media Most items have excerpts and some include media like video, audio, or screenshots. You can open and close ALL of them by clicking on the link right above the first headline. Also you can open and close each individual one by clicking the open or close link below each headline. Please note that clicking on an individual excerpt with close another you may have open. Here is a shortcut link to: View this report with excerpt of each article (like Google) .

Note about Media: videos, screenshots and other media don't always fit perfectly within the report's design. This is a known issue especially on mobile devices.

Tabs Trick: Opening a link in a new tab in the background while you stay on the same page is a great way to augment your scanning. Scan the headlines and click while holding down a key (Windows: ctrl+click Mac: cmd+click) to do this. You don’t break your scanning and can then later go through the tabs you have opened at your own pace.

Saving Articles: You could of course bookmark articles but I highly recommend either of these for saving the articles you want to keep or read later: GetPocket.com or Stash. Either way organization is key.

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Latino workers flee California wine country fires for shelters, beaches from reuters.com : California

At the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds north of San Francisco, Spanish is the language that dominates many conversations about shelters, work and how to survive the California wine country wildfires, one of the deadliest fire events to strike the Golden State.

Wildfires in California's Wine Country Hit Vulnerable Immigrant Farmworkers from nbcnews.com : California

Amelia Ceja’s vineyard in California's Sonoma Valley has been spared by the infernos raging through the region. But recently, in a nearby vineyard, she was taken aback by the sight of six crews picking grapes at night, under the cover of heavy smoke. “People shouldn’t be out there working,” she said, referring to the health risks associated with inhaling the smoke.

Repairing Puerto Rico's Power Grid Could Top $5 Billion from npr.org : Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's power grid was in bad shape even before Hurricane Maria knocked power out to nearly the entire island. Officials say it will be at least six months for the lights to come back on.

Apple, Google, Facebook hire too few Hispanics: Congressional caucus from usatoday.com

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, alarmed that technology and gig economy companies are not hiring Hispanics as employees, vendors and consultants, is turning up the heat. In a letter sent to 32 top companies, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N. M. ), chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Rep Joaquin Castro (D-Tex. ), first vice chair, asked for detailed diversity statistics and an accounting of how much partnership and philanthropic spending is allocated to Hispanic-serving and Hispanic-led institutions.

Congratulations to UWD’s Cristina Jiménez, 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Grant Recipient from americasvoice.org

Cristina Jiménez Moreta, a co-founder of United We Dream, was announced today as one of 2017’s MacArthur “Genius” Fellows, and the immigration advocacy world is celebrating the recognition of one of our own. It’s a very impressive honor for one of our amazing friends. The MacArthur Foundation, every year, recognizes the creative contributions of individuals across a wide variety of fields, and previous fellows have included Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ta-Nahisi Coates. Individuals cannot nominate themselves, and must be nominated and selected by an anonymous committee of experts. Fellows receive $625,000, paid out over five years, to spend any way they choose; this year’s winners include scientists, historians, photographers, and community leaders.

MacArthur grant winner Jason De León studies the things left behind at the US-Mexico border from pri.org : Michigan

Photo frames, stuffed animals, bloody socks — at some point they all become too much to carry. The items might seem like refuse, but collecting, cataloging and studying them can tell us a lot about the immigrant experience. So says the University of Michigan's Jason De León, who is using the tools of archaeology and anthropology to analyze the migrants' castoffs. This week the MacArthur Foundation recognized De León's work with a "genius" grant.

That is what we are': Conjunto pep rally at Martin High School goes viral from mysanantonio.com : Texas

Martin High School's pep rallies have been drawing a lot more eyeballs lately. Last Thursday, Martin Principal Guillermo Pro uploaded several videos to Facebook showing off the school's impressive student conjunto band and the huge crowd dancing along to the tunes in the gym. The videos - flooded with comments like "I'm moving to Texas & sending my kids to this school" and "I went to the wrong high school" - have been viewed over 500,000 times. Pro's post has been shared over 4,000 times.

OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano resigns from alt-weekly newspaper in dispute over cost cuts from latimes.com : California

Longtime Orange County columnist, government watchdog and foodie Gustavo Arellano said Friday that he has voluntarily resigned from his role as editor of alternative weekly newspaper OC Weekly. In an interview Friday on the Tom Leykis Show, Arellano said he was told by the paper’s owner to cut half the staff, and he refused. OC Weekly now has nine staffers in the editorial department. Arellano said that in September he gave the paper’s owner an alternative plan that would not involve layoffs. He offered to help sell ads and even cut his own salary in half.

Why Aren't Raiders Legends Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett in the NFL Hall of Fame? (His last one as he doesn't owns the rights?) from ocweekly.com

DEAR MEXICAN: I'm very bothered by the fact that Tom Flores is not in the NFL Hall of Fame. I could go on and on as to why Mr. Flores should be in the Hall of Fame, but I will provide you and your readers with only three incontrovertible facts. First, Flores coached the Raiders for nine seasons and won two Super Bowls. John Madden coached the Raiders for 10 seasons and won one Super Bowl. (Madden is in the Hall of Fame. ) Next, Flores is the only person to win a Super Bowl as a quarterback, an assistant coach and as a head coach. Oh, by the way, he won the Super Bowl twice as a head coach. Lastly, Flores made it from a small town in the San Joaquin Valley. He never had any alcohol, drug or womanizing problems. He is a role model for all people in our country.

Meet the Producer Who’s Changing the Game for Latinx Playwrights with Sol Project from playbill.com : New York

Trailblazer Jacob Padrón creates new space for artists of color in Off-Broadway’s theatrical institutions through his Sol Project.

DREAMer: Trump’s Deal to Preserve DACA But Escalate Deportations is a “Toxic Deal We Cannot Accept” from democracynow.org

President Trump said Sunday he will not restore DACA—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—that protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation—unless lawmakers agree to expand the wall on the U. S. -Mexico border and move to keep out thousands of children fleeing gang violence in Central America. We get response from Cesar Vargas, who is himself a DACA recipient. He’s the co-director of DREAM Action Coalition and New York state’s first openly undocumented attorney.

Despacito' Receives One Billion Hits In Ten Weeks To Surpass Four Billion Views from tubefilter.com

‘Despacito‘ cannot be slowed. The Latin mega-hit from Puerto Rican performer Luis Fonsi and guest Daddy Yankee now has more than four billion views on YouTube, making it the first video on the site to achieve that milestone. Four billion views in uncharted territory for individual YouTube videos, and ‘Despacito’ has reached that wilderness just ten weeks after it became the first YouTube clip to ever claim three billion views. That rate comes out to an average of more than 14 million views per day, 595,000 views per hour, 9,920 views per minute, and 165 views per second.

Alt.Latino: A Spotlight On Playwrights With Lin-Manuel Miranda And Karen Zacarias from npr.org

The Alt. Latino team is so grateful for the positive feedback to our periodic "Music Magazine" shows — and now, we're happy to present the Fall edition. This week we put the spotlight on two playwrights, one of whom you probably know, the other someone you should.

Mexicans and ‘Hispanics’, now the largest minority in Chicago from chicagotribune.com : Illinois

Latinos have surpassed other minorities in Chicago, including African Americans, in population, making it the second largest racial and ethnic group in Chicago after U.S. Whites, according to the most recent Census data. "Hispanics", the label invented and applied by the U.S. Census—which includes Latinos and Latin American descendants—now make up nearly a third of the city's total population of 2.7 million residents.

Tulane Offers Free Tuition to Students Displaced by Hurricane Maria from fortune.com : Louisiana

Tulane University in New Orleans announced on Friday that it will offer one semester of free tuition to students from universities and colleges in Puerto Rico. Tulane will accept applications for the limited number of Spring semester seats until November 1st. Students will still be required to pay tuition to their home institutions, many of which face serious obstacles to re-opening by Spring. Large portions of the U. S. territory are still without electricity and clean water.

Chicanx? No Thanx… – Inclusive language or historical erasure? from mexika.org

There is a popular video floating around the Internet about the Chicano Moratorium March of August 29, 1970. This event was a watershed moment in the Chicano Movement, in which the Los Angeles Police met a peaceful protest by Chicanos against the Vietnam War with extreme violence. The ensuing police riot claimed three lives, most notably that of Journalist Ruben Salazar. It remains an important chapter in Chicano history. Yet the video claims that the Chicano Moratorium “sparked a movement in defense of Latinx lives. ” Wait…what?

Meet the Deportees Making ‘Fuck Trump’ Tees from racked.com : Mexico

After deportation, starting a new life can be difficult. The founders of Deportados are making their own way.

The Making Of A Young Latino VC: Meet Rami Reyes from forbes.com

In 2016, I helped to lead a delegation of Latino entrepreneurs and investors to visit Israel -- a land also known as Startup Nation -- to see what we can learn from the local tech intelligentsia. It was my second delegation, and I was prepared to be surprised in several ways. I had a phrase for one kind of surprise: “the person on the delegation who provokes the most wonder. ” In 2016, that person was Rami Reyes, an investor in our group who made practically everyone ask:what’s this kid doing here?

Dental tourism industry exploits workers in Mexico from theconversation.com : Mexico

In 2015 and 2016, I spent four months living in Los Algodones conducting interviews and participating in local events for a doctoral research project in health sciences at Simon Fraser University. My work investigates dental travel as part of the wider phenomenon of “medical tourism” — an industry that is growing rapidly as more and more patients seek access to new or more affordable medical treatments outside of their countries of residence. My research raises concerns about exploitative industry practices in Los Algodones, Mexico. These include poor working conditions and discriminatory practices for employees in dental clinics, harassment of Indigenous street vendors and lack of access to dental care for local residents.

Yolanda Saldívar Admits Motive Behind Selena's Death from latina.com

Many of us know the events that occurred that fateful morning in the hotel of Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995, however, Saldívar herself has never admitted why other than to testify in court that it was an accident. According to a Televisa report through Univision, "She killed her because she wanted to feign an assault to avoid going to jail and, above all, not have to pay her the almost 200 thousand dollars she had stolen during her administration of clothing stores and the Selena fan club. " No video or audio recording has been aired by Univision as of yet.

Paying the Price of Playing With Trump - Javier Palomarez, CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, may have gotten too close to the president—and not close enough. from bloomberg.com

Javier Palomarez, chief executive officer of the U. S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), wanted to be a key liaison between Donald Trump and Latino businesses. Yet improving relations with an anti-immigrant administration without alienating allies has proved impossible for Palomarez. Former constituents say his two years of jockeying between criticizing and cultivating Trump have cost him friends without gaining him influence.

It’s only working for the white kids': American soccer's diversity problem from theguardian.com

As Doug Andreassen, the chairman of US Soccer’s diversity task force, looks across the game he loves, all he can see is a system broken in America. And he wonders why nobody seems to care. He sees well-to-do families spending thousands of dollars a year on soccer clubs that propel their children to the sport’s highest levels, while thousands of gifted athletes in mostly African American and Latino neighborhoods get left behind.

Another Victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Treasured Rainforest from nytimes.com : Puerto Rico

That was before Hurricane Maria obliterated the only tropical rain forest in the United States forest system. Left behind was a scene so bare that on a recent visit, it was possible to see the concrete skyline of San Juan about 30 miles west — a previously unimaginable sight. El Yunque, pronounced Jun-kay, has been an enormous source of pride in Puerto Rico and one of the main drivers of the island’s tourism industry. The 28,000-acre forest on the eastern part of the island has over 240 species of trees; 23 of those are found nowhere else. Over 50 bird species live among the forest’s crags and waterfalls.

The Political Scientist and Lawyer Mapping Activism in Latin America from ozy.com : politics

The message echoing from Latin American street protests under both left- and right-wing governments of recent years is “you don’t represent us. ” In response — and to identify what voters are demanding from their elected officials — Pedreira and Poço conducted more than 250 interviews across the region. From libraries turned mobilizing hubs in Chile to Colombia’s narco war–ravaged countryside, Pedreira tells OZY an “ecosystem of political innovation” is emerging. And she and Poço are doing more than chronicling what’s taking place — they are also nurturing the movement.