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You Say Hola, I Say Alo: Hispanic Terminology Best Practices from mediapost.com

Hispanic Heritage Month is around the corner and with it comes an influx of brands trying to connect to the ever-growing, digitally savvy purchasing powerhouse: the Hispanic community. It’s always refreshing to see brands celebrating Hispanics. Some brands are well prepared and hit the target; others get kudos for trying to craft messages that resonate, with the occasional ad that completely misses the mark. But what should marketers do to ensure that their brands get it right?

Texas education board considering second Mexican American studies textbook from chron.com

The new one was pitched by Tony Diaz, the director of intercultural initiatives at Lone Star College-North Harris and activist who would smuggle banned Mexican American studies books into Arizona. His book, "The Mexican American Studies Toolkit, went before the State Board of Education at its quarterly meeting Wednesday and drew no controversy.

Trump’s die-hard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on ‘dreamers’ from washingtonpost.com

Staunch conservative allies of President Trump have erupted in anger and incredulity after Democrats late Wednesday announced that the president had agreed to pursue a legislative deal that would protect thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation but not secure Trump’s signature campaign promise: building a massive wall along the U. S. -Mexico border.

Pelosi and Schumer Say They Have Deal With Trump to Replace DACA from nytimes.com

Democratic leaders on Wednesday night declared that they had a deal with President Trump to quickly extend protections for young undocumented immigrants and to finalize a border security package that does not include the president’s proposed wall.

Repugnant' taco company cashes in on Mexico's child heroes from theguardian.com

After a fast food chain lampoons one of the country’s most cherished tales, Mexicans wonder whether if the past is still sacred

Latino Drama ‘Vida’ Lands Series Order at Starz from former Chicagoan Tanya Saracho from variety.com

Starz has ordered the Latino drama “Vida” to series, the premium cabler announced Friday. “Vida” is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity. Veronica Osorio has been cast in the role of Emma, with Melissa Barrera playing her sister, Lyn.

National Icon: Chile de arbol peppers a key ingredient in Mexican cuisine from aldianews.com

The chile de arbol pepper is more than an icon of Mexican culture. All year long, the local families grow, gather and prepare the peppers on the farm of 250 hectares (625 acres), with the harvest season coming in August and September.

This Week's Ask a Mexican! from tucsonweekly.com

Dear Mexican: I have a Chicana friend who comes from an upper-middle class family, goes to a prestigious Ph. D. program and has never had to take out student loans or work a real job, but she is constantly complaining about how "oppressed" she is. Examples she gives are seemingly trivial things, such as not being called on in class, a professor being mean to her one time, and not feeling "emotionally safe. " She even said my questioning of her micro-aggression stories was itself a micro-aggression!

President Trump is great for tourism in Puerto Vallarta from vallartadaily.com

Due to the exchange rate and the “horror stories” that have been heard since Donald Trump was inaugurated president of the United States, destinations such as Disneyland, Las Vegas and New York, are no longer among the favorite spots for vacations for people living in Jalisco, and much of Mexico.

Mexican Opinions on U.S. Turn Negative from pewglobal.org

More Mexicans view the United States unfavorably than at any time in the past decade and a half. Nearly two-thirds of Mexicans (65%) express a negative opinion of the U. S. , more than double the share two years ago (29%).

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Culture

This Dog Sneaking an Empanada Off a Grill on Chilean TV Is the Hero We Need Right Now from remezcla.com

During a Cueca (a traditional dance in South America and the national dance in Chile) championship in Anadacollo, Chile on Friday, one dog became an international hero. As 17-year-old journalist Sebastián González interviewed a woman about her empanadas, a dog appeared on the right hand corner of the screen and stealthily stole an empanada right off the grill.

Mexican Barbecue Spot Brings a Dose of LA Cool to Brooklyn from ny.eater.com

Occupying the former Pines space, a rib’s throw from the Gowanus Canal, Claro bills itself as Oaxaca-inspired. If it were a more pure Oaxacan restaurant, it would fulfill a longstanding gap in our Mexican restaurant options. It’s not, but at least it tries, offering two outstanding moles out of seven. But the best part of Claro is not its adherence to Oaxacan recipes, but its excellent execution, and specifically its use of smoke.

Archaeologists Search Ancient Pyramid for Clues to Maya Underworld from news.nationalgeographic.com

Seeking clues, a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers is launching the first comprehensive investigation of Chichén Itzá in 50 years.

Oscars: Mexico Selects 'Tempestad' for Foreign-Language Category from hollywoodreporter.com

Mexico has received eight Academy Award nominations in the foreign-language category but has never won. Tempestad, Tatiana Huezo's hard-hitting documentary about victims of the human-trafficking trade

Cirque du Soleil’s Atlanta Return Promises a Dreamy Journey Through Mexico - Global Atlanta from globalatlanta.com

The show featuring rain, music and even soccer opens Sept. 14

15 Must-See Movies at San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2017 from remezcla.com

The weeks-long festival is truly a celebration of the strong filmmaking work coming from all across the Americas. It’s why they’ll be screening movies from Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, Honduras, and Nicaragua, among others.

Hispanic Heritage Month Raises Question of Spanish Empire Monuments in US from latinousa.org

In recent weeks, protests against Confederate monuments have raised questions within the broader Latino community about monuments in the United States that honor the Spanish conquest. In the Southwest states, it’s not uncommon to see statues of Father Junípero Serra, statues and monuments for Juan de Oñate, a trail named for Juan Bautista de Anza and tributes to other conquistadores. In Florida, there are monuments for Juan Ponce de León and Pedro Menéndez de Áviles.

Sofia Vergara's First Red Carpet Ever Pictures from popsugar.com

Sofia Vergara has been a staple in Latin American pop culture since she starred in her first Pepsi commercial at age 17, but her first Hollywood red carpet didn't come until the year 2000 for a movie premiere that might surprise you. Back then, the 28-year-old actress made an appearance on the red carpet for Scream 3 — random, right? Little did anyone know just how much her life would change nine years later when she landed the role of Gloria on Modern Family.

Top Trump Latino Slurs from newstaco.com

This wasn’t easy. It’s a difficult thing to choose the Trump Latino slurs greatest hits, there are so many to choose from. But I was up for the challenge. First, I imposed a limit – I only included slurs he’s made as President and as a presidential candidate. Second, they had to be directed at Latinos specifically, not part of an all-inclusive rant or times where he disrespects Latinos as part of a litany of racially-based slander. Also, I had wanted to limit the list to five but couldn’t, the man is a race-baiting trove:

Latino Drama ‘Vida’ Lands Series Order at Starz from former Chicagoan Tanya Saracho from variety.com

Starz has ordered the Latino drama “Vida” to series, the premium cabler announced Friday. “Vida” is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity. Veronica Osorio has been cast in the role of Emma, with Melissa Barrera playing her sister, Lyn.

The "golden age" of Mexican cinema shines again at new McNichols exhibit from denverite.com

On Thursday an exhibit on Gabriel Figueroa, perhaps Mexico’s most famous cinematographer, opens at the McNichols building as the Biennial of the Americas also begins.

Gina Rodriguez’s ‘Illegal’ TV Show Tells The Immigrant Story Everybody Should See from latina.com

According to Deadline, the Jane the Virgin star’s I Can & I Will Productions has two major deals in the works, one with CBS and the other with The CW. Gina is about to bring more diverse stories to the small screen, and we're totally here for it.

J.Lo Explains The Meaning Of Her Album Title 'For The First Time' from huffingtonpost.com

The star worked with ex Marc Anthony on her upcoming Spanish-album.

National Icon: Chile de arbol peppers a key ingredient in Mexican cuisine from aldianews.com

The chile de arbol pepper is more than an icon of Mexican culture. All year long, the local families grow, gather and prepare the peppers on the farm of 250 hectares (625 acres), with the harvest season coming in August and September.

#ModernLatinaBookClub features A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez — from modernlatina.com

In the coming of age memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed, Daisy Hernandez lets us in to a world of reclamation—where the daughter of Latino immigrants can know herself again and again by facing the unknowns as a first-generation child growing up in the United States.

The Gentrification of Santa Ana: From Origin to Resistance from linktv.org

In 2005, La Opinion, the largest Spanish language newspaper in the United States reported, "Downtown Santa Ana emulates many cities in Mexico. Fourth Street, between Main and Broadway, is the largest commercial area of this Orange metropolis . . . and where the slogan is: Made in Mexico. " This story titled “Santa Ana Tieñe Sabor a Mexico,” spoke of the central city’s downtown cultural uniqueness, one that stands worlds apart from its 1950’s middle- and upper middle-class, white identity. Today, this cultural identity is in flux as an all-Latino city council is gentrifying its downtown, a vision that began over forty years ago when city officials were virtually all white and the downtown was browning.

Mexican Independence: Too Many Fiestas, Too Little Time from miblogestublog.com

So, in celebration of my relatively recent double-citizenship bonanza and the upcoming anniversary of Mexico’s Independence, this blogger will be pulling all her U. S. -based resources to list the very best stuff you can buy/do on THIS SIDE of the border so you feel as if you were on the OTHER side of the border.

Massachusetts Theater Owner Who Whitewashed EVITA Cast Doesn’t Think Musical Is a Latin American One from latinorebels.com

Over the past couple of days, a local story out of Massachusetts is starting to gain get some online attention, at least in our world. It all has to do with the decision by the North Shore Music Theater to not cast any Latinx actors in its upcoming EVITA production.

How to Order Tequila Without Sounding Like an Idiot [Video] from foodandwine.com

Tequila, the Mexican spirit made from blue agave, is one of the world’s most beloved yet misunderstood liquors. All too often, low-quality tequilas served internationally are blended with additives and bottled in fancy-looking containers, and high-quality ones are shot back with salt and lime, compromising the sophistication of its flavor.

People Are Having Real Mixed Feelings Now That Diego Luna Has Been Cast Alongside Selena Gomez In This Woody Allen Film from wearemitu.com

Diego Luna kept his accent intact when he starred in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” winning the hearts and adoration of Latinos and immigrants who felt like they were watching a character that reminded them of themselves. He became a symbol of rebellion in a story about rebellion in which he played, yup, you guessed it, a rebel. Which is why it was surprising for many of his fans to see him recently cast in an upcoming Woody Allen film. The yet to be named film marks Woody Allen’s 50th film. Little is known about it save for its star studded cast, which includes Liev Schreiber, Elle Fanning and Jude Law.

25 Latin Songs to Play When You Just Want to Cuddle Up With a Book and a Blanket from popsugar.com

If you're like us, the minute you see the slight chill pop up in the weather report, you grab the nearest book pile, the coziest blanket you own, and a large mug of coffee and sit at home for hours on end, just relaxing. Are you nodding? Then you probably also know that the music you play while chilling at home will play a huge part in this scene.

The Native’s Go-to for Mexican Food in Las Vegas from vegasseven.com

I was raised on home-cooked, chile-centric New Mexican food (a cuisine that blends Mexican, Native American and Spanish influences), so one might expect my family to be the kind of snobs who wouldn’t even venture into a Mexican restaurant. Grandma was like that, but Dad was more lenient, and back in the day, we’d frequent classic Vegas joints like Chapala’s, Viva Zapata’s and El Cholo Cafe.

Don Omar Sold Tickets To His Retirement Show In Puerto Rico For 99¢ And Will Be Donating Over $300K To Hurricane Irma Relief from wearemitu.com

Reggaeton star (and occasional actor) Don Omar will be going back to Puerto Rico in December for his retirement tour and he’s giving fans the hookup by selling tickets to his shows for 99¢. The announcement was initially a Christmas gift for fans on the island, which is currently in a $120 billion dollar financial debt crisis. That sense of charity has evolved in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In addition to the cheap tickets, Don Omar has also decided to donate proceeds from the three-day concert series to relief efforts on the island.

Pacific Standard Time Spotlights Art and Craft Made along the U.S.-Mexico Border from artsy.net

A new show, “The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility,” the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)’s contribution to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”—a citywide examination of Latinx art and art from Latin America—takes a broad look at how art and design relate to, and use, the border’s geography and dense history.

OSU Press introduces series of illustrated books of Latino fiction, nonfiction from dispatch.com

Now, he hopes to help others understand a little about the Latino experience through a series of graphic books to be published by the Ohio State University Press. The imprint, Latinographix, seeks to give a voice to those whose humanity too often goes unrecognized, he said. The series, with Aldama serving as editor, will be dedicated to illustrated works of both fiction and nonfiction by “Latinx” writers and artists, with the “x” representing a general-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina.

How ska-punk band Sublime brought 40-ounce Mexican lager to craft beer from marketwatch.com

What is Southern California’s more influential export: ska-punk band Sublime or craft beer?Well, craft beer brewers weren’t putting Mexican-style lagers into 40-ounce bottles until the surviving members of Sublime asked them to.

Primm Valley Resort & Casino Hosts Latin Music Festival Oct. 14; Top Latin Acts, Food Trucks, Fireworks and More Fun from vegasnews.com

Primm Valley Resort & Casino will host the inaugural Primm Latin Music Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Star of the Desert Arena with some of the hottest Latin musical acts, along with food trucks, fireworks and amusement rides

This Week's Ask a Mexican! from tucsonweekly.com

Dear Mexican: I have a Chicana friend who comes from an upper-middle class family, goes to a prestigious Ph. D. program and has never had to take out student loans or work a real job, but she is constantly complaining about how "oppressed" she is. Examples she gives are seemingly trivial things, such as not being called on in class, a professor being mean to her one time, and not feeling "emotionally safe. " She even said my questioning of her micro-aggression stories was itself a micro-aggression!

Magic Of Latina Friendship Explored In East Austin-Staged Play from patch.com

Dark comedy by renowned playwright/screenwriter Tanya Saracho, directed by Claudia M. Chávez runs until Sept. 17.

Francia Raísa Quietly Donated a Kidney to Selena Gomez from remezcla.com

Honduran-Mexican-American actress Francia Raísa is a hero. Though she was content to quietly donate an organ to friend Selena Gomez, the internet has learned of her altruism today. In an Instagram post, Gomez revealed she underwent a life-saving kidney transplant because of her Lupus.

TuneIn Launches 'Latin Hits' Station: Details from billboard.com

Latin music is already the most-listened-to genre on TuneIn, but now the genre will get an additional boost with the launch of “Latin Hits,” the audio streaming service’s first in-house curated Latin music station. “Latin Hits” will officially launch Sept. 15 -- coinciding with the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month

Inside Latin Trap, the Viral Sound Too Hot for Radio from rollingstone.com

Bad Bunny, De La Ghetto and the slow-rolling music that's becoming too big to ignore

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Burro from a Legendary Phoenix Spot from phoenixnewtimes.com

The best thing I ate all week was a burro from Rito's Mexican Food. I had no real choice but to go for green chile beef inside that burro. This time of year, Rito's uses Hatch peppers in its green chile. Being a seeker of heat and potent spice, I chose to enchilada-ify my burro. For me, more burn is always a good idea.

Green chile cheeseburgers from homesicktexan.com

In Texas, green chile cheeseburgers are served in many places, especially this time of year when the fresh chiles are at their peak. Texans, of course, love heat so it only seems natural we would enjoy a juicy burger topped with peppers. But as much as Texans enjoy spicy food, their love for the green chile cheeseburger has nothing on New Mexicans’ deep and abiding passion for the dish.

Colombia’s Leonor Espinosa named Latin America’s best female chef from themalaymailonline.com

Leonor Espinosa. She’s not a household name yet, but after winning a major international culinary prize and being named Latin America’s best female chef within the span of just a few months, the world of haute gastronomy is taking note.

Mexico celebrates Día del Charro on September 14 from vallartadaily.com

In 1934, then President of the Republic, General Abelardo L. Rodríguez. , instituted the National Charro Day in Mexico, to recognize by decree those who participate in the art of charrería. The chosen day for the celebration was September 14, so that the charros had their celebration before the Independence Day celebrations.

7 great Latinx-owned eateries in Portland from travelportland.com

Thanks, in part, to the city’s diverse and delicious food cart scene, Portland is home to plenty of authentic eateries from every corner of Latin America. Read on for some of the best Latinx-owned eateries in Portland.

The 17-Century Peruvian Saint With a 21st-Century Social Media Presence from globalvoices.org

Saint Rose of Lima may have died more than 400 years ago, but she has online wishing well, a mobile app, and accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and even WhatsApp. This Catholic saint is an important figure in Peruvian culture, and devotion of Saint Rose offers a clear example of how long-held traditions in Peru have been incorporated into a modern world of quickly advancing technologies and social media.

Lin-Manuel Miranda thanks you for defending bodegas from money.cnn.com

The creator of "Hamilton" and "In the Heights" on Thursday praised those who criticized a controversial startup that they fear would kill the neighborhood mom-and-pop shop. The company, called Bodega, wants to put pantry boxes stocked with convenience store items in gyms, dorms and other buildings.

Cristina Iglesias: Architecture's favorite artist from cnn.com

The Spanish artist, Cristina Iglesias creates extraordinary places of sanctuary and contemplation. And she's done so thrillingly and inventively all over the world: inside and outside some of the great European and American museums, in the sea off the coast of Mexico, in a Brazilian botanical garden and, closer to home, inside a water tower and a convent in Toledo, Spain.

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor from bbc.co.uk

Selena Gomez has revealed that she had a kidney transplant operation this summer linked to her lupus. In an Instagram post, the singer says that her friend Francia Raisa donated an organ to her and says she wanted to explain why fans hadn't heard much from her despite having new music out.

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Immigration and Politics

3 problems that could block Democrats' DACA 'deal' with Trump from washingtonexaminer.com

By Thursday afternoon, three major problems emerged with the supposed deal described by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. , and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N. Y.

Univision says it will lobby hard on DACA from politico.com

UNIVISION WILL LOBBY HARD ON DACA: As President Donald Trump pursues a potential deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on DACA, companies continue to mobilize in support of the legislation.

U.S. and Mexico set to sign Colorado River water-sharing deal from desertsun.com

Mexican and American officials have scheduled a signing ceremony on Sept. 26 in Ciudad Juárez, officials at California water districts said this week. They said that formal event will be followed by a ceremonial signing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Sept. 27 attended by representatives from U. S. states.

Mexico to Provide Services to Ease Transition of ‘Dreamers’ from telesurtv.net

According to the Foreign Secretary, Mexico plans to create a job bank for DACA "dreamers" as well as provide legal and mental health services. Mexico has pledged to help undocumented immigrant youth living in the United States transition to life in the Latin American country in response to U. S. President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, known as DACA.

Report Says Israeli Firm Chosen to Help Build Trump's Wall in Mexico as Netanyahu Visits from telesurtv.net

The Jerusalem Post says Elta North America, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries with a U. S. headquarters in Maryland, was one of eight picked to produce prototypes for the project, which will be a combination of concrete and so-called "smart," or see-through, walls.

Trump Confirms Support for Law to Protect ‘Dreamers’ from nytimes.com

President Trump confirmed on Thursday morning that he supports legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation and would deliver a “massive” increase in border security — but not with a wall on the southern border.

Trump Says 'No Deal' Was Reached With Democrats to Extend DACA from nbcnews.com

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that there was no deal with Democrats yet to extend protections for so-called Dreamers, but the president pleaded with congressional leaders to reach one, while he vowed to push ahead with his border wall "later. "

Trump’s die-hard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on ‘dreamers’ from washingtonpost.com

Staunch conservative allies of President Trump have erupted in anger and incredulity after Democrats late Wednesday announced that the president had agreed to pursue a legislative deal that would protect thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation but not secure Trump’s signature campaign promise: building a massive wall along the U. S. -Mexico border.

Pelosi and Schumer Say They Have Deal With Trump to Replace DACA from nytimes.com

Democratic leaders on Wednesday night declared that they had a deal with President Trump to quickly extend protections for young undocumented immigrants and to finalize a border security package that does not include the president’s proposed wall.

New Anti-Immigrant Bill Creates Over-Broad ‘Gang’ Penalties, Putting Even Churches at Risk from immigrationimpact.com

This week House Republicans are set to vote on yet another anti-immigrant bill that attempts to scapegoat immigrants and grant far reaching enforcement powers to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), instead of working to find a permanent solution for Dreamers at risk of deportation since DACA has been rescinded. The bill, H. R. 3697, the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act,” is framed by its sponsors as an attempt to increase public safety and go after gangs here in the United States, but unfortunately it would do just the opposite.

When immigrant persecution is involved, the Trump Administration has no limits from aldianews.com

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have filed suit on behalf of 11 passengers whose electronic devices were searched at the border, violating their privacy. According to the EFF (link is external), the inspections were carried out without a previous warrant, which would constitute a direct violation of the constitution. A

Univision Will Pay for DREAMer Employees' Legal Defense from broadcastingcable.com

Hispanic-targeted media outlet Univision is putting its money where its strong public voice is, pledging to pay to defend its DREAMers and keep them in the country. It will also join in state lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA program.

New effort to help eligible Mexicans become U.S. citizens from ksat.com

SAN ANTONIO - A new effort to help eligible Mexican nationals in the United States become American citizens is being spearheaded by three leading Mexican institutions: the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Mexican National Commission on Human Rights and the Carlos Slim Foundation.

In surprise move, Richmond City Council votes Ada Recinos, 26, to succeed Gayle McLaughlin - California from richmondconfidential.org

Last night, during an unexpected turn of events, Richmond City Council unanimously voted to appoint Ada Recinos to fill a council seat left vacant by Gayle McLaughlin, who’s running for lieutenant governor. Many shocked audience members let out gasps after officials delivered the final vote, which occurred shortly before midnight.

M. Lorena González, Seattle City Councilwoman: 5 things to know from kiro7.com

City Council President Bruce Harrell was sworn in as mayor on Wednesday afternoon upon Ed Murray's resignation, and he has five days to decide whether to stay for the remainder of the term. Harrell would have to vacate his council seat and his two-year term to accept the interim mayor position. And in the event Harrell declines, the council would appoint someone else, possibly Councilman Tim Burgess or M. Lorena González.

In video, Dreamer at Transylvania says she was targeted for deportation from kentucky.com

Transylvania University student Paola Garcia posted the plea for help on YouTube after the school declined to punish a classmate who urged people on Facebook to report her to immigration officials. Garcia is in the U. S. legally under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The video contains some strong language.

Meet the Latina Running for New York City Mayor: Nicole Malliotakis from huffingtonpost.com

The daughter of Cuban/ Greek immigrants, Nicole not only makes history as potentially the first woman mayor, but also as the first Latina candidate ever running for this important office.

UMD PLUMAS is helping DACA students pay fees so they can renew their status - Maryland from dbknews.com

PLUMAS is using funds raised from a gala it held in February to help University of Maryland students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program pay for their renewal fees following President Trump's announcement that the program will be phased out in six months.

Miami native Mercedes Schlapp named White House senior communications advisor from miamiherald.typepad.com

Mercedes Schlapp, a Cuban-American Miami native and conservative commentator and columnist, was named senior White House communications advisor on Tuesday, as longtime Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks was promoted to the position of White House communications director.

US Census Should Make Hispanic a Race and Not Just an Ethnicity (OPINION) from latinorebels.com

In 1911, a writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer made a peculiar attempt to assuage the then-brewing racial concerns among segregationist fans of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. The anxiety over race was triggered by the arrival of two Cubans, Armando Marsans and Raphael Almeida, who had recently signed with the Reds making them the first Latinos to participate in Major League Baseball. * As recounted by baseball historian Adrian Burgos, Jr. , the Enquirer assured the good people of Cincinnati that they had nothing to fear, for these particular Latinos were “two of the purest bars of Castilian soap that ever floated to these shores. ” They may have hailed from Cuba, but their exclusively European ancestry, it was argued, ensured that they posed no threat to a segregated sports regime.

70% of GOP Backs Dreamers’ Legalization: Reminder That Nativist Activists at Odds with GOP Voters and Trump Backers on Issue from americasvoice.org

While Breitbart and Ann Coulter may be up in arms about the prospect of a legislative agreement that would legalize Dreamers, it’s essential to remember that nativist activists do not represent the views of a majority of Republican voters, the Trump base, self-identified conservatives, or Tea Party supporters.

War on Illegal Immigration Continues Violating Americans' Constitutional Rights from panampost.com

Federal agents set up shop in New Hampshire last week. They ran a Constitutionally-illegal checkpoint, violating the Fourth Amendment rights of countless Americans. The big reward? They arrested 25 illegal immigrants, seven of them children. More than half of those detained had overstayed visas. That means they came to the U. S. legally in the first place and did not leave when their visa expired.

Motel 6 Is Turning Undocumented Immigrants in to ICE, Attorneys Believe from vice.com

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested at least 20 people at a pair of Motel 6s in Phoenix, Arizona, in a pattern that's led local immigration attorneys to worry the hotel chain is deliberately exposing guests it suspects are living in the US illegally, the Phoenix New Times reports.

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Business

Roomie Bot is the first Spanish speaking robot for home usage from vallartadaily.com

Although home control robots are already a global trend, Roomie Bot is the first for the Latin market since its base language is Spanish, said the engineer in Computer Science and Systems, Aldo Luévano Ibarra.

You Say Hola, I Say Alo: Hispanic Terminology Best Practices from mediapost.com

Hispanic Heritage Month is around the corner and with it comes an influx of brands trying to connect to the ever-growing, digitally savvy purchasing powerhouse: the Hispanic community. It’s always refreshing to see brands celebrating Hispanics. Some brands are well prepared and hit the target; others get kudos for trying to craft messages that resonate, with the occasional ad that completely misses the mark. But what should marketers do to ensure that their brands get it right?

Univision says it will lobby hard on DACA from politico.com

UNIVISION WILL LOBBY HARD ON DACA: As President Donald Trump pursues a potential deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on DACA, companies continue to mobilize in support of the legislation.

Wine culture maturing but road ahead is long: politicians - Mexico from mexiconewsdaily.com

Economic Development Secretary José Antonio Gutiérrez Jardón acknowledged that “wine culture in Mexico is undergoing a maturing process” and that the domestic market “has grown at double-digit rates in the last six years. ”

Amazon (AMZN) to Open 1 Million Square-Foot Warehouse Near Mexico City from thestreet.com

The new mega-facility will be constructed in the Mexican municipality of Tepotzotlan, some 25 miles north of the country's capital city.

Mexico’s Biggest Refinery Will Take A Month To Restart from oilprice.com

The largest crude oil refinery in Mexico, Salina Cruz, will take between three and four weeks to bring back online after the magnitude-8 earthquake that struck the country last week. The refinery is located in southern Mexico, near the offshore epicenter of the quake that has so far killed more than 90 people.

Wyndham Hotel Group CEO Discusses Future of Hospitality in Latin America from hospitalitynet.org

During the SAHIC South America event Wednesday in Buenos Aires, Wyndham Hotel Group President and CEO Geoff Ballotti discussed the future of hospitality opportunities in Latam

Small business success at National Entrepreneurs Week in Mexico from blog.google

Yesterday, the small business team at Google went to Mexico for National Entrepreneurs Week. It was exciting to hear stories about how some of Mexico’s four million small businesses—the second largest number in Latin America—are using the internet to succeed and grow. Let’s look at three ways these business owners have turned their passion into their life’s work.

Journalist from Mexico denied entry to U.S. for D.C. press event from cbsnews.com

A well-known journalist from Mexico was denied entry to the United States this week to be a panelist at a journalism event in Washington, D. C. , according to Reporters Without Borders, in a case that calls out America's "once-high post as a beacon of press freedom. "Martin Mendez Pineda

Repugnant' taco company cashes in on Mexico's child heroes from theguardian.com

After a fast food chain lampoons one of the country’s most cherished tales, Mexicans wonder whether if the past is still sacred

Latino Drama ‘Vida’ Lands Series Order at Starz from former Chicagoan Tanya Saracho from variety.com

Starz has ordered the Latino drama “Vida” to series, the premium cabler announced Friday. “Vida” is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity. Veronica Osorio has been cast in the role of Emma, with Melissa Barrera playing her sister, Lyn.

This 20 Year Old Sells 600 Burritos Daily With His El Niño de Los Burritos App from remezcla.com

Gerardo Murrillo didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur. The former Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes student used to pack tortas for lunch, because he had easy access to them. His dad and tía sell tacos de guisados, so he’d simply buy bolillos and use what they prepared to make sandwiches. “I used to take them to school and my friends began buying them from me and said, ‘Hey, bring me one,'” Murillo told Vice. It snowballed from there, and after making the switch from tortas to burritos – which are less challenging to transport – and creating an app, the 20 year old found himself selling as many as 600 a day.

Univision Will Pay for DREAMer Employees' Legal Defense from broadcastingcable.com

Hispanic-targeted media outlet Univision is putting its money where its strong public voice is, pledging to pay to defend its DREAMers and keep them in the country. It will also join in state lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA program.

From Promoting Latinas to SB4, Chamber Offers Variety - Rio Grande from riograndeguardian.com

MCALLEN, RGV – Cynthia Sakulenzki, President and CEO of the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, says that of the upcoming items on their calendar, the inaugural Latina Leadership Conference on Thursday, Sept. 14, excites her the most.

Hilton Expansion in Latin America Continues as Portfolio Surpasses 100 Hotels from hospitalitynet.org

During the South American Hotel Investment & Tourism Conference (SAHIC 2017) held at the newly renovated Hilton Buenos Aires in Argentina, conference patron Hilton (NYSE: HLT) will highlight its commitment to Latin American expansion, demonstrated by its consistent portfolio growth surpassing 100 hotels in the region. During the 12 months ended June 30, 2017, Hilton has signed approximately 30 new deals, maintaining a robust pipeline of more than 70 properties in Latin America; and opened 15 new hotels, including six, which debuted this year in Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay.

More in-house speakers added to Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference from latinlawyer.com

In-house lawyers from LATAM airlines and Central America's footballing body CONCACAF will join colleagues from the likes of Uber, OPKO Health, Ingram Micro, Citigroup, Banorte, SBA Communications and Yara to speak at Latin Lawyer's 4th annual labour and employment conference, at the W Hotel in Miami on 26 September.

Introducing Patrón Extra Añejo Tequila, the First New Addition to Patrón's Core Tequila Range in 25 Years from markets.businessinsider.com

As consumers across the globe have increasingly discovered the complexity, versatility and sophistication of ultra-premium tequila, the category has continued to innovate and evolve. At the same time, consumer preference for aged spirits has rapidly grown and today's range of aged tequila styles and tastes arguably rivals those of the world's finest bourbons, scotches and cognacs. To meet this demand, Patrón - the global leader in ultra-premium tequila - today introduces Patrón Extra Añejo tequila.

Rosetta Stone Teams Up With Univision To Leverage 57 Million Viewers from benzinga.com

Univision, a leading brand among Hispanics, has teamed up with Rosetta Stone Inc to launch a new English and Spanish learning subscription service app, “Univision Aprender. ”By leveraging Rosetta Stone’s leading position as a language learning software company and Univision’s 57 million viewers, the new app is designed to give users a more targeted language learning experience.

TuneIn Launches 'Latin Hits' Station: Details from billboard.com

Latin music is already the most-listened-to genre on TuneIn, but now the genre will get an additional boost with the launch of “Latin Hits,” the audio streaming service’s first in-house curated Latin music station. “Latin Hits” will officially launch Sept. 15 -- coinciding with the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month

Inside Latin Trap, the Viral Sound Too Hot for Radio from rollingstone.com

Bad Bunny, De La Ghetto and the slow-rolling music that's becoming too big to ignore

Morgan Stanley sorts out Latin America food stocks from seekingalpha.com

The MS team says it prefers food names exposed to Mexico or the U. S. "We also tend to favor names that are less exposed to big changes in commodities/FX," reads the analyst note. "On the other hand, we would avoid names that are trading well above historical multiples that have a strong recovery of Brazil baked into current estimates," warns the firm.

President Trump is great for tourism in Puerto Vallarta from vallartadaily.com

Due to the exchange rate and the “horror stories” that have been heard since Donald Trump was inaugurated president of the United States, destinations such as Disneyland, Las Vegas and New York, are no longer among the favorite spots for vacations for people living in Jalisco, and much of Mexico.

Gibbs Smith and Lil’ Libros sign sales and distribution agreement from hispanicizewire.com

Gibbs Smith, Inc. has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with Little Libros, LLC, publisher of Lil’ Libros® bilingual children’s books. This worldwide sales and distribution agreement takes effect January 1, 2018.

Some Mexican Labor Laws Suspended in Earthquake's Wake from shrm.org

Article 427 of the Mexican Labor Code establishes several reasons why employers aren't liable if they must suspend payment of salaries and benefits—and why employees aren't obligated to work—during unforeseeable circumstances, such as an earthquake.

No NAFTA Deal Will Be Reached In 2017, Castaneda Speculates from npr.org

Rachel Martin talks to former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has become a major irritant in U. S. -Mexico relations.

Ernest Hemingway's Likeness Is Being Used to Sell Tourism in Havana from vice.com

America's literary hero is big business in a country most Americans can't visit.

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Roomie Bot is the first Spanish speaking robot for home usage from vallartadaily.com

Although home control robots are already a global trend, Roomie Bot is the first for the Latin market since its base language is Spanish, said the engineer in Computer Science and Systems, Aldo Luévano Ibarra.

This Dog Sneaking an Empanada Off a Grill on Chilean TV Is the Hero We Need Right Now from remezcla.com

During a Cueca (a traditional dance in South America and the national dance in Chile) championship in Anadacollo, Chile on Friday, one dog became an international hero. As 17-year-old journalist Sebastián González interviewed a woman about her empanadas, a dog appeared on the right hand corner of the screen and stealthily stole an empanada right off the grill.

Archaeologists Search Ancient Pyramid for Clues to Maya Underworld from news.nationalgeographic.com

Seeking clues, a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers is launching the first comprehensive investigation of Chichén Itzá in 50 years.

Wine culture maturing but road ahead is long: politicians - Mexico from mexiconewsdaily.com

Economic Development Secretary José Antonio Gutiérrez Jardón acknowledged that “wine culture in Mexico is undergoing a maturing process” and that the domestic market “has grown at double-digit rates in the last six years. ”

Amazon (AMZN) to Open 1 Million Square-Foot Warehouse Near Mexico City from thestreet.com

The new mega-facility will be constructed in the Mexican municipality of Tepotzotlan, some 25 miles north of the country's capital city.

Mexico’s Biggest Refinery Will Take A Month To Restart from oilprice.com

The largest crude oil refinery in Mexico, Salina Cruz, will take between three and four weeks to bring back online after the magnitude-8 earthquake that struck the country last week. The refinery is located in southern Mexico, near the offshore epicenter of the quake that has so far killed more than 90 people.

Spend a night at the airport in Mexico City's first capsule hotel from lonelyplanet.com

Following a trend that started in Japan, the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City has opened the doors to its new capsule hotel.

Wyndham Hotel Group CEO Discusses Future of Hospitality in Latin America from hospitalitynet.org

During the SAHIC South America event Wednesday in Buenos Aires, Wyndham Hotel Group President and CEO Geoff Ballotti discussed the future of hospitality opportunities in Latam

Small business success at National Entrepreneurs Week in Mexico from blog.google

Yesterday, the small business team at Google went to Mexico for National Entrepreneurs Week. It was exciting to hear stories about how some of Mexico’s four million small businesses—the second largest number in Latin America—are using the internet to succeed and grow. Let’s look at three ways these business owners have turned their passion into their life’s work.

Repugnant' taco company cashes in on Mexico's child heroes from theguardian.com

After a fast food chain lampoons one of the country’s most cherished tales, Mexicans wonder whether if the past is still sacred

Radical students in southern Mexico hijacked fuel tanker and two buses from vallartadaily.com

Radical students in southern Mexico hijacked a fuel tanker truck and two buses Wednesday and later kidnapped four police officers to demand the release of about 10 students arrested over the vehicle thefts.

Mexico City Marathon Disqualified Over 5,000 Runners for Being Cheating Cheaters from remezcla.com

From the dawn of organized athletic competition, there have been those who cheat to try to get advantages in all kinds of sports. Baseball had its infamous steroids era, doping and match-fixing allegations dog world soccer, and the NFL have the New England Patriots’s Deflategate and a myriad of PED abuses. That being said, the news coming out of the Mexico City Marathon this week puts all those cheating scandals to shame.

This 20 Year Old Sells 600 Burritos Daily With His El Niño de Los Burritos App from remezcla.com

Gerardo Murrillo didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur. The former Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes student used to pack tortas for lunch, because he had easy access to them. His dad and tía sell tacos de guisados, so he’d simply buy bolillos and use what they prepared to make sandwiches. “I used to take them to school and my friends began buying them from me and said, ‘Hey, bring me one,'” Murillo told Vice. It snowballed from there, and after making the switch from tortas to burritos – which are less challenging to transport – and creating an app, the 20 year old found himself selling as many as 600 a day.

Podcast Episode 41: Mining Protests in Latin America from weeksnotice.blogspot.com

In Episode 41 of Understanding Latin American Politics: The Podcast I talk with Michelle Bonner, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria. She studies democratization and human rights in Latin America. Going from an article she recently published in Latin American Research Review we discuss the state response to mining protests. How does the ideology of the government matter? What is "dialogue"? What does this tell us about democracy and repression in Latin America?

Venezuelans Look For New Ways To Cope Amid Increasingly Dire Economic Issues from npr.org

As Venezuela's government grows increasingly autocratic, its shortages of food, medicine and the basics of life grow more dire. Venezuelans are finding new ways to cope.

As Much Of Miami Returns To Normal, Little Havana Sits In Darkness from huffingtonpost.com

“It’s hard not to be envious when you look around and see lights everywhere. Meanwhile, you’ve got a candle that’s burning. It’s frustrating,” one resident said.

13 killed in gang battles in two Mexican states from reuters.com

At least 13 people were killed in battles between rival gangs in two states in central and western Mexico, officials said on Wednesday, as murders climb to record levels this year.

Mattis Heads to Mexico Amid Strain Over Disaster Condolences and Aid from nytimes.com

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will resume his role as the reassurer for American allies this week when he heads to Mexico, where he will try to mend relations after President Trump failed to quickly offer condolences for the earthquake on Friday that killed at least 96 people and severely damaged thousands of homes.

Hilton Expansion in Latin America Continues as Portfolio Surpasses 100 Hotels from hospitalitynet.org

During the South American Hotel Investment & Tourism Conference (SAHIC 2017) held at the newly renovated Hilton Buenos Aires in Argentina, conference patron Hilton (NYSE: HLT) will highlight its commitment to Latin American expansion, demonstrated by its consistent portfolio growth surpassing 100 hotels in the region. During the 12 months ended June 30, 2017, Hilton has signed approximately 30 new deals, maintaining a robust pipeline of more than 70 properties in Latin America; and opened 15 new hotels, including six, which debuted this year in Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay.

Third Attempt at Dialogues Between Venezuelan Dictatorship and Opposition Begin in Dominican Republic from panampost.com

Dominican President Danilo Medina will serve as a mediator between the two groups. As reported on Thursday, September 14, he will continue the “exploration phase” by discussing key priorities and setting an agenda that will lead to a “definitive negotiation of the crisis. ”

Morgan Stanley sorts out Latin America food stocks from seekingalpha.com

The MS team says it prefers food names exposed to Mexico or the U. S. "We also tend to favor names that are less exposed to big changes in commodities/FX," reads the analyst note. "On the other hand, we would avoid names that are trading well above historical multiples that have a strong recovery of Brazil baked into current estimates," warns the firm.

Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert from ticotimes.net

Costa Rica declared a health alert Wednesday because of various new cases of malaria related to travel and immigration to and from Nicaragua, where the disease has a much broader presence.

Trump Delivers Shock Rebuke to Colombia Over Cocaine Surge from usnews.com

U. S. President Donald Trump is warning he may decertify Colombia as a partner in the drug war unless it reverses a surge in cocaine production in the South American nation.

President Trump is great for tourism in Puerto Vallarta from vallartadaily.com

Due to the exchange rate and the “horror stories” that have been heard since Donald Trump was inaugurated president of the United States, destinations such as Disneyland, Las Vegas and New York, are no longer among the favorite spots for vacations for people living in Jalisco, and much of Mexico.

#BlackWednesday: Guatemala Takes Another Step to Institutionalize Corruption from insightcrime.org

Guatemala's congress took another bold step towards institutionalizing corruption on September 13, by reforming a law to protect politicians and their party functionaries from prosecution and penalties in cases of illicit financing of political campaigns. The extraordinary measure took some congressional representatives by surprise, according to Prensa Libre. Many of these representatives had not seen the proposal until it hit the congressional floor for what was, according to the media account, a short debate before an even quicker vote.

Hurricane Max brings heavy rainfall to Oaxaca and Guerrero from vallartadaily.com

Hurricane Max is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in the Mexican state of Guerrero and western portions of the state of Oaxaca. Maximum amounts locally in excess of 20 inches are possible over coastal areas of Guerrero. These torrential rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Colombia’s Leonor Espinosa named Latin America’s best female chef from themalaymailonline.com

Leonor Espinosa. She’s not a household name yet, but after winning a major international culinary prize and being named Latin America’s best female chef within the span of just a few months, the world of haute gastronomy is taking note.

Mexico celebrates Día del Charro on September 14 from vallartadaily.com

In 1934, then President of the Republic, General Abelardo L. Rodríguez. , instituted the National Charro Day in Mexico, to recognize by decree those who participate in the art of charrería. The chosen day for the celebration was September 14, so that the charros had their celebration before the Independence Day celebrations.

Some Mexican Labor Laws Suspended in Earthquake's Wake from shrm.org

Article 427 of the Mexican Labor Code establishes several reasons why employers aren't liable if they must suspend payment of salaries and benefits—and why employees aren't obligated to work—during unforeseeable circumstances, such as an earthquake.

The 17-Century Peruvian Saint With a 21st-Century Social Media Presence from globalvoices.org

Saint Rose of Lima may have died more than 400 years ago, but she has online wishing well, a mobile app, and accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and even WhatsApp. This Catholic saint is an important figure in Peruvian culture, and devotion of Saint Rose offers a clear example of how long-held traditions in Peru have been incorporated into a modern world of quickly advancing technologies and social media.

Automatic Speech Recognition Project Seeks to Revitalize the Quechua Languages from globalvoices.org

Kuélap isn't just an important Peruvian pre-Inca archaeological site of the Chachapoya culture located Amazonas region. It is also the name of a recollection tool for the project QuechuaASR that aims to create an automatic speech recognition system, or ASR, for the Quechua language.

Ernest Hemingway's Likeness Is Being Used to Sell Tourism in Havana from vice.com

America's literary hero is big business in a country most Americans can't visit.

Lucia Topolansky is Uruguay's first female vice president from bbc.com

Lucia Topolansky, senator and wife of ex-President Jose Mujica, has become Uruguay's first female vice-president. Ms Topolansky took over after the resignation of Jose Sendic amid corruption allegations. A former left-wing guerrilla like her husband, she escaped prison, spent 13 years in jail, and survived torture.

Can rabbit meat save Venezuela from going hungry? from money.cnn.com

Let them eat rabbits. That was basically the message from President Nicolas Maduro to Venezuelans starving and struggling through severe food shortages brought on by a spiraling economic crisis. Maduro unveiled "Plan Rabbit" on Wednesday with his agriculture minister, Freddy Bernal, at a meeting that was broadcast on Periscope. (In the video, the announcement comes after the two-hour mark).

Mexico's view of the US has hit a record low from cnn.com

After a period of goodwill during the Obama years, the views of Mexicans toward the United States are souring. According to a study released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, more Mexicans view the United States unfavorably than at any other time since 2002, when Pew started keeping track. They don't like President Donald Trump or his border wall proposal, and fewer believe strong economic ties are good for them, compared with two years ago.

Venezuela's 'Plan Rabbit' encounters 'cultural problem' from bbc.com

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has devised a "rabbit plan" to counter the economic war he says is being waged against his government by "imperialist forces". The president urged crisis-hit Venezuelans to breed rabbits and eat them as a source of animal protein. Venezuela is facing record levels of child malnutrition amid persistent food shortages. An opposition politician said the plan was "a bad joke".


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