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Edition #3 (beta) : September 19th, 2017


¡Ask a Mexican! Adoption and ethnicity, tequila and togetherness, Mexicans meet MAGA. from montereycountyweekly.com

Dear Mexican: I'm an Arizonan of the anti-SB 1070 ilk who has just adopted an Arizonan 5-year old boy who is obviously (visually anyway) of Mexican descent. I want to do right by my son where his heritage is concerned; I have my own ideas about what that means, but I value your opinion.

Eight themes from the report Ad Age Hispanic Facts In 2017 from mediapost.com

The annual “Ad Age Hispanic Fact Pack” just came out and it provides an interesting snapshot of the Hispanic market in the United States. Aside from celebrating the best Hispanic advertising work and the top players in the industry, there are always thought-provoking nuggets of data that provide deeper insights into trends in the Hispanic marketplace.

The Justice League Gathers For Mexican Independence Day from comicbook.com

In a short video posted to the Warner Bros. Cine Instagram, Ezra Miller (The Flash,) Jason Momoa (Aquaman,) Ray Fisher (Cyborg,) Ben Affleck (Batman,) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) shared a holiday message for fans, wishing them a happy Mexican Independence Day with Miller shouting, "¡Viva México!" in celebration.

What's In A (Hispanic-Sounding) Surname? We Gave Our Advice. Here's Yours from npr.org

Remember Katie? She is the woman from Delaware who is thinking about getting married, but her boyfriend doesn't want her to take his last name. "He was strongly against it," she wrote. "He doesn't want an obviously Latino surname (think: Lopez or Garcia) to affect me negatively. "

Hurricane Maria poses new threat to debt-laden Puerto Rico from money.cnn.com

Puerto Rico's government owes $74 billion to bondholders, and an additional $50 billion in pension obligations to teachers and almost all other government employees. In May, it filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U. S. history.

How the U.S. Hispanic population is changing from pewresearch.org

The Hispanic population has reached a new high, but growth has slowed. -- The U.S. Hispanic population is drawn from an increasingly diverse mix of countries. -- The foreign-born share has declined among U.S. Latinos. -- and more

For Floridians With Family In Cuba, Recovery From Irma Is Twice As Taxing from npr.org

Before Hurricane Irma hit the U. S. , it devastated parts of Cuba. In extended families, Cuban-Americans are trying to put their lives back together and help their relatives in Cuba.

Hate Crimes Are on the Rise in America's Biggest Cities, Study Finds from vice.com

A comprehensive new study has found that the number of reported hate crimes in America's biggest cities shot up in 2016, with all but one of the country's five largest hubs netting double-digit percentage increases, Huffington Post reports.

Emmys 2017: There Were No Latino Winners on TV's Biggest Night from remezcla.com

But, just like last year, Latinos were nowhere to be found when it came to the big categories. But hey, at least we got to see Gina Rodriguez charm the crowd as a presenter and got to see newly-minted Emmy winner Alexis Bledel take the stage to present an award. In fact, the Gilmore Girls actress, who’s of Mexican and Argentine descent, won at last’s week Creative Arts ceremony for her portrayal of Ofglen in Best Drama Series winner The Handmaid’s Tale. That made her the first Latina to take the Guest Actress award since Rita Moreno herself, who won the award back in 1978!

At a Diverse 2017 Emmy Awards, a Serious Lack of Latino Representation from vogue.com

At last night’s Emmys, not a single Latino actor, director, producer, or writer was nominated for any of the ceremony’s big awards. (The only one to break through was Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for a stint hosting Saturday Night Live. ) The last time a Latino American actress won an Emmy was 10 years ago

DACA judge reading Trump's tweets carefully from cnn.com

The latest example came Thursday as a federal judge in New York heard arguments concerning the administration's planned termination of DACA, the Obama-era program meant to bring relief to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

Amalia Hernandez, the revolutionary Mexican dance pioneer, gets a Google Doodle salute from washingtonpost.com

SOME DANCERS find their mastery by executing step after step in the studio. For Amalia Hernandez, the crucial pivot toward becoming a dance legend and cultural icon required countless steps to the far corners of her country. In such movement, she found her revolutionary muse.

Mexican school teacher who brought wireless internet to indigenous village denied visa to travel to US to collect award from nydailynews.com

The Internet Society (ISOC) decided to honor Mariano Gomez, 23, for his efforts to provide wireless internet connections to families in Abasolo, Chiapas, where there is no telephone or radio service.

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes from nytimes.com

Concerned about the health impacts of textilechemicals, traditional artisans are producing vividcolors from crushed insects and forest plants.

The Dream Act came out of California 16 years ago. It's still the bill Democrats want to be a model for DACA's replacement from latimes.com

Sixteen years ago, Downey Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard helped file legislation that would have allowed people brought to the country illegally as children to stay in the United States.

Federal Court Says Trump Administration Can't Deny Funds To Sanctuary Cities from npr.org

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that the Trump administration may not withhold public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities. The decision issued Friday is a setback to the administration's efforts to force local jurisdictions to help federal authorities crack down on illegal immigration.

U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation. from washingtonpost.com

U. S. Army recruiters have abruptly canceled enlistment contracts for hundreds of foreign-born military recruits since last week, upending their lives and potentially exposing many to deportation, according to several affected recruits and former military officials familiar with their situation.

Leaving America: With shaky job prospects and Trump promising crackdowns, immigrants return to Mexico with U.S.-born children from latimes.com

They joined more than 100 people voluntarily returning since January to Mexico with the help of consulates in Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago.

Latino Republicans Say They Aren't Getting Their Calls Returned By The White House from buzzfeed.com

Hispanic conservatives are frustrated and blaming a White House official. But the official's allies say she's understaffed and getting things done.

Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking) from nytimes.com

Over late-afternoon snacks of charred shishito peppers, crispy brussels sprouts and cheese (iced tea for Mrs. Clinton, white wine for Ms. Ferrera) at the Lambs Club restaurant in Manhattan, the pair spoke candidly about the emotional aftermath of Mrs. Clinton’s loss

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