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August 2019
  • “For a number of Latinos across the United States, the shooting attack in El Paso felt like a turning point, calling into question everything they thought they knew about their place in American society,” the New York Times reported August 7. “Whether they are liberal or conservative, speakers of English or Spanish, recent immigrants or descendants of pioneers who put down stakes in the Southwest 400 years ago, many Latinos in interviews this week said they felt deeply shaken at the idea that radicalized white nationalism seemed to have placed them – at least for one bloody weekend – in its cross hairs.” … In a related story, “Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public ‘letter of solidarity’ to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi.” – Associated Press, August 16, 2019
  • “US immigration officials have arrested almost 700 people after a series of raids in the state of Mississippi. The coordinated operations targeted workers at seven agricultural processing plants who allegedly did not have proper documentation.” – BBC News, August 8, 2019
  • Ernie Colón, a comic book artist who was known to his fans for drawing Richie Rich and a warrior princess but who found an unlikely and even wider readership with a best-selling adaptation of ‘The 9/ 11 Commission Report,’ died on August 8 at his home in Huntington, N.Y. He was 88.” – New York Times, August 17, 2019
  • Wanda Vázquez, the former secretary of justice, was sworn in as the new governor of Puerto Rico. – New York Times, August 7, 2019
  • “A Guatemalan immigration agreement signed with the Trump administration won’t work because the Central American nation does not have the resources, the country’s new president-elect says.” – Associated Press, August 13, 2019
  • Argentina’s economy minister Nicolas Dujovne has resigned amid a financial crisis exacerbated by the president’s defeat in a primary poll. The country’s peso shed 20 percent of its value against the US dollar after President Mauricio Macri suffered the resounding loss.” – BBC News, August 18, 2019
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