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February 2019
  • “A coalition of 16 states, including California and New York (February 18) challenged President Trump in court over his plan to use emergency powers to spend billions of dollars on his border wall.” – The New York Times, February 19, 2019
    • More than 159,000 migrants filed for asylum in the U.S. in 2018, a 274 percent increase over 2008. “Meanwhile, the total number of apprehensions along the southern border has decreased substantially – nearly 70 percent” since 2000. – Time, February 4/ 11, 2019
    • Two years into the Trump presidency, “fewer Americans are satisfied with the way immigrants and minority groups are treated. Treatment of African Americans, Hispanics, Arabs and immigrants fell below 50 percent in 2018, the Gallup survey found.” – United Press International, February 20, 2019
  • “The Hispanic community in the United States has contributed significantly to U.S. economic growth in recent decades and will continue to do so over the next 10 to 20 years,” Forbes reported February 11. “Hispanic arrivals have exceeded contemporary native-born Americans and some other migrant groups in their entrepreneurial capabilities and integration into economically relevant parts of the workforce.”
  • A Frida Kahlo exhibit, including clothing, jewelry, objects and films, at the Brooklyn Museum is reviewed on the front page of The New York Times February 8 Weekend Arts Section noting “there may be no artist today as famous as Frida Kahlo, now recognizable from Oaxaca to Ouagadougou.”
  • With the universal acclaim of Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar contender “Roma,” Netflix is doubling down on its investment in Mexico and says it has more than 50 projects that it will showcase in 2019 and 2020. – Hispanic Marketing 101, February 14, 2019
  • “Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. – BBC News, February 12, 2019
  • Salvadorans elected Nayib Bukele, the media-savvy mayor of the capital, as their next president (February 3), delivering a sharp rebuke to the two parties that emerged from the country’s brutal civil war in the 1980s and have held power ever since.” – The New York Times, February 4, 2019
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