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February 2020
  • “Establishing a way for most unauthorized immigrants to stay in the country legally is the top immigration policy goal for Hispanics in the United States with more than half (54 percent) saying it is very important, according to a national Pew Research Center survey.” – Pew Research Center, February 11, 2020
  • “The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement.” – The New York Times, February 15, 2020
  • With 32 million Hispanics projected to be eligible to vote this November, the February 11 issue of The New York Times featured high-ranking Latinos in the Democratic presidential campaigns. They included Bélen Sisa, Latino press secretary for Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Laura Jimenez, Latinx outreach coordinator for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
  • Puerto Rico has reached a deal with creditors who hold $35 billion in its general obligation bonds, passing an important milestone as it tries to resolve its $129 billion debt crisis.” – The New York Times, February 11, 2020
  • Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, who invented a solar warming device for bathwater when she was 8, was featured in a “Closing the Gender Data Gap” article in the February 3 issue of Time. A year later in 2018, López became the first child to receive the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Institute of Nuclear Sciences’ Recognition for Women award.
  • Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said (February 8) that the government will not pay “even half a cent” of its debt back to the International Monetary Fund before the country has exited recession.” – Reuters, February 8, 2020
  • Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest doubled in January compared with a year ago, reaching a five-year record for the month.” – BBC News, February 8, 2020
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