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March 2020
  • U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida, “was the first member of Congress to test positive for the coronavirus but was soon followed by a second.” – Business Insider, March 18, 2020
  • “A union representing federal asylum officers said (March 6) that a Trump administration policy that diverts migrants at the border to Guatemala unlawfully sends a vulnerable population to a country ‘in which their lives and freedom are directly threatened.’” – The New York Times, March 7, 2020
  • Hispanics now account for 40 percent of all U.S. Catholics, and a solid majority of school-age Catholics. Yet Hispanic Americans are strikingly underrepresented in Catholic schools and in the priesthood – accounting for less than 19 percent of Catholic enrollment and only about 3 percent of U.S.-based priests.” – Associated Press, March 14, 2020
  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada, and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico, were among a dozen women named in the March 17 issue of Politico as likely running mates for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Biden has said he would choose a woman running mate.
  • The March 16/ 23 issue of Time redefined the century of 1920 to 2019 naming “100 Women of the Year.” They included artist Frida Kahlo, 1938, and farmworker movement builder Dolores Huerta, 1965.
  • “Vida Americana,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art “shines a light on the Mexican artists whose politically charged, populist work shaped some of the most significant American artists of the 20th century from (Jackson) Pollock to Philip Guston.” – Time, March 2/ 9, 2019
  • Brazil has become one of the top suppliers of cocaine to Europe, transforming the country’s role in the trans-Atlantic drug trade at a speed that has stunned anti-narcotics authorities.” – Reuters, March 12, 2020
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