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November 2016
  • President-elect Donald Trump said his “priority was to deport two million to three million immigrants he characterized as dangerous or as having criminal records,” the New York Times reported November 14. “Trump said that undocumented immigrants who are not criminals are ‘terrific people,’ and that he would decide how to handle them after the border is secure.”
    • Democratic mayors of major cities say they will fight Trump’s deportation plans, including Chicago, New York, Seattle and San Francisco. The Los Angeles Police Department chief said he won’t change his policies on deporting undocumented immigrants under Trump’s administration. And the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops urged the president-elect to “adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees.” – Associated Press, November 18; Newsy, November 14, and Houston Chronicle, November 14, 2016
    • Mexico’s Foreign Ministry announced its plan “to provide more protection and support for Mexican immigrants in the Unites States and urged the Mexican population to ‘stay calm.’” – New York Times, November 17, 2016
  • Both Mexico and Canada have expressed a willingness to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Trump, but not renegotiate it. No date has been set for talks, but Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he and Trump had agreed to meet, “possibly before the latter’s inauguration in January.” – BBC News, November 11, 2016
  • This month’s issue of Hispanic Executive featured its fifth annual top 10 leaders list. Among those for 2016 were: Natalie Morales, anchor for Access Hollywood; Julio Portalatin, CEO for Mercer, and José Luis Prado, CEO, Evans Food Group.
  • Cuba said “it was granting pardons to 787 convicts in response to Pope Francis’ Holy Year call to all heads of state for acts of clemency.” – Reuters, November 15, 2016
  • “The Colombian government and the nation’s main rebel group said (November 12) that they had reached a ‘new final accord,’ to end their longstanding conflict, potentially reviving a deal that was rejected last month in a referendum.” – New York Times, November 13, 2016
  • Nicaraguan leftist Daniel Ortega powered to his third consecutive term as president of the poor Central American country (November 6), as voters cheered years of solid economic growth and overlooked criticism he is installing a family dynasty.” The former guerilla fighter ran with his wife as vice president. – Reuters, November 7, 2016
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