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November 2020
  • President-elect Joe Biden received 70 percent of the Hispanic vote. – American Election Eve Poll, November 2020
    • While 74 percent of Mexican Americans backed Biden, 52 percent of Cuban Americans voted for President Donald Trump. “Other Hispanic groups, such as Puerto Ricans, Central Americans and South Americans, all tended to support Biden, but to varying degrees.” – Fortune, November 10, 2020
    • Latinos “became the second-largest voting group for the first time this year.” – The New York Times, November 9, 2020
  • With Vice President-elect Kamala Harris headed for Washington, DC, Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom “is being pressured by rival interest groups” to choose her replacement who could become the state’s first Hispanic senator. – The Associated Press, November 12, 2020
  • U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico with his election will be the fifth Hispanic senator currently in the U.S. Senate. New Mexico has not had a Latino senator since 1976. – KRQE, November 4, 2020
  • Active business owners in the U.S. fell by 22 percent between February and April, the start of the pandemic here – “and immigrant business owners fared much worse, decreasing by 36 percent.” – The New York Times Magazine, November 8, 2020
  • Illinois Deputy State Treasurer Rodrigo Garcia was noted twice in the November 9 issue of Crain’s Chicago Business. Garcia, 37, who served with the Marine Corps, made the “40 Under Forty” list as well as the roundup of “Notable 2020 Veteran Executives.”
  • The Justice Department plans to drop drug trafficking and corruption charges against Mexico’s former defense minister, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, to allow Mexican officials to investigate him. – The New York Times, November 18, 2020
  • Peru’s legislature (November 16) selected the country’s third president in a week, seeking to stanch growing street protests over lawmakers’ decision to remove a popular president from office.” Francisco Sagasti promised to help move the country “toward a moment of happiness, of hope.” – The New York Times, November 17, 2020
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