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October 2018
  • Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory (October 19), defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation.” – Associated Press, October 19, 2018
  • “More than 29 million Latinos are eligible to vote nationwide in 2018, making up 12.8 percent of all eligible voters – both new highs, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.” Some 71 percent of the eligible Hispanic voters live in just six states with the largest populations in California, Texas and Florida. – Pew Research Center, October 15, 2018
  • “The tax cuts that President Trump signed into law last year are disproportionately helping white Americans over African-Americans and Latinos, a disparity that reflects longstanding racial economic inequality in the United States and the choices that Republicans made in crafting the law.” – The New York Times, October 12, 2018
  • NAFTA was updated and “comes after more than a year of intense negotiations that frequently fell into personal rancor between Mr. Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico.” – The New York Times, October 2, 2018
  • Sabrina Cartabia, an Argentine lawyer and women’s rights activist, was named a “Next Generation Leader” in the October 22 issue of Time for her work as a “Warrior for women’s rights.”
  • “A far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, has won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election. He will face the left-wing Workers’ Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, in the second round on October 28 after he failed to win the 50 percent of valid votes needed to win outright.” – BBC News, October 8, 2018
  • “Pope Francis has conferred sainthood on murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero at a ceremony in the Vatican.” The pontiff “also canonized Pope Paul VI, known for making reforms to the Catholic Church in the 1960s.” – BBC News, October 14, 2018
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