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September 2018
  • A federal class-action suit was filed September 5 “seeking to force President Donald Trump’s administration to pay for the mental health treatment of immigrant children they say are suffering lingering emotional effects from being separated from their parents at the U.S. border,” Miami Herald, September 6, 2018 . . . More than 400 migrant children remain separated from their parents “six weeks since a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to reunite all families separated at the border under its ‘zero tolerance’ immigration enforcement strategy.” USA Today, September 13, 2018
  • Hispanics are significantly more likely than the general U.S. public to believe in core parts of the American dream – that hard work will pay off and that each successive generation is better off than the one before it. Yet many Hispanics see the American dream as hard to reach and belief in it declines as immigrant roots grow distant.” – Pew Research Center, September 11, 2018
  • “President Trump pushed a new conspiracy theory that the hurricane death counts in Puerto Rico are false,” Yahoo News reported September 13. Trump denied that thousands died and claimed the numbers were created “by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible.”
  • “In just a few moments and two tweets, President Donald Trump roiled Florida’s crucial elections, upending his party’s ongoing efforts to make inroads to the battleground state’s growing Puerto Rican population.” – Associated Press, September 14, 2018 . . . In the gubernatorial race, Democratic candidate Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum could become Florida’s first black governor. Republican candidate Ron DeSantis, a former U.S. Rep., “picked state Rep. Jeanette Nunez to be his running mate (September 6), marking the first time a Cuban-American woman will be on the Florida ballot for lieutenant governor.” – Associated Press, September 6, 2018
  • This month’s issue of Hispanic Executive featured “Leading Latinas.” Among those making the list was: Anna Maria Chavez, executive vice president and chief growth officer for the National Council on Aging; Anne Alonzo, president and CEO of the American Egg Board, and Maria Fernandez, vice president of operations and CFO for the LATAM Region of Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel backed same-sex marriage in an effort to eliminate “any type of discrimination in society.” – BBC News, September 17, 2018
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