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July 2018
  • “The federal government is under court orders to swiftly reunite the migrant families that were separated at the border under the Trump Administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy. But efforts to get even the youngest children returned to their parents stalled as the Administration struggled to reverse a crisis of its own making.” – Time, July 23, 2018
    • Americans overwhelmingly oppose the Trump administration’s now-rescinded policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, and smaller majorities also disagree with the president’s call to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and to restrict legal immigration by limiting citizens from bringing parents and siblings to this country, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll.” – The Washington Post, July 6, 2018
    • Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually – a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.” – Chicago Tribune, July 16, 2018
  • Genaro Lopez made the cover of this month’s Hispanic Executive for implementing “a revolutionary records-management system” for Nike.
  • “The Federal Emergency Management Agency must continue to pay for temporary housing for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria for another 20 days a federal judge ordered (July 3), another short reprieve for hundreds of families who have been unable to return to their homes.” – The New York Times, July 4, 2018 … Meanwhile, the “foreclosure machine that ground to a halt” after Maria is “slowly cranking up again. Island residents who fell behind on their payments are facing creditors ranging from Wall Street to the federal government.” – The New York Times, July 16, 2018
  • “The left-wing anti-establishment candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will make tackling corruption his top priority after winning Mexico’s presidential election (July 1). Official projections give him more than 53 percent of the vote but it is unclear whether his party will secure an outright majority in parliament.” – BBC News, July 2, 2018
  • “Eike Batista, an oil and mining tycoon who just years ago was on a quest to use his vast fortune to turbocharge Brazil’s growth, was sentenced to 30 years in prison this week on charges of paying more than $16.5 million in bribes.” – The New York Times, July 4, 2018
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