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April 2021
  • "Just seven hours before prosecutors opened their case against Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, a Chicago officer chased down a 13-year-old boy in a West Side alley and fatally shot him as he turned with his hands up," The New York Times reported April 18. "Since testimony began March 29, at least 64 people have died at the hands of law enforcement nationwide, with Black and Latino people representing more than half the dead. As of (April 17), the average was more than three killings a day."
  • President Biden said "he will raise the cap on the number of refugees admitted this year to the United States, a day after he drew criticism from Democratic lawmakers for agreeing to keep the historically low figure in place." – Reuters, April 18, 2021
  • Black and Hispanic-owned businesses "were disproportionately underserved" by the Paycheck Protection Program, "often because they lacked the connections to get access to the aid or were rejected because of the program's rules." – The New York Times, April 6, 2021
  • Actress and businesswoman Jessica Alba, cofounder of The Honest Company, was featured in Hispanic Executive's April 1 "Leading Latinas" Issue.
  • "Raúl Castro announced (April 16) that he was handing over leadership of Cuba's ruling Communist Party to a younger generation 'full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit,' leaving the island nation without a Castro in a top leadership role for the first time in over 60 years." – The New York Times, April 17, 2021
  • With no candidate claiming a simple majority in Peru's presidential election, the top two vote getters will compete in a June 4 runoff. Pedro Castillo, a trade unionist, will face conservative "Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the imprisoned former president who herself faces corruption allegations." – BBC News, April 13, 2021
  • Guillermo Lasso, a former banker from the right-wing CREO movement won Ecuador's presidential election with more than 52 percent of the vote, beating leftist rival Andres Arauz from the Union of Hope coalition. – ANI/ Sputnik, April 18, 2021
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