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August 2021
  • Some 212,672 migrants were apprehended by US Customs and Border Protection last month, including an all-time high of 19,000 unaccompanied minors. "The July figure represents the highest monthly total since April 2000 - the latest sign of the growing humanitarian crisis facing the Biden administration." - BBC News, August 13, 2021
  • "The United States grew significantly more diverse over the past decade, as the populations of people who identify as Hispanic and Asian surged and the number of people who said they were more than one race more than doubled, the Census Bureau reported." - The New York Times, August 13, 2021 . . . Hispanics were 62.1 million in 2020, 18.7 percent of the total US population - U.S. Census Bureau, August 12, 2021
  • "Ben's Original, the brand created to replace Uncle Ben's, is out with an inclusive campaign backed by major media spending nearly a year after the name change was announced amid a global racial reckoning. The 'Everyone's Original!' campaign features a diverse cast of families and friends," Crain's Chicago Business reported August 16. "Our priority when selecting the families was to be as inclusive as possible to emphasize our belief that everyone deserves a seat at the table,' says Rafael Narvaez, global chief marketing officer and research and development officer, Mars Food."
  • "Michelle Freyre is now global president at Clinique." Hispanic Executive, August 10, 2021
  • "Miles Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute, and a United States junior varsity lineup upset a mostly front-line Mexico team 1-0 (August 1) to win the CONCACAF Cup." - St .Louis Post-Dispatch, August 1, 2021
  • "After fending off the coronavirus last year, Cuba has been ravaged this summer by the highly contagious Delta variant, which has sent case rates soaring and swamped the country's medical system." - The New York Times, August 18, 2021
  • "Workers at a General Motors pickup plant in the central Mexican city of Silao have voted to scrap their collective contract, opening the door for them to oust one of Mexico's largest labor organizations as their union in a historic move." - Reuters, August 19, 2021
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