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August 2022
  • "Republicans, not Democrats, are experiencing greater erosion of Latino support, in part because of the overturning of the landmark ruling that made abortion legal," NBC News reported August 17. According to a Democratic pollster, "in the key states of Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania - which have competitive gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races this year - Latinos favor keeping abortion legal by large margins: by 30 points in Arizona, 40 in Nevada and 41 points in Pennsylvania."
  • Ana Maria Chadwick, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Pitney Bowes, has been appointed to the board of directors of Dollar General Corp. - Hispanic Executive, August 10, 2022
  • "News that James Franco is set to play former Cuban president Fidel Castro in an upcoming film" triggered this response from veteran actor John Leguizamo. "How is this still going on? How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well?" - Yahoo! Entertainment, August 5, 2022
  • Rapper, singer, producer "Bad Bunny" and restaurateur David Grutman of Groot Hospitality announced the opening of their new Japanese-inspired steakhouse in Miami, Gekko. This is Bad Bunny's first restaurant, while Grutman is a partner at several Miami hotspots, including Strawberry Moon, his collaboration with (musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, producer) Pharrell Williams. - Food & Wine, August 11, 2022
  • "A former governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez, was arrested by the FBI (August 4) and accused of accepting bribes from a campaign donor while in office and naming a regulatory official of his choosing in exchange for financing her campaign." - The New York Times, August 15, 2022
  • Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador "has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army, a move that could extend the military's control over policing in a country with high levels of violence." - The Associated Press, August 14, 2022
  • Francia Márquez, an environmental activist and lawyer, became Colombia's first Black vice president. - The New York Times, August 7, 2022
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