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July 2021
  • President Biden "vowed to preserve a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children, promising to appeal a judge's 'deeply disappointing' ruling invalidating it," Reuters reported July 17. "U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen (July 16) ruled in favor of a group of states led by Republican-governed Texas that sued to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program." Hanen concluded that former President Obama exceeded his powers when he created DACA in 2012 by executive action, bypassing Congress.
  • About half of Hispanics (49 percent) "say they are satisfied with the nation's direction, up from June 2020, when 20 percent said the same. This is the most satisfied Latinos have been with the nation's direction since 2012, when 51 percent said so." – Pew Research Center, July 15, 2021
  • Hispanic Executive for July 13 congratulated the Smithsonian's newly announced board of trustees for the National Museum of the American Latino. Among the appointments were Raul A. Anaya, president of business banking for Bank of America, actor and producer Eva Longoria, and Alfredo Rivera, president of Coca-Cola North America.
  • "A searing economic decline, leading to hardships Cubans have rarely seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union devastated their country in the 1990s, has stirred the island's largest protest movement in decades, eliciting a chorus of support from American politicians and angry threats from Cuba's government." – The New York Times, July 13, 2021
  • "A bid by conservative Keiko Fujimori to flip the result of Peru's June 6 presidential election looks to have run out of road, setting the stage for socialist rival Pedro Castillo to be confirmed the Andean country's next leader." – Reuters, July 14, 2021
  • Lionel Messi and Argentina beat "eternal rivals" Brazil 1-0 to capture Copa America, their first win on Brazilian soil since 1998. – Agence France-Presse, July 11, 2021
  • Cuban Volley-baller Wilfredo León of Poland, Surfer Gabriel Medina of Brazil and Judoka Paula Pareto of Argentina were featured in the Olympic Preview of the July 19/ 26 issue of Time.
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