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June 2021
  • President Biden named former Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar as ambassador to Mexico and Cynthia Ann Telles as ambassador to Costa Rica. Telles is a founding board member of American United Bank, the first Hispanic commercial bank to be chartered in California in more than 30 years. – The New York Times, June 16, 2021 She "is in line to serve the same nation as her father Raymond Telles, who was appointed ambassador by President John F. Kennedy." – El Paso Times, June 15, 2021
  • On her first foreign trip, Vice President Kamala Harris met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and "agreed to deter migration north by addressing root causes." – The New York Times, June 9, 2021 She met with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and had "'robust' talks on fighting corruption to deter migration from Central America." – Reuters, June 8 2021
  • "Billionaire MacKenzie Scott has donated $8 million to the National Museum of Mexican Art" in Chicago, "the largest single gift" to the institution in its 39-year history." – CBSN Chicago, June 15, 2021
  • Anthony Ramos, star of "In the Heights," was featured among the "Next Generation Leaders" in the June 7/ 14 issue of Time. Ramos previously originated dual roles in the Broadway smash "Hamilton," also written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • "El Salvador became the first country in the world (June 9) to accept bitcoin as legal tender." The U.S. dollar is currently El Salvador's primary official currency. – United Press International, June 9, 2021
  • "Four opposition figures have been arrested in Nicaragua in what government critics have called a hunt for critics of President Daniel Ortega," BBC News reported June 9. "The US branded Mr. Ortega 'a dictator.'"
  • "Brazil has become the 12th nation and the first from South America to sign onto NASA's agreement to create a safe, transparent and sustainable environment for the exploration of space." – United Press International, June 16, 2021
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