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October 2021
  • "President Biden's efforts to finally make progress on a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration system have been stalled by Republicans, blocked by courts and rejected for violating arcane Senate rules. Now, Democratic leaders are 'seriously considering' a longshot proposal intended to get around the political and procedural roadblocks by including language in the president's sweeping social safety net package to provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants." - The New York Times, October 14, 2021
  • Former Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado "became the first Biden ambassador to arrive in a foreign capital. And as of now, the last. A bitter fight with Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, over a Russian gas pipeline has created what Biden officials call a personnel crisis with Mr. Cruz delaying dozens of State Department nominations, including 59 would-be ambassadors, and vowing to block dozens more." - The New York Times, October 3, 2021
  • Among the "2021 Top 10 Líderes" in Hispanic Executive for October 1 were: Ann Anaya, chief diversity officer and VP of global diversity & Inclusion for 3M; David Chavez, SVP and chief audit executive for CVS Heath, and Isis Ruiz, chief marketing officer and SVP for Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Brazilian activist Erika Hilton was among "Next Generation Leaders" in the October 25/ November 1 issue of Time for "Campaigning for trans rights - despite the risks."
  • Roberto Roena, a dancer who became a bongo player who then became a bandleader, "establishing himself as a leading figure in salsa and some of its best-known bands" died in Puerto Rico. He was 81. - The New York Times, October 6, 2021
  • Mexico has "one of Latin America's highest rates of domestic violence. At least 10 women and girls were murdered in Mexico on average every day last year." - The New York Times, October 15, 2021
  • "Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso (October 18) declared a (60 day) state of emergency in the Andean country as part of a crackdown on the consumption and trafficking of drugs." - Reuters, October 19, 2021
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