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June 2024
  • Under a new policy enacted by President Biden, "some 500,000 undocumented spouses will be shielded from deportation and given a pathway to citizenship and the ability to work legally in the United States," The New York Times reported June 19. "It is one of the most expansive actions to protect immigrants since Deferral Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was enacted 12 years ago to protect those who came to the United States as children."
  • "Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, a lifelong Democrat who is in his fourth week of a federal bribery trial, filed paperwork (June 3) to run for re-election as an independent in November." — The New York Times, June 4, 2024
  • "Johnny Canales, the Mexican television host whose program introduced new musical acts to wide audiences, including a young Selena Quintanilla in the 1980s, died." He was 81. — The New York Times, June 17, 2024.
  • "Claudia Sheinbaum, a climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City, won her nation's elections (June 2) in a landslide victory that brought a double milestone: She became the first woman, and the first Jewish person, to be elected president of Mexico." — The New York Times, June 2, 2024
  • Pope Francis became the first pope to address the world's leading industrialized nations at the G7 Summit in Borgo Egnazla, Puglia, Italy. Earlier in the day, he met with 105 comedians from 15 countries praising them for inspiring people to "think critically by making them laugh and smile." — United Press International, June 15, 2024
  • Brazil's Eletrobras, "Latin America's largest utility, has signed a deal to sell its portfolio of thermoelectric power plants to Ambar Energia for a total ($878 million)," — Reuters, June 19, 2024
  • "International press freedom groups agree that Peru has become a hostile environment for journalists. In the past two years, the country's ranking has plummeted on a press freedom index maintained by Reporters Without Borders. It fell to 77 from 125 — the biggest drop of any country in Latin America." — The New York Times, June 11, 2024
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