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July 2017
  • Immigration lawyers in Miami-Dade County are challenging its practice of jailing people on behalf of federal immigration authorities, in a case that could test the Trump administrations attempts to pressure so-called sanctuary cities and counties. The New York Times, July 6, 2017
    • The number of targeted immigration arrests in San Diego has returned to pre-President Obama levels and more than doubled under Trump, according to ICE data. Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2017
    • The National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. has changed its name to UnidosUS, officials said to help it gain support for its growing battle against the Trump administrations anti-immigrant policies. Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2017
  • After a succession of administrations that embraced Spanish-language content, President Trumps White House is all but ignoring Spanish speakers even though he has a robust online presence in English. His administration has yet to offer a Spanish White House website. It has eliminated the position of director of Hispanic media outreach. And its Spanish-language Twitter account is heavy with English text and features sloppy translations. Associated Press, July 1, 2017
  • A majority of the oldest artifacts in the permanent collection of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco are either forgeries or not up to national museum standards, the Los Angeles Times reported July 7. Only 83 of the 2,000 artifacts in the museums pre-Hispanic, or pre-Columbian, era collection could be authenticated.
  • Puerto Ricos troubled power company defaulted on a deal to restructure its roughly $9 billion in bond debt and sought court protection from its creditors. The New York Times, July 3, 2017
  • Jos Luis Cuevas, whose rebellious personality and dark delineation of human suffering made him one of the most celebrated Mexican artists of the 1950s and 60s, died on July 3 in Mexico City. He was 83. The New York Times, July 10, 2017
  • Latin America is home to just over 8 percent of the worlds population but a third of its homicides. The New York Times, July 16, 2017
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