As one of the only members of the Indiana General Assembly of Latino descent at the time, Christina, who is Cuban-American, gave Hoosiers a new voice in Indianapolis. She most recently served as executive director of Kiwanis Youth Programs at Kiwanis International, where she has led programs locally and globally to improve the lives of children by expanding access to health care, education, and leadership opportunities.
IU expressed its support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in an amicus brief, which urged the Supreme Court stand in support of DACA recipients.
President Donald Trump decided to terminate DACA, a program created during the Obama Administration designed to give work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, in September 2017.
In a third defeat in less than a day for the Trump administration, a federal judge blocked it from vastly extending the authority of immigration officers to deport people without first allowing them to appear before judges.
The decision late Friday came before the policy, which was announced in July, was even enforced. The move would have applied to anyone in the country less than two years.
Mexico is the largest importer of U.S. pork, and a new report from the National Pork Board (NPB) shows there is an opportunity to capitalize on the U.S. Latino market.
The report called Time to Tango: Latinos are Pork’s Future, is the largest Insight to Action research from the Pork Checkoff. According to Bill Even, CEO of the NPB, Latinos have $1.7 billion in buying power, spending $95 billion each year on consumer-packaged goods, like groceries.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs hosted an awards ceremony Monday night. It recognized the achievements of business owners, Monroe County Community School Corporation educators and students and other community advocates.
“This awards ceremony acknowledges the contributions of Latino and non-Latino alike to the community” Josefa Luce, Latino Programs director for the City of Bloomington said.
We are at a critical moment in the coffee industry. The New York Coffee “C” Contract price—which is basically the benchmark for determining price between producers and buyers—dropped from around $2 a pound in 2014 to 89 cents in 2019—a more than 50 percent drop and a 14-year low. At this price, coffee farmers are unable to cover even the most basic costs associated with coffee production.