Monday, May 16, 2022

Decrease of Immigrant Labor in the U.S. Contributes to Inflation

After immigration to the U.S. was slowed down during the Trump Administration – and almost completely stopped for 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic – the country is now suffering a labor shortage. It is estimated that the U.S. has 2 million fewer immigrants than it would have otherwise, which has caused a shortage of […]

Venezuelans Can’t Afford Food & Medicines Despite Increase in Monthly Pensions

Last month, the Venezuelan government increased pensions, bringing the monthly minimum wage from roughly $2 to about $30, which is still insufficient to make ends meet. The pension in Venezuela is paid monthly to workers who retire after years of Social Security contributions and when they turn 55, for women, and 60 for men. Venezuela […]

“A Day Without Immigrants” Campaign Calls on Immigrants to Stop Work, School, and Spending on Feb. 14th to Push for Immigration Reform

February 14th is usually a day that everyone associates with love, hearts, and chocolate. However, a campaign called “A Day Without Immigrants” is looking to use the date to raise awareness about the importance of immigrants and their contributions to this country. The campaign was created by Carlos Eduardo Espina, a Mexican-Uruguayan immigrant studying law […]

Puerto Rico is close to resolving its five- year bankruptcy battle

Puerto Rico is closer to resolving its five-year bankruptcy battle after a federal judge approved a restructuring place that would reduce a substantial amount of the $70 billion debt. This week, the restructuring plan approved cutting part of the debt down to about $7 billion. Puerto Rico will commit at least 10% of its general […]

Democrats Fight to Include Immigration in ‘Build Back Better’ Bill

Democrats continue to fight to secure protections for undocumented immigrants. Their latest attempt is to include immigration in the “Build Back Better” economic bill, which would expand the U.S. social safety net. Some Democrats have stated that they would not support the economic bill unless immigration is included. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi can only afford […]

Business groups and experts on both sides of the border concur: Mexico’s new laws targeting sale of certain foods will not solve COVID-19 infections and deaths – only real investments will

Last week the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) in collaboration with a coalition of border business leaders, expressed serious concern for proposed laws prohibiting the sale of certain foods and beverages to minors, effectively targeting the manufacturing industries in Mexico. USHCC believes these laws could not only negatively affect trade, but also affect […]

Latino Unemployment Rates Drop to Record Lows

The unemployment rate among Latino and Hispanic Americans fell to 4.7 percent this November, the lowest level on records since 1973.

GOP Tax Plan Hurts Latinos

Having made its way through the House, the tax bill is scheduled to go before the Senate for a vote in the coming days. If adopted, the tax bill could mean major setbacks for Latinos in health and income inequality.

Trump’s America First Environmental Policy Agenda: Killing Clean Energy and Targeting Latinos

The Trump Administration’s decision to backtrack from the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a continuation of its attacks on environmental protections and underscores its anti-science policy agenda, and policies that discriminate against communities of color with unparalleled precision.

Young Bicultural Latinas Gaining Consumer Power

According to new data, there are 28 million Hispanic females living in the U.S. who are gaining consumer power and influence. Latinas are now in the driver’s seat of U.S. growth. “Marketers are looking at a new Latina,” explains Stacie M. de Armas, vice-president of Strategic Initiatives & Consumer Engagement at Nielsen. “While she is […]