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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Bootstrap myth exposed: White inheritance key driver in racial wealth gap

*This is the second piece that I suggest your should read today, it compliments the first piece I posted earlier and it follows on the statement Rep. Jason Chaffetz made yesterday when he declared that people should not buy iPhones and invest in their health. In that same statement he proclaimed the ballyhooed belief in

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Today’s NOOOOO!: Flower vendors say Trump will affect Valentine’s Day for Latinos?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 munite read)  This story made me shake my head. It’s about how Trump is now affecting Valentine’s Day. PR Web published it as a sales promotion – I guess. But the gist...

Friday, January 27th, 2017

What About My Guacamole?! How a 20 Percent Tariff on Mexican Imports Would Affect You

*Why you should read this: Because a 20 percent import tariff for Mexican imports will hit your pocketbook in the long run – in some cases in the short-term. VL By Martha C. White, NBC News  American consumers...

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Hispanic leaders wary of Trump’s trade plans

*Why you should read this: Because ending NAFTA is not as cut-and-dry as it sounds. Because tens of thousands of U.S. workers, many of them Latinos in manufacturing, would lose their jobs due to higher import tariffs....

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

The US pays a price for keeping immigrants underemployed

*Let’s make this part of the conversation before Trump gets into office: “Undocumented workers generate 3% of US GDP, or $5 trillion over 10 years, according to a new analysis from two economists at Queens College in...

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Hispanics retire with 70 percent less than whites

*Missing in the framing of this story is how Latinos care for their elderly at home and how the economic burden of this kind of elder care isn’t reported. VL By Darla Mercado, CNBC  (3 minute read) Hispanics living...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Immigrant Families Benefiting from Home-Sharing Economy, Study Finds

*Of course! The immigrant energy is resourceful. In fact, that energy persists in the U.S. Latino community. What’s now called the “shared economy,” as if it were a new thing, has been a way of life for...

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Why More Mass Deportations Would Be Bad News for the Housing Market

*Let’s hope this bit of information is somewhere on Trump’s radar. Judging by his campaign rhetoric and cabinet picks, it’s not. VL By Emily Badger, New York Times (4.5 minute read) Right around the time foreclosures were...

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Poll Shows Latinos are More Cautious about Holiday Spending and the Economy

*First, it’s been a steady 80-degress-plus in South Texas, hard to get in a holiday mood.  Second, the calendar says otherwise. Third, the Trump election dampened many Latinos’ plans for spending this Christmas – at least that’s...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Economic fights highlight wealth gap for Hispanics

*The bottom line is that wealth is power, to fund our own politics, culture and storytelling. VL By Rafael Bernal and Mike Lillis, The Hill (5.5 minute read)  Hispanics chasing the American Dream have seen their fortunes rise...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

In Trump’s Most Important County, a Surge of Hispanic Voters

*Some observers say that Florida Latinos will stop Trumps electoral advance early on Election Day. VL By Joshua Green, Bloomberg Politics (5 minute read) Donald Trump’s campaign has always understood that Florida is key to his electoral chances....

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

If you’re Latina, congratulations, you start making equal money today

*Today is Latina Equity Day! Yay? No, far from yay. Today U.S. Latina pay catches up with white men, of 2015. VL By Jen McGuire, Romper (3 minute read) Wage disparity isn’t going away any time soon,...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Why Hispanic homebuyers are key to the housing market’s recovery

*More proof that Latinos are key to the future of the nation’s economy. What’s needed? More jobs and “reformed housing policy.” VL By Hallie Busta, Construction Dive (2.5 minute read) A March 2016 report from the Hispanic...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Latino unemployment rises to 6.0 in September

*You’ll hear reports that the employment picture in the U.S. is getting better, and it is, overall. But when you dive in to the Latino employment numbers, there’s another story. VL By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The headlines...

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