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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border Want to Renegotiate NAFTA

*NAFTA left a lot on the table for workers. I’m not sure that’s what Trump has in mind. VL By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer (3 minute read)   President Donald J. Trump has made no secret of his dislike for NAFTA, which he’s often pilloried as the “worst deal ever” and a “total disaster.”

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...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Border Cities Worry Ending NAFTA Will Hurt Their Economies

*Border economies, on both sides of the dividing line, depend on international trade. Ending NAFTA would be a devastating blow. VL By Paul J. Webber, Associated Press (4 minute read) LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump’s only...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

A Member on Trump’s Transition Team Spent 55 Pages Explaining How Latinos Already Make America Great

*We’ve been referring to the study mentioned in this piece all week on NewsTaco. Our Taquista friends at the Latino Donor Collaborative, who sponsored the study, sent us a copy early in thew week. What we didn’t...

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, 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 14th, 2016

Business, Government Leaders On Both Sides Of Border Brace For Trade Negotiations

*NAFTA was in Trump’s crosshairs since the beginning of his campaign. Everyone’s expecting big changes. VL By Jorge Valencia and Rodrigo Cervantes, Fronteras (1.5 minute read) MEXICO CITY — Business leaders and politicians on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border...

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....

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Hispanic Businesses Grow at Twice National Average and Contribute $668 Billion Annually to the U.S. Economy

*The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is doing their annual shindig in Miami this week and they’re reporting good news concerning Latino businesses in the U.S. VL By Business Wire (2.5 minute read) IAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(USHCC NATIONAL CONVENTION)...

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...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tuesday’s numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Latino daily subscribers get a daily dose of Latino numbers – about the economy, education, health, census, immigration –  in their inbox as part of their daily Latino morning brief. Here’s a...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The ugly truth behind the palatero GoFundMe campaign

*The ugly truth is that Latino elderly are not prepared or retirement. VL By Jorge Rivas, Fusion (4 minute read)  Joel Cervantes Macias says he took this now-famous picture of the 89-year-old popsicle vendor because he saw...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

New Census data show strong 2015 earnings with Latinos seeing fastest growth

*The good news? That Latino earnings are up to $62,950. The bad? That 28.9 percent of Latinos younger than 18 live in poverty. VL By Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute (7 minute read) Today’s Census Bureau report...

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