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Topic 1: Limit Delay Cost Billions
The United States suffered a loss of about 9,000 million Dollars due to delays caused by a rule implemented by Republican Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, doubled the number of inspections of commercial trucks arriving from Mexico, according to a recent analysis.
news impulse: The measure, which Abbott quashed, sparked a fierce backlash and blocked border traffic for several days.
in numbersBetween April 6 and 15, when the rule was in force, the US lost an estimated $8.97 billion in delays, according to Perryman Group analysis.
- These estimates are based on a 2019 study that looked at the effects of another border crisis but has been updated to reflect the new situation, CEO Ray Perryman told Axios in an email.
- The Dallas Morning News was the first to report that Texas lost $477 million a day during the crisis.
update quickly: Abbott orders state police to conduct additional truck inspections in response to the Biden administration’s announcement that it will remove Title 42, a public health policy that hides behind the pandemic, in May for quickly evacuating migrants at the border .
- Abbott said drug traffickers use commercial vehicles to bring drugs and migrants to the United States.
- The backlash against it escalated last week as inspections were delayed and truck drivers protested.
- Abbott reversed the order on Friday.
On the other end: Abbott’s press secretary, René Aize, defended the inspections, saying that the average five-hour delay caused by them “is equivalent to the president’s 15-month delay in securing our border.”
- And he also said that Abbott negotiated agreements with the governors of all the states bordering Texas. The agreements require Mexican officials to step up their security efforts.
2. Republican Party Leads in Most Hispanic States
New Mexico Republicans are attracting a record number of Hispanic candidates for State House seats, another sign that the GOP is aggressively wooing Latino voters this year.
What difference does it makeNew Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics. It is dominated by the Democrats, who control the office of the governor, the legislature, two of the Senate seats and three of the House seats.
news impulse: An Axios analysis of New Mexico candidates showed that 18 Hispanic Republicans are running for seats in the state’s 70-member lower house, where Democrats hold a 45-24-1 majority.
- There were 16 candidates in the 2020 election, which was a record at that time.
- Hispanic Republican candidates are running against Democrats in rural and urban seats, where results are difficult to predict after redistribution.
in generalThe rise of Latino Republican candidates in New Mexico reflects recruitment efforts across the country.
- The Republican National Congressional Committee told Axios that there are 103 Hispanic candidates running for House seats this year, a record for the party.
Conservative Hispanic voters engage with us a lot.”
steve pierce Republican Leaders in New Mexico
in his own words“Hispanic voters are realizing that Democrats are moving more to the left nationally and statewide, and conservative Hispanic voters are much more engaged with us,” New Mexico Republican Party leader Steve Pearce told Axios.
yes but: New Mexico Democratic Party spokeswoman Delaney Corcoran said there is no bounce among the 18 Republican candidates and that people of color are under-represented in the New Mexico Republican Party.
3. Health > Work
Latinos in the Americas and the Rest of the Continent They are more likely than other communities to rethink their workplace after the pandemic.
in numbersTwo-thirds of Latinos surveyed in the Microsoft Workforce Trends Index say they are now more aware that they should prioritize health at work when it comes to going to the office, and 60% say that They are thinking of changing jobs because of this. Situation.
- This is higher than the overall average of 55% who prioritize health and 45% who may consider changing jobs.
- Nearly one-third of Latinos surveyed also said they had actually moved to another company, compared to a fifth of American workers overall.
- Microsoft surveyed 31,100 people around the world.
zoom outLatin American workers are also looking to transition: 60% of respondents in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico said they are considering switching to remote or hybrid jobs entirely. The world average was 52%.
in his own wordsAdriana Roche, leader of employee recruitment and development at collaborative intelligence company Mural, said: “Every company should try to understand and determine why these employees ask for this change, to think about how to be more inclusive in the hybrid world.” How to make a place.” , which is mostly remote, for Axios Latino.
Necessary: Most Latino-owned businesses said last year that they were rethinking their offices to accommodate hybrid working, according to a Microsoft survey.
- Nearly half of Hispanic business owners in a 2021 Bank of America survey said they were allowing more flexible work schedules or remote work schedules as a result of the pandemic.
4. Sometimes dreams are made of garbage
A Salvador immigrant turns a business tycoon By starting a company that no other Latina had built.
news impulse: Maria Rios Nation West, Inc. Key, the first Latino-owned recycling and waste disposal company in the United States.
- Rios participated in the annual Summit of Businessmen.
description: Houston-based Nation West, Inc. also sells portable toilets, such as the one it supplied to the 2017 Super Bowl.
- The company was founded in 1997 and is now a multi-million dollar business.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Rios recently helped develop an app with IBM that uses sensors and artificial intelligence to prevent workplace injuries, a problem Latinos experience compared to the general population. is more.
flash back: Ríos left El Salvador with his family when he was 13, fleeing civil war. He founded his own company as soon as he completed his university studies.
- Rios said they have to remove discrimination. “I used to go to bid boards for state or city contracts, and was only surrounded by men who would sometimes ask me: ‘Do you know where the coffee is?'” she told Noticias Telemundo.
- “But now I can show girls like myself how much they can do for the economy, the country, their co-workers and themselves. For the little Latina that I was, it’s too heavy,” she added.
in numbersThere were 2.3 million Latina-owned businesses in the United States in 2019, according to a recent report on women-owned businesses.
5. Summary of Top News in Latin America and the Caribbean
1. Cuban and US officials meet in Washington to discuss immigration issues this week, according to the Reuters news agency.
- The United States wants Cuba to accept deported citizens, as they continue to arrive at the border in large numbers, with many seeking asylum.
2. Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obradorreceived its first major legislative setback this weekend.
- López Obrador failed to garner enough votes to pass a constitutional reform that sought to limit private and foreign companies in the electricity industry.
6. 1st Smile To Go: Spicy Beer
Two Chicago brewers are making money by adding ingredients from Mexican cuisine to their beer.
description: The Casa Humilde brewery has artisanal offerings of hops mixed with corn, nopal (cactus leaf) or prickly pear.
- It is owned by brothers Javier and Jose López, who have a bar in Chicago.
- Their latest beer is called Viva La Frida and features hibiscus flowers and hints of lime. This was one of many experiments that worked well.
- The Lopez brothers recently launched a range of coffee beans imported directly from Mexico and are looking to sell their products in other cities soon.
- in his own words: “It’s like trying my roots,” Marisol Almanza, who traveled from California only to try the beer, told Noticias Telemundo.
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