Articles by Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami. Jan 13, 2022

'Alarming reversal' of basic freedoms in Latin America, Human Rights Watch says
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

Countries throughout Latin America are facing an “alarming reversal” of basic freedoms, according to Human Rights Watch’s “World Report 2022,” released Thursday. “Even democratically elected leaders attacked independent civil society, the free press, and judicial independence,” Tamara Taraciuk Brone . . .

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Iconic movie 'Selena' inducted into the National Film Registry for preservation
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

The movie that tells the inspirational and tragic story of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez has been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The film was the breakout role for actor and singer Jennifer Lopez, who played Selena. The movie helped introduce Selena . . .

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Jailed American in Venezuela tells family he's in 'complete shock' after visit from Biden official
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

“I think it’s a very important step.”Jorge Toledo, former vice president of supply and marketing for Citgo, with his wife and two children. Courtesy Toledo FamilyCarstens returned from a visit to Venezuela Friday to check on the health of nine Americans being held there. It’s the first time in two y . . .

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Big wage gap among factors hindering Latino economic mobility, report finds
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

Yet despite high rates of job participation and entrepreneurship, a massive wage gap is one of the factors hindering their economic mobility, a new study has found. "Latino workers, as a group, receive 2/3 of what they would in a parity scenario where all Latino workers are paid at the level of thei . . .

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'Latinx' can be 'counterproductive' among Hispanic voters, poll finds
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

A new poll of Hispanic voters finds the term “Latinx” does not resonate among them and 40 percent say use of the word bothers or offends them. The poll was conducted in mid-November by Bendixen & Amandi International, a Democratic firm focusing on Latino outreach. It found that 30 percent of Hispani . . .

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After historic protests, Biden 'hit the pause button' on Cuba policy, senior official says
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

MIAMI — Washington's policy toward Cuba, which has been under review for close to a year, “hit the pause button” after the historic protests that rocked the communist-run island July 11, a senior U.S. official said. “After July 11, we hit the pause button," Gonzalez said. The blockage led to calls i . . .

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Senior Biden official reassures Colombian Americans after fallout over FARC decision
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

At the same time, the Biden administration will place two breakaway groups formed by former FARC rebels on the terrorism list Tuesday. While the move has been characterized as lifting the pressure on the FARC, Gonzalez said, it is a shift toward the organizations that are the FARC's dissident groups . . .

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Cafecito and presidential sightings: A landmark Miami restaurant turns 50
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

MIAMI — It's a place to get some strong Cuban "cafecito" — and perhaps a glimpse of a celebrity or two. Demonstrators support the protests in Cuba on Nov. 15 in front of the Cuban restaurant Versailles in Miami. Each time someone Gonzalez knows comes to visit from Cuba, she takes them to the restaur . . .

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'Alive and well,' says Cuban protest leader Yunior García from Spain
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

In recent weeks, Garcia had become the leading figure in calling for protests demanding greater freedoms from the communist run island. The protests that were supposed to take place Monday were largely suppressed by the government. García, attempted to march alone on Sunday but was prevented from le . . .

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Cuban government quashes planned march by protesters
Carmen Sesin Is A Reporter Based In Miami.

The crackdown began before activists could get out onto the streets of Cuba. Many of the activists who had planned the march had their homes surrounded by police and security agents, preventing them from going outside. Monday’s protests were planned and gave authorities ample time to prepare for arr . . .

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