Business

Mexico’s Minimum Wage to Rise 15% Over Business Objections

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced the country’s daily minimum wage will rise by 15% in January to the equivalent of about $7 per day.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 12:47 PM

A Latino Neighborhood in Oklahoma Is Honored for Its Vibrancy

In October, the National Main Street Center, a part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announced Kendall Whittier Main Street (KWMS) as one of three community winners of the Great American Main Street Awards, which recognizes preservation-based commercial district revitalization.

  • Dec 2, 2020
  • 12:31 PM

From ¡MARIA!: The Latina Pay Equity Segment

With Mónica Ramírez of Justice 4 Migrant Women.

  • Oct 7, 2020
  • 11:19 AM

Emprendimiento latino (VIDEO)

Existe todo un mundo de inversión en el emprendimiento que requiere de toda una educación especial que no te enseñan en la escuela.

  • Sep 16, 2020
  • 5:39 PM

United Farm Workers Pledges to Boycott Foster Farms After COVID-19 Deaths

“As time has gone on, and especially since late July, we have been increasingly disturbed to realize that the company was not going to meet us or the workers halfway,” said Elizabeth Strater, UFW’s Director of Alternative Organizing.

  • Sep 4, 2020
  • 3:49 PM

Pandemic’s Effect on Remittances to Latin America Varied

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic froze the United States economy, not all Latin American immigrants living there were affected equally, a look at the money they sent back to their birthplaces reveals.

  • Aug 31, 2020
  • 3:03 PM

Economy Tanking, Cuba Launches Some Long-Delayed Reforms

HAVANA (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country’s struggling private sector.

  • Aug 6, 2020
  • 12:58 PM

Mexico Economy Dropped 18.9% in 2nd Quarter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economic activity plummeted 18.9% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year as the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic drove the country deeper into a recession, according to preliminary government data released Thursday.

  • Jul 30, 2020
  • 5:57 PM

Brazil Virus Payout Cuts Extreme Poverty to Least in Decades

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the coronavirus pandemic, but threatens to bounce back once the government ceases the stopgap welfare program, a report said Tuesday.

  • Jul 29, 2020
  • 9:04 AM

Latin America Faces ‘Lost Decade’ From Coronavirus GDP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said Wednesday the region’s per-capita gross domestic product is likely to drop by 9.1% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Jul 17, 2020
  • 8:48 AM

Latino Businesses Are Fighting for Their Lives in the Nation’s Capital

A new report shows that the coronavirus pandemic has had a major negative effect on Latino-owned and Latino-serving businesses in the Washington, D.C. region.

  • Jul 14, 2020
  • 5:50 PM

Detroit Women Filling a Niche in the Grocery Supply Chain

The pandemic turned their part-time hustle into a full-time job.

  • Jul 9, 2020
  • 3:08 PM

An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

As in April, Latinos continued to have the highest unemployment rate in May with 17.5% of the civilian labor force without a job, though the rate eased downward from the earlier month

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 5:56 PM

IMF Forecasts Deeper Latin America Recession in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is forecasting a nearly double-digit recession for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020 —a contraction of 9.4%— as the region is dragged down by its two largest economies, which continue to suffer from the coronavirus.

  • Jun 24, 2020
  • 11:34 AM

Mexico Desperate to Reopen 11 Million-Job Tourism Industry

Mexico’s tourism income crashed in April, when it was only 6.3% of what it was one year ago. Hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms were closed.

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • 11:45 AM

Latino Job Loss in the Last Few Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The newly released data from the April 2020 Current Population Survey (CPS) demonstrates yet another way in which the pandemic has hurt many Latinos and their families.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 2:31 PM

Board: Puerto Rico to See 65% Surplus Drop Amid Debt Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved a revised fiscal plan on Wednesday that temporarily suspends all budget cuts and anticipates the island’s projected surplus could plunge by 65% as it warned the government is unable to pay current debt obligations.

  • May 27, 2020
  • 2:02 PM

Venezuelan High Court Orders DirecTV Property Seized

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s high court ordered the immediate seizure of all DirecTV property on Friday, days after the U.S. firm abandoned its services in the South American nation, citing U.S. sanctions.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:13 PM

AT&T Quits Venezuela as US Sanctions Force It to Defy Maduro

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela’s pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 1:21 PM

During the Time of COVID-19, Player Pay and Job Security Not Minor Issues for Many Latino Pro Baseball Players

The vast majority of ballplayers —who toil with teams connected and not connected to MLB clubs in hopes of reaching the majors— are playing in a much different economic playing field.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 3:06 PM

This Santa Ana Flower Shop Has Become a Line of Communication and Support for Those Affected by the Pandemic

“For us it’s important to support those around us. If we are able to and if an opportunity to help someone presents itself, we will rise to the occasion,” Olga Calderón told Latino Rebels.

  • May 10, 2020
  • 9:06 AM

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