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Roberto Roena, legendary salsa musician, dies at age 81

The former member of the Fania All Stars group “died in the arms of his two daughters," his family said.
Image:  Roberto Roena arrives at a benefit concert to honor the life and music of Tito Puente April 21, 2003 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Image:  Roberto Roena arrives at a benefit concert to honor the life and music of Tito Puente April 21, 2003 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

MEET NBC Part 2: NBC News journalists share how their Hispanic heritage impacts their journalism

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the NBC News team reflect on how their heritage impacts both their personal and professional lives.
MEET NBC Part 2: NBC News journalists share how their Hispanic heritage impacts their journalism
MEET NBC Part 2: NBC News journalists share how their Hispanic heritage impacts their journalism

Bolsonaro's son and two Brazil cabinet members test positive for Covid-19

That brings to four the number of close aides diagnosed since the far-right leader’s trip to the United Nations.
U.S. Endorses President Bolsonaro's Son As Brazilian Ambassador
U.S. Endorses President Bolsonaro's Son As Brazilian Ambassador
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In Colombia, Haitians weigh whether to continue journey to U.S.

Some 16,000 Haitians are in northern Colombia waiting to go to the treacherous Darien Gap in Panama, but some are weighing stopping after recent U.S. deportations.
Image: COLOMBIA-HAITI-US-MIGRATION
Image: COLOMBIA-HAITI-US-MIGRATION
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Mexico fines 17 soccer teams for capping female players’ wages

After the women’s league was created in 2016, the clubs colluded to impose ceilings on female players’ salaries of between 500 pesos ($25) and 2,000 pesos ($100) monthly.
Image: Female soccer players take part in a training session
Image: Female soccer players take part in a training session

Bicultural Latinos embrace dual identities, shun pressure to assimilate

Many first-generation Latinos assimilated into American culture as a matter of survival. But many of their children see themselves as 100% American — and 100% Latino.
Image: Joanna Hausmann, Ricardo Sebastian and Sage Dolan Sandrino.
Image: Joanna Hausmann, Ricardo Sebastian and Sage Dolan Sandrino.
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Puerto Rico's new minimum wage: 'Not enough, but a starting point'

The U.S. territory raised its minimum wage for the first time in years, but it still may not be enough to make up for the island's high cost of living, experts say.
Image: An employee helps customers at the Mall of San Juan in Puerto Rico on June 1, 2020.
Image: An employee helps customers at the Mall of San Juan in Puerto Rico on June 1, 2020.
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Latinas more likely to own their own business despite Covid toll, new poll finds

Latinas are almost two times more likely to own or plan to open their own business in the next 3 years , though 4 in 10 have seen their jobs impacted by Covid, the survey found.
Image: Flu shot
Image: Flu shot
3d ago

Mexico files lawsuit in U.S. against former security chief linked to Sinaloa Cartel

Genaro García Luna led Mexico’s Federal Investigation Agency from 2001 to 2005, but U.S. prosecutors say the Sinaloa cartel bribed García Luna throughout his time in government.
Mexico's Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna attends a press conference in Mexico City on Oct. 8, 2010.
Mexico's Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna attends a press conference in Mexico City on Oct. 8, 2010.

Climate change may trigger migrations around the world. They've already started in Guatemala.

Starving and in debt, farmers whose land has been destroyed by climate-related weather events are becoming migrants.
Malnourished children,
Malnourished children,

Latinos are absent in newsrooms, Hollywood films, new govt. report finds

In 2019, the estimated percentage of Latinos working in newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishers was about 8 percent.
Microphones belong to different media outlets are set up on a stand in front of the West Wing of the White House on Jan. 31, 2017.
Microphones belong to different media outlets are set up on a stand in front of the West Wing of the White House on Jan. 31, 2017.