Issues and Answers

Issue

Too many corporations think about marketing to the 55 million strong Latino Market during Hispanic Heritage month or try on Cinco de Mayo.

However, these companies have put their money where their mouth is for Latino market. We'd like to call them our top "Three Amigos" aka The Three Caballeros 1944
AT&T “Between Two Worlds”
AT&T’s #BetweenTwoWorlds is the Hispanic movement in their expansive social media campaign #TheMobileMovement, which launched earlier this year. The company began the Hispanic operation in July 2014 as an opportunity to connect and engage bicultural Latinos, particularly digital-savvy millennials.
#BetweenTwoWorlds focuses on the lives of young acculturated Hispanics between their teens and mid-30s, who easily identify with both mainstream U.S. culture and their Latino background. Accompanying the #TheMobileMovement is a Tumblr page similarly featuring Spanglish posts. The two hashtags can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
http://www.att.com/global-search/search.jsp?App_ID=HOME&autoSuggest=FALSE&tabPressed=FALSE&q=spanish#!/All/

Dunkin Donuts “Dunkin' Latino”
As of June 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts launched its Latino Twitter page, looking to cater to the company’s Spanish speakers. Last year, Dunkin’ Donuts also claimed to be the first national coffee retailer to make its website, mobile, and Facebook platforms available in Spanish and English.
With the social media campaign launch, there was a brief sweepstakes. Fans could follow @DunkinLatino and use the hashtag #MiDunkinEsTuDunkin to enter a chance to win a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for themselves and a friend. The brand is now supporting their digital Hispanic movement with hashtags such as #MiDunkin and #DunkinLatino.
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/es.html

McDonald’s “Me Encanta”
Back in 2011, McDonald’s introduced its Spanish-language Twitter campaign. @MeEncanta is a Spanglish-based account used to interact with fans about promotional deals through music, sports and education.
McDonald’s Latino movement is currently engaging its online audience with its hashtag #MiMomento. The hashtag, however, has not seemed to catch on yet with many of the posts coming from unrelated tweets.
http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions.html

http://youtu.be/8ZRuAWoYCzo

Investigators Need Investigating

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When Ethics Investigators Need Investigating: A New York government commission set up to ensure that government officials perform ethically may be having some ethical problems of its own.

The commission is called JCOPE, which stands for Joint Commission on Public Ethics, and it’s supposed to keep tabs on the lobbyists who get big bucks for influencing government.
Now, it seems the commission is ready to do something far beyond its authority.

It may want to police the press. At least that’s the way some journalists and public relations people see it.

Making America Great?

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As we approach Valentines Day, the bromance between US President Donald J Trump is OK with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

TV host Bill O’Reilly challenged Trump about his claims to respect Putin because he is “a killer,” Trump answered: “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?”

Jose Marti * NYT

Issue

THE MOST SLANDEROUS EDITORIAL IN THE HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES.

This is another time. That happened in another era. You can say what you want. But it's useful to know, especially if you have Cuban roots, what The New York Times wrote after the death in combat of José Martí. History has probably buried the name of the man or woman whose poison pen defamed Martí. But it's a historical necessity to remember and reject what was written. Here it is:
IMPRESSION OF MARTI'S DEATH.
Published in The New-York Times, June 5, 1895

Grand Old Party Pooper

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The Donald may have managed to ruin the Republican Party and apparently still thinks he will to take over The White House and keep Congressional control.

Most intelligent registered voters may see through the smoke screen before they walk down a path of isolationism and bigotry. The presumptive GOP presidential candidate's ideas on immigration, terrorism, and international relations give a new meaning to the term Ugly American.

Trump media coverage took an important turn http://www.cjr.org/b-roll/post_2.php

#WorldEnvironmentDay

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It seems like there'n no reason why the Sun should shine. When will all our rivers run dry or clean water be polluted? Does it worry you? Because it worries many earthlings.

Today, on World Environment Day, UN General Secretary António Guterres urged everyone to cherish our planet.

It's on all of us to #SaveOurOcean. Here's how: http://uni.cf/2snLRQA @voicesofyouth #WorldEnvironmentDay

#WorldEnvironmentDay 2017 - UN Secretary-General António Guterres https://youtu.be/wLNILUHlTbM via @YouTube

World Environment Day 5 June 2017 | capacity4dev.eu http://europa.eu/!KP46nG

POLITICAL WITCH HUNT?

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A three-paragraph vague letter released by the Republican FBI Director and sent to GOP leaders, and copied to Democrat lawmakers has raised unprecedented questions about information which have been thoroughly reviewed by investigators.

The FBI has had this laptop for around a month, but waited to make the announcement now? Why has Clinton's closest personal aide come under intense criticism over e-mails that have reportedly been reviewed?

#CivilWrongs

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Dispatches from some of our #DONews websites and independent journalists on the scene in Barcelona Spain, where polls are open.

Massive migrant crisis, huge public debt, rising unemployment, while some claim Spain is being run by idiots and point to many Catalans wanting to be independent. It cant happen here, you say?

Everything on our block is very peaceful but the center has had big protests and some riots this am and yesterday.

The Mossos (provincial police) came twice to the school that was occupied overnight by pro-independence civilians but didn't stop the voting.

NEPAL NEEDS HELP

Solution

Victims need shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, volunteer workers. Nepal's earthquake-hit capital is short on everything as friends and family members search for lost loved ones, and sort through rubble for their belongings, but the international community must provide basic needs.

The United Nations is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has reportedly killed more than 3,000 people and injured thousands more on Saturday, and pledged that it ready to provide any assistance needed to help survivors through these difficult times.

Too Little, Too Late?

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The GOP candidates went all out to appear presidential in their 12th GOP debate speaking in firm but level tones.

The debate once again lacked specifics from all the candidates. This contest before Tuesday's polling at least did not degenerate into the mudslinging of past debates, when the candidates insulted and talked over one another.

Meanwhile, another former foe of The Donald, retired surgeon Ben Carson is endorsing Trump for president. This development may strengthen the front-runner’s support among blacks, conservatives and evangelicals.

The Rift Widens

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Where is that amazing leadership voters were promised? When are we going to get tired of winning? Why is he a self-proclaimed great negotiator? Leading the free world should be about bringing our allies closer together while attempting to negotiate with others, but that is not what is happening here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/new-rifts-emerge-as-trum...

The US a 'powerful company,' er 'country,' Trump declares http://apne.ws/2nynrVg