Issues and Answers

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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

DUEL IN THE POOL

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With history at stake by taking Gold home, USA has got to make it. Tonight's event has so much interest.

Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/347875155d53465d95cec892aeb06419/Article...

2016 Duel in the Pool- MSU vs Drury https://youtu.be/59c4tCFCKVc

U.S. keep undefeated Duel in the Pool streak alive over Europe http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2015/12/12/u-s-keep-undefeated-duel-in-the... via @NBCOlympicTalk

Christmas Disappearing

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Wake up, before its too late, people. Christmas is the day the international community celebrates the birth of Jesus. What in the world is going on with humanity? Has the universe lost its way? Say it ain't so, Joe (Carpenter Joseph and Virgin Mary) ... Oh my GOD!

After 2,000 years, Christians in Gaza disappearing http://usat.ly/1YtJa83 via @usatoday

Christmas traditions dying out because we are too busy | via @Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11294410/Christm...

BILL THE WALL TO US?

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Tweeting that the dishonest media does not report any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later, but not offering any proof or details on how he will accomplish it. Some may wonder who is really being dishonest?

It appears that it is much easier to make statements one day and then different the next day. The Donald has said that he knows more than others and points fingers but it is more difficult to explain in detail the specifics than to make general comments like -Lock Her Up, Repeal and Replace Mexico Will Pay for The Wall and so many others, but never following up with specific facts, or data.

Trump asking Congress, not Mexico, to pay for border wall http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/border-wall-house-republicans-don...

Trump may pursue border wall without new bill | http://fxn.ws/2jgqgIy

Congress looks to start building Mexican border wall within months, with U.S. taxpayer funds http://fw.to/iRoHBVV

Massachusetts sheriff offers prison inmates to build Trump's wall http://reut.rs/2iLI3GK via @Reuters

Forgotten Revolution?

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The Peoples Republic of China keeps trying to forget its Cultural Revolution. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the day Mao Zedong issued the order that began China's Cultural Revolution.

This was a ten-year period of violence and chaos when more than 1 million who were perceived to be counterrevolutionaries were imprisoned, killed or committed suicide and the economy was left in a shambles.

President Obama Returns

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He's back, Barack Hussein Obama II. The former President chose the University of Chicago in his first public appearance since leaving The White House. As expected, he handled himself like a pro.

President Obama said warned that political gerrymandering is preventing the country from tackling problems like economic inequality, a broken criminal justice system and climate change.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?427383-1/former-president-obama-makes-firs...

TWO FOR TWO?

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Here we go again, folks... The possibility of another federal government shutdown, which would be the second in two years is growing. US House conservatives oppose any funding for Planned Parenthood.

A move that blocks funding for Planned Parenthood would almost certainly lack the votes to pass the Senate, and would be vetoed by President Obama.

But House Republicans lack GOP votes to approve a funding measure that continues Planned Parenthood, and don't want to negotiate with Democrats.

House Democrats are demanding negotiations with GOP leaders on a budget. They also want spending limits known as the sequester to be lifted, and it’s not clear they’d back a short-term spending measure written by the GOP with no concessions.

Boehner: Shutdown will hurt anti-abortion rights movement http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/boehner-shutdown-will-hurt-pro-lif...

The Government May Shut Down Again, And Rand Paul Says Democrats Are To Blame http://thkpr.gs/3700419 via @thinkprogress

Here’s what another government shutdown could look like http://on.mktw.net/1Kfld0S

OUT OF AFRICA

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A map of human wanderlust claims that from Africa, all humans spread out on earth. The genetic analysis that may shed light on ancient human migration.

http://www.nature.com/articles/nature19472.epdf?referrer_access_token=tu...

Spiritual Spring Training

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of lent. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York is receiving and distribute ashes at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral today. He calls it "Spiritual Spring Training"

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a 40 day period of prayer, penance and sacrifice to prepare for the celebration of Easter.

Dolan writes " Lest you think that your Catholic co-workers, neighbors, or passersby on the street forgot to wash their face, let me try to explain Ash Wednesday.

The Hits Keep Coming...

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President Trump's National Security topper was fired, the Secretary of Labor candidate did not take the job. Now we learn that Admiral Robert Harward has turned down President Trump’s offer to replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser and several White House staffers have been let go after failing clearance.

Why is the president blaming others? Most agree governing is not about bullying people and pointing fingers. What the hell is going on with his so-called plan to make America Great?

Admiral Robert Harward says he can't take the job http://bos.gl/T3nZHq5

Patriots Balls: Deflate-Gate

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The NFL investigation of New England Patriots continues to inflate after deflating footballs were found for Sunday night’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. With the poor weather and heavy rain, the deflated balls would have been much easier for the Patriots to grip than the balls that were inflated to their required weight.