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

Medical Technology

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I am undergoing a series of medical procedures, which should answer the questions my doctors have raised recently... What's up with that?

Media marvels will be allowing hospital cameras to travel down my throat and also into my intestines for inspection (I've been assured that its not going to be the same camera) these tests, along with a scheduled cat scan ( I don't care for mean cats, or dogs for that matter) are being performed to take a closer look at my digestive system. I am told the stomach is the engine of our body.

KEEP CLIMBING

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Good people around the world like to climb heights and everyone who looks far will have panoramic views which will make them carefree and joyful. Americans are a class act with golden voices. So enjoy it and don't throw this influence away.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtbEIMAsBsY&feature=youtu.be

Feast your eyes on the Autumn of our great country and vote for an experienced candidate. Look at what an obstructing Congress has failed to accomplish as the GOP majority.

https://youtu.be/bCVbaaDphLg
https://youtu.be/D_AcWbuxQdo
https://youtu.be/p2YWFeHmmyc

UN President

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US President Trump meets with 120-plus world leaders at The United Nations, beginning Monday with a focus on UN reform. His visit to the United Nations came after he's badmouthing the organization and pushing to slash funding for the world body.

He will also host a dinner with Latin American leaders to discuss problems plaguing Venezuela. In addition, Trump hopes to rally countries against North Korea's nuclear threats, but many leaders are still reeling from a testy Trump that was encountered during earlier global summits. Trump’s national security team is reportedly concerned by his frequent questioning over the value of American presence around the world.

LEGAL IMMIGRATION

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Lately, we've seen first hand how immigration is and will continue to be a hot button issue.

Countries don't usually lose their richest citizens to USA. Most aren't elite when they arrive in this great nation. In my family's case, we lost everything in CUBA; That’s why arrived here legally to re-build and start a new life.

Elementary ACADEMY Dear Watson

Idea

The Academy Awards were probably the least favorite in history not only because of what happened at the end, but their television ratings were dismal. http://www.vulture.com/2017/02/2017-oscars-ratings-pretty-bad-but-no-dis...

NYPD: Lower Crime Rates

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The New York City Police Department released 2015 crime totals for the seven major index crimes. Overall index crime in the city fell by 1.7% when compared to 2014 and crime since January 2014 has decreased 5.8% overall. Based on these preliminary crime numbers, 2015 shows the lowest yearly crime numbers ever.

The past two years have seen record lows in several major crime categories. In 2014, New York City marked the lowest murder and robbery rates in 50 years. Burglary and grand larceny auto were at their lowest levels in more than 50 years in 2015.

State of Refusal

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Why are so many US states are going to be missing today's deadline to turn over voter information to the Trump administration?

Back in May, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The idea was to have Vice President Mike Pence chair the Commission, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach serving as the vice chair.

This Week in Her and History

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This Week in History, Nov 10 - Nov 16

Nov 10, 1969
Sesame Street debuts. On this day in 1969, "Sesame Street," a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. "Sesame Street," with its memorable theme song ("Can you tell me how to get/How to get to Sesame Street"), went on to become the most widely viewed children's program in the world. It has aired in more than 120 countries. The show was the brainchild of Joan Ganz Cooney, a former documentary producer for public television. Cooney's goal was to create programming for preschoolers that was both entertaining and educational. She also wanted to use TV as a way to help underprivileged 3- to 5- year-olds prepare for kindergarten. "Sesame Street" was set in a fictional New York neighborhood and included ethnically diverse characters and positive social messages.

Nov 11, 1918
World War I ends. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure. On June 28, 1914, in an event that is widely regarded as sparking the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, was shot to death with his wife by Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Ferdinand had been inspecting his uncle's imperial armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite the threat of Serbian nationalists who wanted these Austro-Hungarian possessions to join newly independent Serbia. Austria-Hungary blamed the Serbian government for the attack and hoped to use the incident as justification for settling the problem of Slavic nationalism once and for all. However, as Russia supported Serbia, an Austro-Hungarian declaration of war was delayed until its leaders received assurances from German leader Kaiser Wilhelm II that Germany would support their cause in the event of a Russian intervention.

Nov 12, 1954
Ellis Island closes. On this day in 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s. On January 2, 1892, 15-year-old Annie Moore, from Ireland, became the first person to pass through the newly opened Ellis Island, which President Benjamin Harrison designated as America's first federal immigration center in 1890. Before that time, the processing of immigrants had been handled by individual states.

Nov 13, 1982
Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated. Near the end of a week-long national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict. The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials. The designer of the memorial was Maya Lin, a Yale University architecture student who entered a nationwide competition to create a design for the monument. Lin, born in Ohio in 1959, was the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Many veterans' groups were opposed to Lin's winning design, which lacked a standard memorial's heroic statues and stirring words. However, a remarkable shift in public opinion occurred in the months after the memorial's dedication. Veterans and families of the dead walked the black reflective wall, seeking the names of their loved ones killed in the conflict. Once the name was located, visitors often made an etching or left a private offering, from notes and flowers to dog tags and cans of beer.

GRAND OLD PARTY

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Seriously? Perhaps it is time to re-brand it, Grand Old Tardy. Consider a makeover for the Republican Party of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by socialist minister Francis Bellamy 1855-1931. This was published in The Youth's Companion on September 8, 1892. Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in many countries.

American Rose

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Six decades ago, a young black woman sat down for her rights and won her place in the history books. If she had been a man, she may have gotten into a physical altercation and not accomplish anything.

She says she was tired of giving in, so sixty-one years ago today, Rosa Parks took a stand by keeping her seat and was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white passenger.

12/1/55: Rosa Parks refuses to give up bus seat http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/12-1-55-rosa-parks-refuses-to-give-up-bus-...