There is no doubt that the ball is rolling on comprehensive immigration reform with a bipartisan group of Senators releasing a framework for the deal ahead of President Obama’s announcement of his plan on Tuesday. As news unfolded, newsmakers and immigrants rights groups took to Twitter to chime in on the rare bipartisan deal making.
Ana Navarro, John McCain’s national Hispanic co-chair in 2008 and Jon Huntsman’s in 2012, praised the Senators for working together.
Official results are being contested by the left and student movements.
By MANUEL RUEDA
MEXICO CITY 4:35PM: Thousands of supporters of the #YoSoy132 student movement are gathering right now at Plaza de la Revolución in Mexico City to protest the results of Sunday’s elections.
Eduardo Saverin, attends the 7th Annual Common Sense Media Awards honoring Bill Clinton at Gotham Hall. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Common Sense Media)
He was the subject of the central plot in the hit movie, “The Social Network,” about how Mark Zuckerberg sought to dilute his Facebook ownership and has recently been the target of ire over renouncing his citizenship ahead of the company’s initial public offering — but Eduardo Saverin was unable to break his silence on these topics due to contractual restraints.
This year’s Hispanicize event (Manny Ruiz, founder of Hispanicize and of Hispanic PR Wire: “We can’t call it a conference, that’s wayyyy too boring,”) which took place in Miami on April 10 -13, brought out crowds of Latino leaders from social media, entertainment, marketing and the blogosphere. After only three years in existence, this event managed to become one of the largest Latino gatherings in the industry, with more than 700 people attending.
Inspired by SXSW (Ruiz: “SXSW meets Latino”), this year’s event focused on Public Relations, Advertising, Social Media and Bloggers, but also grew to include a Latino Film Showcase as well as Latinovator Awards which recognized Latino celebrities and business professionals who have become crossover successes or whose stories are remarkable or inspirational.
With about 80 different expert panels with tons of insights and sharing of ideas and information, to celebrity spottings, to mommy bloggers networking with brands like mad, this year’s “Hispanic trends” event was buzzing with excitement. You could feel the energy in the crowds of Latinos arriving from all parts of the country, greeting with besos y abrazos (hugs and kisses), burning through stacks of business cards, buzzing about who was going to be there, where the fun was, and what was the hottest panel. This growing event is truly indicative of the ever-increasing presence of Hispanics in all areas of business and entertainment, and it was inspiring to be at a venue that embraces the power and influence of Latinos.
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