Catch Up on All the Latino News & Pop Culture You May Have Missed This Week

Lead Photo: Oscar De La Hoya looks on after the WBC featherweight title bout between Gary Russell Jr. and Joseph Diaz Jr. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images
Oscar De La Hoya looks on after the WBC featherweight title bout between Gary Russell Jr. and Joseph Diaz Jr. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images
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With the news cycle moving so quickly, it’s hard to keep tabs on everything. So by the end of the week, you may feel like you’ve missed out on a lot. To help remedy that, we’ve gathered everything that happened this week that should have been on your radar.

From news to pop culture, here are 10 stories you might have missed.

The Trump Administration took $10 million from FEMA.

This week, news broke that ahead of the 2018 hurricane season, the Trump Administration diverted $10 million from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “It means that just s hurricane season is starting … the administration is working hard to find funds for additional detention centers,” Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley said.

Read more here.

A new report shows how corruption affected Mexicans during the 2017 earthquakes.

About a year ago, powerful earthquakes killed Mexicans and demolished buildings. But a new Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity report finds that it wasn’t just the tremor that killed people, it was also governmental corruption. The report states that dozens of buildings that passed inspection were shoddily built.

Learn more here.

Anuel AA and Cosculluela beefed.

There’s a lot of beef between the two. But we’ve managed to document it all for you.

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Nearly 4,000 Argentine woman have left the Catholic church.

Thousands of Argentinians – most of them women – have started formal proceedings to abandon the Catholic church, in protest of the church’s campaign against efforts to legalise abortion in the country.

Posted by The Guardian on Sunday, September 9, 2018

Following Argentina failing to legalize abortions, nearly 4,000 women have decided to abandon the Catholic church for its role in the decision.

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Taco Bell is voted the US top Mexican restaurant.

In a recent Harris Poll survey of the top Mexican restaurants in the United States, Taco Bell took home the title.

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Latino film critics had a lot to say about Peppermint.

Though critics have lauded Jennifer Garner’s acting chops and “special set of skills,” reviewers mostly found that Peppermint was lackluster. We asked Latino critics what they thought.

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Trump refused to believe the Post-Hurricane María death toll.

Two weeks after the Puerto Rican government acknowledged that the death toll was 2,975, Trump denied that the new number reflected hurricane-related deaths. “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico,” he tweeted. “When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time, later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000…”

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Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is now inprison, has officially backed out of the presidential election. He named Fernando Haddad as his replacement.

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Oscar De La Hoya announced he hopes to run for president in 2020.

Oscar De La Hoya wants to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. “Why can’t a Mexican-American who won an Olympic gold medal, who’s over 35 and a US citizen, run for presidency?” he said.

Read more here.

A NYFW show only cast trans models.

At this year’s New York Fashion Week, Marco Morante made history by casting only transgender models. “I wanted to create a space to celebrate trans bodies,” designer Marco Morante said. “This was an opportunity for their presence to be undeniable and reinforce that trans is beautiful.”

Learn more here.