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

Lead Photo: Screen shot of Mexican Nike Ad
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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 eight stories you might have missed.


The Trump Administration plans to hold children indefinitely.

When the Trump Administration ripped children away from their parents at the border, it blamed the Flores settlement as the reason. Since 1997, the decision has dictated that the government must “place each detained minor in the least restrictive setting appropriate” meaning it has to release children “accompanied” by parents within 20 days. On Thursday, months after a court ruled that the Trump Administration must reunite the families it separated (something it has yet to accomplish), the government announced it’d detain children indefinitely. The rule – which Homeland Security and Health and Human Services proposed – goes into effect in two months.

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Brazil's Museu Nacional was destroyed after tragic fire.

After it closed for the night on Sunday, a devastating fire engulfed Rio de Janeiro’s Museu Nacional, the country’s oldest and most significant scientific institution. It’s believed that much of the museum’s 20 million artifacts have been destroyed, including Luzia, one of the oldest human fossils from South America.

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El Alfa made history.

El Alfa became the first Dominican urbano artist to have a solo concert in his or her country. he also filled the 8,337-seat arena.

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Teen Vogue featured three disabled models for its September issue.

The fashion industry isn’t known for being very inclusive, but for its digital September issue, Teen Vogue made a statement when it featured three models on its covers. One of them is Jillian Mercado – a Dominican-American from New York.

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Nike's feminist Mexico ad creates buzz

Nike recently announced it had signed Colin Kaepernick as the face of its “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign, some people took scissors to their own Nike shorts and socks. But as several people misguidedly boycotted the brand, the company also made waves for its new Mexican ad, titled “Juntas Inseparables – Just Do It,” which had a clear feminist message.

Learn more here.


DACA recipients reflected on the one-year anniversary since the Trump Administration announced end of program.

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration would end the program. A lot has happened since then, with three federal courts keeping DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) alive. And while we don’t know exactly what will come next, it’s certain that the fight isn’t over yet.

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Students at UNAM go on strike.

On Wednesday, students at Mexico’s Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México went on strike to call for an end of violence from porros, who are often registered but do not attend classes. This group reportedly attacked students, and the university has since suspended 18.

Learn more here.


Latinx is now part of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Latinx – the gender-neutral alternative to Latino and Latina – may not be accepted by the Real Academia Española, but Merriam-Webster has added it to its dictionary.

Learn more here.