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Now that "In The Heights" has hit the big (and small) screen, the film is reigniting important conversations around colorism, anti-Blackness and representation in the Latinx community. 'In The Heights' is groundbreakingEven those with critiques of the film acknowledge just how significant "In The Heights" is for Latinx representation. "This is the first time I'm seeing people who look like my family on TV. "The amount of Latinx representation on screen is incredible," he added. But it falls short in some waysFor all the ground "In The Heights" breaks around Latinx representation and visibility, some fans feel it missed an opportunity to combat long-standing issues of colorism in the Latinx community and Hollywood at large.
Persons: Lin, Manuel Miranda's, Chapman, Grasie Mercedes, I've, Henry Alexander Kelly, Leslie Grace, Nina Rosario, Corey Hawkins, Benny, Gregory Diaz IV, Sonny, Anthony Ramos, Mercedes, Jon M, Chu, We've, we've, Felice León, you'll, aren't, Manuel Miranda, I'm, It's Organizations: Dominican, Cuban, Hollywood, CNN, Warner Bros Locations: Manhattan, Dominican Republic, Washington, Puerto Rican, Nicaraguan, Hollywood, WarnerMedia
“Stateless" follows Rosa Iris Diendomi, a young Dominican attorney and immigration advocate of Haitian descent, as she struggles to run for Congress in the Dominican Republic. Though the government, amid international pressure, took measures in 2014 to allow children born in the Dominican Republic and certain others to apply for citizenship, thousands have been deported from the Dominican Republic, including many with valid claims to Dominican citizenship. On camera, Stephenson connects the racial tensions from the island’s past with the current racial politics of the Dominican Republic. It describes the 1937 Perejil Massacre that executed thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian decent living in the Dominican Republic. “The number of stateless individuals in the Dominican Republic is zero,” he said.
Persons: Michèle Stephenson, Stephenson, Rosa Iris Diendomi, , ” Diendomi, Diendomi, Moraime, , Trujillo, Sténio Vincent, , Danilo Medina, Americas —, “ It’s, Napoleon’s, ” It’s, It’s Organizations: Tribeca, NBC News, Dominican Supreme, Associated, The New York Times, Dominican State Department, Dominican, Thomas Aquinas University, Santo, Harvard University, Blacks, el gran libertador, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Canada, Argentina, Americas, Panamanian, Haitian, Dominican, Hispaniola, , U.S, Blacks, Santo Domingo, Jamestown, Latin America, United States, el gran, Spanish
Q: My family is eager to take a beach vacation this summer but every hotel or vacation rental seems booked solid or at least $600 a night. A: This summer’s vacation choices may be infinitely better than last year when Covid surges and tightly sealed borders sharply reduced the getaway options. “We’re running into availability issues in the U.S. and there aren’t many deals out there,” said Lindsey Epperly Sulek, founder of Atlanta-based Epperly Travel. Ms. Epperly Sulek points to compression as the culprit—a combination of pent-up demand and less inventory since most travelers are still staying stateside. Pay close attention to the deadlines and document everything.”SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS What questions do you have for Deborah about summer travel?
Persons: , Lindsey Epperly Sulek, Epperly, Jill Taylor, you’ll, Gary Leff, Deborah, Dow Jones, 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Organizations: Atlanta, Dow Jones & Company, Inc Locations: U.S, Hawaii, California, Florida, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Northern Michigan, Chicago, Lake Michigan, Wisconsin, France
LatinXcellence: Kase Peña is making a legacy of authenticity
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Sandra Gonzalez | ) + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
I don't know if you know New York, but Inwood is at northern tip of Manhattan. Peña keen eye and singular tone are an increasingly hot commodity in an industry clamoring for distinct voices. Carmen Carrera, Stephanie Beatriz of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" fame and YaYa Gosselin star in one installment about a Latinx trans woman. That people from a hundred years from now will know Kase Peña. Latinx actor/actress I think will a huge star one day: "Carmen Carrera, who just starred in my film 'Trans Los Angeles.'
Persons: Kase Peña, I'm, she's, Peña, they're, She's, Carmen Carrera, Stephanie Beatriz, YaYa Gosselin, somebody's who's, Kase, HBO Max Organizations: CNN, Yankee, City College of New, HBO, Hollywood Locations: Bronx, it's, Manhattan, Dominican Republic, Inwood, New York, South Bronx, Los Angeles, City College of New York, El Salvador
Now, after a long trek to get the right studio to produce the film adaptation, the highly anticipated movie premieres Thursday. Like the stage version, it breaks ground because it centers on Latino characters that have long been missing in mainstream films, TV shows and theater productions. "In the Heights" tells the stories of generations of residents and business owners in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of New York City's Washington Heights — where Miranda, now 41, grew up. Director Jon M. Chu and Lin-Manuel Miranda on the set of "In the Heights." Leading that new generation of Latino actors in the Hollywood film is Anthony Ramos, who stars as Usnavi, a bodega owner who dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic.
Persons: Lin, Manuel Miranda, Miranda, Quiara Alegría, “ Quiara, Nina, ” — Lin, ” Miranda, Jon M, Chu, Hudes, ” Hudes, , , Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, who's, Abuela Claudia, Grandmother Claudia, haven't, Anthony Ramos, Usnavi, Ramos, John Laurens, Philip Hamilton, “ Hamilton, ” Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Vanessa, Pictures Ramos, Let’s, there's Daniela, , Merediz, Claudia, ” Merediz, “ She's, Patience, ” Olga Merediz, Organizations: NBC, Stanford University, , Warner Bros, University of Southern, Initiative, Kennedy Center, Pictures, Facebook, Twitter Locations: New York, Washington, , Hollywood, Manhattan, University of Southern California, bodega, Dominican Republic, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, Miranda’s, Washington Heights, Cuba
REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File PhotoDrahi’s newly-created vehicle Altice UK announced the holding in a statement on Thursday which drove BT’s shares to a 17-month high. Altice UK is owned by Next Alt, dealmaker Drahi’s private holding, which also controls SFR, the second largest telecoms operator in France behind Orange. “Altice holds the board and management team of BT in high regard and is supportive of their strategy,” Altice UK, a company formed for the purpose of holding the BT stake, said. “Altice UK has informed the BT board that it does not intend to make a takeover offer for BT,” it added. Altice UK has ruled itself out of making a full takeover offer for six months by virtue of its statement.
Persons: Patrick Drahi, Rafael Marchante, “ Altice, , , Jefferies, Altice, Drahi, Morgan Stanley Organizations: BT Group, REUTERS, SFR, Orange, BT, “ Altice, Britain’s, Deutsche Telekom, Vivendi Locations: PARIS, Lisbon, Portugal, France, British, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Israel, Europe, Dominican Republic, U.S
Warner Bros."In the Heights" is a celebration of love, life and community, critics say. Directed by Jon M. Chu ("Crazy Rich Asians"), "In the Heights" explores the lives of the inhabitants of the Hispanic community of Manhattan's Washington Heights. Critics have praised Chu's direction and Quiara Alegria Hudes' screenplay adaptation of the story she helped Miranda present on stage. Loughrey said the film is very conscious of how tethered the musical is to tradition and to the New York community of Washington Heights. "'In the Heights' is a musical triumph, unafraid to lift its voice up to the sky," she wrote.
Persons: DISCA Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, la Vega, Vanessa, Lin, Manuel Miranda's Tony, HBO Max, Jon M, Chu, Usnavi, Nina, Benny, Nina's, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Ann Hornaday, A.O, Scott, Ramos, Usnavi's, Sonny, John Laurens, Philip Hamilton, Hamilton, George Washington, Corey Hawkins, Ariana Greenblatt, Clarisse Loughrey, Manuel Miranda, Jon M Chu's, Loughrey, Esther Williams, Rafael Motamayor, that's, Motamayor, Christopher Nolan, Tenet, Russo, Monica Castillo Organizations: Warner Bros, Rotten, HBO, New York, Stanford University, realtors, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Independent Locations: Manhattan's Washington Heights, bodega, New, New York City, Dominican Republic, New York, Washington Heights, Brazil, Puerto Rico
She moved to Goodnews Bay after her Peace Corps plans were canceled and she saw a job posting. Instead, I started looking at different possibilities in places I'd never considered before, like Hawaii, Alaska, and Kentucky. The closest I'd come to living in a rural community was a small German town that was a 12-minute train ride from the nearest major city. As a white person who moved to the Bush for a job, my experience here is not everyone's experience. In Atlanta, I was just another young professional living a life typical of 20-somethings in the big city.
Persons: Taryn Williams, Bush, I'd, would've, I hadn't, aren't, I've, I'm Organizations: Corps, Peace Corps, Philly, Atlanta, Bush Locations: Philadelphia, Germany, Atlanta, Dominican Republic, Colorado Springs, Hawaii, Alaska, Kentucky, Boston, Anchorage
But apart from some scattered examples of cicadas' wreaking havoc, the country isn't seeing widespread slowdowns due to the mating insects, experts said. The shell of a Brood X cicada on a tree on the North Lawn of the White House on May 25. In certain regions, the populations of cicadas have been so large that swarms have shown up — at least in part — on weather radar. It's probably the #cicadas," National Weather Service officials tweeted Saturday. Kritsky said that because the National Weather Service's radar images overlap with where cicadas have been emerging, it's reasonable to assume the fuzzy patches include Brood X swarms.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Kathleen Bangs, It's, Doug Pfeiffer, Carolyn Kaster, Pfeiffer, it's, Chris Strong, Kathryn Prociv, Prociv, They're, Berenbaum, Gene Kritsky, Kritsky, Brood Organizations: White House, Journalists, Dulles International, Air Lines, Delta, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Dulles, Virginia Tech, White, Police, National Weather Service, D.C, Weather Service, NWS, NWS Baltimore -, Weather, NBC News, University of Illinois, Joseph University, Midwest Locations: Ohio, Dominican Republic, Maryland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Washington, NWS Baltimore, NWS Baltimore - Washington, they're, Mount St
And it is one of only a handful of countries worldwide that has yet to administer a single shot of coronavirus vaccine. Last week, two of the main hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in capital Port-au-Prince announced they were saturated. Already in February Doctors Without Borders (MSF) shut all but the emergency department at the hospital in Cite Soleil where it last year treated COVID-19 patients. NOT A PRIORITYHaitian doctors largely credited their country's apparent resilience to the coronavirus last year to its relatively young population. And next week, Haiti should receive its first batch - 130,000 doses - of COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization's COVAX vaccination scheme.
Persons: Laure Adrien, Prince, Marc Edson Augustin, Jean, Bill ' Pape, Pape, Luke, COVID, Jovenel Moise, Carissa Etienne, Ronald Laroche, Ronald Jean Organizations: Pan American Health Organization, Haiti's Health Ministry, Luke Hospital, Cite Soleil, Authorities, Thomson Locations: Haiti, Americas, COVID, America, Port, Cite, Florida, Dominican Republic, Britain, Brazil, Prince
A Spirit Airlines jet comes in for a landing at McCarran International Airport on May 25, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spirit Airlines is planning to expand to Miami International Airport later this year, increasing competition among airlines for Florida travelers. Budget airline Spirit, based in Miramar, Florida, said late Tuesday that it plans to offer flights starting in October from 30 cities, including New York, Cleveland and Denver. Southwest Airlines last year unveiled plans to start Miami service as carriers looked for popular tourist destinations and took advantage of a lull in demand in many other destinations. Spirit said it is not planning to reduce flying at its hub at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Organizations: Spirit Airlines, McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas , Nevada . Spirit Airlines, International, Budget, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Miami, United Airlines, Airlines, Sunshine State, Airlines for America Locations: Las Vegas , Nevada, Florida, Miramar , Florida, New York, Cleveland, Denver, Cali, Medellin, Colombia, Port, Prince, Haiti, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic . Miami, America, Caribbean, Miami, Sunshine, U.S, Fort Lauderdale , Florida, FLL
Robocalls, auto-dialed calls that usually come with a recorded message that attempt to cheat victims, started coming back after the initial decline. Scam calls peaked in October 2019, when an estimated 5.7 billion scam calls reached consumers, according to data from YouMail. “The weeks that India and Pakistan shut down, we saw robocalls fall off a cliff,” Quilici said of the 2020 shutdowns. While the agency can’t target overseas scammers directly, they can focus on the carriers that pass the scam calls on to Americans. Tracking down the carriers that transmit the calls is getting easier, as officials say advances made by carriers and telecom industry groups have sped up the time it takes to trace a scam call’s chain of transmission.
Persons: Alex Quilici, ” Quilici, , Josh Bercu, ” Bercu, Quilici, YouMail, Marriott, Jessica Rosenworcel, We’re Organizations: Social Security, Federal Communications Commission, Department of Justice, Amazon . Marriott, Marriott, Federal, DOJ, FCC, robocalls, NBC News Locations: United States, India, ” India, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, YouMail, U.S, Amazon, Virginia
Longtime big leaguer Todd Frazier banged out four hits, including a homer, leading the United States to a 4-2, Olympic-berth-clinching victory over Venezuela on Saturday night in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Americans won the Baseball Americas Qualifier competition and will now join host Japan, Israel, Mexico and South Korea at the six-team Olympic baseball tournament, to be played July 28 to Aug. 7 in Fukushima and Yokohama. The victorious U.S. team was comprised of promising minor leaguers, allowed to play in these Olympic qualifier games by their parent clubs, and veteran free agents looking to catch the eye of an MLB team. “We knew this was not going to be an easy road; however, this squad personified the unyielding American spirit with grit and resilience in this tournament," Seiler said in a statement. Despite the sport's roots in America, the United States has generally shown well on the international stage but has been short of dominant.
Persons: Todd Frazier banged, Paul Seiler, Mike Scioscia, , Seiler Organizations: Venezuela, Americans, Baseball Americas, Olympic, U.S, MLB, USA Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Team USA, ” Baseball Locations: United States, Port St, Lucie , Florida, Japan, Israel, Mexico, South Korea, Fukushima, Yokohama, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puebla, Australia, Netherlands, America
U.S. baseball team clinches slot in Tokyo with aid of MLB veterans
  + stars: | 2021-06-06 | by ( Paresh Dave | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY SportsThe United States baseball team won a spot in the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Venezuela 4-2 on Saturday and securing the best record in the Americas qualifier tournament. Team USA will join reigning champion South Korea, Japan and underdogs Israel and Mexico in the Olympics. Instead of MLB stars, several countries including the United States rely on inexperienced prospects and cast-off veterans. Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Todd Frazier notched four hits for the United States on Saturday, scoring two runs and driving in two. Former major leaguers Edwin Jackson Jr and David Robertson closed out the game for the United States.
Persons: Jarren Duran, Sam Navarro, Todd Frazier, Eric Filia, Anibal Sanchez, Frazier, Matthew Liberatore, Nick Allen, Edwin Jackson Jr, David Robertson Organizations: Canada, Baseball, USA, United States, Venezuela, Americas, Team USA, South, Olympics, U.S, Major League Baseball, MLB, Former Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, Pirates, Dominican, Louis Cardinals, Cuba, United, Thomson Locations: Palm Beach , Florida, USA, United States, Tokyo, South Korea, Japan, Israel, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Australia, Netherlands, Puebla, U.S, Florida, Canada, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Colombia
In 2010, director Jon M. Chu went to a Broadway show by an up-and-coming composer named Lin-Manuel Miranda. “It spoke about my family, even though I'm not from Washington Heights, I'm not Latino,” Chu told NBC Asian America. That’s because like the characters in “In the Heights,” Chu grew up in an immigrant neighborhood; his parents are from Taiwan and Hong Kong. After all, Chu said, “the Latinx community, the Asian community are the fastest-growing communities in the United States right now. In fact, the film was so special to Chu that he named his son, who was born in 2019, Jonathan Heights Chu.
Persons: Jon M, Chu, Lin, Manuel Miranda, Miranda, Chu isn't Latinx, I'm, ” Chu, , “ Hamilton ”, HBO Max, Usnavi, Anthony Ramos, Hamilton, Vanessa, Nina, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Quiara Alegría Hudes —, Washington, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Rosario, Hudes, JON M, it’s, It’s, “ We've, ” Chu’s, Oz, , “ I'm, it's, Rich Asians ”, Jonathan Heights Chu Organizations: NBC Asian, HBO, Usnavi, Warner Bros, Washington, Rich, Rich Asians, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Dominican, Manhattan , New York, Washington Heights, I'm, NBC Asian America, , Taiwan, Hong Kong, Dominican Republic, America, United States,
Healthcare workers across the globe are struggling with their mental health, an expert said. Vaccine equality could help relieve mental health burdens and keep workers in the health industry. Vaccine inequality across the globe is impacting the mental health of healthcare workers, which could further contribute to worker shortages across the globe, a former CDC director said. The World Health Organization estimated that globally there could be a shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and lower-middle-income countries. Kenyon said that trend could be seen worldwide making it critical to take the load off current healthcare workers so as not add to the potential shortfall.
Persons: Tom Kenyon, Hope, Kenyon, we'll, haven't Organizations: Center for Global Health, Project Hope, Mental Health, AIDS Relief, Department of State, World Health Organization, British Medical Association Locations: Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Philippines, COVID
A similar FAA downgrade of Mexico in 2010 over suspected shortcomings within its civil aviation authority lasted about four months. Plans for the FAA downgrade were first reported on Friday by Reuters. The FAA said its reassessment of the Agencia Federal de Aviacion Civil from October 2020 through February identified several areas of non-compliance with minimum international safety standards. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday had urged U.S. authorities not to downgrade Mexico, arguing that his country was complying with all relevant norms. Delta Air Lines said on Tuesday an FAA downgrade was not about its partner Aeromexico and that the action will have little impact on customers.
Persons: Edgard Garrido, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Aeromexico, , Glen Hauenstein, Pablo Casas Organizations: WASHINGTON, Benito, REUTERS, U.S . Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Reuters, Agencia Federal de Aviacion Civil, U.S, Delta Air Lines, Delta, Wolfe Research, National Institute of Legal, Aeronautical Research Locations: United States, Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, U.S, Europe, Dominican Republic, Delta
Puerto Rico ends its nightly Covid curfew after a year
  + stars: | 2021-05-25 | by ( The Associated Press | ) + 0.56   time to read: +1 min
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico ended a nightly pandemic curfew Monday after more than a year in force and will allow vaccinated visitors to enter the island without a negative coronavirus test result. The island has been under a curfew since March 2020, when the first coronavirus case was reported. Even when the curfew was sometimes changed, it mostly stayed between midnight and 5 a.m. Arriving visitors who are not vaccinated will still be required to present a negative coronavirus test or promise to offer a test result within 48 hours. The government intends to impose a $300 fine to those who don’t comply with the testing.
Persons: Johnson, Luis Muñoz, Carlos Mellado, ” Mellado Organizations: JUAN, Puerto Rico —, San Juan . Department of Health, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico, San Juan, Dominican Republic
WASHINGTON — China is using Covid-19 vaccines to push its political and trade agenda across Latin America and the Caribbean, and the U.S. risks losing influence in the region without prompt action, lawmakers and experts say. China in recent months sent more than 165 million Chinese-made vaccine doses to Latin America and the Caribbean, accompanied by a concerted public relations campaign highlighting Beijing's role. Workers transport boxes of Chinese vaccines in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 18, 2021. In Latin America, Beijing persuaded three countries to abandon their diplomatic recognition of Taiwan since 2017: Panama, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. Latin America and the Caribbean account for roughly one third of the global death toll from Covid-19.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jason Marczak, Marczak, Carlos Alberto Madero, Madero, Biden, Eduardo Pazuello, Miguel Schincariol, Republican Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez, Tim Kaine, Sen, Kaine, Virginia, Gayle Smith, Biden's, Washington, Evan Ellis, Ellis, Michael McCaul, Smith, Lucia, Sir Vivian Richards, Hamish Blair, It's Organizations: U.S, Pan American Health Organization, American, Atlantic Council, Honduran, Financial Times, White, Brazil's, Getty, Republican, Lawmakers, Foreign, State, State Department, NBC News, World Health Organization, Workers, Xinhua News Agency, National Security Council, U.S . Army, Strategic Studies, U.S ., China Economic, Security, Chinese Communist Party, House Foreign Affairs Committee, CCP, Covid, Huawei, England Locations: WASHINGTON — China, America, Caribbean, U.S, China, United States, Chile, El Salvador, Brazil, Uruguay, Russia, Honduras, Paraguay, Taiwan, Beijing, Chinese, Wuhan, Honduran, Washington, Canada, Mexico, Sao Paulo, AFP, USA, Brasilia, Latin America, Peru, Antigua, Jamaica, Grenada, St, Dominica, Australia, John's, Barbuda, Panama, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Covid
Security firms for the wealthy had to pivot on a dime when travel halted last year. Security execs explain how they are prepping for a travel surge and the destinations of the rich. The founder of Global Guardian, a security firm, realized that all travel-protection business for his corporate and wealthy clients was going to dry up. 'The tap instantly turned off'As corporate and leisure travel came to a grinding halt, medical evacuations and repatriation trips became the bulk of firms' travel work. For instance, now many clients expect security staff to sanitize hotel rooms and seal the door before they arrive.
Persons: Dale Buckner, Buckner, Barts, Brian Leek, Crisis24, Jeremy Prout, Joe Funk, Funk, George H.W, Bush, Bill Clinton, We're, Rich, Todd Keil, Kroll, We've, Leek, William Daly, Daly, hadn't, John Moore, Prout, Keil Organizations: Global Guardian, Air, Mayo Clinic, Leek, Caribbean ., Service, FBI, Westminster Security, Marine Locations: Mexico, Switzerland, Dubai, Paris, Fiji, Machu Picchu, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, St, Los Angeles, Bali, Minnesota, Romania, London, Ecuador, Caribbean, TorchStone, Latin America, Europe, France, Germany, Amsterdam, Austria, Asia, Westminster, Mykonos, Greece
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) planned move is expected be announced in the coming days and follows a lengthy review of Mexico's aviation oversight by the agency. Sources briefed on the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the FAA has had lengthy talks with Mexican aviation regulators about its concerns. One airline industry source said the FAA's concerns did not involve flight safety issues but rather Mexico's oversight of air carriers. This would not be the first time the FAA downgraded Mexico's air safety rating. Mexican authorities said in 2010 there was no deterioration of flight safety and that the downgrade was due to a shortage of flight inspectors.
Persons: Edgard Garrido, Carlos Ozores Organizations: Benito, REUTERS, U.S, Federal Aviation, FAA, Civil Aviation Organization, Mexico's Communications, Transport Ministry, Delta Air Lines, Delta, Thomson Locations: Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Mexico, Europe, Dominican Republic, United States
Teammates and Opponents Support Him. His Manager? Not So Much.
  + stars: | 2021-05-21 | by ( James Wagner | ) + 0.83   time to read: +1 min
Throughout his 13-year major-league career, Carlos Gomez played with a certain style and exuberance that, on several occasions, rubbed his opponents the wrong way. He admired his home runs (and triples) — even those that didn’t win games — by dropping his bat or throwing his arms into the air. As a rookie with the Mets in 2007, he watched and learned from stars like Carlos Delgado, Moises Alou, Carlos Beltran and Julio Franco. And, according to Gomez, he saw them swing at a pitches on a 3-0 count in close games but never in lopsided ones. It’s a subject that Chicago White Sox Manager Tony La Russa, who recently admitted he didn’t know the written rules for extra innings, knows about well.
Persons: Carlos Gomez, , It’s, Gomez, Carlos Delgado, Moises Alou, Carlos Beltran, Julio Franco, ” Gomez, Tony La Russa, didn’t Organizations: Mets, Chicago White Sox Locations: Dominican Republic
Security firms for the wealthy had to pivot on a dime when travel halted last year. Security execs explain how they are prepping for a travel surge and the destinations of the rich. The founder of Global Guardian, a security firm, realized that all travel-protection business for his corporate and wealthy clients was going to dry up. 'The tap instantly turned off'As corporate and leisure travel came to a grinding halt, medical evacuations and repatriation trips became the bulk of firms' travel work. For instance, now many clients expect security staff to sanitize hotel rooms and seal the door before they arrive.
Persons: Dale Buckner, Buckner, Barts, Brian Leek, Crisis24, Jeremy Prout, Joe Funk, Funk, George H.W, Bush, Bill Clinton, We're, Rich, Todd Keil, Kroll, We've, Leek, William Daly, Daly, hadn't, John Moore, Prout, Keil Organizations: Global Guardian, Air, Mayo Clinic, Leek, Caribbean ., Service, FBI, Westminster Security, Marine Locations: Mexico, Switzerland, Dubai, Paris, Fiji, Machu Picchu, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, St, Los Angeles, Bali, Minnesota, Romania, London, Ecuador, Caribbean, TorchStone, Latin America, Europe, France, Germany, Amsterdam, Austria, Asia, Westminster, Mykonos, Greece
Members of Cuba's baseball team told Reuters on Wednesday the U.S. embassy in Havana had started processing their applications for visas to attend the Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in Florida despite its restrictions on consular services, in a triumph of baseball diplomacy. Cuban baseball fans have been worried their team might not receive the visas they need to compete in the qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics. But a Reuters witness saw a group of players and officials from the baseball team outside the embassy on Wednesday. Cuba's baseball team won the gold medal at the Olympics in Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996 and Athens in 2004. In the Florida tournament, Cuba will face off in Group B against fellow baseball powers Venezuela, Canada and Colombia.
Persons: Trump, Port St Lucie, Ivan Prieto, Prieto, Donald Trump, Guillermo Aviles, Joe Biden, Biden, Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Castro, Carlos Marti Organizations: Reuters, Wednesday, U.S, Americas Olympic, Tokyo Olympics, Port St, U.S . State Department, Baseball, Cuban Communist, Democrat, Republican Trump, Cuban, Cuban national, Tampa Bay Rays, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Havana, Florida, U.S, United States, Cuban, Florida's, Palm Beach, Port, Cuba, Barcelona, Atlanta, Athens, Latin America, Venezuela, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic , Puerto Rico, Nicaragua
The ruling party denies playing favorites and said such allegations are typical of opponents aiming to make President Juan Orlando Hernández look bad. The National Party captured 58% of the nation's mayor's offices in the most recent elections in 2017. Anduray said any instances of local officials favoring National Party supporters were isolated cases. The government aid was largely channeled to citizens identified in an internal party "census" as likely National Party voters, said Raúl Pineda Alvarado, a former National Party lawmaker. López said her job was to obtain contact information from likely party supporters to help mobilize turnout.
Persons: Yoseph Amaya, Cesar López, López, Juan Orlando Hernández, clientelism, Andrew Seele, Biden, Julio César Raudales, didn't, Fernando Anduray, Anduray, Clientelism, Juan Carlos Elvir, Maria Garcia, trickled, Garcia, Mauricio Arias, Arias, Raúl Pineda Alvarado, Alvarado, Sogeri, Daniel ., she'd, Daniel Organizations: Partido Nacional, National Party, Eta, Iota, REUTERS, Reuters, Policy Institute, The National Autonomous University of Honduras, Socialist Party, PRI, National, Liberal Party, Vanderbilt University, Local National Party, Honduran Documentation Center, National Democratic Institute, Thomson Locations: El Progreso, Honduras, San Pedro Sula, United States, Guatemalan, Texas, Washington, Central America, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduran, Latin America, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Tegucigalpa, U.S, Copán, Chamelecón
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