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This Is What Democrats Think Of Latinos

Contempt from politicians is nothing new for the Latino community. Trump is openly hostile towards Latinos, while the Democrats have sort of always politely listened to our needs, always (exclusively) talking to us about our immigration troubles (but only talk, with no action) and holding our purse when we need to go nuts on the dance floor. But when WikiLeaks recently released to the public more than 19,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee, some showed that the blue party has exercised poor judgement in their attempts to woo Latino voters.

The main email in question is from a third-party document found in the DNC’s email correspondence, in which Latinos are talked about as a brand, instead of, you know, human beings.

The document is fraught with condescending and calculated language directed at how to attract Latino millennial voters. As soon as it became public, people expressed their outrage with the DNC via social media.

Doesn’t sound like these tactics sit well with the people they were targeting.

The creator of this document, Steve Lucero, reached out to the DNC to fund his app designed to attract Latino millennial voters. Rather than turn Lucero away, the DNC kept the conversation going, as if to say, “we agree with what you wrote.” Here’s a closer look at what the democrats were considering in the pursuit of our vote.

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Ever “accidentally” read a text that wasn’t meant for you, and turns out to be about you? That’s this feeling.  All the democrats have remember is – “don’t do what Donald Trump is doing” – to win this election. Instead, the guidelines that follow reveal that the DNC might have more in common with Trump than they’ve been telling us.

1. Hispanics are the most brand loyal consumers in the World: Known fact

2. Hispanic brand loyalty is generational: Entire families.

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Anyone who’s ever argued about politics with their parents over dinner (or, ahem, ripped a Trump sign out of their uncle’s lawn in the dead of night) knows this is untrue across all cultures.

3. Once a brand loses this loyalty, Hispanics never re-engage: Unforgiving.

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When the alternative to the democrats is Donald Trump, a man that calls Latino’s rapists and criminals, you really give us no options. We either don’t vote or we vote for the least racist brand of politicians. Either way, what we feel is alienation, not a lack of forgiveness.

4. If a brand earns this loyalty, Hispanics will always be loyal and influence family and extended family to be loyal: Long term relationship.

5. Hispanics are the most responsive to “story telling”: Brands need to “speak with us”

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This is Steve Lucero’s nice way of saying, “Hispanics can’t read. So talk at them.”

This is only a small sample of the document, which you can check out here if you want to see it for yourself. Remember, this wasn’t written by the DNC, but the fact that they had their hand in the cookie jar means they’re accountable for keeping the conversation going.

READ: Walter Mercado Says Donald Trump Would Destroy The World

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At Least 17 Dead And Hundreds Injured Following Massive Protests Across Colombia

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At Least 17 Dead And Hundreds Injured Following Massive Protests Across Colombia

A massive protest movement that swept across Colombia seems to have paid off – at least in the short term – as President Ivan Duque says that he will withdrawal the controversial tax plan that sent angry protesters into the streets. However, the protests claimed at least 17 victims who died during the unrest and hundreds more were injured.

Now that the president has withdrawn the controverial bill, many are wondering what’s next and will they have to take to the streets once again.

Massive protests claimed the lives of at least 17 people and hundreds more were injured across Colombia.

Unions and other groups kicked off marches on Wednesday to demand the government of President Ivan Duque withdraw a controversial tax plan that they say unfairly targets the most vulnerable Colombians.

Isolated vandalism, clashes between police and protesters and road blockades occurred in several cities on Saturday, and riot police were deployed in the capital.

Rights organization Human Rights Watch said it had received reports of possible police abuse in Cali, and local human rights groups alleged up to 17 deaths occurred.

After a week of protests, the government has shelved the controversial plan.

Faced with the unrest, the government of President Ivan Duque on Sunday ordered the proposal be withdrawn from Congress where it was being debated. In a televised statement, he said his government would work to produce new proposals and seek consensus with other parties and organizations.

President Duque, in his statement, acknowledged “it is a moment for the protection of the most vulnerable, an invitation to build and not to hate and destroy”.

“It is a moment for all of us to work together without paltriness,” he added. “A path of consensus, of clear perceptions. And it gives us the opportunity to say clearly that there will be no increase in VAT for goods and services.”

The tax reform had been heavily criticized for punishing the middle classes at a time of economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The government introduced the bill on April 15 as a means of financing public spending. The aim was to generate $6.3 billion between 2022 and 2031 to reignite the fourth largest economy in Latin America.

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Federal Investigators Executed A Search Warrant On Rudy Giuliani’s N.Y.C. Home And This Is Just The Beginning

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Federal Investigators Executed A Search Warrant On Rudy Giuliani’s N.Y.C. Home And This Is Just The Beginning

Months of investigations on Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani officially came to a head Wednesday morning.

The former New York City mayor’s dealings with Ukraine officials in 2019 have been under scrutiny for months by authorities who have been investigating allegations Giuliani lobbied for powerful Ukrainian interests. The investigations have also looked into claims that Giuliani also solicited the Ukrainian government for damaging information on President Joe Biden when he was running against Trump in the 2020 election.

There is also the matter of allegations that Giuliani attempted to find information on Biden’s son Hunter, who was part of the board of an energy company in Ukraine.

Federal investigators executed a search warrant on Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan home on Wednesday morning.

The search was part of a criminal investigation into Giuliani‘s activities with Ukraine. According to The New York Times, “Prosecutors obtained the search warrants as part of an investigation into whether Mr. Giuliani broke lobbying laws as President Trump’s personal lawyer.”

Federal agents seized cellphones and other electronic devices as part of the investigation. The search warrant took place around 6 a.m. at Mr. Giuliani’s apartment on Madison Avenue and his Park Avenue office in Manhattan.

The execution of a search warrant against the former president’s lawyer is particularly shocking.

The warrant comes as a major development in the investigation that has been ongoing for some time and examines the former- mayor’s conduct during Mr. Trump’s first impeachment trial.

“It was also a remarkable moment in Mr. Giuliani’s long arc as a public figure,” noted New York Times. “As mayor, Mr. Giuliani won national recognition for steering New York through the dark days after the Sept. 11 attacks, and earlier in his career, he led the same U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan that is investigating him now, earning a reputation as a hard-charging prosecutor who took on organized crime and corrupt politicians.”

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