In Case You Missed It: Diego Luna’s Getting Love, Oprah’s Race Issue, Brazil’s Corruption And More
In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.
Dreamboat Diego Luna was selected to join the cast of “Berlin, I Love You.”
Diego Luna’s career continues to get tons of love. The 37-year-old actor was tapped to join the all-star cast of “Berlin, I Love You.” The release date for the film, which is currently in pre-production, has not yet been announced, but several cast members have been announced, including Jared Leto, Orlando Bloom, and Gemma Arterton. For fans who can’t wait to see Luna on the big screen, he will star alongside Ellen Page and Nina Dobrev in the remake of “Flatliners” this fall.
[More] The Hollywood Reporter: Cannes: Diego Luna, Orlando Bloom Joining ‘Berlin, I Love You’ (Exclusive)
Brazilian President Michel Temer implicated in a bribery scandal.
It’s as if Brazil’s President looked at the scandals affecting politicians in the U.S. and said, “Anything you can do, I can do better.” As The Guardian reported, recordings of President Temer allegedly “discussing hush money pay-offs to a jailed associate” have lead to calls for his impeachment and investigations into the alleged corruption running rampant in his administration. Several officials from his administration have resigned already. While Temer’s approval ratings have sunk to the single digits, he has said he will not resign.
[More] The Guardian: Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery
Undocumented Guatemalan immigrant calls 911 to have himself deported.
Cesar Sanchez is currently in jail on $2,000 bond after calling 911 in Florida to have himself deported. When the operator asked what the emergency was, Sanchez, “It’s not an emergency, I just want to be deported.” He was charged with misusing 911, which is a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida. He is expected to be handed over by local law enforcement to ICE.
[More] Associated Press: Guatemalan Man Calls 911 and Asks to Be Deported
FUERZAFest’s “Still Here” exhibit examines the “history of erasure” within the Latinx LBGTQI community
New York’s FUERZAfest’s “Still Here” exhibition honors members of the Latinx LGBTQI community who have been dismissed or ignored from the larger conversation of equal rights. It also challenges the norm that these voices are somehow less important within the community. The “Still Here” exhibit runs through May 21st. For more information, check out their website here.
Oprah Magazine’s May 2017 photo essay, “Let’s Talk About Race” wonderfully addresses stereotypes and society.
"Lets Talk About Race" – photographs by Chris Buck. pic.twitter.com/yP4zaY4fCH
— Ericka? (@ericka_posadas_) May 18, 2017
A white child trying to find a white doll. Asian women getting pedicures from white beauticians. A white maid waiting on a rich Latina. These are just a few of the images presented in O, The Oprah Magazine’s May 2017 issue. The “Let’s Talk About Race” photo essay “grew out of a big ideas meeting we had with Oprah,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief Lucy Kaylin told the Huffington Post. Kaylin added, “The main thing we wanted to do was deal with the elephant in the room — that race is a thorny issue in our culture, and tensions are on the rise.” Check out the full spread at the Huff Po.