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Perfect storm of COVID-19 fatigue and vaccine myths spike infections for Houston HisPerfect storm of COVID-19 fatigue and vaccine myths spike infections for Houston Hispanics

July 9, 2022

Leaders warn unsafe behavior and vaccine misinformation are contributing to higher infection rates in Houston and Harris County among underserved communities. In part one of ABC13’s two-night town hall, we explore the hesitation in getting the vaccine and how to change that. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — While CDC data reveals the disproportionate effects of COVID-19…

Reacciones locales a decisión de reabrir los negocios

July 9, 2022

Varias autoridades económicas y políticas se pronunciaron ante la decisión del gobernador Abbott. As broadcasted by Telemundo Houston

American Heart Association forum encourages COVID-19 vaccinations

July 9, 2022

The American Heart Heart Association “Taking the Issues to Heart” virtual forum on Thursday, March 25, encouraged people to get their COVID-19 vaccines and discussed ways to communicate that message in communities of color, where vaccine mistrust and lack of access to health care are issues. Tracy Maness / Staff photo The American Heart Association…

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Laura Murillo talks Covid challenges, new Fed advisory council appointment

July 9, 2022

Laura Murillo is celebrating her 15th year as the CEO and president of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. During her time as president, she has worked to grow the organization as one of the largest and most influential Hispanic chambers in the nation. Murillo, who received a Most Admired CEO award from the Houston…

Hispanic-owned businesses will lead economic comeback – but they’ll need help

July 9, 2022

During a recent visit with the Unites States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President Joe Biden proclaimed that the Hispanic business community will lead the economic recovery following the downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. He’s right, but the Hispanic business community will need the commitment of the federal government to achieve the goal of getting…

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president calls on CEOs to increase board and leadership diversity

July 9, 2022

Laura Murillo, CEO and president of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, urged corporate leaders to increase board and executive diversity during a presentation at the chamber’s first in-person meeting since the pandemic. Around 50 Houston leaders, including representatives and CEOs from the YMCA of Greater Houston, Pappas Restaurants, the Federal Reserve Bank, PNC Bank…

Talos’ loss is a cautionary tale of operating in Latin America

July 9, 2022

U.S. oil companies have long made big bets in Latin America, only to have their major fields and assets seized by foreign governments in the name of nationalism. Occidental Petroleum in Ecuador. Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips in Venezuela. And now, Talos Energy in Mexico. “There are potentially great returns from these kinds of discoveries, but…

Employers ‘freaking out’ over DACA ruling, immigration attorney says

July 9, 2022

As groups like FIEL Houston press Congress to act on DACA, employers who depend on workers who apply to the program are uneasy over the uncertainty. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A local immigrant advocacy group is urging Congress to find a solution to DACA, the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, in response to a…

Why the affluent Latino population is growing strikingly faster than other wealthy groups

July 9, 2022

Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce shown Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Houston Melissa Phillip, Staff / Houston Chronicle Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Roberto Goizueta, an immigrant from Cuba who became the CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, rose from humble beginnings to wealth. A new study indicates…

COVID-19 vaccine key to saving generations of Hispanics and Latinos, doctors say

July 9, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas, one thing is certain: we have lost too many people we love, especially in the Hispanic and Latino communities. Hispanics and Latinos make up 39.7% of our state’s population, yet represent 37% of confirmed COVID-19 cases and 45.7% of confirmed COVID-19 deaths, according…