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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Military members across the globe are being honored for the month of May during Military Appreciation Month.
Throughout the month of May, KPRC2 salutes the service and sacrifice of our service members and their families during Military Appreciation Month.
Twenty-two-year-old Blanca De Leon earned the Military Excellence Award on July 3 after graduating as the top sailor from Recruit Training Command.
A military operation to strike Iran in retaliation for the downing of a US drone was set to begin Thursday night when President Donald Trump called it off, a US official with direct knowledge of the matter told CNN.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Bob Unanue is the President and CEO of Goya Foods Inc. , the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. As one of the grandchildren of the company's founders, immigrants from Spain, he is now at the helm of the family's empire, which expands to Latin America and Europe. Unanue is now a Houston resident, where Goya has a large production plant, and he explains what he believes to be the secret of the success of many Latino businesses flourishing locally and in the country.
Hector de Leon is the Director of Communications and Voter Outreach for the Harris County Clerk's Office, who is the Chief Election's Officer of the county. Way before he became the person in charge of election data and enabling minorities to vote in Harris, De Leon was campaigning for Latinos to participate politically and understand the importance of being represented. The assumption that Latinos don't vote is a misconception, and the data shows why, he explains.
Raymond Ruiz is the Executive Director and founder of El Gato Media Network. a local organization concentrated on developing Latino students trying to work in media and communications. There is a lack of diversity and of Hispanic representation in local newsrooms, Ruiz says, and one of his goals to change that.
Jerónimo Cortina teaches Political Science at the University of Houston and is the Associate Director of their Center for Mexican American Studies. He researches about Latinos' political behavior, and defines his job as providing information to the Latino community they can act on because, he underlines, information is everything. His major goal is to increase Latinos' civic participation, primarily through vote. The key, he says, is to mobilize the young segment. And he explains why.