Trump Signs 'Hispanic Prosperity Initiative'; Goya Foods CEO Praises Leadership

Headline Roundup July 10th, 2020

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at expanding access to economic and educational opportunities for the Latino community. In attendance at the signing event was Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue, who offered praise for Trump's leadership.

Reports from right-rated outlets focused specifically on the details of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, a big part of which is expanding school choice for Hispanic students. Coverage from left- and center-rated sources focused instead on Unanue's comments, and the apparent social media backlash that followed; several calls to boycott Goya Foods trended on Twitter in the U.S. Thursday.

Trump Signs 'Hispanic Prosperity Initiative'; Goya Foods CEO Praises Leadership

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President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order establishing the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative – a move the administration says will improve access Latinos have to educational and economic opportunities.

In a speech in the White House Rose Garden before signing the order, Trump touted the initiative as expanding school choice for Hispanics and one that would improve access to charter schools for students.

The initiative is also meant to create more career pathways for Hispanic students as well as boast investment in economically distressed communities, including Opportunity Zones,...

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Goya, which says it's the nation's largest Hispanic-owned food brand, is facing a backlash after its chief executive met with and heaped praise on President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday.

On Twitter, #BoycottGoya and #GoyaFoods were trending in the United States, and some Latinos were also using the hashtag #goyaway.

Trump reached out to Latino voters Thursday with a promised expansion of his "Hispanic Prosperity Initiative," an effort said to include more taxpayer support for charter and private schools, and added tax benefits for "Opportunity Zone" development...

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Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue turned some heads Thursday when, at a White House event, he said, “We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump.”

Twitter lit up, with a number of influencers and heads of Latino-focused voters’ rights organizations urging people to stop buying from the Latin American-focused food giant.

Unanue “thinks we’re ‘blessed to have a leader’ who’s letting this pandemic kill us, cage our children, and constantly dehumanizes us,” Voto Latino tweeted. “Yo Goya, tell your man to stop praising a racist....

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