The workplace fails to meet the needs of Latinas despite their higher-than-average participation in the workforce and high rates of entrepreneurialism. Photo by The Climate Reality Project on Unsplash

In the top news of the week, we reported how Mexico is paving the way for a 2024 presidential election where two women are the top contenders, how Latinas' vital contribution to the American economy is being undermined, and what's the representation of Latino players in the NFL.

As Latinas are primed to drive U.S. economic growth in the coming years as they enter the country's workforce in record numbers, decades of labor policy undervalue their overall contribution, says UnidosUS in a special report for Labor Day.

The group says that, currently, there are 12.6 million Latinas in the US workforce and they account for 16% of female labor in the country.

President Joe Biden's support from nonwhite voters has declined since 2020 when he got more than 70% among this group, a compilation of New/ York Times/Siena College polls over the last year shows.

According to the pollsters, on average Biden leads Donald Trump by 53% to 28% among registered nonwhite voters.

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, a former Mexico City mayor, was picked as Morena party's candidate to run in the 2024 presidential election in a nomination process that was contested and called "tainted" by her top contender in the party primaries.

Sheinbaum, 61, has long been seen as the top ally of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO) in Morena and as personally chosen by him to take the reins of the so-called Fourth Transformation (4T), the populist movement with which the party implements policy and rules over the country.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Latina economist Adriana Kugler to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Thursday by a 53-45 vote.

Kugler will become the first Hispanic to sit on the central bank's board in the Fed's 110 years of history. This comes after months of lobbying by Senator Bob Menéndez (D-New Jersey), who urged President Joe Biden to fulfill campaign promises of an inclusion agenda.

As the 2023 NFL Season kicks off this weekend, the league remains an environment where the impact of the Latino community doesn't match the league's efforts for inclusion as there's but a handful of Hispanic players in the teams' initial lineups.

As of last year, the 32 NFL teams enrolled only 7 players who defined their origin or ethnicity as Latino. According to the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), that represents 0.4% of the NFL's total players.

A slim majority of Texas voters support using buoys and barbed wire on the Rio Grande to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States, according to a recent poll by the University of Texas published Friday.

Authorities in the Mexican state of Campeche are investigating the disappearance of Caballo Azteca, an offshore support vessel involved in an ongoing labor dispute between Oceanografía, an oil services firm in insolvency proceedings, and a group of ex-workers.

According to counsel representing Oceanografía, the company filed a lawsuit alleging fraudulent transactions by government officers and former workers to put the ship up for sale.

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