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Mexican band Los Temerarios on tour, playing in Greensboro, North Carolina in April, 2023. Los Temerarios' profile on X.

As Idalia battered through Florida, nationwide, student debt payments were reinstated and Mexico's opposition neared to nominate a presidential candidate. These are Latin Times' top stories of the week.

Mexican 'música grupera' band Los Temerarios announced their separation after a 46-year career in which they became one of the biggest acts in the Latin popular music scene, both in Mexico and the US.

The National Space Administration is inviting the public to sign a poem by Mexican-American laureate poet Ada Limón that will fly aboard Europa Clipper.

NASA launched a section in its Europa Clipper mission website inviting Spanish-speaking audiences to add their names and sign a poem that will be engraved on the spacecraft as it departs for Jupiter's moon Europa in 2024.

Mexico's opposition coalition on Wednesday named Xochitl Galvez, an outspoken senator with Indigenous roots who hopes to be the country's first woman president, as its candidate for next year's election. Her nomination increases the probability of an all-woman battle for the presidency -- between Galvez and former Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, seen as the favorite to represent the ruling party in June 2024.

Millions of students in the United States will start repayment of the loans they obtained to finance their academic careers as a three-year pause due to the COVID pandemic ended this week.

Interest on the students' debt is set to start accumulating on Friday (Sept. 1), and repayments are scheduled to resume in October.

Latinos facing property loss or personal damage in the face of Hurricane Idalia's destructive impact should seek emergency disaster relief disregarding their legal status, says an advocacy group.

"As the storm impacts lives and property, LULAC emphasizes that safety must be the priority, overshadowing other considerations," said the League of United Latin American Citizens in a press release.

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