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America Ferrera, Eva Longoria and over 200 Latino artists ‘speak out loudly against hate’

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Actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrera and more than 200 other Latino artists and civil rights leaders on Friday penned a letter of support to the Latino community in the United States after a mass shooting in Texas and immigration raids in Mississippi.

Musicians Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Lin-Manuel Miranda gave their backing to the letter, which called on those outside the Latino community to “speak out loudly against hate.”

“If you are feeling terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks on our community, you are not alone,” said the letter, addressed to the Querida Familia Latina (Dear Latino Family) and published in the New York Times, La Opinion and other newspapers.

The letter followed a shooting targeting Mexican-Americans and Mexicans in the predominantly Latino border city of El Paso, Texas on Aug. 3 that killed 22 people, as well as the arrest of nearly 700 people in immigration raids last week on seven agricultural processing plants in Mississippi.

Both followed accusations that President Donald Trump has stoked racial divisions with his rhetoric and his crackdown on immigration at the U.S. border with Mexico.

“We will not be broken. We will not be silenced. We will continue to denounce any hateful and inhumane treatment of our community. We will demand dignity and justice,” the letter said.

It called on allies of the Latino community to “speak out loudly against hate, to contribute your resources to organizations that support our community, and to hold our leaders accountable.”

Former “Desperate Housewives” star and the executive producer of ABC’s “Grand Hotel” Longoria said in a statement that the U.S. is facing “a moral crisis … and we chose to use this moment to raise our voices and speak up.”

The letter was signed by many of the leading Latino voices and activists in United States, including veteran labor leader Dolores Huerta, novelist Sandra Cisneros and Voto Latino political group president Maria Teresa Kumar.

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Brexit betrayal: The four Tories who could defect to Lib Dems – latest odds

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A NUMBER of Conservative Party MPs have defected to the Liberal Democrats in recent days, but who could be next to defect to the Lib Dems?

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Boris Johnson victim of deliberate plot by Luxembourg to humiliate PM at Brexit meeting

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Luxembourg humiliated Boris Johnson by forcing him to cancel his press conference with the country’s prime minister, a number 10 source has revealed.

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Family of slain DNC staffer can sue Fox News, appeals court rules

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NEW YORK — A federal appeals court in New York has revived a lawsuit alleging Fox News exploited the killing of a Democratic National Committee employee.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Friday that the parents of the employee killed in 2016 had sufficient stated claims to let the case proceed toward trial.

Seth Rich, the DNC Staffer who was murdered in July of 2016.Metropolitan Police Department

The court said the lawsuit properly stated claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Joel and Mary Rich, of Omaha, Nebraska, claimed Fox News exploited their son’s slaying as a “political football.”

The parents said Fox News, a reporter and a guest commentator used “lies, misrepresentations and half-truths” in a 2017 article claiming their son Seth Rich leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

Fox News says further research will show the network didn’t engage in behavior that would support the lawsuit’s claims.

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