The Hip Hop Museum Tour Sponsored by CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka


NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, The Hip Hop Museum announces The Hip Hop Museum Tour Sponsored by CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka (tickets available HERE) – kicking off in Hip Hop’s birthplace, New York City, on October 14th before traveling to Atlanta, Houston, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Miami. In celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary, entertainment company Mass Appeal, and CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka, the official vodka of Hip Hop 50, have partnered with The Hip Hop Museum to tell the story of the pioneers who created and cultivated a sound that sent waves around the world.

The Hip Hop Museum Tour Sponsored by CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka

Ahead of the museum’s 2025 opening date, the touring exhibit will feature early Hip Hop artifacts from 1973-1990, highlighting important firsts along the genre’s road from block parties to sold out stadiums. Each tour stop will shine a light on the cultural and social accomplishments of a community that fought for a voice and prevailed, moving the needle on what Hip Hop was and ultimately could be.

“The Hip Hop Museum is thrilled to be in partnership with Mass Appeal and to have the support from CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka as we celebrate Hip Hop 50. Fifty years of growth and the global impact of Hip Hop culture in all its expressions. By taking the museum’s exhibition on tour, we’re shining a light on the culture’s regional creative influences, its creators, and the communities nationwide that helped give rise to the genre,” said Rocky Buccano, Executive Director of the Universal Hip Hop Museum.

Curated by Hip Hop historians, Pete Nice and Paradise Gray, the exhibit focuses on the genesis of Hip Hop, from its grassroots inception to the first worldwide tours. 

Hip Hop is one of the most influential cultures the world has ever seen. In its genesis, it challenged generational thinking and disrupted everything from fashion and art, to language and politics. For fifty years, this global phenomenon has fostered new creative expression from often overlooked and underserved communities. It’s given voice to the silenced; purpose to the oppressed.

We welcome you to join us on a journey back to where it all began.

 A complete list of tour dates can be found below (subject to change)

  1. New York City: 10/14
  2. Atlanta: 10/21
  3. Houston: 11/4
  4. Los Angeles: 11/11
  5. Charlotte: 11/18
  6. Miami: 12/5-12/9

The Hip Hop Museum Tour is the latest punctuation of the Mass Appeal led #HipHop50 initiative, a multi-faceted cross-platform campaign honoring the birth and rise of the most enduring movement of the last half-century. Mass Appeal recently hosted Hip Hop 50 Live – A Star Studded Concert on Hip Hop’s birthday featuring the Bottom of the Ninth performance from Run DMC. This partnership with The Hip Hop Museum will continue Mass Appeal’s quest to honor Hip Hop in the most authentic and globally impactful way possible.

Follow @MassAppeal and the @UHHM on social media to keep an eye out for the Hip Hop Museum Tour near you!

About Hip Hop Museum
The Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx celebrates and preserves the history of local and global Hip Hop music and culture to inspire, empower, and promote understanding. Anchored in the birthplace of the culture, The Hip Hop Museum opening in 2025, in the Bronx will provide a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge, creating unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences around the Hip Hop culture of the past, present, and future.

About Hip Hop 50
Hip Hop 50 is Mass Appeal’s love letter to Hip Hop. A manifestation of the company’s commitment to celebrating the culture in the most authentic and globally impactful way possible. Hip Hop 50 is activating through unique storytelling that is realized in timeless content, original music, live experiences, strategic partnerships, custom products and much, much more. Every facet of the Hip Hop 50 Universe includes a charitable component connected to the The Hip Hop Museum. Find #HipHop50 online, on-air and on the block.

About Mass Appeal
Mass Appeal is an entertainment company dedicated to telling stories from the perspective of those who shape and shift culture. Since 1996, we have documented the emerging movements that influence popular ideas. Today, Mass Appeal is the elevated voice of Hip Hop and its ever-expanding sphere of influence. Integrated offerings in content, music, and creative services stoke Mass Appeal’s ability to maximize the impact of our output. Our diverse school of thought separates us from friends and foes alike. Follow Mass Appeal on all social platforms @massappeal.

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Coordinating Pet Costumes, Heirloom Pumpkins Expected to be Among Top Halloween Trends This Year

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 241 supercenters throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This Halloween, Meijer is stocking up on the latest trends, including locally-grown and heirloom pumpkins, as well as coordinating dog and human costumes for pet parents who want to dress up with their pooches. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is also offering great value on kids’ costumes to help families stick to the budget and expanding its already strong selection of trendy seasonal décor with new products, like haunted farmhouse mantel displays and Wagon Kits to ensure little ones can ride around the neighborhood in style.

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 241 supercenters throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics.

“Halloween is such a fun celebration for friends and families, and Meijer is here to make that fun a bit easier on parents’ time and wallets,” said Lynette Ackley, Meijer Group Vice President of Health & Beauty, Consumables & Hardlines. “As a one-stop-shop, families can make Meijer their Halloween destination for décor, candy, party supplies and costumes for everyone – even their favorite four-legged friends – at an increased value.”


  • Pet Costumes: Dressing up with a pet is a hot trend for 2023, and Meijer has options for any size furry friend to complement their owner, with 14 total dog costumes in sizes small to extra-large. Meijer has coordinating adult ketchup and mustard costumes to pair with a pup-sized hotdog costume, as well as matching pumpkin costumes for a human and their pooch. New this year are adjustable fasteners on all costumes to provide better fit and comfort for pets of all shapes and sizes.
  • Adults: Costumes for adults continue to grow in popularity, with onesies and ponchos remain a favorite due to their warmth and ease of use. New this year for adults are cow, lobster, unicorn and skeleton onesies, as well as “over the clothes” skeleton and ghost ponchos. The retailer also expanded their selection of accessories like makeup, masks and wigs for those who want to create a DIY costume.
  • Pre-Teen: Monster High, Star Wars, Minecraft and Harry Potter are among the top licensed options for older kids. as well as evergreen options like vampires and witches.
  • Kids: Bluey, Paw Patrol, Spidey, Baby Shark and Disney Princesses are popular choices in licensed costumes. Perennial favorites for kids include skeleton, witch and mermaid.
  • Infants/Toddlers: Costumes for this age range are designed to be warm and easy for parents to get on and off, including a dog, ladybug, triceratops, monster and tiger. Other non-licensed options include a horse “rider” costume, firefighter, pirate, witch, unicorn and fairy.
  • Wagon Kits: New this year are wagon kits, designed to decorate a wagon or cart for youngsters who need a lift from house to house. Options include a firetruck, pirate ship and a carriage to transport young firefighters, pirates and princesses.
  • Adaptive: Last year, Meijer introduced adaptive costumes designed to be accessible, featuring Velcro and pull tabs rather than zippers and snaps, as well as inner linings, secret pockets, and hook-and-loop openings for children with arm and leg braces. Adaptive costumes are back this year with new options like a race car driver and a firefighter, as well as a princess and returning favorite, a mermaid.


  • Jack-O’-Lanterns: Meijer expects to sell more than 1 million pumpkins across the retailer’s six-state footprint this year. Meijer jack-o’-lanterns are grown locally, supporting farms in Michigan and Ohio.
  • Heirloom and Ornamental Pumpkin and Gourds: Last year, Meijer stores saw a 60 percent increase in sales of ornamental pumpkins and gourds, with consumers opting for trendy options like white pumpkins to complement their home décor, and that trend is expected to continue this year.
  • Pumpkin Carving Kits: For those who want to improve carving skills, new pumpkin carving kits are available with traditional designs, as well as special options like “Stranger Things”-themed kits.

Trending Décor Themes:

  • Haunted Farmhouse: Changing up a mantel display for the season is an easy way to add holiday flair, and new spooky farmhouse décor, like pumpkins, cats, owls and skeletons with floral, wood, and metal details can add a fresh spin on classic Halloween kitsch.
  • Creepy Garden: Bring the outdoors in with décor inspired by trendy yet sophisticated color palettes using moody dark greens & matte black with accents of dull metallics. Décor such as moss and floral-covered skulls, along with carnivorous plants, rats and bugs, can help set a creepy mood.


  • Party Snacks: Fall Frederik’s flavors are hitting shelves, with new products, including Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie Almonds, as well as Chai Tea, Pumpkin Spice and White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie caramels.
  • Novelty Candy: Customers will find new specialty Meijer-brand treats in stores this year, like chocolate eyeballs and spooky monster faces, along with Sour Jelly Pumpkins and Gummi candy corn mix.
  • Specialty Beverages: Meijer is the exclusive retailer for two new Michigan cider products this year: Half gallons of Salted Caramel Cider from Armada, Mich.-based Blake Farms and Sparkling Honey Crisp Cider from Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Vander Mill.

About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 500 supercenters, Meijer Grocery, neighborhood markets and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

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2024 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Adds Blackout Beauty with Nightshade Edition

2024 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Adds Blackout Beauty with Nightshade Edition
  • Corolla Cross Hybrid Brings the Bold Style of Nightshade to the Lineup
  • Unique Features Include 18-in. Gloss Black Wheels, Black & Red Seating, and More
  • Available in Jet Black or Ultra Sporty Two-Tone Color Choices
  • Exclusive Standard Accessories Like Roof Rack and Carpet Floor Mats
  • Corolla Cross Hybrid SE and XSE Models Get Updated Wireless Charger
  • Fifth Generation Hybrid System and All-Wheel Drive Standard with 196 Net System Horsepower and Manufacturer-Estimated 42 Combined MPG

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Toyota Corolla Cross is adding even more style to the lineup with a Nightshade Special Edition for 2024. Available exclusively on the Corolla Cross Hybrid, and based on the SE grade, the Nightshade Edition brings a distinctive look to the already feature-packed entry SUV. Featuring 18-inch gloss black sport alloy wheels, black and red fabric trimmed interior with red accent stitching, and black accented head and tail lamps, it’s a low-key cool Corolla Cross with unique style.

2024 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Adds Blackout Beauty with Nightshade Edition

Built on the SE grade, additional details on the Corolla Cross Hybrid Nightshade include blacked-out badges, black outside door handles and mirrors, and an integrated rear lip spoiler. The finishing touch to the model’s exterior are three chic paint options, a stealthy Jet Black, Barcelona Red with Jet Black Roof, or Celestite Gray with Jet Black Roof. It is also equipped with standard accessories that are ready for life-on-the-go – like a roof rack for extra storage, wireless charging, frameless HomeLink Rearview Mirror, and standard carpet floormats.

The Corolla Cross Hybrid Nightshade joins the S, SE, and XSE grades for model year 2024. With three sport grades to choose from, drivers can find a Corolla Cross Hybrid that fits their budget and style. For model year 2024 the SE and XSE both receive an update to their wireless charger. The 2024 Corolla Cross Hybrid, along with the gas model that launched in 2021, is assembled in the U.S. at the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Corolla Cross Hybrid Nightshade Edition and the rest of the Corolla Cross Hybrid lineup is expected to arrive at Toyota Dealerships this winter.

Tuned to Perform Fifth Generation Toyota Hybrid System

Available exclusively with Electronic On Demand All-Wheel Drive (e-AWD), the Corolla Cross Hybrid maximizes the inherent potential of its high-strength TNGA-C platform, enabling the model to achieve high-quality performance, a comfortable ride and outstanding spaciousness. What’s more, the surprising cargo capacity gives it the versatility to accommodate life’s adventures.

With the Fifth Generation Toyota Hybrid System under the hood, coupled with the e-AWD system, the Corolla Cross Hybrid offers both power and fuel-economy. With 196 net system horsepower and an 8.0 second 0-60 time, the Corolla Cross Hybrid is fun to drive while having an impressive manufacturer-estimated 42 combined miles per gallon for all grades. Its Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) also helps maximize fuel economy.

The Corolla Cross Hybrid is sporty in nature, representing the perfect complement to the gas-powered model. From an engineering perspective, it offers an approachable exterior as well as a higher line-of-sight thanks to the TNGA-C platform. The model also puts the “U” in SUV, with 21.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space with rear seats up, 1,500 pounds of towing capacity, and 8-inches of ground clearance. Its ride is supported by a sport-tuned double-wishbone multi-link rear suspension with coil springs, trailing arms, stabilizer bar and hydraulic shock absorbers, for a capable yet comfortable ride.

Distinctive Appeal Across the Grades

The 2024 Corolla Cross Hybrid is available in three grades: S, SE and XSE. The three Sport grades offer eye-catching details that set it apart from its gas sibling, such as unique front and rear styling. The S and SE grades come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen, a sport-tuned suspension, LED head and tail lamps and smart key access. The XSE adds available two-toned paint and available 18-inch alloy wheels.

The SE grade adds privacy glass, roof rails and paddle shifters as well as standard Blind-Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). When moving up to the XSE grade, the Corolla Cross Hybrid’s sportiest offering builds on the features of the SE and gains standard 18-inch Alloy wheels, premium LED head lamps, taillamps and fog lamps, SofTex®-trimmed seats with the addition of heated front seats and a power driver’s seat.

For exterior color options, the 2024 Corolla Cross Hybrid SE and XSE grades will be available in four two-tone combinations: Sonic Silver with Jet Black Roof, Barcelona Red Metallic with Jet Black Roof, Blue Crush Metallic with Jet Black Roof and Acidic Blast with Jet Black Roof. Additionally, Corolla Cross Hybrid will be available in:

  • Wind Chill Pearl ($425 extra-color cost)
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Celestite
  • Blue Crush Metallic

Inside, Corolla Cross’ spacious interior offers many of the same desirable features offered in its sedan and hatchback siblings. In higher grades, the model can be outfitted with a power moonroof, as well as either single- or dual-zone automatic climate control, with all grades featuring standard heating and air conditioning vents for rear seat passengers.

The 2024 Corolla Cross Hybrid is offered in the following interior color options:

  • S: Fabric-trimmed seats in Black/Gray
  • SE: Fabric-trimmed seats in Black/Gray or Black/Blue
  • XSE: SofTex®-trimmed seats in Black or Black/Blue

Toyota Audio Multimedia System Standard

Standard across all Corolla Cross grades for 2024 is the Toyota Audio Multimedia system, with Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and USB-C charge ports to keep all your devices ready for action. Designed and engineered by Toyota’s Texas-based Connected Technologies team, Corolla Cross drivers can enjoy a wide range of enhanced connectivity and convenience features with Over-the-Air (OTA) updates. Users can interact with the system through intuitive touch and voice activation controls.

With the available Connected Service Drive Connect subscription*, drivers and passengers have access to Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation and Destination Assist. With Intelligent Assistant, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” awaken the system for voice activated commands to search for directions, find Points of Interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change the cabin temperatures and more. Cloud Navigation, the available onboard navigation solution, utilizes the cloud to download the latest available map, traffic and routing information. To ensure users have the most up-to-date search capabilities, POI search is provided by Google Points-of-Interest data. Destination Assist also gives access to 24/7 live agent assistance to locate the next destination.

The new Toyota Audio Multimedia system allows for dual Bluetooth® phone connectivity, with support for standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. With further connectivity, the Corolla Cross has an available Wi-Fi Connect* subscription that offers 4G connectivity for up to five devices – turning the Corolla Cross into an AT&T Hotspot. Adding to the already robust offering of audio playback ability with HD Radio®, USB data and a SiriusXM® Platinum Plan 3-month trial subscription, Wi-Fi Connect * trial or subscription also enables the new Integrated Streaming feature, providing customers the ability to link their separate Apple Music® and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle for onboard control.

Standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0

In addition to collision protection provided by the TNGA-C platform, all 2024 Corolla Cross models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, Toyota’s suite of active safety systems, which includes enhancements made possible by system sensors with improved detection capability. The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection is also capable of detecting motorcyclists in certain conditions. When making a turn or approaching an intersection, the system is designed to detect forward or laterally approaching oncoming vehicles and provides audio/visual alerts and automatic braking in certain conditions. Improved lane recognition delivers refined performance of Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist.

Corolla Cross will be equipped with Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) so drivers can take on longer road trips with confidence. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed to notify the driver via audible and visual alerts and slight steering force if it senses the vehicle is leaving the lane without engaging a turn signal. When DRCC is set and engaged, Lane Tracing Assist uses visible lane markers or a preceding vehicle to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane.

Automatic High Beams are designed to detect preceding or oncoming vehicles and automatically switch between high beam and low beam headlights. Road Sign Assist is designed to recognize certain road sign information using a forward-facing camera and display them on the multi-information display (MID).

In addition to the TSS 3.0 system, other standard features include Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), which is designed to help detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) for added peace of mind by helping to detect vehicles approaching from either side while backing out and alerting you with a visual and audible warning. Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) also comes standard.

Toyota’s Rear Seat Reminder also comes standard on all grades. The feature can note whether a rear door was opened within 10 minutes of the vehicle being turned on, or at any time after the vehicle has been turned on, with a reminder message in the instrument cluster after the engine is turned off, accompanied by multitone chimes.

*Subscription required after trial. 4G network dependent.

Limited Warranty

Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and against perforation from corrosion for 60 months with no mileage limitation. Hybrid-related components that require repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship are covered for 8 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first from original date of first use when sold as new. The hybrid battery is covered for 10 years/150,000 miles, whichever comes first, and is transferable across ownership.

The 2023 Corolla Cross also comes with ToyotaCare, a plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance, for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 2 years of Roadside Assistance, unlimited mileage.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for more than 65 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our nearly 1,500 dealerships. 

Toyota directly employs more than 49,000 people in the U.S. who have contributed to the design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks at our nine manufacturing plants. By 2025, Toyota’s 10th plant in North Carolina will begin to manufacture automotive batteries for electrified vehicles. With more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, Toyota currently offers 24 electrified options.

Through its Driving Possibilities initiative, the Toyota USA Foundation has committed $110 million to create innovative educational programs within, and in partnership with, historically underserved and diverse communities near the company’s 14 U.S. operating sites.

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New Health Benefits Company VITAL Unveils Innovative Health Plan Designs To Address Persistent U.S. Hispanic Uninsured Rates


WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — VITAL, a new Hispanic-owned health benefits company that designs affordable health plans for the diverse U.S. Hispanic community, today announced its launch. Poised to operate across the country, VITAL (pronounced Vee-TAHL) was created to support the health and well-being of Hispanic families by removing barriers to care and empowering companies to create and maintain their own low-cost health care plans.

The company launch event took place in Washington, D.C. near Capitol Hill. VITAL President Al Cardenas was joined by Emcee Ana Navarro, Host of ABC’s The View, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9) and Georgia Commissioner of Insurance, John F. King.

VITAL’s unique value proposition is centered on a significant and persistent disparity in uninsured rates, copays and deductibles between Hispanics and non-Hispanics. To address persistent health care disparities in the Hispanic community, VITAL’s federally-compliant health plan designs provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional health care plans that meet the health benefit needs of U.S. employers across a diverse labor force and work environment.

The company’s health plan design eliminates the high-deductible aspect of typical health insurance plans and removes co-insurance, making a plan that’s more attractive to patients’ needs. The plans are self-funded ERISA plans that are backed by a stop-loss insurance policy with a low-attachment point. The make-up of the plans also reduces the likelihood of health insurance avoidance and mitigates personal health care debt. Ninety percent of VITAL’s plans have no deductibles, and low or no co-pays for most generic medicines.

VITAL is led by experts with decades of experience in the health benefits industry. VITAL’s affordable, alternative health care plans are designed for small employers and aim to meet the needs of millions of uninsured Hispanic workers across the United States.

At 64 million or 19 percent of the overall U.S. population, the Hispanic population is the nation’s largest racial or ethnic minority. Unfortunately, the health disparities for the population have persisted despite an increase in Hispanics gaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Hispanic or Latino people have among the highest uninsured rate in the nation at 17.7 percent; more than twice the national average.

“We are proud to launch the first dedicated effort in the United States that focuses on the well-being of millions of uninsured Hispanic individuals and families,” said Al Cardenas, President of VITAL. “VITAL-designed health care solutions are among the most thoughtful and innovative programs available anywhere in the U.S. We look forward to working with businesses to provide this essential health plan solution for their workers.”

Lack of access to quality, affordable health coverage among the Hispanic population often stems from language barriers, type of employment and/or immigration status. Individuals can feel comfortable communicating with VITAL in Spanish and English. Two other major, contributing factors discouraging members of the Hispanic community from participating in the United States health care system are fear and a lack of trust. VITAL’s health plans are uniquely built by and for the Hispanic community.

“Many years ago, I worked my way through community college as part of a nighttime office cleaning crew,” said President Cardenas. “None of us had health insurance. Many wanted it, but also had to worry about saving for their daughter’s 15th birthday party, or replacing an old clunker. Unfortunately, for millions of the people who make our country work, not much has changed. It’s our mission with VITAL to finally do something about Hispanic health care, through private sector solutions.”

VITAL is a newly launched, Hispanic-owned health benefits company that designs affordable health plans to meet the needs of uninsured U.S. Hispanic workers and their employers. VITAL’s benefits extend affordability and choice through plans built on reduced or eliminated copays – not high deductibles – that can improve health disparities among the uninsured in Hispanic communities across the U.S. Visit to learn more.

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Expedia 2024 Air Travel Hacks

Report Unlocks Stress-Saving Strategies and Best Times to Book and Fly

SEATTLE, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — According to new research from Expedia®, air travel is a leading cause of stress for 55% of Americans, who find it more daunting than filing taxes or visiting the dentist.1 To help break the cycle of stress as the busy holiday travel season approaches, Expedia today released its 2024 Air Travel Hacks Report, unpacking data-backed strategies for saving money and reducing stress. Hacks from this year’s report include:

Expedia 2024 Air Travel Hacks
  • The booking sweet spot just got sweeter:
    • Domestic airfare should be booked 28 days before departure; travelers saved up to 24% compared to those who booked at the last minute, surpassing the 10% savings travelers saw on average in 2022.
    • International airfare should be booked around 60 days out (and no more than four months out) for optimal availability and savings (around 10% on average). Last year, the sweet spot was closer to six months out.
  • Sunday remains the cheapest day of the week to book flights, while Fridays are most expensive. On average, travelers saved up to 13%.2
  • Fly before 3 p.m. to minimize the impact of delays and cancellations. Flights departing after 3 p.m. statistically have a 50% higher chance of being canceled than earlier flights.3
  • There’s officially no bad time to book, with Expedia’s Price Drop Protection: More than a quarter (28%) of U.S. travelers continue checking ticket prices even after they’ve booked, but this new product issues a refund if the price of the ticket drops on Expedia after booking.*

The analysis also found that average ticket prices remain nearly flat compared to last year and flight cancellation rates have improved (1.7% of flights compared to 4.1% in 20223), positive trends for travelers that cited finding a good deal (61%) and worrying about disruptions (28%) as big contributors to stress.

“In terms of stress levels, booking your next flight shouldn’t be in the same ballpark as getting a cavity filled,” said Melanie Fish, head of Expedia Group Brands public relations. “The good news is many of the things that contribute to travel stress are getting better, and Expedia is constantly releasing new tools like Price Tracking and Price Drop Protection that make the whole booking and flying journey smoother.”

Expedia’s annual Air Travel Hacks Report is backed by an analysis of billions of data points and the most extensive air ticketing database in the world through collaboration with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and OAG.

“Airlines are adding capacity and increasing service to meet the sustained air travel demand we’ve seen throughout 2023,” said Chuck Thackston, managing director of data science and research at ARC. “Air travel has proven resilient over the past few years, with travelers increasingly taking to the skies for both business and leisure. Fortunately for those travelers, the cost of airfare has been below 2022 levels for most of the year.”

Head to the Expedia Newsroom to read more insights from the 2024 Air Travel Hacks Report.

About Expedia
Expedia® is one of the world’s leading full-service travel brands, with a mission of helping travelers get the most out of every trip they take by providing everything they need all in one place, ensuring they are getting the most out of every trip they take, and above all else, feel supported every step of the way.  

Our commitment to insights matched with our unprecedented scale allows us to understand our travelers better than anyone else, delivering exactly what they need, when they need it. Our personalized experiences, backed by incredible technology, enable us to deliver the widest selection of product offerings across accommodations, transportation, activities and experiences that help you get the most out of your journey.  

Use our mobile app or visit to plan your journey with us.  

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About Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) 
ARC accelerates the growth of global air travel by delivering forward-looking travel data, flexible distribution services and other innovative industry solutions. We are a leading travel intelligence company that possesses the world’s largest, most comprehensive global airline ticket dataset, including more than 15 billion passenger flights representing 490 airlines and 230 countries and territories. Our solutions and expertise strengthen economies and enrich lives by connecting stakeholders across the travel ecosystem. For more information, visit

About OAG
OAG is the leading data platform for the global travel industry, powering the growth and innovation of the air travel ecosystem since 1929. It has the world’s largest network of flight information, covering the whole journey from planning to customer experience. Customers include airlines, airports, travel technology players, aviation service providers, government agencies, financial institutions and consultancies. Headquartered in the U.K., OAG has operations in the U.S., Singapore, Japan, China, and Lithuania. For more information, visit: and follow us on Twitter @OAG Aviation.

*Price Drop Protection available for a fee on eligible flights and for free for Gold and Platinum tier One Key members on the Expedia app. Refund will be the difference if the price of your flight on Expedia drops. Terms apply. See site for details.

Data sources
1 Survey on air travel stress was conducted among 1,000 US air travelers from August 23-29, 2023, on behalf of Expedia by OnePoll.
2 Best day of the week to book, depart and ideal booking window recommendations based on average round-trip ticket prices for January through August 2023, sourced from ARC’s global airline sales database. Percentages noted are averages.
3 Flight cancellations and delays hacks based on January through August 2023 flight status data for flights originating in the U.S. sourced from OAG’s global flight data platform. Percentages noted are averages.

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Echo Celebrates a Century of Scarves with “Echo 100” Collaborative Design Project

Creators Left to Right: Laura Kolbe, Matteo Maresi, Daria Reina Chez Dede, Richard Haines, Bandana Tewari, Aaron Potts, Alexandra Grounds, and Roberto Bonanomi

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Echo New York is celebrating its 100th anniversary today and announces the launch of “Echo 100,” a year-long celebration of the scarf. The company has collaborated with an eclectic group of 100 prominent and emerging creators representing fashion, art, film, design, culinary arts, architecture, photography, dance, literature, and music. Through this collaboration, Echo intends to express its gratitude by contributing up to $1,000,000 to a diverse array of philanthropic endeavors chosen by the creators.

Creators Left to Right: Laura Kolbe, Matteo Maresi, Daria Reina Chez Dede, Richard Haines, Bandana Tewari, Aaron Potts, Alexandra Grounds, and Roberto Bonanomi

Each of the 100 creators has designed a one-of-a-kind 35-inch silk square scarf, a beautiful wearable piece of art. These scarves are produced with great care in numbered editions of 100 and will be available exclusively on the website. In honor of the ‘100’ theme, Echo will donate $100 from the sale of each scarf to a charity chosen by the scarf’s designer. The retail price for each scarf is set at $195.00.

“This project grew out of our passion for the silk scarf, the iconic accessory that launched our business in 1923,” says Charlie Roberts, Echo’s President and Chief Revenue Officer. “A quality-made scarf stands as a testament to creativity, craft, and individual style. Echo 100 celebrates these ideals in a way that gives back, fosters a sense of community, and highlights people who inspire us.”

Today marks the launch of this initiative with the introduction of eight scarves, here, followed by themed releases along with exciting activations and events throughout the year’s celebration.

“Our centennial is a momentous occasion, offering a chance for reflection and anticipation,” says Steven Roberts, CEO and Chief Product Officer of Echo. “This project celebrates the things that have defined Echo’s history – creativity, philanthropy and partnership – while launching us into an exciting second century.”

About Echo New York

Founded by Edgar and Theresa Hyman on their wedding day in New York on September 27, 1923, Echo began its journey with a single scarf. Over the years, the brand has flourished, expanding its product range from scarves to hats, gloves, beach and resort wear, and lifestyle products like decorative fabrics, bed linen, and loungewear.

Today, Echo products are available globally at over 1,000 distribution points and through their flagship digital store,

Echo’s commitment to excellence extends beyond its brand, as its licensing and private label divisions continue to create accessories for esteemed brands such as Ralph Lauren, Faherty, Orvis, Bloomingdales, Saks, Macy’s, The Getty, New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Girl Scouts, among others. 

Remaining true to its roots, Echo continues as a family-run, privately held company based in the heart of New York City. Currently managed by the fourth generation of leadership, Echo holds steadfast to its mission of celebrating craftsmanship, the vibrant spirit of its hometown, and the enduring allure of authentic style.
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Modified Kia Telluride X-Pro gears up for the Rebelle Rally
  • Kia returns to the all-women off-road navigational challenge for fourth year in a row
  • Custom 2024 Telluride X-Pro outfitted by Baja Forged set to compete in X-Cross class
  • Newly matched teammates Verena Mei and Susie Saxten ready to test their mettle and put the 2024 Telluride X-Pro through its paces

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Kia America is returning to the Rebelle Rally off-road navigational challenge for the fourth consecutive year, and it has its sights set on conquering the rugged off-road course with its winningest and most awarded SUV to date, the Telluride. After its rally debut in 2020, the Telluride is back for more, this time in X-Pro guise. Teammates Verena Mei (driver) and Susie Saxten (navigator) will be piloting the 2024 Telluride X-Pro across roughly 1,600 miles through the California and Nevada deserts.

Modified Kia Telluride X-Pro gears up for the Rebelle Rally

The modified Telluride X-Pro has been bolstered with an off-road treatment by BAJA FORGED1, which includes a custom roof rack and front- and rear bumpers to increase approach and departure angles. Tow points have also been added.  Skidplates help protect the Telluride’s undercarriage, while 18-inch KMC716 wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A K02 tires. A 1.5-inch lift on top of the X-Pro’s increased ground clearance gives it nearly 10 inches of ground clearance to get through the rough stuff.  

“After a second-place win in the X-Cross class in its first year of competition, we are eager to see what more the Telluride X-Pro can do,” said Steven Center, COO and EVP, Kia America. “With BAJA FORGED modifications and a stellar team leading the way, we are confident the Telluride X-Pro will reach new heights of off-road capability and prove itself as a tough competitor once again.”

In 2020, the Telluride narrowly missed first place in the X-Cross class. In the years following, two 2022 Sorento PHEVs earned second-and third place finishes, and last year, the 2023 Sportage X-Pro finished among the top five. Follow this year’s team on from Oct. 12-21.

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys. Kia is recognized as one of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2023. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles sold through a network of over 775 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America*.

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* The K5, Sportage, Sorento, and Telluride (excludes HEV and PHEV models) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts. 

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First Cancer Moonshot Award Announced at Yale School of Medicine

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NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Yale School of Medicine and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today announced the first Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) grant in the United States, which is an outgrowth of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot program. The nearly $25 million award, titled “Curing the Uncurable via RNA Encoded Immunogene Tuning,” aims to train the immune system to better fight cancer and other diseases by educating specific immune cells with mRNA technology.

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The total award, distributed over three years, will be shared among collaborating teams at Emory University, Yale School of Medicine, and University of Georgia. Researchers are working together to harness the natural immune system to fight against cancer, lupus, and emerging infections.

Phil Santangelo, PhD, of Emory and Georgia Tech, is the principal investigator, who will provide designer mRNA. Richard Edelson, MD, the Anthony N. Brady Professor of Dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, and a former director of Yale Cancer Center, is a co-principal investigator on the project. Edelson’s group brings functional dendritic cells, the master-switch of the adaptive immune system. Their discovery that dendritic cells can turn patients’ immune system “on” and “off” is foundational to this project. Now through the new ARPA-H funding, mRNA technology will be applied to these cells.

“At Yale, we developed the unique ability to produce dendritic cells quickly from any patient, and now we can instruct them with this designer mRNA to initiate immune reactions against any known protein, ranging from the spike protein of COVID19 viruses to aggressive tumors of several common types,” Edelson said. “This funding accelerates translation of those accomplishments to potentially help treat a broad range of human cancers and other diseases.”

Edelson added that ARPA-H’s crusade to encourage “moonshot” investigative team efforts in cancer is personal to all who have been affected by cancer. He said he is grateful to DeLauro, the senior member on both the House Appropriations Committee and on the subcommittee that oversees medical research. She played a key role in the creation of ARPA-H. They were joined at the event by Nancy J. Brown, MD, dean of Yale School of Medicine.

“The chance that this generous funding has given us to make a significant leap forward is an opportunity we must seize,” said Edelson. 

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WHITESTONE, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — BODYARMOR Sports Nutrition today announced the launch of their latest innovation, BODYARMOR Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters. The announcement comes on the heels of the brand’s initial entrance into the rapid rehydration category with Flash I.V. ready to drink. This is BODYARMOR’s first foray into hydration boosters via single-serve powder stick form.

Designed to deliver the latest in active hydration and functionality for consumers on-the-go, BODYARMOR’s new Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters offer the ability to refuel and replenish with more than 2200mg of essential electrolytes plus added functionality with Zinc, Vitamins B and C to support a healthy immune system, and the same BODYARMOR promise of no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or dyes. BODYARMOR Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters contain ZERO SUGAR and only 15 calories or less per single-serve packet.

“At BODYARMOR, we’re always listening to our consumers and looking for new, innovative ways to provide them with the best in hydration,” said VP Innovation, Strategy + Chief of Staff, Sabrina Niland. “We’ve seen how prominent hydration boosters have become within the beverage space, so we couldn’t be more excited to get our BODYARMOR Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters into market and see the impact it’s going to have for anyone looking for customizable, on-the-go hydration with zero sugar.”

BODYARMOR Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters will come in convenient and compact single-serve, 6-pack, and 15-pack offerings – giving consumers the ability to achieve fast and efficient rapid rehydration in a portable format. BODYARMOR Sports Nutrition also offers BODYARMOR SportWater – a premium electrolyte-packed high alkaline water with ph9+ – that’s perfect for pairing with BODYARMOR Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters, allowing consumers to customize based on their preferred flavor profile and hydration level base.

Launching in retail stores this September, BODYARMOR Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters will be available nationwide and online via Amazon in five great-tasting flavors including Tropical Punch, Cucumber Lime, Grape, Strawberry Kiwi, and all-new Lemon Lime. In support of BODYARMOR Sport Nutrition’s latest innovation, the brand will feature Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters in a variety of social media extensions, engaging OOH media, retail activations, and sampling events in local markets across the U.S.

The launch of BODYARMOR Flash I.V. Hydration Boosters follows an exciting past year for BODYARMOR Sports Nutrition as the company continues to innovate and find new ways to reach consumers across all hydration occasions.  In February, BODYARMOR Sports Nutrition re-launched POWERADE with a new visual identity, brand purpose and breakthrough formula that includes 50% more electrolytes than the competition. And following that in June, BODYARMOR Sports Nutrition launched their first new product offering in more than two years with their new ready-to-drink rapid rehydration beverage, BODYARMOR Flash I.V. 

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About BODYARMOR Sports Nutrition
Leading the world of sports and active hydration with game-changing innovation, BODYARMOR Sports Nutrition (BASN) is on a mission to become #1 in Sports Hydration. Bringing together two iconic brands, BODYARMOR and POWERADE (respectively #2 and #3 in the sports drink category), BASN exudes an entrepreneurial culture backed by the resources and insights of one of the world’s most recognizable companies, The Coca-Cola Company, which fully acquired BODYARMOR in 2021.  

BODYARMOR has been disrupting the world of Sports Hydration since 2011, offering a premium sports drink packed with electrolytes, coconut water and antioxidants that provides superior hydration. Low in sodium and high in potassium, BODYARMOR contains natural flavors and sweeteners and no colors or dyes from artificial sources. BODYARMOR’s extended portfolio includes BODYARMOR LYTE, a low-calorie, ZERO sugar added sports drink; BODYARMOR SportWater, a premium electrolyte-packed high alkaline water with ph9+; and BODYARMOR EDGE, a superior hydration sports drink with a boost of caffeine. 

POWERADE was created in 1988 to ensure hardworking athletes have the hydration they need to keep putting in the work to raise their game. The brand re-launched in 2023 with a new visual identity, brand purpose and breakthrough formula that includes 50% more electrolytes.  

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This borderless digital experience is designed to serve the unique financial needs, money habits and issues faced by the Hispanic community.

MIAMI, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — h.way is a new digital account that caters to the specific banking needs, habits, and preferences of Hispanic consumers. The service intends to directly address financial issues experienced by Hispanics at disproportionate levels in the U.S. It offers a comprehensive range of banking services, from debit card accounts with fee-less, in-network ATM access, early payday options, and round-up savings to international money transfers with cashback—all in one app.

According to the 2021 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, almost 10% of Hispanic Households are unbanked. Moreover, the survey revealed that 21.7% of unbanked households cited “not having enough money to meet minimum balance requirements” as the primary reason for not having an account.

h.way alleviates these concerns by not requiring a minimum balance to open an account, nor does it charge monthly or maintenance fees. This digital bank account service empowers customers to securely withdraw or deposit cash at over 60,000 ATM locations at no charge. Additionally, h.way offers the best total cost of remittance when transferring money across borders. All h.way accounts are held at an FDIC-insured institution and debit cards are protected by Mastercard’s ID Theft Protection™ service.

“Our goal is to help Hispanics realize their economic potential, thus improving their lives and positively impacting the U.S. GDP,” said Co-Founder and CEO, Lionel Carrasco. “We’re addressing the unmet core banking needs of our Hispanic consumers, with solutions such as no maintenance fees, no minimum balance, and a fully bilingual end-to-end experience. We are also tailoring our services to the diverse subsegments within the Hispanic market, providing features not available in many traditional banking apps, such as coverage for unexpected medical emergencies, integrated international money transfers, investments and AI-enabled conversational financial services. From hard-working immigrants who need to send money back home, to the high-income corporate professionals born abroad investing in stocks and ETFs, we’re here to serve, connect and uplift our growing and increasingly influential Hispanic community.”

As the U.S. Hispanic population grows, so does its wealth and influence a McKinsey & Company Study indicates that Hispanics, a rapidly expanding group, will represent more than 25% of the population by 2050.

Additionally, according to Ipsos, the wealth of Hispanics in America has also been steadily increasing in recent decades. Hispanics currently represent the largest affluent subgroup in the United States, with significant growth among younger generations. Today, one in five affluent Gen Zs is Hispanic, compared to one in fifteen affluent Boomers/Seniors.

h.way officially launched with a multi-city, omnichannel marketing campaign, carrying the tagline “Dinero a nuestra manera” (Money done our way), highlighting the company’s commitment to tailoring financial technology to meet Hispanic’s financial habits and needs.

About h.way
h.way is an all-in-one digital account with a mission to promote Hispanic prosperity through equitable, culturally-aware, and AI-powered digital financial services. h.way leverages a bank sponsorship with Metropolitan Commercial Bank, and Mastercard which provides safety and security features to cardholders. h.way delivers unique digital banking services tailored to the money habits of Hispanics, unachievable for most fintech and retail banks. More information can be found at h.way was launched in partnership with Leap Financial, a financial technology service company with proven experience in building digital experiences for banks and Fintech partners.

By using this card, you agree with the terms and conditions of the cardholder agreement and fee schedule, if any. The h.way prepaid Mastercard is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (Member FDIC) pursuant to a license from Mastercard. “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” and “Metropolitan” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank ©2014-2023. H.way is not a bank. From time to time, you may provide us with your information or the information of third parties. Additionally, we collect information that you generate when using our services. This information may be shared with third parties from time to time. For more information, please read our full privacy policy here. Leap Financial Inc. is a technology services provider and administrator of the card program. For customer service call 1-844-684-6844. Your funds will be held at or transferred to Metropolitan Commercial Bank, an FDIC-insured institution. While there, your funds are insured up to $250,000 by the FDIC in the event Metropolitan Commercial Bank fails if specific deposit insurance requirements are met and your card is registered. See for details. FDIC insurance does not protect your funds in the event of h.way’s failure or from the risk of theft or fraud.


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World Trade Center Miami Concludes Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference with Record Attendance and Announces Dates for 2024


Next Year’s Event scheduled for September 16th-18th, 2024, 
will Bring More Variety and Greater Innovation 
to Create a Global Market Destination for the Food and Beverage Industry

MIAMI, Sept. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Organized by the World Trade Center Miami (WTCM), the  27TH Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference closes with record-breaking attendance of more than 7,000 buyers, suppliers, distributors and industry experts spanning over 90 countries and thousands of products. 

This year’s event attracted a wide range of industry professionals eager to network, expand business partnerships, connect with customers, and explore new food and beverage products. With the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, the event was exceptionally well received, serving as an incubation and convening platform for industry growth and collaboration. Comments from exhibitors, buyers, and distributors, included:

  • “From the show’s opening, it’s been a resounding success! Just on opening day we had more than 133 meetings, and today we’re on track to do the same; we’ve even sold entire containers which is huge for us,” said Desiree Santos, an Export Executive for the Dominican Republic pavilion. “It’s our second year at the show, and we expect to be back next year.”
  • “We’re excited to be here showcasing our solutions and services, as well as our commitment to innovation,” said Pedro Penton, President, TecnicaSystems. “Engagements that take months to plan and execute happen real-time at the event, helping to fast track our pipeline.”
  • “Our participation at the AF&BS allows us to showcase our products to a wide range of distributors and buyers from across the globe, all in one place,” said Bryon Coleman, Senior Vice President, Jones Dairy Farms. “Our presence allows us to reconnect with customers, build relationships, and fast track countless discussions, meetings and buyer opportunities that help to enhance our sales efforts.”

“We’re delighted with this year’s turnout, lineup and engagement,” said Ivan Barrios, CEO World Trade Center Miami. “The event convened an impressive lineup of Industry experts who shared insights on the latest in sustainable packaging, ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages and mocktails, organic offerings and innovations in healthy meal prep. The event also showcased best-in-class, interactive demonstrations highlighting innovations moving our industry forward.” 

For 2024, the World Trade Center Miami and Informa Markets will present the first edition and collaboration by co-locating the Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference and Food Hospitality LATAM.  This collaboration seeks to create a global platform for the entire culinary spectrum.

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The World Trade Center Miami (WTCM), founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization and member of the preeminent global trade organization, the World Trade Centers Association with over 300 World Trade Centers located in more than 90 countries around the world.

For more than 50 years, the WTCM has facilitated international commerce in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Through renowned trade shows, missions, special events, educational programs, promotion of two-way trade and other forms of assistance, the WTCM plays a leading role in spurring Miami’s emergence as a hemispheric center for global trade. The diverse portfolio of WTCM programs and trade shows generates international sales, boosts exports, and fosters the ideal environment for international investment.

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Goya Foods launches Goya Cares, a global initiative dedicated to eliminating child trafficking both domestically and internationally.

VICTIMS, Now Streaming on

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Goya Cares, a global initiative dedicated to combating child trafficking and educating on child mental health, releases VICTIMS, now streaming on, a revealing documentary based on actual events that shows the heartbreaking epidemic of human trafficking in the world, and the disturbing moments that a family faces when trying to recover their daughter.