Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is set to formally launch his bid for president on Saturday, after weeks of hinting he was ready to join the growing 2020 Democratic primary field.
Mr Castro, 44, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant who would be the first Hispanic elected president, served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama and has always been viewed as a rising star in the party. She has faced criticism for meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and supporting his regime, as well as appearing on Fox News to criticize Obama for not using the phrase "radical Islam". Because it's time for new energy. "Because we're going to make sure that the promise of America is there for everyone".
"And the opportunities that made America, America are reaching fewer and fewer people", he said, flanked by his wife Erica and children Carina and Cristian in San Antonio's Plaza Guadalupe, among a crowd of a couple hundred people.
He used his launch to repeat support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Castro was raised by a local Latina activist. "Yeah, we have to have border security", he said.
At his announcement rally he said, "There is a crisis today ..." Former U.S. Representative John Delaney has been running for more than a year.
Castro, the former San Antonio mayor, first took the national stage after delivering the keynote speech for President Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Moderates and progressives in the party have been debating about how to best challenge Trump, the likely Republican nominee.
Some Democrats believe an establishment figure who can appeal to centrist voters is the way to win back the White House. Others contend a fresh face is needed to energize the party's increasingly left-leaning base. He was also famously considered a frontrunner to be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016, but she ultimately went with Senator Tim Kaine.
Correspondents say Mr Castro does not have widespread name recognition and may struggle to make an impression in a crowded field.
"I know that the press work hard and that they are the friend of the truth in this country", Castro told the media at his event. "That said, his star is definitely not rising anymore, and the sun may be setting on the presidential ambitions of Julian Castro". He also stressed the value of hard work, which he said he and his twin brother, Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas), learned from their immigrant grandmother and their single mother. Joaquin Castro's position on the House Intelligence Committee has made him a frequent public critic of the president.
BBC Weather forecaster Alina Jenkins said heavy snow hit Germany, Austria, Turkey and the Balkans on Thursday (10 January). Several railway lines in the Alps were closed because of the snow, and schools were closed in parts of Bavaria.
National selector Trevor Hohns said: " Will Pucovski is an exciting young player who is making his mark in the Sheffield Shield. That innings made him the first Australian cricketer to score a Shield double-century before turning 21 since Ricky Ponting .
L'un des plus imposants navires de croisière du monde, l'Oasis of the Seas connaît en ce moment une épidémie de gastro-entérite. Plus de 250 passagers ont souffert de tous les maux disgracieux de la gastro et ils n'ont rien vu des excursions...
Due to processor shortages and the trade war with China, shipments declined during the last quarter and across the whole of 2018. The top 3 vendors boosted market share and Lenovo was No. 1, according to IDC and Gartner .
China's "economy began to slow there for the second half", Cook said during an interview with CNBC on Wednesday afternoon. AMS, a European chipmaker that supplies Apple, saw its shares drop almost 20% after Apple warned of slowing iPhone sales.
He said their apartments and workplaces were searched, adding that the Polish suspect had worked "for several state institutions". Huawei is a leader in the development of next-generation "5G" mobile networks and a key player in building them in Europe.
The 37-year-old pregnant royal just announced the four organizations for which she has become a royal patron. The Duchess of Sussex is officially back to work following the holidays, and has some new duties.
Indian captain Virat Kohli tops the most valuable celebrities list in 2018 with a brand value of 179.8m United States dollars . Besides, Kohli's brand value has also seen an 18 per cent rise at Rs 1,200 crore in the year that just ended.
The CDC found that the average age of women dying from all overdoses increased almost 3 years-from 43.5 in 1999 to 46.3 in 2017. According to the report , from 1999 to 2017, the drug overdose death rate in this age group increased 260 percent.
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SpaceX launches final 10 satellites for Iridium
The rocket's first stage landed safely on SpaceX's "Just Read the Instructions" droneship in the Pacific Ocean. Friday's launch was SpaceX's eighth and final in a series for Iridium, which is headquartered in Virginia.
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French yellow vest protests stretch into 9th straight week
But the public consultations risk being hobbled by record levels of distrust towards politicians and representatives of the state. Outside the capital, major Yellow Vest protests engulfed Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg, and other cities.