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A group of Latino venture capitalists in the Bay Area have formed an organization called LatinX VC to help peers advance or start their careers, raise new venture funds, and connect with limited partners in Latin America.

The big picture: Latinos make up just 1% of the America's venture industry, despite widespread conversation about increasing diversity.

LatinX VC drew inspiration from organizations like All Raise and BLCK VC, founding member and Unshackled Ventures principal Maria Salamanca tells Axios. It plans to host various member events throughout the year and expand to cities like Miami and Los Angeles.

  • She adds that there are a growing number of Latin America-based family offices and other institutional investors seeking to back new U.S. venture capital groups and cross-border funds.
  • LatinX members needn't invest in Latin America-based startups, but the region is included among the organization's focus areas.

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Goldman Sachs has agreed with the Department of Justice to pay over $2 billion for the bank's role in Malaysia's multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: The settlement, expected to be announced within days, would allow Goldman Sachs to avoid a criminal conviction in the U.S. over the bribery and money laundering scandal that saw three of its former bankers banned for life from the banking industry by the Federal Reserve Board.

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Trump threatens to post "60 Minutes" interview early after reportedly walking out

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President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was considering posting his interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" prior to airtime in order to show "what a FAKE and BIASED interview" it was, following reports that he abruptly ended the interview after 45 minutes of taping.

Why it matters: Trump has escalated his war on the media in the final stretch of his re-election campaign, calling a Reuters reporter a "criminal" this week for not reporting on corruption allegations about Hunter Biden and disparaging CNN as "dumb b*stards" for the network's ongoing coronavirus coverage.

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