ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Latino Intellectuals Write Letter Condemning Trump's 'Hate Speech'

Latino Intellectuals Write Letter Condemning Trump's 'Hate Speech'

Sixty-seven Latino intellectuals, artists, scientists, writers and filmmakers from the United States, Latin America and Spain signed a joint statement denouncing the comments about immigrants and Mexico made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The group of Hispanics, many of which are immigrants in the United States, stated that "Trump's hate speech appeals to xenophobia, sexism and political intolerance; it recalls historical campaigns against other ethnic groups that led to millions of deaths."

Among the signers of the statement: Arturo Álvarez-Buylla, Roger Bartra, Jorge Castañeda, Jennifer Clement, Junot Díaz, Jorge Edwards, Julio Frenk, Francisco Goldman, Diego Luna, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Silvia Pedraza, and Mario Vargas Llosa. The full statement was released by Enrique Krauze and Carmelo Mesa-Lago.

Read more on NBC News.

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