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Albor Ruiz

Albor Ruiz
I cover political and social issues directly affecting mostly Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America.

A long-time former editor and columnist for the New York Daily News and El Diario, whether writing for English-or Spanish-language media, my journalistic mission has been to provide a voice for those whose stories often go untold by the mainstream media, a mission I enthusiastically continue to fulfill at Al Día News. A former National Association of Hispanic Journalists Region II Director and member of its National Board, in 2003 I was inducted into the Association's Hall of Fame. Born in Cuba, I have lived in New York City since 1980.

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[OP-ED] Él goza aterrorizando inmigrantes; Trump quiere que dirija ICE

 02/14/2018 - 11:24
Thomas Homan, who cynically tries to disguise his racism as “patriotic duty,” also stated his intention to persecute “sanctuary cities,” his opposition to a DACA solution and his enthusiasm for Trump’s absurd border wall, which he said he supports “100 percent.” EFE

Permítanme presentarles al hombre que Donald Trump seleccionó como director de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE): su nombre es Thomas Homan, un nativista rabioso que se babea de placer ante cada trabajador inmigrante detenido, cada familia desgarrada por la deportación y cada comunidad aterrorizada por su agencia, y se jacta de eso. Este desvergonzado racista, que goza al separar familias inmigrantes, no puede liderar ICE.

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[OP-ED] He Enjoys Terrorizing Immigrants; Trump Wants Him to Lead ICE

 02/14/2018 - 11:22
Thomas Homan, who cynically tries to disguise his racism as “patriotic duty,” also stated his intention to persecute “sanctuary cities,” his opposition to a DACA solution and his enthusiasm for Trump’s absurd border wall, which he said he supports “100 percent.” EFE

Meet the man Donald Trump handpicked as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director: His name is Thomas Homan, a bigot that salivates over every immigrant worker detained, every family torn apart by deportation and every community terrorized by his agency -- and brags about it. This unabashedly racist individual, who gets his kicks from tearing apart immigrant families, should not be leading ICE.

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[OP-ED] El regreso del Americano Feo: Tillerson viaja a Latinoamérica

 02/06/2018 - 14:30
Peruvian Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovín received the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, during a press conference in Lima (Peru). Tillerson and Aljovín held a joint meeting in the Foreign Ministry to address issues of bilateral relations and the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which will take place on April 13 and 14 in the Peruvian capital. EFE

Cualquiera que conozca un poco la historia de las relaciones EE. UU. – América Latina podría haberle dicho al secretario de estado Rex Tillerson que iniciar un periplo de “buena voluntad” de una semana a cinco países de ese continente hablando maravillas de la Doctrina Monroe, alentando a los militares de Venezuela a derrocar al presidente Nicolás Maduro, y exigiendo que Cuba lleve a cabo cambios políticos del gusto de Washington no iba a ser un primer acto estelar.

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[OP-ED] The Ugly American Returns: Tillerson Travels to Latin America

 02/06/2018 - 14:29
Peruvian Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovín received the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, during a press conference in Lima (Peru). Tillerson and Aljovín held a joint meeting in the Foreign Ministry to address issues of bilateral relations and the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which will take place on April 13 and 14 in the Peruvian capital. EFE

Anybody with a modicum of knowledge about the history of U.S.-Latin America relations could have told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that starting a weeklong, five-nation “goodwill tour” of that continent by singing the praises of the 1823 Monroe Doctrine, seeming to encourage the Venezuelan military to topple President Nicolás Maduro, and demanding for Cuba to make political changes pleasing to Washington was not going to be a stellar opening act.

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[OP-ED]: New Head of U.S. Embassy in Cuba is No Diplomat

 12/12/2017 - 18:17
Philip Goldberg. newnownext.com

For those innocent souls who believed Donald Trump’s Cuba policy would not be “too bad” or “all that different” from President Obama’s, the appointment of Philip Goldberg as head of the U.S. embassy in Havana should make them understand that only the worst can be expected from the current White House dweller. 

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[OP-ED]; Nuevo hombre de Trump en La Habana no tiene nada de diplomático

 12/12/2017 - 18:14
Philip Goldberg. newnownext.com

Para esos espíritus inocentes que creían que la política de Donald Trump hacia Cuba no iba a ser “tan mala”, o “tan distinta” a la de presidente Obama, la nominación de Philip Goldberg, un diplomático de carrera, para dirigir la embajada norteamericana en La Habana debe hacerlos recapacitar. 

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