Andrea Rodés

Trump administration orders 'increased scrutiny' for visas

 03/24/2017 - 05:01
 Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson gave all American embassies orders last week instructing consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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US Embassies are implementing what Trump has called ‘extreme vetting’ of foreigners entering the US. 

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 Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson gave all American embassies orders last week instructing consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trump gives ultimatum to House Republicans to vote on healthcare plan today

 03/24/2017 - 04:13
Trump demanded House Republicans vote on healthcare plan on Friday. 
US President Donald J. Trump prepares to greet truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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The vote on the bill was previously scheduled for Thursday but the lack of consensus among conservatives has postponed the process. If the legislation fails, there won’t be another effort to make good on the flagship Republican promise to replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Trump said.

 

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:15am
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Trump demanded House Republicans vote on healthcare plan on Friday. 

US President Donald J. Trump prepares to greet truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

London attack: police investigate UK-born terrorist Khalid Masood as death toll rises

 03/24/2017 - 03:32
Candles are lit during a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain, 23 March 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
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A 75-year-old man who was among the pedestrians run over in a terrorist incident near the UK Parliament died Thursday in a London hospital, police said, raising the number of fatalities to five, including the attacker.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:15am
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Candles are lit during a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain, 23 March 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Meet the Latino DACA Recipients Working Behind the Scenes In Hollywood

 03/23/2017 - 06:29
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Latinos officially outnumber whites in California, but they have a very small representation in Hollywood. Among those who break their way into the industry are the DACA recipients, also called DREAMers.

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Trump’s Winery in Virginia Is Hiring Foreign Workers

 03/23/2017 - 05:47
Trump Vineyard States belongs to his son, Eric Trump, who  reportedly can’t find Americans who want the job. EFE/PAUL BUCK/Archivo
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As President Donald Trump touts job creation for Americans as a top priority, his son's Virginia winery is seeking permission to hire foreign workers to cultivate its grapes. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:30am
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Trump Vineyard States belongs to his son, Eric Trump, who  reportedly can’t find Americans who want the job. EFE/PAUL BUCK/Archivo

London Terror Attack: What We Know So Far

 03/23/2017 - 05:01
A locked down Whitehall in central London, Britain, Mar. 23, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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Uk Prime Minister Theresa May says Westminster assailant was British-born and known to the Bristish intelligence services. Eight arrested in six counter-terrorism raids in Birmingham and London this morning, with four confirmed dead in Westminster terror attack

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:45am
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A locked down Whitehall in central London, Britain, Mar. 23, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Sears admits there's 'substantial doubt' it can stay in business

 03/22/2017 - 12:34
View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther
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Kmart, Sears face ‘substantial doubt’ about finances as losses grow. 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
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View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther

Trump, G.O.P struggle to find healthcare votes

 03/22/2017 - 04:00
US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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President Trump warned recalcitrant House Republicans they could lose their majority in 2018 if they don’t pass the leadership’s health-care bill to dismantle Obamacare on Thursday. But it turns out thousands of his voters benefited from the existing health program.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Mi Tierra: The American West as seen through the eyes of Latino artists

 03/21/2017 - 09:35
A new art exhibit in Denver explores contemporary life in the American West, as seen through the eyes of Latino artists and their immigrant experience. @denver.org
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Thirteen young Mexican-American artists explore the ideas of "home" and "place" in the American West in an exhibit called "Mi Tierra" at the Denver Art Museum. Artists tackled topics of immigration, identity struggle and colliding worlds.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:15am
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A new art exhibit in Denver explores contemporary life in the American West, as seen through the eyes of Latino artists and their immigrant experience. @denver.org

Republicans reveal changes to healthcare bill in a bid to satisfy critics.

 03/21/2017 - 04:14
US Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaks to the media at his weekly press conference in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 16 February 2017. Ryan spoke about the US tax code, intelligence leaks, and repealing Obamacare. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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Revisions offer more generous tax credits for older people, earlier repeal of tax increases on higher earners and hand Medicaid powers to states.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00am
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US Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaks to the media at his weekly press conference in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 16 February 2017. Ryan spoke about the US tax code, intelligence leaks, and repealing Obamacare. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

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Andrea Rodés

Andrea Rodés graduated in Business Administration at ESADE (Barcelona) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History by the Courtauld Institute of Art (London).She dreamt of being a museum director, until she started dating a journalist and realised that what she really liked was to write. In 2007 she moved to Beijing to work as the China correspondent for daily newspaper Público and cover the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008). In 2011, Andrea came back to Barcelona, where she lives now. She works as a freelance journalist for several newspapers and she is the author of five books.
Whenever she feels like writing, or when she is just bored, she writes fiction stories and chronicles in her blog: Operación Berenjena (operacionberenjena.wordpress.com).
In fact, she would have loved to become a professional tennis player, but her coach told her that writing might suit her better.