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Eli Pariser: Internet Decides What You Read

 06/23/2017 - 03:36
Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble. "If you like this, you'll like that." Knight Foundation's Media Learning Seminar 2012 at the Hotel InterContinental,Miami, Florida on Monday, February 20, 2012. Photo: Knight Foundation/Wikipedia

Chicago says "bye" to iconic Latino murals

 06/22/2017 - 06:17
The iconic murals of Casa Aztlán, in Chicago, have been whitewashed this week ahead of the redevelopment of the building into luxury apartments. (photo: Pilsen Alliance, via CityLabs)
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The building of Caza Aztlán, a community organization that served the Hispanic for decades, has been purchased by investors for the construction of luxury apartments. The historic building will disappear, and so its famous murals. 

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The iconic murals of Casa Aztlán, in Chicago, have been whitewashed this week ahead of the redevelopment of the building into luxury apartments. (photo: Pilsen Alliance, via CityLabs)

A Botched Attack in Brussels fuels Anxiety in Europe

 06/21/2017 - 02:30
Belgian soldier stand guard outside of the Brussels Central Station after a neutralized terrorist attack attempt, in Brussels, Belgium, 20 June 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Two failed terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels this week have put Europeans and travelers on alert, as the summer season begins. 

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Belgian soldier stand guard outside of the Brussels Central Station after a neutralized terrorist attack attempt, in Brussels, Belgium, 20 June 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Hola, Verano

 06/20/2017 - 12:17
El verano despierta la nostalgia de vacaciones pasadas. Fuente: pixabay.com
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El 21 de junio marca el inicio del verano en el hemisferio norte. Para muchos niños, significa también el comienzo de las vacaciones escolares. Algunos se irán a la playa, otros de campamentos, otros viajarán a otro país para aprender idiomas. Que mejor momento que la llegada del calor para dejarse llevar por la nostalgia de los primeros veranos. ¿Cuál fue su verano favorito?

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El verano despierta la nostalgia de vacaciones pasadas. Fuente: pixabay.com

Tense Times in Europe

 06/20/2017 - 06:06
A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
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An anti-Muslim attack in a London mosque on Saturday was followed by a frustrated terrorist attack on Monday in Paris, where an armed man identified as an Islamic extremist was killed after he rammed a card loaded with weapons and explosives in to a police convoy. Increasing Islamist terror and hate crime against Muslims at the same time...  is this exactly what ISIS want?  

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30am
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A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Orange is the New Black's Diane Guerrero backs bipartisan bill for national Latino museum

 06/16/2017 - 07:17
The popular actress joined the partisan group of legislators that introduced a bill Thursday to create an Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall. They ask for an institution that recognizes Hispanic contributions to American history.
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"Build Museums Not Walls" is the slogan of the lawmakers supporting a bill to create an American Latino Museum in Washington. The bill was presented on June 15, 2017, in front of the Congress. Diane Guerrero, know for her role in Orange is the New Black, is among the supporters. Photo: @Latinomuseum/Twitter. 

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The popular actress joined the partisan group of legislators that introduced a bill Thursday to create an Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall. They ask for an institution that recognizes Hispanic contributions to American history.

The daily life of a Venezuelan fixer

 06/16/2017 - 05:49
Opposition protesters facing the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, June 14, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Journalist Ana Vanessa Herrero explains the challenges of being a reporter in a country in chaos, where national media has been taken under control of Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:30am
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Opposition protesters facing the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, June 14, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Will Hemingway survive to Trump's Crack Down on Cuba?

 06/16/2017 - 05:27
When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

If US and Cuba make a step backwards in their diplomatic relations, Hemingway's legacy can be  "in danger" , warn the academics at the 16th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana.

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When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Trump to announce new Cuba policy today

 06/16/2017 - 04:15
Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

In a speech in Miami, the US President is expected to reverse Obama's policy of rapprochement with Cuba and to announce stiffer rules on travel and commercial ties with the Caribbean island. 

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Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

"An Appalling Lie": Attorney General Sessions Rejects Charges of Collution with Russia

 06/14/2017 - 02:28
Attorney General Jeff Sessions gestures while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions angrily denied the suggestion that he colluded with Russians during the 2016 election, calling allegations an “appalling and detestable lie.” 

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:00am
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions gestures while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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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.