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El Divo de Juárez: Florida judge asks to verify if will left by Juan Gabriel is authentic

 04/28/2017 - 05:34
Mexican song idol Juan Gabriel. Photo: Wikimedia
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Beloved Mexican song idol named just one heir, but two unrecognized children are mounting legal challenge, as reported in El País.

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Mexican song idol Juan Gabriel. Photo: Wikimedia

Facebook Admits It's Being Used by Governments to Manipulate Opinion

 04/28/2017 - 05:14
EFE/Richie B. Tongo

Facebook has publicly acknowledged that its platform has been exploited by governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries.

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Trump pushes Obamacare repeal as law's popularity improves

 04/28/2017 - 04:42
Trump at the Oval Office on Thrusday, April 27, 2017. Photo: EFE/Olivier Douliery *POOL

Congress needs to pass a spending bill by Friday night to keep the government running—and if the GOP tries to repeal Obamacare first, Democrats might force a shutdown.

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Trump at the Oval Office on Thrusday, April 27, 2017. Photo: EFE/Olivier Douliery *POOL

One Nation, Two Trumps

 04/28/2017 - 03:53
Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

America as divided as ever after first 100 days of Trump Presidency, as reported in The Guardian

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Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Donald Trump Admits He Thought Being President "Would Be Easier"

 04/28/2017 - 03:45
President Trump during an encounter with Veterans in Washington DC, on Thursday April 27, 2017. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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In an interview with the Reuters news agency to celebrate his 100 days in office, Mr. Trump said that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible and that the U.S. was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia.

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President Trump during an encounter with Veterans in Washington DC, on Thursday April 27, 2017. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL

¿Quién define las ciudades en que vivimos?

 04/27/2017 - 11:49
"El Jardín del Edén", una instalación de la artista colombiana Dora Mejía a base de fotografías tomadas por satélite de las principales ciudades del mundo. Se expone en el CCA de Glasgow, Reino Unido. Foto: Andrea Rodés
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De Nueva York a Medellín, pasando por Bagdad. Un mismo cielo, tres maneras diferentes de vivir. Una exposición en Glasgow intenta comprender cómo se organizan las ciudades y quién define cómo se ha de vivir en ellas a través de la obra de cuatro artistas contemporáneas, entre ellas, dos latinoamericanas: la colombiana Dora Mejía y la brasileña Clari Ianni.

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"El Jardín del Edén", una instalación de la artista colombiana Dora Mejía a base de fotografías tomadas por satélite de las principales ciudades del mundo. Se expone en el CCA de Glasgow, Reino Unido. Foto: Andrea Rodés

Donald Trump to stick with free trade pact with Mexico and Canada – for now

 04/27/2017 - 04:41
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speaks during a press conference with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) in Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, 31 August 2016. EPA/JORGE NUNEZ

The President of the United States Wednesday agreed with his Mexican counterpart and Canadian Prime Minister to immediately begin renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement and not terminate it.

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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speaks during a press conference with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) in Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, 31 August 2016. EPA/JORGE NUNEZ

Trump administration announced a tax reform that means: "cut taxes for the rich"

 04/27/2017 - 03:35
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R) and National Economic Director Gary Cohn (L) participate in a news conference to discuss the tax reform plan of US President Donald J. Trump, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 April 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday outlined President Donald Trump"s tax overhaul plan, which calls for slashing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. Critics immediately called it “basically a huge tax cut for the rich”.

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R) and National Economic Director Gary Cohn (L) participate in a news conference to discuss the tax reform plan of US President Donald J. Trump, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 April 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Quinoa: un Boom sin fin

 04/26/2017 - 07:58
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La producción de quinoa tiene una larga tradición en el altiplano andino. Entre 2006 y 2013, Perú y Bolivia pudieron beneficiarse del boom de su consumo en Europa y Estados Unidos, pero la masificación de su producción en los años siguientes ha puesto en jaque el frágil equilibrio socioeconómico y medioambiental de una región que aún no ha logrado salir de la pobreza. 

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Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

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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.