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[OP-ED]: Insanity, Common Sense and Mandatory Sentencing

 06/07/2017 - 08:11
Foto de archivo del dictador panameño Manuel Antonio Noriega (izq) mientras saluda a las tropas en una localización no identificada en Panamá, en 1985. EFE
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Tucked down in some news coverage about the recent death of Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, were accounts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of that Central American country to arrest Noriega, a longtime CIA asset turned collaborator with mega drug dealers.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:00am
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Photo file of Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega (left) while greeting the troops in an unidentified location in Panama, in 1985. EFE

Panama’s “strong man”, Manuel Noriega, dies

 05/30/2017 - 11:51
January 4, 1990 archive photo of former Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega holding up his police file. EFE/US MARSHALL
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After nearly three decades in prison, condemned by justice for the acts committed during his dictatorship, Manuel Antonio Noriega has died at age 83 of a brain tumor.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:00am
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January 4, 1990 archive photo of former Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega holding up his police file. EFE/US MARSHALL

Singer Luis Enrique seeks to inspire immigrants with his autobiography

 05/25/2017 - 03:30
Photo provided by Chazz Music showing Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique. EFE/Chazz Music/Otto J. Mejia EFE/ALICIA CIVITA
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Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique has a deep desire to inspire undocumented immigrants going through hard times full of fear - as he did for years after arriving in the United States as a boy - and he specifically wants to do it with his autobiography that goes on sale next September.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:15am
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Photo provided by Chazz Music showing Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique. EFE/Chazz Music/Otto J. Mejia EFE/ALICIA CIVITA

[OP-ED]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.
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 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

Comey's Dismissal: Trump puts an end to an "uncomfortable" man for his Government

 05/10/2017 - 02:14
 FBI Director James Comey being sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, 03 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

 US President Donald Trump has dismissed James Comey as director of the FBI over handling of Clinton's emails investigation.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:45am
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 FBI Director James Comey being sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, 03 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Alex Lora: "No politician is safe"

 04/12/2017 - 07:27
Photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing Mexican singer Alex Lora during an interview with EFE in Mexico City on Apr. 5, 2017. EFE/Denisse Torres
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Alex Lora marks 48 years as Mexico's rock'n'roll idol.His songs have criticized many Mexican presidents and some Americans too.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:15am
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Photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing Mexican singer Alex Lora during an interview with EFE in Mexico City on Apr. 5, 2017. EFE/Denisse Torres

[OP-ED]: Has America gone complacent?

 03/03/2017 - 10:10
Photograph provided by the New York Stock Exchange that shows the president of Santander Consumer Finance, the Group's consumer finance unit, Jason Kulas (C) along with other colleagues after opening the session of the New York park in the United States. EFE

”We have met the enemy and he is us.”

- the comic-strip character Pogo by Walt Kelly, 1970

The same may be true of the economy. So says Tyler Cowen, author of the new book “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream.”

Although we’ve recovered from the Great Recession, there are widespread fears that the economy will stagnate or grow only slowly. Government won’t be able to handle the next crisis, whether a war, financial meltdown or pandemic.

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:52am
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Photograph provided by the New York Stock Exchange that shows the president of Santander Consumer Finance, the Group's consumer finance unit, Jason Kulas (C) along with other colleagues after opening the session of the New York park in the United States. EFE

10 Latina Warriors you should know

 02/28/2017 - 17:45
Latina activists. 

Suffragettes, protesters, speakers and leaders - from Ana Roqué Géigel de Duprey and Luisa Capetillo in the late 1800s to Mariposa Fernández and Monica Carrillo in our current times - since the beginning of the 20th century, women have had to fight for their place in society as equal individuals, in front of a oppressive masculine society and a convenient feminine one.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:30pm
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Latina activists. 

[OP-ED]: Stephen Bannon’s Ideas -- and His Very Different Actions

 02/14/2017 - 14:50
White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks (L) and Senior Counselor to the President and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon walk down the West Wing Colonnade following a bilateral meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House in Washington, DC, USA. EFE

Perhaps it’s just me, but a few weeks into the Trump presidency, between the tweets, executive orders, attacks and counterattacks, I feel dizzy. So I’ve decided to take a break from the daily barrage and try to find the signal amid the noise: What is the underlying philosophy of this administration?

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:28pm
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White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks (L) and Senior Counselor to the President and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon walk down the West Wing Colonnade following a bilateral meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House in Washington, DC, USA. EFE