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LatAm facing uncertain geopolitical situation, tech change

 06/22/2017 - 05:48
The director of social research and economics at the CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, Christian Daude, speaks during the 1st European Investment Forum held in Montevidedo, Uruguay on June 21, 2017. EFE/Federico Anfitti
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The biggest challenges facing Latin America are "geopolitical uncertainty," "technological change" and the "displacement of the center of gravity toward Asia," experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay said in Montevideo on Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:45am
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The director of social research and economics at the CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, Christian Daude, speaks during the 1st European Investment Forum held in Montevidedo, Uruguay on June 21, 2017. EFE/Federico Anfitti

FBI treating stabbing at Michigan airport as terrorist act

 06/22/2017 - 04:34
File photo showing a passenger watching several aircrafts at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mitchigan, United States on Dec. 26, 2009. EFE/Jeff Kowalsky
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The attacker yelled "Allahu Akbar" (God is great, in Arabic) before stabbing airport police officer Jeff Neville in the neck.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:30am
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File photo showing a passenger watching several aircrafts at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mitchigan, United States on Dec. 26, 2009. EFE/Jeff Kowalsky

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

 06/21/2017 - 12:37
Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp
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Republican Karen Handel declared herself the winner in the special election in Georgia, in what many posed as an assessment bout of Donald Trump's approval.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp

No papers, no scholarship: Latino budding scientist becomes food truck chef

 06/20/2017 - 06:39
Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 6:30am
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Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

[OP-ED]: Trump’s NAFTA delusion

 06/16/2017 - 08:41
El presidente mexicano, Enrique Peña Nieto agradeció la visita de la canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, en un "momento crucial" y destacó la visión compartida de ambos países en democracia, libre comercio, medio ambiente y derechos humanos. EFE
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The Trump administration is determined to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- which created a single market from Mexico’s southern border to the Yukon -- but the main political appeal of this policy rests on a popular myth: that “fair” trade requires the United States to have a surplus or balanced trade with both Mexico and Canada.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:15am
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto thanked the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a "crucial moment" and highlighted the shared vision of both countries in democracy, free trade, environment and human rights. EFE

World leaders as caricatures: the curious case of Winston Churchill

 06/12/2017 - 08:13
Brian Cox as Winston Churchill in the film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. Photo: Cohen Media Group.
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It might not be a great movie – it most certainly is not –, but “Churchill” raises a question – perhaps the question – that every American citizen should be asking himself at this point in time: what does it mean to be “great”?

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:00am
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Brian Cox as Winston Churchill in the film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. Photo: Cohen Media Group.

One for All?: Trump calls for unity in the Arab region after Qatar freeze out

 06/07/2017 - 04:05
US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 May 2017. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HANDOUT
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In a series of tweets, Trump said recent trip to Middle East prompted Saudi Arabia and four other countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar, arguing the small energy -rich emirate is financing Islamic terrorism.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 May 2017. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HANDOUT

[OP-ED]: Documentary ‘Elián’ Brings Back Painful Memories for Cubans

 06/06/2017 - 16:28
Elián nació en Cárdenas, una tranquila ciudad costera tres horas al este de La Habana. Y yo también. Solo para sumar otro elemento de coincidencia, mi hermano menor, que vive en Miami y es médico, también se llama Elián. Foto: Cibercuba
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“Elián,” a recently released documentary about the saga of Elián González, the little Cuban castaway that became a worldwide cause célèbre 17 years ago, is bringing back painful memories of the Cold War-induced bitter political battle between South Florida Cuban-Americans and Cubans on the island. At a time when President Trump seems poised to reverse Barack Obama’s measures and go back to a Cuba policy of hostility and irrationality, the film becomes even more distressing.

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Elián, who became the most famous little boy in the world, was born in Cárdenas, a quiet coastal city three hours east of Havana. And so was I. Just to add another element of coincidence, my youngest brother, a doctor in Miami, also is named Elián. Photo: Cibercuba

Paris police shoots at man who allegedly tried to attack him at Notre Dame

 06/06/2017 - 12:45
French police officers install a security parameter outside of the Notre Dame cathedral after a man attacked a police officer with a hammer, in Paris, France, June 6, 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT
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Paris police on Tuesday warned people to stay away from the city"s Notre Dame cathedral after an officer reportedly opened fire on a man who tried to attack him with a hammer in the square in front of the building.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:45pm
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French police officers install a security parameter outside of the Notre Dame cathedral after a man attacked a police officer with a hammer, in Paris, France, June 6, 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Atentado Terrorista en London Bridge: al menos 7 muertos, 48 heridos

 06/04/2017 - 09:04
Police units at London Bridge after reports of a incident involving a van hitting pedestrian on London Bridge, Central London, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER
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Trump reacciona a ataques en Londres pidiendo un nuevo veto migratorio

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:45am
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Unidades de policía patrullan en las inmediaciones de London Bridge después de que una furgoneta invadiera a los transeúntes en el puente de la capital británica, el sábado por la noche. EPA/WILL OLIVER