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[OP-ED]: Trump stumbles into another decade of war in the Middle East

 06/27/2017 - 09:39
During the campaign, Trump seemed to be genuinely reflective about America’s role in the Middle East. “This is not usually me talking, OK, ‘cause I’m very proactive,” he once said on the subject. EFE
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While we have been focused on the results of special elections, the ups and downs of the Russia investigation, and President Trump’s latest tweets, under the radar, a broad and consequential shift in American foreign policy appears to be underway. Put simply, the United States is stumbling its way into another decade of war in the greater Middle East. And this next decade of conflict might prove to be even more destabilizing than the last one.

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During the campaign, Trump seemed to be genuinely reflective about America’s role in the Middle East. “This is not usually me talking, OK, ‘cause I’m very proactive,” he once said on the subject. EFE

The White House will not celebrate the end of Ramadan

 06/26/2017 - 07:38
A Muslim child prays alongside the adults at the Khairudin mosque to celebrate the Eid al Fitr festival in Amritsar, India today, June 26, 2017. The Eid al Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. EFE/Raminder Pal Singh

For the first time in two decades, the White House will not celebrate "Iftar" or "Eid," the dinner that commemorates the month of Ramadan, a fundamental religious holiday for Islam.

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A Muslim child prays alongside the adults at the Khairudin mosque to celebrate the Eid al Fitr festival in Amritsar, India today, June 26, 2017. The Eid al Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. EFE/Raminder Pal Singh

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

[OP-ED]: Why polarization is now so deep

 06/20/2017 - 16:09
El congresista Steve Scalise, representante por Luisiana y tercer republicano de mayor rango en la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU., se encuentra en "estado crítico", según informó hoy el hospital en el que fue ingresado tras el tiroteo en en el Parque- Estadio Eugene Simpson, en Alexandria, Virginia EFE
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Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart. Political scientists have shown that Congress is more divided than at any time since the end of Reconstruction.

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Congressman Steve Scalise, a representative for Louisiana and the third-ranking Republican in the US House of Representatives, is in "critical condition," according to the hospital where he was admitted after the shooting in the Park - Stadium Eugene Simpson in Alexandria, Virginia. EFE

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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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

[OP-ED]: La “N-word” y otros sinsentidos del Apartheid en América

 06/19/2017 - 09:11
Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington
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Donald Trump lanzó su atrevida pero finalmente exitosa campaña para la presidencia de Estados Unidos en junio del 2015 con un discurso intolerante contra los mexicanos, en particular, y contra los latinos en general.

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Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington

Colombian government investigates 3 theories on Bogota bombing

 06/19/2017 - 04:47
A person places a paper flower and a message for the victims of the June 17, 2017, attack at the Andino Mall, one of the most exclusive of the capital, in Bogota on June 18, 2017. The terrorist attack killed three people and wounded nine. EFE/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA
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Investigators are looking at three theories in connection with the bombing that killed three women, including a 23-year-old French citizen, in Bogota's most exclusive shopping center on Saturday.

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A person places a paper flower and a message for the victims of the June 17, 2017, attack at the Andino Mall, one of the most exclusive of the capital, in Bogota on June 18, 2017. The terrorist attack killed three people and wounded nine. EFE/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA

Van attack near London mosque kills one, injures 8

 06/19/2017 - 04:26
A man shows alleged pictures of the incident to onlookers near a police cordon near Finsbury Park, after a van collision incident in north London, Britain, 19 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
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All of those injured were members of the Muslim community of an impoverished neighborhood. It’s another challenge for Prime Minister Theresa May, as negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union are to begin today.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:15am
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A man shows alleged pictures of the incident to onlookers near a police cordon near Finsbury Park, after a van collision incident in north London, Britain, 19 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

[OP-ED]: The Middle East morass

 06/13/2017 - 14:50
Si la administración Trump desea estabilidad en el Oriente Medio debería ayudar a mediar un nuevo equilibrio de poder. Esto no puede suceder puramente en términos sauditas. Irán es un gran jugador en la región, con influencia real y su rol deberá ser reconocido. EFE
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Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?

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If the Trump administration wants stability in the Middle East, it should help broker a new balance of power. This cannot happen purely on Saudi terms. Iran is a major player in the region, with real influence, and its role will have to be recognized. EFE

[OP-ED]: The “N-word” And Other Apartheid Nonsense In America

 06/12/2017 - 09:23
Bench outside a Cape Town office of South Africa's Supreme Court reminding of the past that most South Africans do not want to pollute their present and future. LBW Photo
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Donald Trump launched his long shot but ultimately successful campaign for the U.S. presidency in June 2015 with a clearly bigoted barrage against Mexicans in particular and Latinos in general. 

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Bench outside a Cape Town office of South Africa's Supreme Court reminding of the past that most South Africans do not want to pollute their present and future. LBW Photo

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