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Héroes indeseados: el veto a los soldados transgénero

 08/08/2017 - 16:44
El presidente Trump vetó a los ciudadanos transgénero de las FF.AA. basado en supuestos “costos tremendos”. Hay estudios que indican que se equivoca (una vez más).

Argumentando razones económicas, el presidente Trump anunció que el Departamento de Defensa no volverá a reclutar a personas transgénero. Varios estudios indican que el mandatario no solo da un paso atrás en la inclusión de la comunidad LGBT a las FFAA, sino que su medida podría afectar moralmente a la tropa. 

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Could a Mathematical Formula stop the extinction of species?

 07/26/2017 - 07:11
Hugh Possingham, chief scientist of the NGO The Nature Conservancy, who presented in Colombia this week a controversial mathematical formula that measures the cost-benefit of saving different species, in order to decide which should be given priority. EFE/NGO The Nature Conservancy

Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing. 

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[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

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.

[OP-ED]: El error de Trump sobre el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte

 06/16/2017 - 08:37
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

El gobierno de Trump está decidido a renegociar el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN)—que creó un mercado único desde la frontera sur de México hasta el Yukon—pero el principal atractivo político de esta política yace en un mito popular: que un comercio “justo” requiere que Estados Unidos tenga un exceso comercial o un equilibrio comercial tanto con México como con Canadá.

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