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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

[OP-ED]: Rather than heading to the silver screen, take a moment this summer to look inward

 06/16/2017 - 12:30
Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)
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 Last week, I packed my husband and two sons off to enjoy their much-anticipated viewing of the new superhero movie “Wonder Woman.”

I used to partake in such outings to the summer action blockbuster, but by the time “Wonder Woman” came out, I was already sick and tired of being browbeaten by countless feminine-power “hot takes” and “think pieces,” plus the inevitable reports of outrage.

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Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)

Trump to announce new Cuba policy today

 06/16/2017 - 04:15
Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

In a speech in Miami, the US President is expected to reverse Obama's policy of rapprochement with Cuba and to announce stiffer rules on travel and commercial ties with the Caribbean island. 

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Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

White House wants Cuba to have less US funds, more respect for human rights

 06/14/2017 - 01:44
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, 'Review of the FY2018 State Department Budget Request', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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Trump is expected to announce this Friday in Miami the results of the overhaul he set in motion, as soon has he took power, of the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, begun by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:30am
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, 'Review of the FY2018 State Department Budget Request', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: The golden age of incivility

 06/02/2017 - 08:29
President Trump boorishly shoved aside the prime minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, during a gathering of NATO leaders. Markovic gracefully described the incident to reporters as an “inoffensive situation.” EFE
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My fellow Americans, I have to ask: What happened to good manners? When did being civil go out of style? When did we decide that kindness equals weakness? When did the idea of conducting yourself well -- especially in public -- become quaint?

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 8:15am
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President Trump boorishly shoved aside the prime minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, during a gathering of NATO leaders. Markovic gracefully described the incident to reporters as an “inoffensive situation.” EFE

[OP-ED]: Anti-Latino rhetoric is building walls within our schools

 05/31/2017 - 11:12
Latino boys, “may already face social pressures that discourage self-regulatory behaviors in academic settings (e.g. peer pressure to appear to not care about school).”
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It is said that your perception is your reality. This truth is more important to understand than ever since some of us are living in a time when reality is skewed by perceptions shaped by falsehoods from people in power.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00am
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Latino boys, “may already face social pressures that discourage self-regulatory behaviors in academic settings (e.g. peer pressure to appear to not care about school).”

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

Under a blanket of doubt

 05/18/2017 - 15:52
A poco menos de cuatro meses en el poder, el presidente Donald Trump enfrenta una tormenta política sin precendentes en los últimos años. Foto: EFE.
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The abrupt dismissal of James Comey as director of the FBI followed by a report from The Washington Post regarding the President secretly disclosing highly classified information to Russian officials, is the latest chapter of a troubled - and still very short - story of Donald Trump in The White House.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
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The explosive character of the president has put him several times in the eye of the hurricane. In this trill Trump practically blackmails the ex-director of the FBI and warns to him of the existence of some recordings in case he decides to speak with the press. EFE.

Robert Mueller to Lead President Trump's "Witch Hunt"

 05/18/2017 - 15:46
Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW
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Facing the latest news, and mounting pressure on the Capitol, the US Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special attorney to investigate the matter surrounding Trump and Russia.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
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Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW

Trump Vs. Comey: Imprudence or conspiracy?

 05/17/2017 - 14:25
The House Intelligence Committee on May 16, 2017, requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all documents that its former director James Comey elaborated on his talks with President Donald Trump. This request comes after The New York Times revealed the existence of documents produced by Comey in order to document his conversations with Trump. EFE / Michael Reynolds / Shawn Thew.
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Following statements by former FBI Director James Comey about the existence of memoranda stating President Trump's attempt to intervene in an official investigation into the law, the question arises as to whether the President would be guilty of recklessness or whether there is indeed a conspiracy between his closest advisers and Russia’s government.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The House Intelligence Committee on May 16, 2017, requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all documents that its former director James Comey elaborated on his talks with President Donald Trump. This request comes after The New York Times revealed the existence of documents produced by Comey in order to document his conversations with Trump. EFE / Michael Reynolds / Shawn Thew.