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A group of "dreamers" (undocumented youth benefited by the Deferred Action known as DACA) arrives in Washington after making a 250-mile trip from New York, a city they left 15 days ago to ask Congress to find a solution that allow them to stay legally and permanently in the country. EFE / Shawn Thew

This March 5 is the deadline imposed by the Donald Trump government to Congress to meet a solution to the hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth in the country. Political incapacity has resulted in inaction, and many perceive this as the failure of the legislative body.

5 de Marzo, el día en el que el Congreso le falló a los Dreamers

 03/05/2018 - 12:10
Un grupo de "soñadores" (jóvenes indocumentados beneficiados por la Acción Diferida conocida como DACA) llega a Washington después de hacer un recorrido de 250 millas desde Nueva York, ciudad de la que salió hace 15 días para pedir al Congreso que encuentre una solución que les permita quedarse legalmente en el país de manera permanente. EFE/ Shawn Thew

Este 5 de Marzo se cumple la fecha límite impuesta por el gobierno de Donald Trump al Congreso para que consiguieran una solución a los cientos de miles de jóvenes indocumentados en el país. La incapacidad política se ha traducido en inacción, y muchos perciben esto como el fracaso del órgano legislativo.


[OP-ED]: The Art of the Bluff

 08/15/2017 - 15:13
Trump has made clear that the United States would respond to North Korean nuclear threats with a massive military strike, possibly involving nuclear weapons. EFE

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years now. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis we now find ourselves in has been exaggerated and mishandled by the Trump administration to a degree that is deeply worrying and dangerous.

[OP-ED]: Donald Trump’s lost opportunity

 07/26/2017 - 09:12
Donald Trump could have quickly begun reshaping American politics. He heard voices that others didn’t, understood what those people wanted to hear and articulated much of it. But when it came time to deliver, it turned out that he had no serious ideas, policies, nor even the desire to search for them. EFE

There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?