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Trump arrives in Sicily for G7 summit, the final stop of his trip abroad

 05/26/2017 - 06:05
A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO
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Heads of states from leading developed nations on Friday were arriving in the Italian town of Taormina for a two-day G7 summit focusing on security and economic growth.

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A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

[OP-ED]: All Spain has fallen in love with midfielder Isco

 05/12/2017 - 12:33
Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcón celebrates his goal, first of the team against Atletico Madrid, during the return leg of the Champions League semifinals. EFE
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Nobody doubts the skill level of Francisco Alarcón “Isco” since he was selected in 2012 as the Golden Boy: Europe’s top Under 21 soccer player. Despite being born in Benalmádena in Málaga, the finesse midfielder was developed in Valencia’s farm system, but the club let him go back to his native province not wanting to renew his contract in 2011.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcón celebrates his goal, first of the team against Atletico Madrid, during the return leg of the Champions League semifinals. EFE

Peruvian artists try to make chalk sidewalk murals popular again

 05/04/2017 - 05:58
Peruvian artists Christian Ventura and Amador Quispe pose next to their chalk painting in La Paz, Bolivia, May 3, 2017. EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ
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With the project, the Peruvians are hoping to promote pavement art in Bolivia.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:45am
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Peruvian artists Christian Ventura and Amador Quispe pose next to their chalk painting in La Paz, Bolivia, May 3, 2017. EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ

[OP-ED]: La verdad se ha vuelto inútil en Venezuela

 04/26/2017 - 12:00
 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE
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La crisis en Venezuela es grave y complicada, lo cual hace la enfermiza y excluyente obsesión con ese país del secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, no solo extraña y contraproducente, sino totalmente inaceptable.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
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 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE

[OP-ED]: Truth has become useless in Venezuela

 04/25/2017 - 14:25
“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”
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The crisis in Venezuela is grave and complicated, which makes the OAS’ Secretary General Luis Almagro’s consuming obsession with Venezuela not only strange and counterproductive, but totally inadmissible.

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“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”

[OP-ED]: Trump’s stock boom -- illusion or reality?

 04/25/2017 - 10:10
Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE
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The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.

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Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE

5 Times more Venezuelans emigrating to Brazil to escape crisis, HRW reports

 04/19/2017 - 03:36
A girl of the Venezuelan Warao tribe washing clothes with her mother outside a shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil, on February 11, 2017. EFE/HRW/CESAR MUÑOZ ACEBES
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 The Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization said in a report Tuesday that since 2014, five times the number of Venezuelans are emigrating to Brazil due to shortages of food and medicine in their own country, an example of how Venezuela"s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:30am
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A girl of the Venezuelan Warao tribe washing clothes with her mother outside a shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil, on February 11, 2017. EFE/HRW/CESAR MUÑOZ ACEBES

Se calientan motores de cara al campeonato de fútbol entre comunidades

 04/18/2017 - 17:33
El año pasado, el equipo de Costa de Marfil derrotó a la escuadra de Liberia en Citizens Bank Park para ganar el primer torneo.
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Las inscripciones para participar en este campeonato están abiertas desde el pasado jueves hasta el próximo 5 de mayo. 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:30pm
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El año pasado, el equipo de Costa de Marfil derrotó a la escuadra de Liberia en Citizens Bank Park para ganar el primer torneo.

Brazil's Odebrecht to pay $2.6bn fine for corruption

 04/18/2017 - 04:53
Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 22, 2016. EFE/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

The US charged Odebrecht with bribery in 12 countries in Latin America, with some bribes flowing through US banks.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:45am
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Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 22, 2016. EFE/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

Flashback: Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional finally meet for the Championship

 04/06/2017 - 17:10
 Fans pay tribute to the city of Medellin and team Atletico Nacional at the end of the first leg of the final of the Recopa Sudamericana in the Arena Condá de Chapecó in Brazil. Photo: EFE
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The cinderella team from Brazil finally goes to the big dance against Colombia's Atletico Nacional for the Recopa Sudamericana!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
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Fans pay tribute to the city of Medellin and team Atletico Nacional at the end of the first leg of the final of the Recopa Sudamericana in the Arena Condá de Chapecó in Brazil. Photo: EFE

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