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FBI treating stabbing at Michigan airport as terrorist act

 06/22/2017 - 04:34
File photo showing a passenger watching several aircrafts at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mitchigan, United States on Dec. 26, 2009. EFE/Jeff Kowalsky
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The attacker yelled "Allahu Akbar" (God is great, in Arabic) before stabbing airport police officer Jeff Neville in the neck.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:30am
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File photo showing a passenger watching several aircrafts at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mitchigan, United States on Dec. 26, 2009. EFE/Jeff Kowalsky

Crisis in Venezuela will be the center of the OAS General Assembly

 06/19/2017 - 13:33
Venezuelan citizens gather today, Sunday June 18, 2017, around the hotel to host the meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS), which will start this Monday in the city of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico). EFE/ Alonso Cupul
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The 47th OAS General Assembly will be held on June 21 in Cancún, Mexico, convening the region's foreign ministers to continue the suspended consultation on the crisis in Venezuela during a previous meeting.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Venezuelan citizens gather today, Sunday June 18, 2017, around the hotel to host the meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS), which will start this Monday in the city of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico). EFE/ Alonso Cupul

[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
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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.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:15am
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto thanked the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a "crucial moment" and highlighted the shared vision of both countries in democracy, free trade, environment and human rights. EFE

[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
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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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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:15am
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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

Angela Merkel in Mexico Condemns Building Walls

 06/12/2017 - 04:08
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saturday, June 10, 2017, with those attending the PopUp Tour in Mexico City, including members of the German community in Mexico, to whom she spoke about her love for science. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

During official visit to Mexico City, the German Chancellor said walls are no answer to migration and lent support to Mexico over NAFTA

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 3:30am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saturday, June 10, 2017, with those attending the PopUp Tour in Mexico City, including members of the German community in Mexico, to whom she spoke about her love for science. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

[OP-ED]: Trump’s radical doctrine of retreat

 06/06/2017 - 16:54
Las consecuencias de la postura y de las acciones de Trump son difíciles de prever. Podrían resultar en el lento deterioro del orden internacional liberal. Podrían significar el auge de un orden nuevo y no tan liberal, promovido por China e India, ambos países mercantilistas y nacionalistas. EFE
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We now have a Trump Doctrine, and it is, in its conception at least, the most radical departure from a bipartisan American foreign policy since 1945. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and national security adviser H.R. McMaster explain that President Trump has “a clear-eyed outlook that the world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage.”

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The consequences of Trump’s stance and his actions are difficult to foresee. They might result in the slow erosion of the liberal international order. They might mean the rise of a new, not-so-liberal order, championed by China and India, both of them mercantilist and nationalist countries. EFE

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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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:30am
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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]: Trump could use a history lesson on NAFTA

 05/25/2017 - 14:05
Governor of the state of Washington (USA), Jay Inslee (c), considered today that the NAFTA should be renegotiated "without fear" and with "optimism", and positively valued the change of direction taken by the president of EE. Donald Trump. EFE
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 President Trump is an expert on some things. The North American Free Trade Agreement is not one of them.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Governor of the state of Washington (USA), Jay Inslee (c), considered today that the NAFTA should be renegotiated "without fear" and with "optimism", and positively valued the change of direction taken by the president of EE. Donald Trump. EFE

Mexico: Cancelling NAFTA would be lost opportunity for 3 countries

 05/24/2017 - 02:29
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland (C), poses for the media with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Luis Videgaray (L), and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo (R), after a meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 23, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Tuesday that cancelling the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement would be a "lost opportunity" for the US, Canada and Mexico, but he reiterated that his country is "ready" for negotiations to update it.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:15am
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland (C), poses for the media with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Luis Videgaray (L), and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo (R), after a meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 23, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

Donald Trump Prepares to Travel Abroad

 05/15/2017 - 03:43
US President Donald J. Trump boards the 'Air Force One' at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, USA, 13 May 2017. EFE/EPA/RON SACHS / POOL
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Breaking the presidential tradition of paying first a visit to neighbors, Canada and Mexico, Trump will fly first to Saudi Arabia, and will continue to Israel and Italy, the three centers of the three great monotheistic religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump boards the 'Air Force One' at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, USA, 13 May 2017. EFE/EPA/RON SACHS / POOL