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Merkel: Europe must take care of herself, 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

 05/29/2017 - 05:06
US President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Greek Theater to attend a concert, on the sideline of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily island, Italy, 26 May 2017. EPA/TIBERIO BARCHIELLI / CHIGI PALACE PRESS OFFICE 

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

Despite the unjust deportations they face today, this town supported Trump

 05/17/2017 - 14:42
Armando Páez interviewed by The Chicago Tribune, May 11, 2017. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/

The residents of Elkhart (Indiana) valued Trump's political speech, considering the serious unemployment they faced. Now, they have decided to react against the deportation of an illegal immigrant.

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Armando Páez interviewed by The Chicago Tribune, May 11, 2017. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/

[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.
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 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

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The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

"Tell me about your Mother" - Several Latinos share their memories

 05/10/2017 - 13:20
Mother's Day means more than flowers. It's a special bond like no other.
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Through the good and the rough times, Mom has always been there

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Mother's Day means more than flowers. It's a special bond like no other.

Juanes: "Now I've got a subway!"

 05/10/2017 - 02:44
Colombian singer songwriter Juanes poses with his son in the Medellin subway, in Medellin, Colombia, May 9, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.

Medellin has now a very special subway car on its rails: the one signed by musician Juanes, who grew up and became an artist in this Colombian city.

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Colombian singer songwriter Juanes poses with his son in the Medellin subway, in Medellin, Colombia, May 9, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.

"You crossed over before, right?"

 05/03/2017 - 05:12
Honduran citizen Fredy Hernandez has been deported twice on his way north, but he'll try again. He wants to spend five years in the United States to make money. Staying there to live permanently hasn't crossed his mind."There's no sense in staying, it's like living in prison. A golden cage," he said. EFE/Jose Mendez

Two Honduran cousins determined to migrate to US despite stricter immigration controls imposed by the Donald Trump administration. 

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Honduran citizen Fredy Hernandez has been deported twice on his way north, but he'll try again. He wants to spend five years in the United States to make money. Staying there to live permanently hasn't crossed his mind."There's no sense in staying, it's like living in prison. A golden cage," he said. EFE/Jose Mendez

[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

Paris Shooting: Could the attack influence the elections?

 04/21/2017 - 03:27
French Police officers after a shooting in which two police officer were killed along with their attacker and another police officer wounded in a terror attack near the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 20 April 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

A police officer was gunned down in the heart of this capital on Thursday, just three days before French voters will cast ballots in the first round of the presidential election. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack

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French Police officers after a shooting in which two police officer were killed along with their attacker and another police officer wounded in a terror attack near the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 20 April 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Amid Venezuela Protests, GM says Authorities seized its car plant

 04/21/2017 - 02:22
 Fotografía de archivo de 19 de noviembre de 2008 que muestra el logo de General Motors World en la fachada exterior de su sede central en Detroit (EE.UU.). EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY/ARCHIVO

General Motors became the latest in a wave of international companies that have shut their doors voluntarily or under duress.

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GM halts operations in Venezuela after accusing gov't of seizing factory.
File photo dated Nov. 19, 2008 showing the logo of General Motors World in the façade of its headquarters in Detroit, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

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