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Ford to end production of Focus in Mexico, shift to China

 06/20/2017 - 17:30
File photo dated Jan. 7, 2015 showing a Ford Focus, at a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY
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In January, Ford said the Focus would be made in Hermosillo, but the automaker scrapped plans for a new $1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi, a state in central Mexico, in a move that was viewed as a nod to US President Donald Trump, who thanked the automaker.

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File photo dated Jan. 7, 2015 showing a Ford Focus, at a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

“No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters”: the experience of a street artist painting the border in Arizona

 06/19/2017 - 10:52
Harriet Wood, “Hazard” es una artista urbana que dejó su obra solidaria plasmada en las paredes de Ajo, Arizona. Foto suministrada. 
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While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art

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Harriet Wood, "Hazard" is an urban artist who left her work of solidarity embodied in the walls of Ajo, Arizona. Photo supplied.

[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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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

Desperation and hope along Mexico's wall

 06/13/2017 - 05:41
A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

 For human rights organization Amnesty International, Trump's proposed border wall - which even some members of the Border Patrol fail to see as an effective barrier - will only enrich criminal organizations involved in extorting money from immigrants on the Mexican side.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:30am
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A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

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

General Motors and United Airlines to pull out from Venezuela

 06/07/2017 - 04:42
Violent protests occurred in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, this week. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ
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Both corporations will stop operating in the Latin American country, undergoing a political and social crisis without precedents.

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Violent protests occurred in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, this week. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

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 

Almendrones, the real stars of Miami's CubaNostalgia fair

 05/22/2017 - 04:58
 One of the cars shown at the CubaNostalgia fair, in Miami, United States. EFE/CubaNostalgia/Justinmar Perez
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The popular US vintage cars of the 1940s and '50s, still seen driving around the streets of Cuba, played the leading role at the CubaNostalgia fair in Miami. The CubaNostalgia program commemorates the independence of the Caribbean country that is celebrated every May 20.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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 One of the cars shown at the CubaNostalgia fair, in Miami, United States. EFE/CubaNostalgia/Justinmar Perez

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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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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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. 

[OP-ED]: Globalization’s false sins

 05/17/2017 - 08:26
Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.
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Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am
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Imports are often cheaper than U.S. products. Think clothes, shoes, consumer electronics. Trade especially aids lower-income households whose budgets are weighted toward manufactured products, where price declines have been steep.

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