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[OP-ED]: Why polarization is now so deep

 06/20/2017 - 16:09
El congresista Steve Scalise, representante por Luisiana y tercer republicano de mayor rango en la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU., se encuentra en "estado crítico", según informó hoy el hospital en el que fue ingresado tras el tiroteo en en el Parque- Estadio Eugene Simpson, en Alexandria, Virginia EFE
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Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart. Political scientists have shown that Congress is more divided than at any time since the end of Reconstruction.

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Congressman Steve Scalise, a representative for Louisiana and the third-ranking Republican in the US House of Representatives, is in "critical condition," according to the hospital where he was admitted after the shooting in the Park - Stadium Eugene Simpson in Alexandria, Virginia. EFE

No papers, no scholarship: Latino budding scientist becomes food truck chef

 06/20/2017 - 06:39
Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."

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Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

“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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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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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.

"Latin American machismo resists change"

 06/19/2017 - 04:55
Dads in Mexico like Luis Garcia, seen in this photo taken June 17, 2017, are more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development. Sashenka Gutierrez
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Mexico is more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development, according to recent report.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:45am
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Dads in Mexico like Luis Garcia, seen in this photo taken June 17, 2017, are more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development. Sashenka Gutierrez

Orange is the New Black's Diane Guerrero backs bipartisan bill for national Latino museum

 06/16/2017 - 07:17
The popular actress joined the partisan group of legislators that introduced a bill Thursday to create an Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall. They ask for an institution that recognizes Hispanic contributions to American history.
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"Build Museums Not Walls" is the slogan of the lawmakers supporting a bill to create an American Latino Museum in Washington. The bill was presented on June 15, 2017, in front of the Congress. Diane Guerrero, know for her role in Orange is the New Black, is among the supporters. Photo: @Latinomuseum/Twitter. 

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The popular actress joined the partisan group of legislators that introduced a bill Thursday to create an Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall. They ask for an institution that recognizes Hispanic contributions to American history.

Blood donation: an outstanding issue in Latin America

 06/15/2017 - 05:27
Mexican Azzarisha Duran donates blood, during the World Blood Donor Day in Mexico City, Mexico on June 14, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutiérrez
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Although in some European countries, like Switzerland, the blood donation rate is almost 100 percent, in Latin American nations it's just 33 percent.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:15am
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Mexican Azzarisha Duran donates blood, during the World Blood Donor Day in Mexico City, Mexico on June 14, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutiérrez

Why corporate America falls short with their Hispanic market approach

 06/06/2017 - 04:31
Hispanic Health and Beauty, Super Macho, CVS, Studio City, LA, CA, USA. Source: Flickr
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Just because your company may not be performing well in the general market doesn't mean you can't excel in the Hispanic market.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:15am
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Hispanic Health and Beauty, Super Macho, CVS, Studio City, LA, CA, USA. Source: Flickr

San Miguel Pérez: "I wanted to mix the Cuban culture with the California sound"

 06/05/2017 - 04:13
Cuban musician San Miguel Perez has burst onto the Los Angeles music scene with his electro-acoustic "tres" - a traditional Cuban guitar-like instrument with three double steel strings and pedals - and has created a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop. EFE/Courtesy Criteria Entertainment
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Cuban musician San Miguel Perez, who lives in Los Angeles, presented this week his new disc, "Un Poquito de Amor Everyday,"  a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop.

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Cuban musician San Miguel Perez has burst onto the Los Angeles music scene with his electro-acoustic "tres" - a traditional Cuban guitar-like instrument with three double steel strings and pedals - and has created a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop. EFE/Courtesy Criteria Entertainment

[OP-ED]: “Vendepatrias”

 05/31/2017 - 15:13
Son Rubio (foto) y Díaz-Balart los que han jugado un papel central en los planes de la Casa Blanca al vender sus votos a favor del desastroso Trumpcare y los nominados por Trump al Gabinete a cambio de la promesa del presidente de apretar la mano con Cuba. Archivo
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Estas últimas semanas hemos presenciado la reaparición de una especie repugnante conocida como “vendepatrias” en todo su repulsivo esplendor.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:45am
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Son Rubio (foto) y Díaz-Balart los que han jugado un papel central en los planes de la Casa Blanca al vender sus votos a favor del desastroso Trumpcare y los nominados por Trump al Gabinete a cambio de la promesa del presidente de apretar la mano con Cuba. Archivo

[OP-ED]: “Vendepatrias”

 05/31/2017 - 14:24
It is Rubio (image) and Díaz-Balart who have played a key role in the White House plans by selling their votes for the disastrous Trumpcare and Trump’s Cabinet nominees in exchange for a tougher policy toward Cuba. File
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These last few weeks we have witnessed a rather repugnant species that respond to the name of “vendepatrias” coming out of the woodwork in all its sickening splendor. 

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It is Rubio (image) and Díaz-Balart who have played a key role in the White House plans by selling their votes for the disastrous Trumpcare and Trump’s Cabinet nominees in exchange for a tougher policy toward Cuba. File