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“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.

[OP-ED]: Trump’s persecutors are going off the rails

 06/16/2017 - 11:10
Not to get too technical, but the evidence shows that Trump’s persecutors -- in the media, Congress and the nation’s law schools -- have gone off the rails. They’re not thinking clearly. In some cases, they’re not thinking at all. EFE
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here are some basic truths that hold even during the Trump-inspired meltdown of the modern media.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 11:00am
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Not to get too technical, but the evidence shows that Trump’s persecutors -- in the media, Congress and the nation’s law schools -- have gone off the rails. They’re not thinking clearly. In some cases, they’re not thinking at all. EFE

[OP-ED]: ¡Qué bendición: América ya tiene su propio ‘Amado Líder’!

 06/15/2017 - 10:35
El fiscal general estadounidense, Jeff Sessions, testifica ante el Comité de Inteligencia del Senado acerca de la investigación del FBI sobre la campaña electoral del presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, y su posible conexión con Rusia. EFE
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¡Cuidado! Dos peligrosas epidemias están causando estragos en las filas de los colaboradores más cercanos del presidente Trump. Y no es un cuadro agradable.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:00am
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El fiscal general estadounidense, Jeff Sessions, testifica ante el Comité de Inteligencia del Senado acerca de la investigación del FBI sobre la campaña electoral del presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, y su posible conexión con Rusia. EFE

[OP-ED]: What a Blessing: America Finally Has its Own ‘Dear Leader’!

 06/14/2017 - 15:00
US Attorney Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the FBI's investigation into US President Donald Trump's election campaign and his possible connection with Russia. EFE
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Warning! Two dangerous epidemics are rapidly wreaking havoc on President Trump’s closest advisors – and it is not a pretty picture.

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US Attorney Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the FBI's investigation into US President Donald Trump's election campaign and his possible connection with Russia. EFE

[OP-ED]: The messy reality of global warming

 06/07/2017 - 10:10
Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 
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There was no need for President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement to achieve his goal of overturning the Obama administration’s global warming policy. This had already occurred through court rulings and executive orders, which effectively halted higher vehicle fuel economy standards (up to 54.5 miles per gallon) and ended the Clean Power Plan program, which pushed electric utilities to shift away from coal.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:45am
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Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 

One for All?: Trump calls for unity in the Arab region after Qatar freeze out

 06/07/2017 - 04:05
US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 May 2017. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HANDOUT
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In a series of tweets, Trump said recent trip to Middle East prompted Saudi Arabia and four other countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar, arguing the small energy -rich emirate is financing Islamic terrorism.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 May 2017. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HANDOUT

Goldman Sachs “Hunger Bonds” is the fuel that the regime of Nicolás Maduro needed in Venezuela

 06/01/2017 - 12:42
A person holds a poster that read “Goldman Sachs sucks”, during a demonstration against US investment firm Goldman Sachs in rejection of the alleged purchase of $ 2.8 billion in bonds from the Central Bank of Venezuela in New York, United States on May 30, 2017. EFE/Andrew Gombert

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US investment bank, Goldman Sachs, last week made a purchase of bonds issued in 2014 by the Petroleos de Venezuela Company, worth $ 2.8 billion.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:15pm
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A person holds a poster that read “Goldman Sachs sucks”, during a demonstration against US investment firm Goldman Sachs in rejection of the alleged purchase of $ 2.8 billion in bonds from the Central Bank of Venezuela in New York, United States on May 30, 2017. EFE/Andrew Gombert

Trump’s budget: “a reverse Robin Hood agenda”

 05/23/2017 - 14:09
View of several copies of the full budget proposal for 2018 at the Capitol in Washington DC today, May 23, 2017. EFE / Shawn Thew
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According to financial analysts, President Trump's budget for 2018 clearly indicates a cut in the benefits of the poor and an increase in the cash flow for wealthy taxpayers.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
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View of several copies of the full budget proposal for 2018 at the Capitol in Washington DC today, May 23, 2017. EFE / Shawn Thew

What to see at the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival?

 05/23/2017 - 06:53
The sixth edition of the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) will bring to town emerging Latin American shortfilms like 'Concertinas", a documentary about the social crisis in Venezuela.
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The Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) returns next June 2 to 4 with a selection of the most astonishing work of emerging Latino and Latin American filmmakers. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:30am
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The sixth edition of the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) will bring to town emerging Latin American shortfilms like 'Concertinas", a documentary about the social crisis in Venezuela.

[OP-ED]: Welcome to the information crisis

 05/22/2017 - 08:23
The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE
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These days, when friends ask how I’m doing, I give them an honest answer. I say, “I’m struggling.”

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:00am
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The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE

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