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

Trump Vs. Comey: Imprudence or conspiracy?

 05/17/2017 - 14:25
The House Intelligence Committee on May 16, 2017, requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all documents that its former director James Comey elaborated on his talks with President Donald Trump. This request comes after The New York Times revealed the existence of documents produced by Comey in order to document his conversations with Trump. EFE / Michael Reynolds / Shawn Thew.
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Following statements by former FBI Director James Comey about the existence of memoranda stating President Trump's attempt to intervene in an official investigation into the law, the question arises as to whether the President would be guilty of recklessness or whether there is indeed a conspiracy between his closest advisers and Russia’s government.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The House Intelligence Committee on May 16, 2017, requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all documents that its former director James Comey elaborated on his talks with President Donald Trump. This request comes after The New York Times revealed the existence of documents produced by Comey in order to document his conversations with Trump. EFE / Michael Reynolds / Shawn Thew.

Latinos demand that Texas governor show their community more respect

 05/16/2017 - 04:42
Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

 Under the  recently approved SB4 law, known as the "show me your papers" law, police can request the immigration status of anyone stopped, for example, because of a traffic violation.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:30am
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Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

[OP-ED]: This Democrat shows how out of practice his party is at defending immigrants

 05/15/2017 - 08:14
Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube
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Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.

When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:00am
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Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube

Trump signs order creating commission to investigate alleged voter fraud

 05/12/2017 - 03:38
US President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at an event where Trump later signed an executive order that the White House says 'promotes free speech and religious liberty' and participates in a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order creating an advisory commission on the "integrity" of the US electoral system, which will investigate - among other things - his as yet unsupported claims about massive voter fraud in the November presidential election.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at an event where Trump later signed an executive order that the White House says 'promotes free speech and religious liberty' and participates in a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Comey Firing Aftermath: Senate Subpoenas Flynn for Records on Russian interference

 05/11/2017 - 05:15
Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, US national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on 22 January 2017 (reissued 31 March 2017). EPA/Andrew Harrer / POOL

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday ordered retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to the US president, to hand over documents related to Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a statement by the committee.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:45am
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Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, US national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on 22 January 2017 (reissued 31 March 2017). EPA/Andrew Harrer / POOL

ICE will not delay deportations in case of pending legislations

 05/10/2017 - 16:09
In a letter addressed to several members of Congress, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has warned of some changes in the case of deportations subject to Private Immigration Relief Bills.
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Immigration agents have informed Congress that they will not delay further deportations in the case of people who have pending private bills that could give them legal status in the United States.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
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In a letter addressed to several members of Congress, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has warned of some changes in the case of deportations subject to Private Immigration Relief Bills.

Who is Emmanuel Macron, the new President of France?

 05/08/2017 - 14:41
With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON
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Yesterday's elections in France gave the victory to Emmanuel Macron, with 65.5% of the votes, transforming him into the youngest president in the history of the European country.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:15pm
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With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON

[OP-ED]: Hablamos de la frontera de manera equivocada

 05/04/2017 - 08:40
El muro podría empeorar el problema al “cercar” a muchos de los que se calcula que son 11 millones de inmigrantes ilegales de este lado de la frontera.
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Parece que todos tienen una enérgica opinión sobre el muro fronterizo de Donald Trump. Pero al menos deberíamos hablar del tema en la forma correcta. Es decir, con claridad, pragmatismo y sentido común.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
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El muro podría empeorar el problema al “cercar” a muchos de los que se calcula que son 11 millones de inmigrantes ilegales de este lado de la frontera.

Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy

 05/04/2017 - 06:20
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares (L), next to representative to the Fiscal Oversight Boar (JSF), Elias Sanchez (R), during a press conference at La Fortaleza Governor residence, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2017. EFE/Thais LLorca

 Puerto Rico on Wednesday sought relief under a law enacted to help the United States commonwealth restructure its massive debt load, paving the way for what could be the largest-ever bankruptcy case involving a US local government entity.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:15am
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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares (L), next to representative to the Fiscal Oversight Boar (JSF), Elias Sanchez (R), during a press conference at La Fortaleza Governor residence, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2017. EFE/Thais LLorca

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