Last Monday the US president asked the Armed Forces and the country to trust his new military strategy in Afghanistan. But he did so without giving precise figures or explanations about his plans.
A persisting puzzle about the U.S. economy is how it can seem both strong and weak. On the one hand, it remains a citadel of innovation, producing new companies like Uber. On the other, the economy is expanding at a snail’s pace of 2 percent annually since 2010. How could both be true? Why isn’t innovation translating into faster growth? The answer -- or part of the answer -- is that American businesses are running on two separate tracks. Call them the “youthful” and “middle-aged” tracks.
Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green credits the barrier breaking Latino lawyer and jurist Nelson Diaz as one of his key mentors.
Interview with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos days before the visit of Vicepresident Mike Pence to the country
After 200 days in office, President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be able to put the figures in his favor.
Accused of living in a protected area, the farming families of Laguna Larga were evicted on a judge's order and their homes burned down by the army.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois have introduced a new DREAM Act. Oh boy. I really wish they hadn’t done that.
The health reform in the Senate had not yet fallen when the Republican bench in the House of Representatives presented its fiscal proposal, a project that also divides the GOP.
El pasado 20 julio, dos senadores estadounidenses presentaron ante el Congreso la nueva “Dream Act”, un proyecto de ley bipartidista que pretende expandir los derechos de los Dreamers y otorgar la residencia legal y una vía a la ciudadanía a más de un millón de inmigrantes que entraron en los EEUU siendo menores de edad.
The main task ahead for Afro-descendants is to "make definitive progress to close the economic gap since, in Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty has a face and a color, according to the coordinator of the Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD)
House Republicans, who are now deliberating the government’s 2018 budget, pledge to eliminate deficits within a decade. Well, good luck with that. It must be obvious that chronic deficits reflect a basic political impasse that can be broken only if majorities in Congress do things they’ve refused to do: trim Social Security benefits; raise taxes significantly; control health spending. There is a giant mismatch between what Americans want from government and what they’ll pay for with taxes.
Disappointment is how Louis Cruz described his reaction to the closed door he encountered when he sought work for his company on the project City Hall and Conrail proudly announced recently to cleanup a section of railroad tracks in West Kensington where a filthy heroin abuse corridor has festered for nearly twenty years.
Desencantado. Así se sintió Luis Cruz al ver que su empresa no tendrá ninguna opción de ser contratada para realizar alguno de los trabajos vinculados al proyecto conuunto de la alcaldía y la empresa Conrail para limpiar un tramo de la vía férrea a su paso por West Kensignton, más conocido como el corredor de la heroína o “El Campamento” de Filadelfia.
A wide variety of regional products make up Mexico's traditional confectionary, with the use of different fruits marking the state identity of each candy.
The United States has made clear its position for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, trying to prevent a foreign exchange manipulation.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has decided to change its name to "UnidosUS".
The president of Chile inaugurated Monday the high level "Every Woman, Every Child (EWEC) meeting, whose purpose is to discuss a new strategy for protecting the health of women, children and adolescents in the region from now until 2030.
One of the most intriguing mysteries of Latin American culture is what happened to the Maya civilization. How come after over 3,000 years of history, from about 2, 500 BC to 950 AD, most of the glorious Maya centers in Mesoamerica were abandoned? Before the arrival of the Europeans in the 1500’s magnificent cities like Tikal in Guatemala and Copán in Honduras had all but disappeared; left uninhabited, they were covered by thick jungle growth, hidden throughout the mountains and the lowlands.
The biggest challenges facing Latin America are "geopolitical uncertainty," "technological change" and the "displacement of the center of gravity toward Asia," experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay said in Montevideo on Wednesday.
Financial experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay agreed that investment trends worldwide and in Latin America depend on new factors, including worker training and interaction by governments.
In the Mexican village of Tlaltetela, in Veracruz state, dozens of people lose sight, become paralyzed due to an incurable neurodegenerative disorder known as SCA7.
Both leaders met in Washington and agreed to work for peace and democracy in Venezuela. With an agenda focusing on security, fighting drug trafficking and controlling illegal immigration, Varela is expected to meet today with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
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.
In a speech in Miami, the US President is expected to reverse Obama's policy of rapprochement with Cuba and to announce stiffer rules on travel and commercial ties with the Caribbean island.
Trump is expected to announce this Friday in Miami the results of the overhaul he set in motion, as soon has he took power, of the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, begun by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014.