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Washington's Priority in Latin America: Ending Drug Trade

 06/16/2017 - 06:30
US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera
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US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the vice president of El Salvador within the framework of the economic and security conference on Central America being held in Miami. The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle was created in 2014 by the US, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador due to the wave of US arrivals of undocumented and unaccompanied Central American minors. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:15am
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US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

[OP-ED]: Insanity, Common Sense and Mandatory Sentencing

 06/07/2017 - 08:11
Foto de archivo del dictador panameño Manuel Antonio Noriega (izq) mientras saluda a las tropas en una localización no identificada en Panamá, en 1985. EFE
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Tucked down in some news coverage about the recent death of Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, were accounts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of that Central American country to arrest Noriega, a longtime CIA asset turned collaborator with mega drug dealers.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:00am
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Photo file of Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega (left) while greeting the troops in an unidentified location in Panama, in 1985. EFE

They served in the army and still were deported

 06/06/2017 - 12:33
Veteran Hector Barajas (i) observes while some of his companions pose with some US congressmen during the visit of seven members of the US Congress to the House of Support for deported Veterans on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico. EFE/David Maung
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Several men who agreed to join the US military in exchange for a citizenship opportunity are currently on Mexico's border after being deported.

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Veteran Hector Barajas (i) observes while some of his companions pose with some US congressmen during the visit of seven members of the US Congress to the House of Support for deported Veterans on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico. EFE/David Maung

"Violence is cowardly": Rap and poetry bring a new reality to Mexico's slums

 05/31/2017 - 02:38
Members of urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System (L-R) Cesar Cova, Daniel Cruz, Arianna Ramos and Adan Romero In Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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Tepito, located in the heart of Mexico City, is going through a social revolution thanks largely to the urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System, which is out to bring a new reality to a poor neighborhood notorious for violence and drug trafficking.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:30am
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Members of urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System (L-R) Cesar Cova, Daniel Cruz, Arianna Ramos and Adan Romero In Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

[OP-ED]: Trump could use a history lesson on NAFTA

 05/25/2017 - 14:05
Governor of the state of Washington (USA), Jay Inslee (c), considered today that the NAFTA should be renegotiated "without fear" and with "optimism", and positively valued the change of direction taken by the president of EE. Donald Trump. EFE
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 President Trump is an expert on some things. The North American Free Trade Agreement is not one of them.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Governor of the state of Washington (USA), Jay Inslee (c), considered today that the NAFTA should be renegotiated "without fear" and with "optimism", and positively valued the change of direction taken by the president of EE. Donald Trump. EFE

OP-ED]: Trump is hurting America’s friends abroad

 05/10/2017 - 09:26
t is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File
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There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00am
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It is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File

Venezuela Protests: Students Take the Lead

 05/05/2017 - 02:10
A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

University students in Venezuela were the main protagonists of new protests against the Venezuelan security forces on Thursday, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro continued with his plan to rewrite the nation"s constitution.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:00am
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A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed to avoid government shutdown

 04/25/2017 - 03:04
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES
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President Donald Trump insisted on Monday in a pair of Twitter posts that the border wall with Mexico, the financing of which is an obstacle blocking a budget agreement to avoid a partial shutdown of the US government, is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:45am
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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES

[OP-ED]: Prevarications On Pot: Nonsense Clouds Common Sense

 04/21/2017 - 12:33
Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto
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Two days after another Trump Administration official made another astoundingly inaccurate assertion about the dangers of marijuana, Ricardo Rivera gave a group of Temple University students a poignant account about the powers of pot.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto

US strengthens measures against undocumented migrants

 04/12/2017 - 02:39
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) visits the Mariposa border in Nogales, Arizona, United States, 11 April 2017, as part of his visit to the border between Mexico and the US. EFE/Gary Williams
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Donald Trump administration will send more immigration judges to detention centers on the border with Mexico and greater efforts will be made to punish undocumented migrants who reenter the country after being deported.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:30am
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) visits the Mariposa border in Nogales, Arizona, United States, 11 April 2017, as part of his visit to the border between Mexico and the US. EFE/Gary Williams