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Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

Venezolanos en Philly, entre la espada y la pared

 04/20/2017 - 11:23
El pasado 8 de abril, varios miembros de la comunidad de Venezuela en Filadelfia se unieron a las manifestaciones en su país contra el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro. Foto: Tomada de Casa de Venezuela.
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La crisis de Venezuela ha generado una ola migratoria del país suramericano hacia otras latitudes. En Filadelfia su presencia se empieza a sentir cada vez con más fuerza con la izada de su bandera en el City Hall y la apertura de restaurantes.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:00am
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El pasado 8 de abril, varios miembros de la comunidad de Venezuela en Filadelfia se unieron a las manifestaciones en su país contra el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro. Foto: Tomada de Casa de Venezuela.

What to expect from Ecuador’s new president

 04/19/2017 - 03:51
Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

Ecuador"s National Electoral Council (CNE) kicked off the recount of more than 1.2 million of the votes cast during the presidential election last April 2 that pitted the ruling party"s Lenin Moreno against opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso to choose the successor to President Rafael Correa.

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Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

Brazil's Odebrecht to pay $2.6bn fine for corruption

 04/18/2017 - 04:53
Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 22, 2016. EFE/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

The US charged Odebrecht with bribery in 12 countries in Latin America, with some bribes flowing through US banks.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:45am
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Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 22, 2016. EFE/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

[OP-ED]: Will Ecuador’s new president get rid of Julian Assange?

 04/14/2017 - 09:37
The incoming president has promised reform. But first Moreno needs to get his troublesome houseguest off the country’s couch so Assange can stop sucking all the air out of Ecuador’s faint presence on the world stage. 
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Last week, the people of Ecuador elected a leftist named after the communist dictator Vladimir Lenin as their new president. 

It’s always a double-edged sword when Ecuador is in the news -- in the U.S., the little-known country at the equator usually flies far under the radar.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:15am
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The incoming president has promised reform. But first Moreno needs to get his troublesome houseguest off the country’s couch so Assange can stop sucking all the air out of Ecuador’s faint presence on the world stage. 

[OP-ED]: ¿Se librará el nuevo presidente de Ecuador de Julian Assange?

 04/14/2017 - 09:34
El presidente entrante prometió una reforma. Pero primero Moreno debe sacar del país a su conflictivo invitado para evitar que Assange absorba todo el aire de la débil presencia de Ecuador en la escena mundial. 
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La semana pasada, el pueblo de Ecuador eligió para la presidencia a un izquierdista que lleva el nombre del dictador comunista Vladimir Lenin. 

Siempre es un arma de doble filo que Ecuador figure en las noticias—en Estados Unidos, este país poco conocido pasa desapercibido.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:15am
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El presidente entrante prometió una reforma. Pero primero Moreno debe sacar del país a su conflictivo invitado para evitar que Assange absorba todo el aire de la débil presencia de Ecuador en la escena mundial. 

Mexican music stars seek to discover "Queen of Song" in TV talent contest

 04/11/2017 - 04:44
Vicky and Marison Terrazas, who, from the time they were little girls, sang with the Horoscopos de Durango in Chicago, during an interview with EFE in Hollywood, California, United States on March 6, 2017. EFE/Ivan Mejia
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Four Mexican music stars have no doubt they will find further stars of Mexican regional music on the upcoming television talent show "La Reina de la Cancion" (The Queen of Song).

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:45am
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Vicky and Marison Terrazas, who, from the time they were little girls, sang with the Horoscopos de Durango in Chicago, during an interview with EFE in Hollywood, California, United States on March 6, 2017. EFE/Ivan Mejia

The tailings of Chilean mining

 04/10/2017 - 05:06
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In the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, thousands of families from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic live in poverty. The came here attracted by the copper "supercycle," which raised the price of the metal to $4 per pound in 2008. EFE/Mario Ruiz

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Camps located in the dry environs of the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, are a mixture of misery and hope where more than 6,000 families have gathered from all over Latin America. EFE/Mario Ruiz

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 
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Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

[OP-ED]: Vivito y coleando el socialismo del siglo 21 en Ecuador

 04/04/2017 - 20:03
El candidato oficialista, Lenín Moreno (i), posa junto al vicepresidente ecuatoriano, Jorge Glas (d), durante las últimas horas de las elecciones presidenciales en segunda vuelta, previo a conocer los resultados oficiales, en Quito (Ecuador). EFE
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Sí, ya lo sé, no es de buena educación recordarle a alguien “Te lo dije”. Pero desde la elección de Lenín Moreno como presidente de Ecuador esta semana, no me puedo controlar: Se los dije, los ecuatorianos no son tontos.

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El candidato oficialista, Lenín Moreno (i), posa junto al vicepresidente ecuatoriano, Jorge Glas (d), durante las últimas horas de las elecciones presidenciales en segunda vuelta, previo a conocer los resultados oficiales, en Quito (Ecuador). EFE

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