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37 die in clash between inmates, police at Venezuelan prison

 08/17/2017 - 04:56
Venezuelan authorities guard the Jose Gregorio Hernandez Hospital after an interior ministry team tried to take the prison by force that in Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, 16 August 2017. EPA/Pedro Zapata

 As part of an effort to curb prison violence, the leftist government has imposed a militarized administration in roughly half of Venezuela's penal institutions. US Vice President Mike Pence said Monday in Cartagena, Colombia, that Venezuela is a failed state that threatens the security and prosperity of the entire hemisphere.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 4:39am
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EFE

[OP-ED]: Neymar, the most expensive player in the history of soccer, is already focusing in Russia 2018

 08/11/2017 - 15:22
Brazilian striker Neymar Jr during his official presentation to the public as PSG player prior to the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Amiens SC at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France. EFE

It is true no other country has won the World Cup more times than Brazil (5), but it is also true the South American powerhouse has not conquered the world of soccer since 2002.

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 2:08pm
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Rafael Cervera

Venezuela's Constituent Assembly opens with arrests of opposition leaders

 08/01/2017 - 12:01
The intelligence police of the Nicolás Maduro regime have forcibly removed Antonio Ledezma and Leopoldo López from their homes. Source: Antena 3.

In the early hours of the morning, the regime of Nicolás Maduro has again arrested the opposition political leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, who had been transferred to their homes as a gesture of conciliation prior to the Constituent Assembly.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:36am
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[OP-ED]: Donald Trump’s lost opportunity

 07/26/2017 - 09:12
Donald Trump could have quickly begun reshaping American politics. He heard voices that others didn’t, understood what those people wanted to hear and articulated much of it. But when it came time to deliver, it turned out that he had no serious ideas, policies, nor even the desire to search for them. EFE

There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:55am

[OP-ED]: La oportunidad perdida de Donald Trump

 07/26/2017 - 09:08
Donald Trump podría haber rápidamente comenzado a reformar la política estadounidense. Escuchó voces que otros no escucharon, entendió lo que esas personas querían escuchar y articuló la mayor parte. No obstante, cuando llegó el tiempo de dar, sucedió que no tenía ideas ni políticas serias, ni siquiera el deseo de buscarlas. EFE

Hay varias maneras de evaluar la presidencia de Trump luego de seis meses. Lo que más me asombra es el camino no tomado, la oportunidad perdida. Donald Trump tuvo muchos defectos pero durante la campaña sacó provecho de una serie de problemas reales enfrentando a Estados Unidos y a una profunda frustración con el sistema político existente. Adicionalmente, aceptó y expresó, un poco inconstantemente, un populismo que fue más allá de la división tradicional izquierda-derecha. ¿Cómo se verían las cosas ahora si el presidente Trump hubiese gobernado como un reformador pragmático orientado al trabajo que se enfocase sin descanso en los estadounidenses “olvidados” de los cuales usualmente habla?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:55am

[OP-ED]: Shame on CBS for its mistreatment of ‘Hawaii Five-0’s’ minority co-stars

 07/12/2017 - 16:42
The fact that this show is set in Hawaii -- where nearly half the population is Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander -- should have prompted executives to put more value in their Asian-American stars. youtube

I usually don’t get this upset over someone being underpaid, unless I’m the someone. But when one of my favorite TV shows appears to have been hurt -- perhaps gravely -- by one of my least favorite things, it bothers me.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:30pm

Próxima Parada: Innovación

 07/05/2017 - 14:12
SEPTA isn't stopping with the SEPTA Key, new changes to the system are coming as early as July.

Coherente con su misión desde los inicios de su carrera dentro de la compañía y con un gran conocimiento de la estructura básica y el funcionamiento de ésta, el director general de SEPTA, Jeffrey D. Knueppel, habló en exclusiva con AL DIA sobre la transformación de la empresa de transporte público de Filadelfia de cara a los retos del siglo XXI.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 11:45am

Latin America closer to refugee crisis than it thinks, UNHCR says

 06/20/2017 - 17:40
Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

The regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, said that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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EFE

Mexican duo goes from undocumented immigrants to US music idols

 06/13/2017 - 06:13
Gabriel (L) and Martiniano Berrelleza (R), members of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, during an interview with EFE in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on June 9, 2017. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After leaving their native state of Sinaloa, Mexico, 20 years ago to head north across the border, the cousins Gabriel and Nano Berrelleza founded Los Cuates de Sinaloa, a Mexican "corrido" band that became one of the most popular of its kind on both sides of the border.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00am
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EFE