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Trump administration orders 'increased scrutiny' for visas

 03/24/2017 - 05:01
 Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson gave all American embassies orders last week instructing consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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US Embassies are implementing what Trump has called ‘extreme vetting’ of foreigners entering the US. 

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 Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson gave all American embassies orders last week instructing consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: Hispanics show a diversity of opinion - including on Trump’s border wall

 03/23/2017 - 08:15
Más de 600 empresas que se registraron para demostrar su interés en participar en la construcción del muro fronterizo del presidente Trump desde fines de febrero, 62 son empresas “de propiedad hispano americana”. EFE
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There was a moment in the now-defunct Fox animated sitcom “Bordertown” when the protagonist, a Mexican immigrant named Ernesto Gonzalez, rails against newcomers.

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More than 600 businesses that have formally registered interest in helping to build President Trump’s border wall since late February, 62 are “Hispanic American Owned” businesses.

Colombian coffee inspires banana growers to reclaim land lost to violence

 03/21/2017 - 18:48
A worker at a banana farm in Apartado, Uraba, Colombia on Mar. 17, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.
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The Banana Growers Association of Colombia (Augura) is applying a strategy to restore Uraba, the country's principal producer of the fruit and a region stigmatized by violence.

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A worker at a banana farm in Apartado, Uraba, Colombia on Mar. 17, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.

EU Court rules private companies banning religious attire not discriminatory

 03/15/2017 - 03:57

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled that it was not discriminatory for private companies to ban their employees from wearing anything with religious, political or philosophical meaning.

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A file photo shows a Yemeni woman walking past mannequins sporting hijabs in Sana'a, Yemen, on Mar. 8, 2017. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism'

 01/26/2017 - 04:03
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The Head of the European Jewish Congress warned of his 'deep concern' about Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism', reports The Independent.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:45am
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A ceremony in Israel in honor of the victims of the Holocaust, on Jan 25th. EFE/Abir Sultan

Berlin Crash Suspected to be a Terrorist Attack, according to German Police

 12/20/2016 - 02:00
A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more.EFE/BRITTA PEDERSEN
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A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more. The German authorities consider it a terrorist attack.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 1:41am
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A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more.EFE/BRITTA PEDERSEN

Peasant Work

 12/07/2016 - 04:36
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In Kulesze Koscielne, a tiny conservative village in rural Poland, almost everybody goes to Church last Sunday, and almost everybody voted for the ruling populist party, joining a rural electoral wave that swept the party to power a year ago.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:15am
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Like Trump, Populist and Extreme Right speeches win terrain with rural voters in Europe. Fortunately, last Sunday the Austrian ultra-nationalist presidential candidate Norbert Hofer lost the elections against the Green Party candidate. EFE

Editor's Picks

 11/15/2016 - 15:56
During his final international tour in office, President Obama visited Athens on Tuesday and warned against the rise of nationalistic tribalism, both inside the US and in Europe. EFE/ALEXANDROS BELTES
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1. The big joke

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During his final international tour in office, President Obama visited Athens on Tuesday and warned against the rise of nationalistic tribalism, both inside the US and in Europe. EFE/ALEXANDROS BELTES

Refugees welcome: Soccer has its We Are the World moment

 09/30/2015 - 17:10
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the League of Champions match between Malmoe and Real Madrid, Sept. 30, 2015. EFE/Anders Wiklund 
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There are crises in which we, as human beings, are able to join together and rise to the occasion. One of these happened last week in a packed soccer stadium in Madrid, when 7-year-old Zied Abdel-Mohsen Alghadab walked onto the field hand-in-hand with soccer mega star Cristiano Ronaldo to open a Real Madrid home match.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the League of Champions match between Malmoe and Real Madrid, Sept. 30, 2015. EFE/Anders Wiklund 

Measles are also a concern for Europe

 03/04/2015 - 12:13
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The US is not the only country that, in the wake of the outbreak unleashed in an amusement park in the state of California at the end of 2014, is leading a crusade against the measles: in the European continent this disease has also become a health problem that raises concerns.

This has been stated by the World Health Organization in a press release in which it urges governments as well as health officials and parents to collaborate in its efforts to eradicate the disease in the continent through vaccination, especially in those groups at an age of risk.

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