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Face to Face: French Voters Choose Centrist and Far-Right Candidates for Presidency

 04/24/2017 - 02:17
French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Emmanuel Macron (Center) and Marine Le Pen (far right) advanced to the runoff in France’s presidential elections on May 7. After the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the US vote for the political novice Donald Trump as president, the French presidential race is the latest election to shake up establishment politics by kicking out the figures that stood for the status quo. 

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French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms receives ALBA Human Rights Award

 04/17/2017 - 03:01
 Director of the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, Oscar Camps, poses with crew members during the presentation of the new ship 'Golfo Azurro' in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 23 December 2016. EPA/ALEJANDRO GARCIA
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Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO which has helped and rescued some 37,000 migrants in the Aegean and central Mediterranean Sea, on Sunday received the 2017 ALBA / Puffin Award for human rights activism in New York.

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 Director of the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, Oscar Camps, poses with crew members during the presentation of the new ship 'Golfo Azurro' in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 23 December 2016. EPA/ALEJANDRO GARCIA

[OP-ED]: Juventus is back amongst Europe’s very top teams

 04/14/2017 - 10:05
Los jugadores de Juventus celebran su victoria 3-0 contra Barcelona durante el juego de ida de los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones. EFE
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Juventus has won the last five Italian League championships, but that is not big news anymore. The club from Torino has won more times the scudetto (32) than any other Italian squad.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:00am
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Juventus players celebrate their 3-0 victory against Barcelona during the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League. EFE

Vicente Fox without the "F" word

 04/12/2017 - 18:52
Vicente Fox le concedió una entrevista exclusiva a AL DÍA News durante su visita a Filadelfia, invitado por el World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News. 

The former president of Mexico came to Philadelphia to talk about the wall, this time in a very different way.  

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Vicente Fox granted an exclusive interview to AL DÍA News during his visit to Philadelphia, invited by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

What's Next in Syria and North Korea?

 04/11/2017 - 03:46
U.S warships during an exercise in the Korean Peninsula on Monday. EFE/Jeon Heon-Kyun
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 While Tillerson is attending a G7 summit in Italy to discuss Syria and ways to counter the Islamic State terror organization, North Korea says 'ready for war' after US redeploys navy strike team

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U.S warships during an exercise in the Korean Peninsula on Monday. EFE/Jeon Heon-Kyun

"Walls don’t make sense in a globalized world": Vicente Fox

 04/06/2017 - 12:14
The former president of Mexico has become one of the most critical voices in the hemisphere against Donald Trump's policies. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

The Mexican ex-president visited Philadelphia to participate in a forum that analyzed the role of Latin America in today's world. 

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 2:45pm
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The former president of Mexico has become one of the most critical voices in the hemisphere against Donald Trump's policies. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

[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

[OP-ED]: In Ecuador, 21st century socialism is alive and well

 04/04/2017 - 12:20
Ecuador's officialist candidate Lenin Moreno (C) celebrates during the last hours before the results of the presidential election, with Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas (R) in Quito, Ecuador. EFE
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Yes, I know, telling someone “I told you so” is not the best of manners. But after Lenín Moreno was elected president of Ecuador this week, I cannot help myself: I told you so, Ecuadorans are not fools. 

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Ecuador's officialist candidate Lenin Moreno (C) celebrates during the last hours before the results of the presidential election, with Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas (R) in Quito, Ecuador. EFE

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.
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It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

When Washington sneezes, all Europe catches a cold

 03/29/2017 - 12:30
Foto de archivo: EFE/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH
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The reversion of the famous nineteenth-century proverb is the accurate description of what seems to be happening in international politics: roles have not only been reversed, but are now traversing an ocean.

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