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Margarita (Miriam) Abuawadeh is part of the first generation of Puerto Rican Americans born and raised in South Jersey. The youngest of 14 siblings, Margarita was baptized in the Catholic faith and educated in the order of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She converted to Islam during her university years. Photo: Juliet Happy
Juliet Happy

Mother and immigrant rights advocate, Margarita Abuawadeh, is proud to be able to combine her Puerto Rican heritage with the Muslim faith in her daily life.

#TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque: Bringing Latinos and Muslims together.

 06/05/2017 - 05:33
 The organizers of #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque are trying to gather Latinos and Muslims to break their Ramadan fast together. (Photo: Steven Georges http://www.ocregister.com/ )

A new initiative in Southern California aims to unite Southern California's Muslim and Latino communities during the month of Ramadan. The charity campaign- which brings together both communities to enjoy tacos after fastening all day - is a response to the election of President Trump, which has left both America's Muslim and Latino communities feeling besieged, the organizers explain.

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Lydia Cacho, Mexican Journalist: "We're war correspondents in our own country"

 06/02/2017 - 05:55
Mexican activist and journalist Lydia Cacho during an interview with EFE in Madrid, Spain, Jun. 1, 2017. EFE/LUIS MILLAN

In her 2005 book "Los Demonios del Eden" (The Demons of Eden), Lydia Cacho exposed pedophile rings in Mexico operating under the protection of politicians and business leaders. A total of 126 reporters have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

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EFE

Candidato republicano al Congreso acusado de agresión el día de los comicios

 05/25/2017 - 10:58
Fuente: Stevens Institute of Technology

Un candidato republicano a la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU, Greg Gianforte, fue acusado hoy, el día de la elección, de una falta por agresiones por golpear este miércoles a un periodista del The Guardian que le había preguntado por la ley sanitaria que impulsan sus colegas en el Congreso.

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EFE

[OP-ED]: ‘Sexual paranoia’ arrives on campus

 04/20/2017 - 08:21
Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.

If Laura Kipnis thought she was under fire in 2015 after writing an essay for The Chronicle of Higher Education criticizing an emergent “sexual paranoia” on college campuses, then her new book will surely catapult her into public-enemy No. 1 status in the eyes of legions of angry feminists.

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Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Who’s afraid of the ‘administrative state’?

 03/07/2017 - 15:28
It’s time to make the administrative state a mainstream concept, through the creation of a regulatory budget. The point is not to justify the instant repeal of most rules, as Bannon’s critics fear, but to improve understanding and accountability.

Just what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon meant when he recently suggested “deconstructing the administrative state” is unclear. To critics, he would gut the whole superstructure of social and environmental safeguards, starting with the Environmental Protection Agency (which, say news reports, may face a staff cut of one-fifth). But regardless of Bannon’s meaning, the relentless growth of the administrative state is a reality that we can’t escape.

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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: The Age of Disbelief

 02/28/2017 - 16:14
There are plenty of skeptics -- including me -- who think Trump’s agenda is largely impractical or undesirable. To take one example: Since at least John F. Kennedy, presidents have pledged to increase economic growth.

We live in an age of disbelief. Many of the ideas and institutions that have underpinned Americans’ thinking since the early years after World War II are besieged. There is an intellectual and political vacuum into which rush new figures (Donald Trump) and different ideas (America First). These new ideas and leaders may be no better than the ones they displace -- they may, in fact, be worse -- but they have the virtue of being new.

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Robert J. Samuelson