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Mexico: Cancelling NAFTA would be lost opportunity for 3 countries

 05/24/2017 - 02:29
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland (C), poses for the media with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Luis Videgaray (L), and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo (R), after a meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 23, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Tuesday that cancelling the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement would be a "lost opportunity" for the US, Canada and Mexico, but he reiterated that his country is "ready" for negotiations to update it.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:15am
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland (C), poses for the media with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Luis Videgaray (L), and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo (R), after a meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 23, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

Many arrests and few deportations

 05/18/2017 - 16:24
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According to national analysis, arrests of undocumented immigrants have increased by 40% during the new administration, although not all are deported.

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Robert Mueller to Lead President Trump's "Witch Hunt"

 05/18/2017 - 15:46
Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW
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Facing the latest news, and mounting pressure on the Capitol, the US Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special attorney to investigate the matter surrounding Trump and Russia.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
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Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW

Will Robert Mueller Bring Clarity to the Russian Investigation?

 05/18/2017 - 05:44
File photo showing then FBI chief Robert Muller, during the 32st Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2013. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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The US Department of Justice announced Wednesday the appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation of alleged Russian efforts to affect the 2016 election in favor of now-President Donald Trump.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:15am
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File photo showing then FBI chief Robert Muller, during the 32st Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2013. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL

Donald Trump: Media treating me worse than any politician in history

 05/18/2017 - 04:10
US President Donald J. Trump gestures after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House by Marine One in Washington, DC, USA, 17 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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President Donald Trump went into defensive mode on Wednesday against his "critics" and the media, while the Senate increased pressure on the White House to obtain responses about the president's controversial relationship with former FBI Director James Comey and the investigation he was leading into Russian involvement in the November election.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump gestures after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House by Marine One in Washington, DC, USA, 17 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trump Vs. Comey: Imprudence or conspiracy?

 05/17/2017 - 14:25
The House Intelligence Committee on May 16, 2017, requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all documents that its former director James Comey elaborated on his talks with President Donald Trump. This request comes after The New York Times revealed the existence of documents produced by Comey in order to document his conversations with Trump. EFE / Michael Reynolds / Shawn Thew.
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Following statements by former FBI Director James Comey about the existence of memoranda stating President Trump's attempt to intervene in an official investigation into the law, the question arises as to whether the President would be guilty of recklessness or whether there is indeed a conspiracy between his closest advisers and Russia’s government.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The House Intelligence Committee on May 16, 2017, requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all documents that its former director James Comey elaborated on his talks with President Donald Trump. This request comes after The New York Times revealed the existence of documents produced by Comey in order to document his conversations with Trump. EFE / Michael Reynolds / Shawn Thew.

[OP-ED]: Trump’s Dangerous Confusion Can No Longer Be Hidden

 05/17/2017 - 11:19
Trump’s problems are not only with the public, his own party comrades have also increasingly begun to run away from him, fearful that his unpopularity could be as contagious as the Zika virus --and cost them an election. EFE
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C’mon people, give the man some credit. Yes, it’s true that these past few days have been completely chaotic and disastrous for the increasingly confused and erratic Donald Trump. But hey, how many other presidents have squandered their political capital so completely in such a short period of time?

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Trump’s problems are not only with the public, his own party comrades have also increasingly begun to run away from him, fearful that his unpopularity could be as contagious as the Zika virus --and cost them an election. EFE

[OP-ED]: Globalization’s false sins

 05/17/2017 - 08:26
Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.
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Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am
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Imports are often cheaper than U.S. products. Think clothes, shoes, consumer electronics. Trade especially aids lower-income households whose budgets are weighted toward manufactured products, where price declines have been steep.

Trump to Comey: “I hope you can let this go.”

 05/17/2017 - 03:02
US President Donald J. Trump reportedly asked James Comey to drop an investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS / POOL

President Donald Trump reportedly urged former FBI director to drop Michael Flynn investigation, according to Comey memos. House Republicans have called for a release of any documents.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump reportedly asked James Comey to drop an investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS / POOL

[OP-ED]: Those in the ‘resistance’ should refrain from mocking Trump’s supporters

 05/16/2017 - 15:29
According to an analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, financially troubled voters in the white working class were more likely to prefer Hillary Clinton over Trump.
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Though it’s generally a happy home, there is a stark cultural divide in my house: My husband, who was raised in a tiny, Southern rural town that was almost 100 percent white, loves “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:15pm
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According to an analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, financially troubled voters in the white working class were more likely to prefer Hillary Clinton over Trump.

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