A Cuban civic group calling itself #Otro18 said Thursday that despite harassment by authorities, it plans to present more than 170 independent candidates in upcoming nationwide municipal elections.
This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrate July 4, they are mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that “public trust in government remains near historic lows.” Just 20 percent of Americans trust the government to “do the right thing just about always or most of the time.” The comparable figures were 40 percent in 2000 and almost 80 percent in the early 1960s. There has been a long-term loss of trust.
The Trump administration has already imposed sanctions on Maduro and members of his government and Washington has indicated that it is prepared to go further.
The Australian government on Wednesday confirmed a group of Cuban refugees entered the country, under the immigration agreement signed with the United States during the Obama administration, but which was later criticized as stupid by Donald Trump.
Candido Rios Vazquez became the 10th journalist killed in Mexico so far this year. Most were working on uncovering political corruption and organized crime issues.
Last Monday the US president asked the Armed Forces and the country to trust his new military strategy in Afghanistan. But he did so without giving precise figures or explanations about his plans.
In a televised speech, Trump said he wants to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan and South Asia. However, he didn't give specific detail on how he plans to do it, how many troops he would commit or how he would evaluate success.
The Mossos d'Esquadra have found the author of the attack on the Rambla de Barcelona, in the area of Subirats.
A persisting puzzle about the U.S. economy is how it can seem both strong and weak. On the one hand, it remains a citadel of innovation, producing new companies like Uber. On the other, the economy is expanding at a snail’s pace of 2 percent annually since 2010. How could both be true? Why isn’t innovation translating into faster growth? The answer -- or part of the answer -- is that American businesses are running on two separate tracks. Call them the “youthful” and “middle-aged” tracks.
President Trump condemned the attack in a Twitter post. “Be tough & strong, we love you!,” he wrote.
During this Thursday’s afternoon a van railed against people who were walking one of the busiest streets of the touristic city.