haiti

Trump extends protected status for 59,000 Haitians

 05/23/2017 - 12:12
Debris in the streets of the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Bel-Air, in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

The Trump administration has decided to continue protecting thousands of Haitians living in the US since the 2010 earthquake from deportation for another six months. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:45am
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Debris in the streets of the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Bel-Air, in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

[OP-ED]: Haitianos: las nuevas víctimas de Trump

 05/10/2017 - 10:06
Los haitianos tenían razones más que suficientes para merecer el TPS tras el devastador terremoto de julio del 2010 que dejó 300,000 muertos y un millón y medio de heridos en su país. 
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Los partidarios de Donald Trump no son, ya lo sabemos, lo que llamaríamos gente buena. A cambio de su apoyo, ellos esperan que Trump presida sobre la administración más racista y antiinmigrante de que se tenga memoria.

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Los haitianos tenían razones más que suficientes para merecer el TPS tras el devastador terremoto de julio del 2010 que dejó 300,000 muertos y un millón y medio de heridos en su país. 

[OP-ED]: Haitians: A Witch Hunt?

 05/10/2017 - 08:59
Haitians had plenty of reasons to deserve the TPS after the devastating July 2010 earthquake which killed 300,000 people and left 1.5 million injured. 

[OP-ED]: La verdad se ha vuelto inútil en Venezuela

 04/26/2017 - 12:00
 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE
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La crisis en Venezuela es grave y complicada, lo cual hace la enfermiza y excluyente obsesión con ese país del secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, no solo extraña y contraproducente, sino totalmente inaceptable.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
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 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE

[OP-ED]: Truth has become useless in Venezuela

 04/25/2017 - 14:25
“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”
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The crisis in Venezuela is grave and complicated, which makes the OAS’ Secretary General Luis Almagro’s consuming obsession with Venezuela not only strange and counterproductive, but totally inadmissible.

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“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”

In Colombia, a model town for sustainable adaptation to climate change

 04/24/2017 - 02:50
Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

The town of El Torno, in Colombia's northern province of Sucre, was seriously affected by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:45am
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Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

La apertura de los Relevos de Penn en Filadelfia marcan el inicio anual de una tradición llena de cultura caribeña

 04/25/2017 - 14:32
La ciudad se prepara para la Reunión Anual de Selección de Jugadores de la NFL y para los Relevos de Penn

Penn Relays Kick off in Philly marks Annual Start of tradition steep in Carribean culture

 04/25/2017 - 10:25
The city is gearing up for the Penn Relays and NFL Draft.
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There's a sports event taking over the city and it's not the NFL draft.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:30pm
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The city is gearing up for the Penn Relays and NFL Draft.

Beyond racism: Three perspectives on the Dominican-Haitian situation

 07/18/2015 - 12:48
Several men of Haitian heritage wait to be processed at the Ministry of the Interior in Santo Domingo, for paperwork to allow them to stay in the Dominican Republic. EFE/Orlando Barría

Although the international narrative tends to label the situation as a racial conflict, doing so does not do justice to its complexity — and turns attention away from other, not least important factors that exacerbate it.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 1:34pm
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Several men of Haitian heritage wait to be processed at the Ministry of the Interior in Santo Domingo, for paperwork to allow them to stay in the Dominican Republic. EFE/Orlando Barría

La Sentencia dominicana: Tres perspectivas

 07/16/2015 - 10:46
Varios hombres de origen haitiano esperan su turno en el proceso de captura de datos en el Ministerio de Interior y Policía el 17 de junio en Santo Domingo, a unas horas de vencerse el proceso de inscripción al Plan de Regularización de Extranjeros. Quienes no se hayan acogido al Plan, serán repatriados. EFE/Orlando Barría

Mientras que el discurso internacional tiende a tildar la situación en la Republica Dominicana como conflicto racial, el hacerlo no hace justicia a la complejidad de la misma —y desvía la atención de otros factores no menos importantes que la empeoran.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:34am
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Varios hombres de origen haitiano esperan su turno en el proceso de captura de datos en el Ministerio de Interior y Policía el 17 de junio en Santo Domingo, a unas horas de vencerse el proceso de inscripción al Plan de Regularización de Extranjeros. Quienes no se hayan acogido al Plan, serán repatriados. EFE/Orlando Barría