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Sombrerete: enjoying the ruins of an old Mexican mining town.

 04/26/2017 - 06:34
A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez
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The Mexican municipality of Sombrerete, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site in 2010, went from being an old, abandoned mining town to a tourist destination that combines the beauty of colonial architecture with ecotourism.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:30am
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A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez

A Guatemalan indigenous land rights activist wins the Goldman Environmental Prize

 04/25/2017 - 03:26
Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Rodrigo Tot, born in central Guatemala during the mining boom of the 1960s, spent much of his 59 years in a tenacious battle against the mining industry in the Lake Izabal region.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:15am
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Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

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

American Revolution Museum to open in Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 04:28
 
The Museum of the American Revolution opens on April 19 at 3rd and Chestnut in Old City.
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Using thousands of historic artifacts and digital recreations of historic events,  the new museum tells the story of how the United States became an independent nation.

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The Museum of the American Revolution opens on April 19 at 3rd and Chestnut in Old City.

Miami Invention Fair Showcases Latino Entrepreneurial Ingenuity

 04/10/2017 - 05:25
The "Maker Faire Miami," which will conclude on April 9, 2017, has transformed the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC), into a zone of experimentation, bringing together more than 150 exhibitors of all ages and backgrounds, from science students to adults with far-ranging imaginations. EFE/Jorge Ignacio Perez
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 A broad spectrum of curious minds and lovers of scientific exploration are attending a fair for independent creators held in Miami that is proving to be a showcase for creativity and inventiveness with a Latin American stamp.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 5:15am
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The "Maker Faire Miami," which will conclude on April 9, 2017, has transformed the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC), into a zone of experimentation, bringing together more than 150 exhibitors of all ages and backgrounds, from science students to adults with far-ranging imaginations. EFE/Jorge Ignacio Perez

UK hand-delivers divorce letter to EU, ending 44 years of union with Europe

 03/29/2017 - 08:48
A European Union flag during a demonstration against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 29, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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 A letter signed by Prime Minister Theresa May which invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty _ the official withdrawal instrument _ was hand-delivered today to European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:45am
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A European Union flag during a demonstration against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 29, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Trump moves to dismantle Obama's climate legacy with executive order

 03/28/2017 - 17:36
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

The president said this would put an end to the "war on coal" and "job-killing regulations".

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:15pm
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

London attack: police investigate UK-born terrorist Khalid Masood as death toll rises

 03/24/2017 - 03:32
Candles are lit during a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain, 23 March 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
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A 75-year-old man who was among the pedestrians run over in a terrorist incident near the UK Parliament died Thursday in a London hospital, police said, raising the number of fatalities to five, including the attacker.

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Candles are lit during a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain, 23 March 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA