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[OP-ED]: America’s internet delusion

 05/22/2017 - 08:51
If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”
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The United States may have escaped most digital damage from the global “ransomware” virus, though cyber experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (”malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most Americans have replaced. Perhaps many users in other countries haven’t. Whatever the explanation, this is not the end of internet threats.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:45am
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If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”

More than 200 members of LGBT community killed in Mexico over three-year period

 05/18/2017 - 06:14
File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Gay men are often targeted by robbers, with gangs even specializing in this type of crime. The modus operandi is for the criminal to seduce the person either in person or via Internet and then, once inside the victim's home, to steal his belongings and kill him.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

In Mexico, seeking solutions to stop the killing of journalists

 05/18/2017 - 03:56
Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez
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A total of 126 members of the media have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:45am
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Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Despite the unjust deportations they face today, this town supported Trump

 05/17/2017 - 14:42
Armando Páez interviewed by The Chicago Tribune, May 11, 2017. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/

The residents of Elkhart (Indiana) valued Trump's political speech, considering the serious unemployment they faced. Now, they have decided to react against the deportation of an illegal immigrant.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:45pm
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Armando Páez interviewed by The Chicago Tribune, May 11, 2017. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/

[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.
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 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45am
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The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

Mexico's Drug War Reporter Javier Valdez shot dead in Sinaloa

 05/16/2017 - 04:29
Mexican journalist and author Javier Valdez during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico. EFE/Alex Cruz

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

[OP-ED]: Will DA candidate promises bring real justice?

 05/12/2017 - 17:20
Ramona Africa (right) lone surviving adult MOVE member of the May 1985 bombing-&-burning at recent MOVE program along with MOVE members Sue Africa (center) and Consuella Africa (left). LBWPhoto
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Candidates seeking a victory in the May 16, 2017 primary election for District Attorney in Philadelphia have spent months making big promises to initiate reforms and ‘restore integrity’ to that post now polluted by the presence of current DA Seth Williams who is facing a federal trial for a slew of corruption charges.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:15pm
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Ramona Africa (right) lone surviving adult MOVE member of the May 1985 bombing-&-burning at recent MOVE program along with MOVE members Sue Africa (center) and Consuella Africa (left). LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.
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 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

Trump cleans the table with James Comey

 05/10/2017 - 15:02
FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Justice Committee on the 'FBI Review' at the Capitol in Washington, USA, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew
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Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced through media news that he would have removed the director of the FBI James B. Comey, from his post, putting an end to the investigation carried out by the bureau on the links between advisers close to the President and the government of Russia.

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FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Justice Committee on the 'FBI Review' at the Capitol in Washington, USA, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

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