human rights

Latin America closer to refugee crisis than it thinks, UNHCR says

 06/20/2017 - 17:40
Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar
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The regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, said that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations."

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

Mexican journalists being spied: "Enrique Peña Nieto needs to offer explanations"

 06/20/2017 - 05:18
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui (L) and the director of the Miguel Agustin Prodh Human Rights Center, Mario Patron, during a press conference, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2017. EFE/Hector Perez
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On Monday, The New York Times reported that spyware purchased by Mexican government for use against criminals and terrorists had been turned on journalists.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:15am
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Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui (L) and the director of the Miguel Agustin Prodh Human Rights Center, Mario Patron, during a press conference, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2017. EFE/Hector Perez

Will Hemingway survive to Trump's Crack Down on Cuba?

 06/16/2017 - 05:27
When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

If US and Cuba make a step backwards in their diplomatic relations, Hemingway's legacy can be  "in danger" , warn the academics at the 16th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 4:45am
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When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Trump to announce new Cuba policy today

 06/16/2017 - 04:15
Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

In a speech in Miami, the US President is expected to reverse Obama's policy of rapprochement with Cuba and to announce stiffer rules on travel and commercial ties with the Caribbean island. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:30am
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Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

White House wants Cuba to have less US funds, more respect for human rights

 06/14/2017 - 01:44
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, 'Review of the FY2018 State Department Budget Request', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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Trump is expected to announce this Friday in Miami the results of the overhaul he set in motion, as soon has he took power, of the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, begun by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:30am
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, 'Review of the FY2018 State Department Budget Request', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Desperation and hope along Mexico's wall

 06/13/2017 - 05:41
A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

 For human rights organization Amnesty International, Trump's proposed border wall - which even some members of the Border Patrol fail to see as an effective barrier - will only enrich criminal organizations involved in extorting money from immigrants on the Mexican side.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:30am
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A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

Mexico-US border counts deadly toll- "His body was handed over to us in pieces"

 06/13/2017 - 05:13
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

In the context of expansion of organized crime in Mexico, migrants have become easy targets, as they are more visible, easily identifiable as migrants and, in many cases, they walk on a predetermined route. At least 400 immigrants were killed on their way from Central America to the US in 2015.  

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:45am
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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Beautiful works of Glass Art at the National Liberty Museum

 06/11/2017 - 19:52
Guests celebrate the opening of the studio glass exhibition "Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition" at the National Liberty Museum this past weekend.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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The nations first museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Guests celebrate the opening of the studio glass exhibition "Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition" at the National Liberty Museum this past weekend.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Black activist killed in Colombia

 06/09/2017 - 07:28
Undated photo provided on June 8, 2017 showing Bernardo Cuero Bravo, a prosecutor of the National Association of Afro Descendants (Afrodes). EFE/Afrodes
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Bernardo Cuero Bravo, a prosecutor of the National Association of Afro Descendants (Afrodes), was murdered in Malambo, a city in the northern province of Atlantico. He was an activist who defended victims of the armed conflict.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:15am
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Undated photo provided on June 8, 2017 showing Bernardo Cuero Bravo, a prosecutor of the National Association of Afro Descendants (Afrodes). EFE/Afrodes

Los ojos del mundo sobre las elecciones del Reino Unido

 06/07/2017 - 14:18
La primera ministra británica y líder del Partido Conservador, Theresa May, da un discurso durante el acto de campaña para las eleccionesgenerales en el National Conference Centre en Birmingham, centro de Inglaterra, Reino Unido, hoy, 7 de junio de 2017. EFE/Jon Super
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Después del maremoto nacionalista encabezado por Donald Trump, el espíritu ha inundado el viejo continente. En Francia la comunidad ha votado a favor de un gobierno abierto e internacional, mientras que la situación en el Reino Unido parece cada vez más tensa.

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La primera ministra británica y líder del Partido Conservador, Theresa May, da un discurso durante el acto de campaña para las eleccionesgenerales en el National Conference Centre en Birmingham, centro de Inglaterra, Reino Unido, hoy, 7 de junio de 2017. EFE/Jon Super