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US-Panama Relations: Varela and Trump Discuss Common Challenges Facing the Region

 06/20/2017 - 04:49
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL
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Both leaders met in Washington and agreed to work for peace and democracy in Venezuela. With an agenda focusing on security, fighting drug trafficking and controlling illegal immigration, Varela is expected to meet today with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL

“No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters”: the experience of a street artist painting the border in Arizona

 06/19/2017 - 10:52
Harriet Wood, “Hazard” es una artista urbana que dejó su obra solidaria plasmada en las paredes de Ajo, Arizona. Foto suministrada. 
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While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Harriet Wood, "Hazard" is an urban artist who left her work of solidarity embodied in the walls of Ajo, Arizona. Photo supplied.

Washington's Priority in Latin America: Ending Drug Trade

 06/16/2017 - 06:30
US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera
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US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the vice president of El Salvador within the framework of the economic and security conference on Central America being held in Miami. The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle was created in 2014 by the US, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador due to the wave of US arrivals of undocumented and unaccompanied Central American minors. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:15am
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US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

Former Panamanian president jailed in Miami until June 20 hearing

 06/14/2017 - 01:54
Fotografía de archivo del expresidente de Panamá Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014). EFE/Alejandro Bolívar
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Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli faces numerous charges in Panama in a case involving alleged spying on more than 200 opposition figures.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
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 former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, during a press conference in Panama City, Panama on Jan. 29, 2009. EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

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

Britain Goes to the Polls to Decide Who is Going to Negotiate Brexit

 06/08/2017 - 04:12
A combo picture shows (L) Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivering a speech on his party's plans for negotiating Brexit during a campaign stop in Basildon, Essex, Britain, 01 June 2017, and (R) Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement on the previous night's terrorist incident, at Downing Street, in London, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER

The U.K. goes to the polls today after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election hoping to secure parliamentary majority to push through her Brexit plans, but recent  terror attacks have cast a shadow over the vote.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:30am
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A combo picture shows (L) Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivering a speech on his party's plans for negotiating Brexit during a campaign stop in Basildon, Essex, Britain, 01 June 2017, and (R) Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement on the previous night's terrorist incident, at Downing Street, in London, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER

[OP-ED]: Conservatives get tangled up trying to define ‘sanctuary cities’

 06/06/2017 - 08:33
Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE
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Talk about putting the cart before the horse. 

That’s what the Trump administration, and Republicans around the country, did when the conversation turned to sanctuary cities. They got all worked up. They declared their opposition. They threatened to withhold federal funding. 

All before they had even defined the term.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00am
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Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE

[OP-ED]: The golden age of incivility

 06/02/2017 - 08:29
President Trump boorishly shoved aside the prime minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, during a gathering of NATO leaders. Markovic gracefully described the incident to reporters as an “inoffensive situation.” EFE
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My fellow Americans, I have to ask: What happened to good manners? When did being civil go out of style? When did we decide that kindness equals weakness? When did the idea of conducting yourself well -- especially in public -- become quaint?

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 8:15am
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President Trump boorishly shoved aside the prime minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, during a gathering of NATO leaders. Markovic gracefully described the incident to reporters as an “inoffensive situation.” EFE

San Antonio demanda a Texas por la ley que prohíbe las "ciudades santuario"

 06/02/2017 - 08:26
Is it the right of a city to manage it's police force? Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.
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El veto de Texas a las "ciudades santuario" ha despertado crispación en varias ciudades del estado. 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 1:15pm
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[OP-ED]: Anti-Latino rhetoric is building walls within our schools

 05/31/2017 - 11:12
Latino boys, “may already face social pressures that discourage self-regulatory behaviors in academic settings (e.g. peer pressure to appear to not care about school).”
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It is said that your perception is your reality. This truth is more important to understand than ever since some of us are living in a time when reality is skewed by perceptions shaped by falsehoods from people in power.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00am
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Latino boys, “may already face social pressures that discourage self-regulatory behaviors in academic settings (e.g. peer pressure to appear to not care about school).”