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Republican health project comes to light

 06/22/2017 - 16:33
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (r) is surrounded by the press on his way to his office upon arrival at the Capitol in Washington DC, USA, today, June 22, 2017. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.
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Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

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Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

Chicago says "bye" to iconic Latino murals

 06/22/2017 - 06:17
The iconic murals of Casa Aztlán, in Chicago, have been whitewashed this week ahead of the redevelopment of the building into luxury apartments. (photo: Pilsen Alliance, via CityLabs)
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The building of Caza Aztlán, a community organization that served the Hispanic for decades, has been purchased by investors for the construction of luxury apartments. The historic building will disappear, and so its famous murals. 

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The iconic murals of Casa Aztlán, in Chicago, have been whitewashed this week ahead of the redevelopment of the building into luxury apartments. (photo: Pilsen Alliance, via CityLabs)

[OP-ED]: Pensar en el bien común, la razón fundamental para ayudar a los niños a que crezcan y den lo mejor de sí mismos

 06/19/2017 - 11:10
Alumnos de una escuela gestionada por la mezquita de Blikkiesdorp, un barrio de la periferia de Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica. Linn Washington
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El pasado 16 de junio, Día de la Juventud, diversas protestas estallaron en varias ciudades de Sudáfrica. Dichas protestas sirvieron para recordar  los orígenes de esta importante celebración anual para el país.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 8:00am
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Alumnos de una escuela gestionada por la mezquita de Blikkiesdorp, un barrio de la periferia de Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica. Linn Washington

[OP-ED]: Seeing The Common Good In Helping All Children Grow Into Their Best

 06/19/2017 - 08:39
Children romp on only playground in Blikkiesdorp (Tin Can Town) a bleak relocation camp outside Cape Town composed to nearly 2,000 metal shacks arranged like a concentration camp. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Trump isn’t destiny

 06/13/2017 - 15:17
To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE
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 It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on Trump’s fate, for better or worse. The reality is otherwise: The nation’s future also hangs on larger economic and social trends that no president can shape.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
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To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE

Latin America doubles students in higher education, but inequality persists

 05/18/2017 - 06:02
 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.

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 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

[OP-ED]: Globalization’s false sins

 05/17/2017 - 08:26
Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.
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Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am
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Imports are often cheaper than U.S. products. Think clothes, shoes, consumer electronics. Trade especially aids lower-income households whose budgets are weighted toward manufactured products, where price declines have been steep.

[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. 

The message for immigrants is very clear: there is a new sheriff in town

 05/09/2017 - 10:41
Roberto Beristain has been a Mexican immigrant for 20 years in the United States. Founder of a business of his own and father of a family, he has been deported by ICE, even though he does not have a criminal record. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/
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This is what the family of Roberto Beristain has had to understand by force, after the deportation of the father of family, founder of a business and immigrant of Mexican origin, who arrived in the country more than 20 years ago.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:15am
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Roberto Beristain has been a Mexican immigrant for 20 years in the United States. Founder of a business of his own and father of a family, he has been deported by ICE, even though he does not have a criminal record. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/