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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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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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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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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/

"Impeach the Freak": Bitter welcome for Trump on return to New York

 05/05/2017 - 03:08
Trump protesters hold up a banner in front of the USS Intrepid where later this evening President Trump will attend a dinner with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, in New York, New York, USA, 05 May 2017. EPA/PETER FOLEY
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The President of the United States returned to New York on Thursday for the first time since taking office in the White House on Jan. 20, although several protests were awaiting him in the city where he was born. In NY, he met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and praised Australia's universal public health system.

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Trump protesters hold up a banner in front of the USS Intrepid where later this evening President Trump will attend a dinner with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, in New York, New York, USA, 05 May 2017. EPA/PETER FOLEY

¿Dejamos de hacernos los duros? La propuesta para un presupuesto bipartidista ha sido aprobada, señalando un cambio

 05/02/2017 - 13:49
El vocero de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, y el Presidente Donald Trump se dan la mano.
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Una propuesta bipartidista ha sido aprobada en un congreso conocido actualmente por pelear sus asuntos con dientes y uñas.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:30am
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El vocero de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, y el Presidente Donald Trump se dan la mano.

A Tea Miracle: Small Chinese city of Zunyi transforms tea industry

 05/01/2017 - 12:43
A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
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The small southern Chinese city of Zunyi, an emblematic place where Mao Zedong took the reins of the Communist Party, is now a pioneer in implementing a new system of land distribution that has transformed the tea industry, an economic engine of this area.

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A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

[OP-ED]: Why taxes will go up

 05/01/2017 - 11:15
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE
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 Let’s be clear: America is an undertaxed society. Our wants and needs from government -- the two blur -- exceed our willingness to be taxed.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:00am
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE

[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

[OP-ED]: Illegal immigrants pay taxes, too

 04/24/2017 - 08:15
Un miembro del grupo de activistas por los derechos de los inmigrantes "Border Angels", enciende una vela durante una vigilia por uno de los miembros del grupo, Hugo Castro, en San Diego, California, EE.UU.Castro desapareció en el centro de México después de publicar un video en Facebook donde informó que lo estaban siguiendo. EFE
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The reason immigrant appreciation efforts, like the “Day Without Immigrants” events this past February, fall flat is because few people really feel any pain.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:30am
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A member of the group of immigrant rights activists Border Angels lights a candle during a vigil by one of the members of the group, Hugo Castro, in San Diego, California, USA. Castro disappeared in central Mexico after publishing a video on Facebook where he reported that he was being followed. EFE

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