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[OP-ED]: El circo de Trump llega a Miami

 06/21/2017 - 12:06
US President Donald J. Trump shows the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Cuba, he signed after giving remarks at Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, USA. EFE
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Si usted siente que después de las elecciones pasadas son los pacientes los que dirigen el manicomio, créame, no es el único. El lunático número uno es, sin duda, el mismo presidente, quien la semana pasada en Miami demostró una vez más que su concepto (o su comprensión) de la realidad no pasa de los “reality shows”.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:15am
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El presidente Donald Trump (c) muestra la orden ejecutiva firmada sobre la política con Cuba junto al gobernador de Florida, Rick Scott (3izq.); el congresista Marco Rubio (3 dcha.), la opositora cubana Cary Roque, el vicepresidente Mike Pence y varios opositores cubanos en el teatro Manuel Artime en Miami, Florida. EFE

[OP-ED]: The Trump Circus Goes to Miami

 06/21/2017 - 09:16
US President Donald J. Trump shows the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Cuba, he signed after giving remarks at Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, USA. EFE
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If you feel that after the last election the inmates are running the asylum, you are not alone. The main lunatic seems to be the president himself, who last week in Miami showed once again that his concept (or his grasp) of reality does not go beyond, well, very bad “reality shows.” 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:15am
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US President Donald J. Trump shows the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Cuba, he signed after giving remarks at Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, USA. EFE

[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]: 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] Put Down the Drink and pick up a Book!

 05/05/2017 - 19:37
Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary leader who is called the father of Mexican independence
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More emphasis is placed on the financial bottom line instead of the cultural and historical meaning of the holiday

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary leader who is called the father of Mexican independence

Arkansas executes first double execution in US for 16 years

 04/25/2017 - 02:20
A handout photo made available by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows an undated file combo photo provided on 14 April 2017 of Arkansas death row inmates Jack Jones Jr. (L) and Marcel Williams (R) who were scheduled to be executed by lethal injection before the end of April and before the expiration date for one of the drugs that will be used (reissued 25 April 2017). EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

The state of Arkansas, USA, carried out a double execution on Monday, after delivering a lethal injection to a second prisoner, Marcel Williams, on charges of kidnapping, rape and murder of a woman in 1994.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:15am
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A handout photo made available by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows an undated file combo photo provided on 14 April 2017 of Arkansas death row inmates Jack Jones Jr. (L) and Marcel Williams (R) who were scheduled to be executed by lethal injection before the end of April and before the expiration date for one of the drugs that will be used (reissued 25 April 2017). EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

Supreme court blocks Arkansas from flurry of executions

 04/18/2017 - 05:56
Presos en Arkansas con ejecuciones programadas para el mes de Abril. EFE/EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Población carcelaria de Filadelfia disminuye 12 por ciento

 04/14/2017 - 11:27
Filadeldelfia es una de las ciudades con mayor población carcelaria del país. 
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Gracias a la puesta en marcha de medidas alternativas financiadas por la Fundación MacArthur, la ciudad ha empezado a cumplir su objetivo de bajar en 34 por ciento la cantidad de personas que permanecen tras las rejas.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:15am
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Filadeldelfia es una de las ciudades con mayor población carcelaria del país. 

[OP-ED]: A reminder from behind bars of the rewards of persistence

 03/30/2017 - 11:30
One piece, titled “My Prison Cell: Learning to Hear on a Cardboard Piano,” struck me deeply. In it, Demetrius Cunningham described his singular determination to learn the piano.
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It is said that about 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions are broken by the second week of February. I didn’t make it that far.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:45am
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One piece, titled “My Prison Cell: Learning to Hear on a Cardboard Piano,” struck me deeply. In it, Demetrius Cunningham described his singular determination to learn the piano.

Under the magnifying glass: solitary confinement of young people in Philadelphia prisons

 04/21/2017 - 14:41
In Pennsylvania, although adulthood begins at age 18, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 on felony counts can face judicial charges as if they were adults. Photo: Archive.