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[OP-ED]: By all means, take issue with ‘The Bell Curve.’ But read it first

 06/23/2017 - 08:47
t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites
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When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.

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t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites

Eli Pariser: Internet Decides What You Read

 06/23/2017 - 03:36
Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble. "If you like this, you'll like that." Knight Foundation's Media Learning Seminar 2012 at the Hotel InterContinental,Miami, Florida on Monday, February 20, 2012. Photo: Knight Foundation/Wikipedia

[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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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

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

No papers, no scholarship: Latino budding scientist becomes food truck chef

 06/20/2017 - 06:39
Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."

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Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

The daily life of a Venezuelan fixer

 06/16/2017 - 05:49
Opposition protesters facing the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, June 14, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Journalist Ana Vanessa Herrero explains the challenges of being a reporter in a country in chaos, where national media has been taken under control of Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Opposition protesters facing the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, June 14, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Puertorriqueño crea juego para móviles simulando detener muro de Trump

 06/15/2017 - 05:41
Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres, during an interview with EFE, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2017. EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ
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El profesor de cine y literatura Marcial Torres decidió crear la aplicación debido a la falta de apoyo económico que el Gobierno de Puerto Rico le otorga a los cineastas locales para la producción de proyectos cinematográficos.

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El profesor mexicano Carlos Marcial Torres espera que en Puerto Rico haya una revolución tecnológica para ampliar el conocimiento y producir otras aplicaciones.  EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ

Blood donation: an outstanding issue in Latin America

 06/15/2017 - 05:27
Mexican Azzarisha Duran donates blood, during the World Blood Donor Day in Mexico City, Mexico on June 14, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutiérrez
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Although in some European countries, like Switzerland, the blood donation rate is almost 100 percent, in Latin American nations it's just 33 percent.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:15am
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Mexican Azzarisha Duran donates blood, during the World Blood Donor Day in Mexico City, Mexico on June 14, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutiérrez

Puerto Rican creates mobile app simulating stopping Trump's US-Mexico wall

 06/15/2017 - 04:54
Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres, during an interview with EFE, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2017. EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ
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The professor said he decided to create the app because of the lack of economic support provided by the Puerto Rican government to local filmmakers to produce film projects.

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Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres, during an interview with EFE, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2017. EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ