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Electing a new president won't solve Mexico's problems, writer Diego Osorno says

 05/26/2017 - 03:12
Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

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Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

Venezuela: 50 días de protestas y 46 muertos

 05/23/2017 - 12:39
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El movimiento opositor venezolano no ha tenido descanso, cumpliéndose el día sábado cincuenta movilizaciones multitudinarias en contra del gobierno de Nicolás Maduro, que solicitan elecciones generales, la apertura de un canal humanitario y la transformación total del Estado heredado de Chávez.

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Opositores se enfrentan a la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana hoy, lunes 22 de mayo de 2017, en Caracas (Venezuela). Médicos y trabajadores del sector salud en Venezuela se congregaron en sendas marchas a favor y en contra del proceso de una nueva Asamblea Constituyente, en el día 52 de las movilizaciones que sacuden a este país y que dejan al menos 50 muertos, según cifras de las autoridades y de la oposición. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

[OP-ED]: Welcome to the information crisis

 05/22/2017 - 08:23
The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE
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These days, when friends ask how I’m doing, I give them an honest answer. I say, “I’m struggling.”

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The media has given up the role of referee and suited up to play in the arena, it’s clear -- with the recent barrage of what the left considers major scoops and the right dismisses as “fake news” -- that the objective of this game is to destroy Trump. EFE

[OP-ED]: The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger

 05/18/2017 - 09:37
File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE
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I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly. I’ve praised him when he has appointed competent people to high office and expressed support for his policies when they seemed serious and sensible (even though this has drawn criticism from some quarters). But there has always been another aspect to this presidency lurking beneath the surface, sometimes erupting into full view as it did this week. Donald Trump, in much of his rhetoric and many of his actions, poses a danger to American democracy.

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File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE

In Mexico, seeking solutions to stop the killing of journalists

 05/18/2017 - 03:56
Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez
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A total of 126 members of the media have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

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Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Mexico's Drug War Reporter Javier Valdez shot dead in Sinaloa

 05/16/2017 - 04:29
Mexican journalist and author Javier Valdez during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico. EFE/Alex Cruz

[OP-ED]: The elite media -- self-absorbed but not self-aware

 05/12/2017 - 09:17
Now that Trump is president, you can turn to just about any channel -- absent Fox News -- and hear reporters and anchors accusing Trump or other administration officials of outright lying or pursuing policies that will hurt people -- or, in the case of the GOP health care bill, actually kill them. 
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Riddle me this: How can the so-called elite media be so self-absorbed and still have so little self-awareness? 

Today’s journalists too often make themselves the story. If a reporter gets arrested at a protest, he’ll be on the Sunday shows doing what he is not supposed to be doing: expressing his opinion.

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Now that Trump is president, you can turn to just about any channel -- absent Fox News -- and hear reporters and anchors accusing Trump or other administration officials of outright lying or pursuing policies that will hurt people -- or, in the case of the GOP health care bill, actually kill them. 

Jack Posobiec: the link connecting France, Trump and Russia

 05/11/2017 - 11:25
New York’s Flashpoint and Tokyo-based Trend Micro have shared intelligence that suggests that the hacking group known variously as Advanced Persistent Threat 28, Fancy Bear and Pawn Storm was responsible for Macron’s leaks. The group has been linked with the GRU, the Russian military intelligence directorate. EFE/Eric Feferberg

The head of department of The Rebel TV in Washington and Philadelphian supporter of Donald Trump, Jack Posobiec, has been the French headline for several days, having been the first to spread the “MacronLeaks”.

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New York’s Flashpoint and Tokyo-based Trend Micro have shared intelligence that suggests that the hacking group known variously as Advanced Persistent Threat 28, Fancy Bear and Pawn Storm was responsible for Macron’s leaks. The group has been linked with the GRU, the Russian military intelligence directorate. EFE/Eric Feferberg

[OP-ED]: La verdad se ha vuelto inútil en Venezuela

 04/26/2017 - 12:00
 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE
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La crisis en Venezuela es grave y complicada, lo cual hace la enfermiza y excluyente obsesión con ese país del secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, no solo extraña y contraproducente, sino totalmente inaceptable.

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 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE

[OP-ED]: Truth has become useless in Venezuela

 04/25/2017 - 14:25
“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”
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The crisis in Venezuela is grave and complicated, which makes the OAS’ Secretary General Luis Almagro’s consuming obsession with Venezuela not only strange and counterproductive, but totally inadmissible.

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“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”

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