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[OP-ED]: Trump could use a history lesson on NAFTA

 05/25/2017 - 14:05
Governor of the state of Washington (USA), Jay Inslee (c), considered today that the NAFTA should be renegotiated "without fear" and with "optimism", and positively valued the change of direction taken by the president of EE. Donald Trump. EFE
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 President Trump is an expert on some things. The North American Free Trade Agreement is not one of them.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Governor of the state of Washington (USA), Jay Inslee (c), considered today that the NAFTA should be renegotiated "without fear" and with "optimism", and positively valued the change of direction taken by the president of EE. Donald Trump. EFE

EEUU impone sanciones al presidente del Supremo venezolano y siete jueces

 05/19/2017 - 12:07
El magistrado Maickel Moreno, habla durante una rueda de prensa en Caracas (Venezuela). El Departamento del Tesoro EEUU impuso sanciones económicas hoy a Moreno, y a los siete magistrados restantes de la corte por "usurpar la autoridad" de la Asamblea Nacional. EFE/ARCHIVO/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ
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Estados Unidos impuso hoy sanciones al presidente del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ) de Venezuela, Maikel Moreno, y otros siete jueces por "usurpar la autoridad" de la Asamblea Nacional, y pidió al mandatario venezolana, Nicolás Maduro, que libere a los presos políticos y "devuelva el poder al pueblo".

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
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El magistrado Maickel Moreno, habla durante una rueda de prensa en Caracas (Venezuela). El Departamento del Tesoro EEUU impuso sanciones económicas hoy a Moreno, y a los siete magistrados restantes de la corte por "usurpar la autoridad" de la Asamblea Nacional. EFE/ARCHIVO/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

Robert Mueller to Lead President Trump's "Witch Hunt"

 05/18/2017 - 15:46
Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW
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Facing the latest news, and mounting pressure on the Capitol, the US Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special attorney to investigate the matter surrounding Trump and Russia.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
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Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW

Robert Mueller encabezará la “caza de brujas” del Presidente Trump

 05/18/2017 - 15:25
Robert Mueller, "El hombre que le dijo que no al Presidente" Bush, será el encargado de la investigación sobre supuestos nexos entre la administración Trump y Moscú. Fuente: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW
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Frente a las últimas noticias, y a la creciente presión en el Capitolio, el Departamento de Justicia de Los Estados Unidos ha designado al ex Director del FBI, Robert Mueller, como abogado especial para investigar el asunto que rodea a Trump y a Rusia.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
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Robert Mueller, "El hombre que le dijo que no al Presidente" Bush, será el encargado de la investigación sobre supuestos nexos entre la administración Trump y Moscú. Fuente: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW

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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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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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. 

Emmanuel Macron: for a new European Community

 05/15/2017 - 14:00
The challenge of the new French president will be to negotiate a European remodeling, in a continental political model dominated by Germany. In the photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (L) upon his arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on May 15, 2017. EFE / Carsten Koall
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After his victory in the national elections, Emmanuel Macron was invested yesterday as the new president of France. His slogan was clear: the European Union must be relaunched.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
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The challenge of the new French president will be to negotiate a European remodeling, in a continental political model dominated by Germany. In the photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (L) upon his arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on May 15, 2017. EFE / Carsten Koall

[OP-ED]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.
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 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

[OP-ED]: ¿Nos quedaremos todos sin empleo a causa de los robots?

 05/11/2017 - 10:06
Los robots no nos robarán todos nuestros puestos de trabajo, porque su eficiencia creará más poder adquisitivo para otros gastos en productos nuevos, que requieren supervisión o participación humana. Como prueba, consideremos los teléfonos inteligentes. En 2012, habían creado casi 500.000 puestos de trabajo para “aplicaciones móviles”, de cero en 2007.
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Tenemos otro estudio más que demuele la idea de que los robots—y otras formas de automatización, entre ellas la “inteligencia artificial”—destruirán nuestros puestos de trabajo y nos llevarán a un futuro de alto desempleo permanente. Según ese estudio, eso reescribiría totalmente la historia, que ha demostrado que la creación de puestos de trabajo es una cualidad duradera de la economía norteamericana.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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Los robots no nos robarán todos nuestros puestos de trabajo, porque su eficiencia creará más poder adquisitivo para otros gastos en productos nuevos, que requieren supervisión o participación humana. Como prueba, consideremos los teléfonos inteligentes. En 2012, habían creado casi 500.000 puestos de trabajo para “aplicaciones móviles”, de cero en 2007.

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