Australia takes in Cuban refugees contingent after agreement with the US

 08/23/2017 - 05:47
 A man watches a sky-writing reading 'CLOSE NAURU' above Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 17 February 2015. The protest was put together by three individuals calling themselves 'Unaligned Individuals'. Nauru and Manus island, in northern Papua New Guinea, is used by Australia as an immigration detention and asylum seeker processing centre, where illegal migrants are kept for long times. EPA/MICK TSIKAS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

The Australian government on Wednesday confirmed a group of Cuban refugees entered the country, under the immigration agreement signed with the United States during the Obama administration, but which was later criticized as stupid by Donald Trump.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:39am
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[OP-ED]: ¿Harán ahora perfiles étnicos de los blancos, como lo hacen del resto de nosotros?

 08/21/2017 - 11:06
Un contra-manifestante grita a los policías antidisturbios tras los rumores de una marcha planeada por el KKK y otros grupos de supremacía blanca, en Durham, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos. EFE

Si es cierto, como algunos afirman, que por el aumento en la estridencia de los supremacistas blancos es aceptable mostrar prejuicios raciales, entonces los blancos comenzarán a sentir el dolor de ser asociados con un pequeño grupo radical de racistas extremos.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:12am

[OP-ED]: Will white people now be profiled, just like the rest of us?

 08/21/2017 - 11:01
A counter protestor yells at riot police officers following rumors of a march planned by the KKK and other white supremacy groups, in Durham, North Carolina, USA. EFEtante grita a los policías antidisturbios tras los rumores de una marcha planeada por el KKK y otros grupos de supremacía blanca, en Durham, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos. EFE

If it’s true, as some assert, that the increased stridency of white supremacists has made it acceptable to show racial prejudice, then white people are going to start feeling the pain of being associated with a small, fringe group of over-the-top racists.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:12am

Barcelona attack: Ripoll, the Pyrenees town that spawned a terrorist cell

 08/21/2017 - 08:07
Varias mujeres familiares de los jóvenes de Ripoll (Girona) presuntos autores de los atentados de Barcelona y Cambrils (Tarragona), durante la concentración que ha realizado la comunidad musulmana esta tarde en la plaza del Ayuntamiento para expresar, "rotos" de dolor, el rechazo a lo ocurrido y guardar un minuto de silencio por las víctimas. EFE/Robin Townsend

 The Spanish authorities said that the attacks that killed at least 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared to be part of a terrorist cell’s extensive plot led by the imam of a the small mountain town of Ripoll. He may have died a day before the attacks when explosives that the group was manufacturing accidentally detonated.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:53am

Mastretta: "Feminism is confused with fighting when it should be mutual solidarity"

 08/21/2017 - 07:22
A modern Scheherazade, Angeles Mastretta dreams of telling a story per day. Photo provided by WWF-Fundacion Telmex Telcel on Aug. 20, 2017, showing Mexican novelist Angeles Mastretta in Mexico City. EFE

Seen as a symbol of Feminism in Mexico, acclaimed Mexican novelist Angeles Mastretta admits she is active on the social networks and writes practically every day, even when she doesn't have any ideas for a possible new novel.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:10am
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Rock and Roll and Resistance: A Conversation with Alejandro Escovedo

 08/11/2017 - 12:25
Alejandro Escovedo for Burn Something Beautiful by Nancy Rankin Escovedo 

Mexican-American musician and activist Alejandro Escovedo elucidates on his immigrant roots, his take on the government, his brush with death, and how the stories he feels compelled to compose transcend the genre of rock and roll. Escovedo will be strumming alongside Texan legend Joe Ely at Ardmore Music Hall on August 19th, 2017.

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:01pm

Dolores del Río: Cuando la leyenda se convierte en un Doodle de Google

 08/09/2017 - 14:56
"Celebrating Dolores del Río" by Google 

Mucho antes de que los rostros de Ana de la Reguera, Kate del Castillo, Penélope Cruz y Salma Hayek abandonaran las portadas de la  ¡HOLA! y Vanidades para embellecer los tabloides de Hollywood y las colas de las salas ACME, había existido ya una belleza española de gran talento: Dolores del Río.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:38pm