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Americans really need to stop hyperventilating about the supposed crisis on their southern border -- better known as the natural migration of people from one place to another -- and count their blessings.

[OP-ED]: Take this taco and make it your own

 06/30/2017 - 11:32
Gustavo Arellano, author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” said: “[It is laughable] that white people aren’t supposed to -- pick your word -- rip off or appropriate or get ‘inspired’ by Mexican food, that comida mexicana is a sacrosanct tradition only Mexicans and the white girls we marry can participate in.

Picture this: Taco fixins in a tortilla cone. A flour tortilla cone, no less. 

It comes to you courtesy of a new Food Network explainer video titled “Taco Cones are the New Tacos” in which a young Asian-American woman demonstrates how to “eat two tacos at the same time” by baking tortillas into an ice cream cone shape, filling them with ground beef and adding toppings.

Mexicanos diseñan dispositivo para detectar cáncer cervicouterino en minutos

 06/29/2017 - 11:36
Foto de archivo de científicos mexicanos durante sus investigaciones en Jalisco. EFE/José González

La empresa mexicana Onko Solutions diseñó un dispositivo electrónico capaz de detectar de manera temprana el cáncer cervicouterino con el fin de reducir las alarmantes estadísticas de muerte por esa enfermedad en el país, declaró hoy Héctor Torres, gerente general de la firma.

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EFE

In Search of the Maya World: From Central America to Philadelphia

 06/27/2017 - 14:26
Gallery of archaeological pieces of Mayan culture exhibited at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Supplied UPEnn

One of the most intriguing mysteries of Latin American culture is what happened to the Maya civilization. How come after over 3,000 years of history, from about 2, 500 BC to 950 AD, most of the glorious Maya centers in Mesoamerica were abandoned? Before the arrival of the Europeans in the 1500’s magnificent cities like Tikal in Guatemala and Copán in Honduras had all but disappeared; left uninhabited, they were covered by thick jungle growth, hidden throughout the mountains and the lowlands. 

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México presenta apoyo a demanda sobre ley contra ciudades santuario en Texas

 06/27/2017 - 09:51
Cerca de cien hispanos protestaron ayer lunes 26 de junio 2017, en El Paso (Texas) contra la ley estatal SB4, presentándose esposados en las oficinas centrales de la Policía, "entregándose" simbólicamente por ser inmigrantes. EFE/Red Fronteriza por los Derechos Humanos

México presentó una declaración jurada para ayudar a impedir que entre en vigor la ley SB4 promulgada en Texas, que prohibirá las ciudades santuario y permitirá cuestionar el estatus migratorio de cualquier detenido, dijo hoy la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE).

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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

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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EFE

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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EFE

US-Panama Relations: Varela and Trump Discuss Common Challenges Facing the Region

 06/20/2017 - 04:49
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL

Both leaders met in Washington and agreed to work for peace and democracy in Venezuela. With an agenda focusing on security, fighting drug trafficking and controlling illegal immigration, Varela is expected to meet today with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. 

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EFE

[OP-ED]: El Cambio

 06/16/2017 - 14:30
Fotografía cedida por la Secretaria de Gobernación donde el secretario de gobernación de México, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chog (i), saluda al vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Mike Pence (d), dentro de la Conferencia sobre Seguridad en Centroamérica en Miami (EE.UU.). EFE

Cuando un gobierno padece las consecuencias de los errores cometidos en su administración y en su política, los ciudadanos exigen  un cambio. Pero todo cambio,  en sí, exige agallas: una enorme determinación de los que desean llevarlo a cabo. Muchas personas lo desean, pero no están dispuestas a soportar los grandes compromisos que deben precederlo. 

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Blanca Esthela Treviño Pepi

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