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Photograph by Border Patrol showing a group of immigrants, mostly Central Americans, who were arrested in the last three months while traveling as part of numerous groups of undocumented immigrants. EFE.

The circumstances of Central American countries have frequently been the argument for border crossings. But the reality is much more complex.

U.S. ends program for Central American children fleeing violence

 08/17/2017 - 06:39
Decenas de niños son víctimas de violencia en países de Centroamérica como Guatemala. Foto: Pixnio

The Central American Minors (CAM) Program was established by former President Barack Obama in 2014 in order to offered legal protection to thousands of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America who arrived at the U.S-Mexico border seeking entry into the United States.

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Mexicans Protest Against NAFTA talks, as Their Government Fights to Save It

 08/17/2017 - 06:11
Civil organizations demonstrate to protest the start of NAFTA renegotiations, in the streets of Mexico City, Mexico, 16 August 2017. EPA/Jose Mendez

While Mexican government negotiators fight to save the North American Free Trade Agreement during talks in Washington, thousands of members of social and trade unions on Wednesday protested in Mexico City against the deal, claiming it marginalizes local farmers and hurts the country.

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[OP-ED]: The Art of the Bluff

 08/15/2017 - 15:13
Trump has made clear that the United States would respond to North Korean nuclear threats with a massive military strike, possibly involving nuclear weapons. EFE

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years now. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis we now find ourselves in has been exaggerated and mishandled by the Trump administration to a degree that is deeply worrying and dangerous.

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.

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.

 

Un emprendedor mexicano fabrica bicicletas de bambú para combatir cambio climático

 08/08/2017 - 08:24
Para impulsar su uso mediante un modelo sostenible, el mexicano Diego Cárdenas decidió retomar un modelo de bicicleta de 1890 elaborado con bambú como una "respuesta a las condiciones sociales que sufrimos a nivel mundial". EFE/Mario Guzmán

Bamboocycles tiene sede en México y distribuidores en Francia, Bélgica y Alemania, hace envíos a Estados Unidos y entre sus planes tiene montar una fábrica en El Congo y un proyecto social en escuelas rurales para disminuir el tiempo de traslado de los estudiantes.

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[OP-ED]: The Democrats should rethink immigration absolutism

 08/08/2017 - 08:09
Republican senators from North Carolina Thom Tillis, Wyoming John Barrsso (left) and Texas John Cornyn give a press conference to present the Republican legislative proposal to increase border security and tightening of immigration laws on Capitol Hill, Washington DC (United States). EFE

In 1992, the Democratic Party faced a challenge on the issue of abortion. Pennsylvania’s governor, Robert Casey, a Democrat dedicated to the working class, asked to speak at the national convention in New York City. He wanted to propose a pro-life plank for the party platform, mostly as a way of affirming his Catholic beliefs.

Open Your Eyes: A South Philly Gallery Celebrates Latin American Art for Nearly 50 Years

 08/04/2017 - 15:53
One of the many multihued and adorned walls of Eye's Gallery. Photographed by Mónica Marie Zorrilla. 

If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents. 

[OP-ED]: ¿Libre o invasor?

 08/04/2017 - 12:06
México espera que la negociación del TLCAN se lleve a cabo con rapidez, arribando a los puntos claves lo antes posible, si bien habrá temas duros de negociar, indicó el secretario de Economía de México, Ildelfonso Guajardo.  EFE

La palabra libertad aparece en miles de pancartas en las manifestaciones políticas. Se enarbola como la causa por la que se combate. Todo mundo quiere liberarse. Los jóvenes exigen libertad a sus padres, demandan libertad política, libertad de información, libertad de expresión. Pero, ¿se la han ganado?

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Blanca Esthela Treviño Pepi

[OP-ED]: Trump is but the latest politician to serenade Youngstown

 08/04/2017 - 08:03
It’s no surprise that Trump returned to the familiar theme of demonizing Latino immigrants. The surprise is that he chose to do it in Youngstown of all places -- a city with a minuscule immigrant population, located in a state where the Latino population is just 3.7 percent. EFE

Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I’ve been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast Ohio for decades. Although it’s home to just 64,000 people, Youngstown gets more than its share of attention from politicians, media, filmmakers, and even a poetic singer/songwriter from Freehold, New Jersey.

Dolores del Río: When Legends become Doodles

 08/03/2017 - 13:48
"Celebrating Dolores del Río" by Google 

Acclaimed "Golden Age" Mexican actress Dolores del Río is honored today in a floral Google Doodle as gorgeous as she was. A society heiress, a mistress to Orson Welles, a victim of McCarthyism, a spokeswoman for UNICEF, and a beauty that reportedly slept "sixteen hours a day" to keep her youthful looks, here's a look at the life of Dolores. 

Trump, desesperado, pide a Peña Nieto que le eche una mano con su imagen pública

 08/03/2017 - 11:35
El muro de Trump ha sido su caballo de batalla desde su campaña electoral, pero pareciera que todo ha formado parte de una cortina de humo. EFE/Michael Reynolds

El presidente, Donald Trump, instó a su homólogo mexicano, Enrique Peña Nieto, a que deje de afirmar que su país no va a pagar el polémico muro fronterizo, a la vez que reconoce las dificultades para forzar al vecino del sur a cargar con la factura, reveló hoy el diario Washington Post.

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