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[OP-ED]: Hunger on campus is a real problem with real solutions

 08/08/2017 - 14:45
When students are hungry, they miss class -- sometimes to pick up an extra shift at work, sometimes because they get sick because their immune systems are weak from malnutrition. 

When people my age look back on their college days, they often recall being “starving” students. But, back in a time when it was possible to complete a university education with some scholarships, a modest student loan and a part-time job, few of my peers were ever truly hungry.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:21pm

[OP-ED]: Trump’s NAFTA delusion

 06/16/2017 - 08:41
El presidente mexicano, Enrique Peña Nieto agradeció la visita de la canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, en un "momento crucial" y destacó la visión compartida de ambos países en democracia, libre comercio, medio ambiente y derechos humanos. EFE

The Trump administration is determined to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- which created a single market from Mexico’s southern border to the Yukon -- but the main political appeal of this policy rests on a popular myth: that “fair” trade requires the United States to have a surplus or balanced trade with both Mexico and Canada.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:15am

[OP-ED]: Trump isn’t destiny

 06/13/2017 - 15:17
To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE

 It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on Trump’s fate, for better or worse. The reality is otherwise: The nation’s future also hangs on larger economic and social trends that no president can shape.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

"Mexico Lindo" in Cannes 2017

 05/25/2017 - 02:42

From the iconic photo of the Mexican actors“dream team”  to mariachi celebrations,  the 2017 Cannes Festival edition has embraced Latin American culture.  Mexican director Michel Franco pesented “April’s Daughter,” with  Spanish actress Emma Suárez, another vision of yet another Latin American broken family.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:45pm
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[OP-ED]: Trump y su presupuesto de pesadilla

 05/24/2017 - 11:15
Trump diezmaría también los programas de cupones de alimentos (SNAP), seguro de salud para los niños, y hasta el programa de comida para ancianos Meals-On-Wheels. EFE

El pájaro tirándole a la escopeta. Eso es lo que parece hacer Donald Trump cuando condena a otras naciones que, según él, tienen pobres actuaciones en cuanto a derechos humanos. Tal parece que, para el presidente norteamericano, la alimentación, la salud, la vivienda y la educación no son derechos humanos.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:15pm
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[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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Esther Cepeda