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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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:13am
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Could a Mathematical Formula stop the extinction of species?

 07/26/2017 - 07:11
Hugh Possingham, chief scientist of the NGO The Nature Conservancy, who presented in Colombia this week a controversial mathematical formula that measures the cost-benefit of saving different species, in order to decide which should be given priority. EFE/NGO The Nature Conservancy

Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:59am
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Venezuelan military court jails 22 students, NGO says

 07/05/2017 - 08:09
Opposition protesters participated in the "national trancazo against the dictatorship" on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Caracas (Venezuela). EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

The Venezuelan Penal Forum (FPV), a defender of human rights group, reported Tuesday that 22 of the 27 students from the Libertador Experimental Teaching University (UPEL), arrested in Aragua state and tried by a military court, will be sent to two prisons in other states of the country.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 8:15am
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17-year-old Nicaraguan activist: "We want all our rights to be respected"

 06/01/2017 - 06:39
Nicaragua's Anielka Martinez, the child ambassador for Save the Children, during an interview with EFE, in Panama City, Panama on May 31, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

Born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Anielka Martínez is taking on the task "of being the voice of all the children of Latin America." Over 700 million children are being denied the chance to have the childhoods they deserve, according to NGO Save the Children.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:30am
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Virginia Governor granted pardon to Liliana Cruz Mendez but ICE rejects her appeal

 05/29/2017 - 13:56
Activists from the DMV’s Sanctuary Cities Congregations Network and CASA from Maryland, held a protest outside the facilities of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to request the release of Salvadoran Liliana Cruz Mendez, on May 23. EFE/LENIN NOLLY

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic governor of Virginia, has used his position to pardon the Salvadoran immigrant for driving without a license in 2013, hoping to prevent her deportation. Two days later, ICE rejected her appeal.

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 1:45pm
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Honduran woman saves herself, family from violent extortion gang

 04/12/2017 - 07:42
Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Carolina and her family fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business."Their original destination had been the United States until Donald Trump's arrival in the White House temporarily put the brakes on that idea.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:30am
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