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“No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters”: the experience of a street artist painting the border in Arizona

 06/19/2017 - 10:52
Harriet Wood, “Hazard” es una artista urbana que dejó su obra solidaria plasmada en las paredes de Ajo, Arizona. Foto suministrada. 
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While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art

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Harriet Wood, "Hazard" is an urban artist who left her work of solidarity embodied in the walls of Ajo, Arizona. Photo supplied.

Good Times for Cuban Tobacco

 05/30/2017 - 03:16
A worker at a tobacco factory in Havana, Cuba. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Cuba will close out this season's harvest of tobacco, one of its main export crops, with almost 30,000 tons of leaf and for the 2017-2018 season. Tobacco is the fourth-largest contributor to Cuba's GDP and employs more than 200,000 people.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:15am
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A worker at a tobacco factory in Havana, Cuba. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

Trump moves to dismantle Obama's climate legacy with executive order

 03/28/2017 - 17:36
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

The president said this would put an end to the "war on coal" and "job-killing regulations".

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:15pm
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

Automation: the real threat to Mexican economy

 03/27/2017 - 05:05
A maquiladora-factory in Mexico. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons
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Automation endangers model based on low-wage jobs and export of goods made in duty-free zones, as reported in El País.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:45am
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A maquiladora-factory in Mexico. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

[OP-ED]: Who’s afraid of the ‘administrative state’?

 03/07/2017 - 15:28
It’s time to make the administrative state a mainstream concept, through the creation of a regulatory budget. The point is not to justify the instant repeal of most rules, as Bannon’s critics fear, but to improve understanding and accountability.

Just what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon meant when he recently suggested “deconstructing the administrative state” is unclear. To critics, he would gut the whole superstructure of social and environmental safeguards, starting with the Environmental Protection Agency (which, say news reports, may face a staff cut of one-fifth). But regardless of Bannon’s meaning, the relentless growth of the administrative state is a reality that we can’t escape.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:59pm
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It’s time to make the administrative state a mainstream concept, through the creation of a regulatory budget. The point is not to justify the instant repeal of most rules, as Bannon’s critics fear, but to improve understanding and accountability.

[OP-ED]: Trump’s senseless war on Mexico

 02/03/2017 - 08:10
 
Photo courtesy of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who spoke during an event in Mexico City, Mexico, at the conclusion of the 33rd Ordinary General Assembly of the National Agricultural and Livestock Council. Peña Nieto remarked today that the country "doubles its commitment" to openness and free trade, despite opposing voices such as that of his counterpart Donald Trump and in the framework of the future renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA). EFE / Presidency of Mexico

”Mexico braces for a trade war with Washington,” headline in the Financial Times, Jan. 31, 2017.

Let’s hope not, because a trade war triggered by President Trump would be an act of pure economic aggression, unjustified either by the United States’ economic and political interests or by Mexico’s behavior. It would be the economic equivalent of Russia’s seizure of the Crimea, a raw exercise in bullying.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:59am
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Photo courtesy of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who spoke during an event in Mexico City, Mexico, at the conclusion of the 33rd Ordinary General Assembly of the National Agricultural and Livestock Council. Peña Nieto remarked today that the country "doubles its commitment" to openness and free trade, despite opposing voices such as that of his counterpart Donald Trump and in the framework of the future renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA). EFE / Presidency of Mexico

[OP-ED]: In defense of globalization

 01/24/2017 - 14:45
The director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, is speaking at a press conference held in the framework of the World Economic Forum that hosts the Alpine city of Davos, Switzerland. EFE

The World Economic Forum this year feels like an exercise in ritual self-flagellation, which -- as with the old Christian practice of fasting and whipping one’s own body -- is supposed to purify the sinful nature of man. The sin, of course, is globalization, which everyone now seems to agree has been lopsided, inequitable, and dangerous. In fact, most of the flaws attributed to globalization are actually mistakes in national policy that can be corrected.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:23pm
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The director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, is speaking at a press conference held in the framework of the World Economic Forum that hosts the Alpine city of Davos, Switzerland. EFE