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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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The Fallout: Trump faces growing backlash over comments about Charlottesville

 08/17/2017 - 04:36
 The president of the United States, Donald Trump, chairing a meeting of a business advisory council. Trump dissolved two of these councils on Aug. 16, 2017, after several chief executive officers quit over his remarks about last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. EFE

The President dissolved two business adversary councils on Wednesday after several chief executive officers quit over his remarks about last weekend"s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump's remarks als sparked condemnation from his fellow Republicans, including two Bush presidents, who issued an statement condemning 'racial bigotry'. 

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[OP-D]: Las editoriales no deben confinar a los autores latinos a “historias de inmigrantes”

 08/15/2017 - 11:38
Según Pew, el 68 por ciento de todos los hispanos habla inglés adecuadamente. Y, en 2013, el centro notó que la mayoría dijo preferir las noticias en inglés, lo que indica que debe haber una diferencia entre lo que los lectores latinos dicen que quieren y lo que en realidad consumen. 

Aproximadamente un día después de que se publicara la biografía de Sonia Sotomayor, “Mi mundo amado”, recibí la llamada de una reportera del New York Times para preguntarme si el libro se vendería bien. Lanzó la primera pregunta: “¿Por qué los latinos no leen?”

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The United States State Department admitted Wednesday that it gave the only seat for media on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's plane to a reporter from a conservative media outlet during his tour of Asia, in order to spread "new, fresh perspectives" on US foreign policy.