#Protest

Goldman Sachs “Hunger Bonds” is the fuel that the regime of Nicolás Maduro needed in Venezuela

 06/01/2017 - 12:42
A person holds a poster that read “Goldman Sachs sucks”, during a demonstration against US investment firm Goldman Sachs in rejection of the alleged purchase of $ 2.8 billion in bonds from the Central Bank of Venezuela in New York, United States on May 30, 2017. EFE/Andrew Gombert

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US investment bank, Goldman Sachs, last week made a purchase of bonds issued in 2014 by the Petroleos de Venezuela Company, worth $ 2.8 billion.

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A person holds a poster that read “Goldman Sachs sucks”, during a demonstration against US investment firm Goldman Sachs in rejection of the alleged purchase of $ 2.8 billion in bonds from the Central Bank of Venezuela in New York, United States on May 30, 2017. EFE/Andrew Gombert

Families of Mexico's disappeared mount protest

 05/31/2017 - 08:18
Protesters march against forced disappearances in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2017. EFE/SASHENKA GUTIERREZ
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Mexico has more than 30,000 missing persons, according to figures from the National Registry of Missing or Disappeared Persons.

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Protesters march against forced disappearances in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2017. EFE/SASHENKA GUTIERREZ

Demonstrators gather at Texas Capitol to protest law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state.

 05/30/2017 - 02:56
Demonstrators gather at Texas' Capitol, to protest a recently-passed law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state, in Austin, United States, May 29, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

About 1,000 demonstrators arrived from Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, North Carolina, New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia and protested with other Texas organizations to express their disagreement with SB4, which allows local authorities to question the immigration status of people who, for example, are detained or arrested for a traffic violation.

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Demonstrators gather at Texas' Capitol, to protest a recently-passed law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state, in Austin, United States, May 29, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

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.

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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

Call for Georgia migrant detention center closures after several deaths

 05/26/2017 - 04:23
Adelina Nichols, executive director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, speaks during an immigration detention centers protest at the local field office for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25 May 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
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Report by Penn State Law documented the deplorable conditions and the failure to provide adequate medical care to detainees with health issues and warns Trump’s desire to expand capacity would make it worse.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:00am
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Adelina Nichols, executive director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, speaks during an immigration detention centers protest at the local field office for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25 May 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Electing a new president won't solve Mexico's problems, writer Diego Osorno says

 05/26/2017 - 03:12
Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:00am
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Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

Protests in Washington to halt deportation of Salvadoran woman

 05/24/2017 - 02:46
The family of Liliana Cruz protest her pending deportation outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, in Washington, DC, United States on May 23, 2017. EFE/LENIN NOLLY

A mother of two, Liliana Cruz was detained in 2013 for driving without a license, given that Virginia does not issue them to undocumented migrants. ICE insists everyone who has violated immigration laws may be subject to arrest, detention and expulsion.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:30am
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The family of Liliana Cruz protest her pending deportation outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, in Washington, DC, United States on May 23, 2017. EFE/LENIN NOLLY

UN Security Council to examine situation in Venezuela

 05/17/2017 - 03:27
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

The United Nations Security Council will analyze the situation in Venezuela on Wednesday in an informal closed-door meeting, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:15am
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

Venezuela Protests: Death toll rises to 39

 05/11/2017 - 04:08
Protesters face the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, May 10, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

The demonstrations besetting Venezuela, both for and against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, have also left almost 2,000 under arrest.

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Protesters face the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, May 10, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Venezuela Protests: Opposition marchers in Caracas clash with police

 05/09/2017 - 02:10
 Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving 37 people dead and hundreds injured. A protester holds a a gas canister during clashes with the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) following a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ
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Opposition leaders asked their supporters to resist the government's moves with a series of protests in several cities around the country, including the capital, despite the fact that it would disrupt daily activities for thousands. 

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 Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving 37 people dead and hundreds injured. A protester holds a a gas canister during clashes with the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) following a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

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