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[OP-ED]: The curse of middle-aged capitalism -- for Trump and all of us

 08/21/2017 - 13:57
In 1995, the largest five firms by market “capitalization” (the value of a company’s shares) were old-line businesses: Exxon, AT&T, Coca Cola, General Electric and Merck. By 2015, only Exxon (now Exxon Mobil) remained.

 A persisting puzzle about the U.S. economy is how it can seem both strong and weak. On the one hand, it remains a citadel of innovation, producing new companies like Uber. On the other, the economy is expanding at a snail’s pace of 2 percent annually since 2010. How could both be true? Why isn’t innovation translating into faster growth? The answer -- or part of the answer -- is that American businesses are running on two separate tracks. Call them the “youthful” and “middle-aged” tracks.

[OP-ED]: Publishers shouldn’t confine Latino authors to just ‘immigrant stories’

 08/15/2017 - 11:41
According to Pew, 68 percent of all Hispanics speak English proficiently. And, in 2013, the center noted that they tipped over into preferring English-language news, signaling that there may be some mismatch between what Latino readers say they want and what they will actually consume. 

 A day or so after Sonia Sotomayor’s biography, “My Beloved World” was released, I got a call from a New York Times reporter asking me how well the book would sell. She jumped in to the first question: “Why don’t Latinos read?”

[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?”

El futuro de los ‘Dreamers’, en juego

 08/01/2017 - 17:00
En Estados Unidos residen alrededor de 750.000 jóvenes indocumentados amparados por el programa DACA, 23.000 de ellos viven en Pensilvania. EFE

En Estados Unidos residen alrededor de 750.000 jóvenes indocumentados amparados por el programa DACA, 23.000 de ellos viven en Pensilvania. El estatus les permite vivir y trabajar en el país de forma legal, pero los casos recientes de arrestos y la petición presentada por 10 estados ‘rojos’ para que la administración Trump elimine este programa han sembrado el miedo en esta comunidad de inmigrantes.

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[OP-ED]: Amid Trump’s chaos, a post-American world emerges

 08/01/2017 - 09:10
In 2008, I wrote a book about the emerging “Post-American World,” which was, I noted at the start, not about the decline of America but rather the rise of the rest. Amid the parochialism, ineptitude and sheer disarray of the Trump presidency, the post-American world is coming to fruition much faster than I ever expected.

 In London last week, I met a Nigerian man who succinctly expressed the reaction of much of the world to America these days. “Your country has gone crazy,” he said, with a mixture of outrage and amusement. “I’m from Africa. I know crazy, but I didn’t ever think I would see this in America!”

[OP-ED]: Hispanics’ sunny spirit is a reminder of what made America great

 07/31/2017 - 08:28
A group of people perform a vigil, in El Paso, Texas, in honor of the Guatemalan immigrants who died this week trying to cross the Rio Grande, also known as the Rio Bravo, which serves as the border between the United States and the United States. And MexicoEFE

 News headlines are screaming about how fearful Latinos are due to moves the Trump administration is making toward stepping up deportations. These are valid concerns for many Hispanics, a majority of whom have acquaintances or family members who could be at risk.

[OP-ED]: El espíritu optimista de los hispanos nos recuerda la grandeza de Estados Unidos

 07/31/2017 - 08:24
Un grupo de personas realizan una vigilia, en El Paso, Texas (Estados Unidos), en honor a los inmigrantes guatemaltecos que fallecieron esta semana al intentar cruzar el río Grande, también conocido como río Bravo y que sirve de frontera entre EE.UU. y México. EFE

Nuevos titulares destacan lo temerosos que están los latinos debido a las medidas del gobierno de Trump para aumentar las deportaciones. Son inquietudes válidas para muchos hispanos, la mayoría de los cuales tiene conocidos o familiares que corren ese riesgo.