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[OP-ED]: Trump's Nightmare Budget

 05/23/2017 - 14:27
Trump would decimate programs like food stamps (SNAP), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF). EFE
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The pot calling the kettle black. That’s what President Trump condemnation of other nations for their human rights record feels like. Apparently for him food, health housing and education do not fall into that category.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Trump would decimate programs like food stamps (SNAP), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF). EFE

Richard Negrin wants a "community-based" DA's Office

 05/02/2017 - 16:22
Richard Negrín es el primer hispano en tener opciones reales de ganar una elección a nivel de toda la ciudad. 
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The former City's Managing Director proposes to give a comprehensive approach to the mission of the judicial body of Philadelphia. He says that the secret to reducing crime is working directly with people, in the city's neighborhoods.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Richard Negrin is the first Latino with a real chance of wining the city-wide elections.

One Nation, Two Trumps

 04/28/2017 - 03:53
Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

America as divided as ever after first 100 days of Trump Presidency, as reported in The Guardian

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:45am
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Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

Trump administration announced a tax reform that means: "cut taxes for the rich"

 04/27/2017 - 03:35
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R) and National Economic Director Gary Cohn (L) participate in a news conference to discuss the tax reform plan of US President Donald J. Trump, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 April 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday outlined President Donald Trump"s tax overhaul plan, which calls for slashing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. Critics immediately called it “basically a huge tax cut for the rich”.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:15am
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R) and National Economic Director Gary Cohn (L) participate in a news conference to discuss the tax reform plan of US President Donald J. Trump, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 April 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: La verdad se ha vuelto inútil en Venezuela

 04/26/2017 - 12:00
 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE
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La crisis en Venezuela es grave y complicada, lo cual hace la enfermiza y excluyente obsesión con ese país del secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, no solo extraña y contraproducente, sino totalmente inaceptable.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
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 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE

Sombrerete: enjoying the ruins of an old Mexican mining town.

 04/26/2017 - 06:34
A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez
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The Mexican municipality of Sombrerete, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site in 2010, went from being an old, abandoned mining town to a tourist destination that combines the beauty of colonial architecture with ecotourism.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:30am
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A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez

[OP-ED]: Truth has become useless in Venezuela

 04/25/2017 - 14:25
“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”
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The crisis in Venezuela is grave and complicated, which makes the OAS’ Secretary General Luis Almagro’s consuming obsession with Venezuela not only strange and counterproductive, but totally inadmissible.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
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“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”

Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrest

 04/25/2017 - 03:51
A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

The Venezuelan Public Ministry on Monday reported that two people died in protests in the western states of Merida and Barinas, one of them being a Merida government official. Opposition is demanding early elections.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

[OP-ED]: La madre de todos los ‘blufs’

 04/19/2017 - 08:02
Afortunadamente, no es solo el pánico lo que se expande, también lo hace la resistencia, que cada día crece y se fortalece. Y eso es muy bueno.
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Sí, eso es lo que retórica recalentada de Washington sobre Corea del Norte –a la que el país asiático responde en tonos igualmente belicosos – es en realidad: una sucia guerra de palabras. Pero puede estar seguro de que no están a punto de intercambiarse balas, cohetes, la madre de todas las bombas y mucho menos armas atómicas. Lo cual, por supuesto, es muy bueno.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Afortunadamente, no es solo el pánico lo que se expande, también lo hace la resistencia, que cada día crece y se fortalece. Y eso es muy bueno.

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