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The trial against Paul Manafort - former campaign director of Donald Trump, who has been accused of up to 12 counts of fraud – began last Tuesday. Photo: AP.

The trial against former Donald Trump campaign director Paul Manafort has begun and with it, the first outcome of the FBI investigation into an alleged collusion between the 2016 presidential campaign and Russian officials.

Russia taking advantage of failed US-Cuba thaw to boost links with island

 12/18/2017 - 13:12
A man cleans an old US car in Havana, Cuba, on Dec. 17, 2017.

The hope engendered three years ago by the announcement of the normalization of Cuba-US relations after almost six decades of enmity is now a distant memory, given US President Donald Trump"s hostility toward Havana, and Russia has been taking full advantage of the situation to reestablish its influence on the communist island.

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Michael Flynn destapa la olla y se declara culpable de mentir al FBI

 12/01/2017 - 14:01
El exasesor de seguridad nacional del presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, Michael Flynn (c), a su salida del Tribunal Federal en Washington (Estados Unidos) el 1 de diciembre de 2017. Según medios,Flynn ha sido acusado por el fiscal especial que investiga la trama rusa, Robert Mueller, de haber mentido al FBI sobre sus contactos con el Kremlin. EFE/ Michael Reynolds

El ex asistente principal en la campaña presidencial de Trump y consejero de seguridad nacional durante 25 días en su gabinete, Michael Flynn, se ha declarado culpable de mentir al FBI y se ha transformado en la pieza clave en la investigación sobre una supuesta interferencia de Moscú en las elecciones presidenciales estadounidenses en el 2016.

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[OP-ED]: The Art of the Bluff

 08/15/2017 - 15:13
Trump has made clear that the United States would respond to North Korean nuclear threats with a massive military strike, possibly involving nuclear weapons. EFE

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years now. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis we now find ourselves in has been exaggerated and mishandled by the Trump administration to a degree that is deeply worrying and dangerous.

[OP-ED]: Neymar, the most expensive player in the history of soccer, is already focusing in Russia 2018

 08/11/2017 - 15:22
Brazilian striker Neymar Jr during his official presentation to the public as PSG player prior to the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Amiens SC at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France. EFE

It is true no other country has won the World Cup more times than Brazil (5), but it is also true the South American powerhouse has not conquered the world of soccer since 2002.

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Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: Trump is but the latest politician to serenade Youngstown

 08/04/2017 - 08:03
It’s no surprise that Trump returned to the familiar theme of demonizing Latino immigrants. The surprise is that he chose to do it in Youngstown of all places -- a city with a minuscule immigrant population, located in a state where the Latino population is just 3.7 percent. EFE

Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I’ve been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast Ohio for decades. Although it’s home to just 64,000 people, Youngstown gets more than its share of attention from politicians, media, filmmakers, and even a poetic singer/songwriter from Freehold, New Jersey.

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