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Young participants of the "Climate strike" movement, created by the 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, pose during the climate summit (COP24) of Katowice (Poland), on December 14, 2018. EFE / Andrzej Grygiel

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The eternal romance of the United States and Saudi Arabia

 10/16/2018 - 16:00
President Trump and Prince Mohammed bin Salman during Saudi Arabia's visit to the United States in March. Source: AFP.

For a president who inaugurated his administration by blocking the entry of hundreds of Muslims into the United States, it is paradoxically fundamental to defend one of the most radically conservative countries in the Arab world. However, the history between the United States and Saudi Arabia is long and intricate.

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El eterno romance de Estados Unidos con Arabia Saudita

 10/16/2018 - 15:23
El presidente Trump y el príncipe Mohammed bin Salman durante la visita de Arabia Saudita a Estados Unidos en marzo. Fuente: AFP.

Para un presidente que inauguró su gestión bloqueando la entrada de cientos de musulmanes a Estados Unidos, es paradójicamente fundamental defender a uno de los países más radicalmente conservadores en el mundo árabe. Pero la historia entre Estados Unidos y Arabia Saudita es más larga e intrincada.

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Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, rebellious Saudi

 08/23/2017 - 12:02
Video still from a 1996 music video of Macarena, directed by Vincent Calet, featuring Los Del Río and Tracee Ellis Ross

Fourteen year old Saudi Arabian has been arrested for a video that went viral almost a year ago. The sordid crime? Publicly dancing to the Los del Río one-hit-wonder, Macarena, on the main road in Jeddah. Though admittedly humorous, the issue of his detainment is much more serious than the gleeful and choreographed wiggles would appear to indicate.

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