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Portugal fights deadliest wildfire in history

 06/19/2017 - 04:37
A woman reacts during a fire in Pampilhosa da Serra, central of Portugal, 18 June 2017. At least sixty two people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, with many being trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road on the evening of 17 June 2017. EPA/PAULO NOVAIS
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Portugal on Monday is struggling to control the deadliest wildfire in its history, which has devastated the central region of Leiria since Saturday, with preliminary numbers of casualties estimated to be at least 61 dead and 62 injured.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:30am
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A woman reacts during a fire in Pampilhosa da Serra, central of Portugal, 18 June 2017. At least sixty two people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, with many being trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road on the evening of 17 June 2017. EPA/PAULO NOVAIS

Due to a health problem, he preferred to seek sanctuary before being deported

 06/13/2017 - 14:46
David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com
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David Chávez-Macias sought refuge at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in northern Nevada, after learning he could be deported.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
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David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com

San Antonio demanda a Texas por la ley que prohíbe las "ciudades santuario"

 06/02/2017 - 08:26
Is it the right of a city to manage it's police force? Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.
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El veto de Texas a las "ciudades santuario" ha despertado crispación en varias ciudades del estado. 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 1:15pm
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More than 200 members of LGBT community killed in Mexico over three-year period

 05/18/2017 - 06:14
File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Gay men are often targeted by robbers, with gangs even specializing in this type of crime. The modus operandi is for the criminal to seduce the person either in person or via Internet and then, once inside the victim's home, to steal his belongings and kill him.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

Juanes: "I feel like an artist from Medellin for the world"

 05/11/2017 - 04:30
Colombian singer Juanes presents his most recent album "My plans are amarte" in Medellín, Colombia, on May 9, 2017. EFE/FREDY AMARILES

With his seventh studio album - "Mis planes son amarte" (My plans are to love you) - which goes on sale Friday, Juanes is seeking to convert his fans from the idea of just listening to hit singles and sit down to experience an album from beginning to end.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:30am
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Colombian singer Juanes presents his most recent album "My plans are amarte" in Medellín, Colombia, on May 9, 2017. EFE/FREDY AMARILES

The message for immigrants is very clear: there is a new sheriff in town

 05/09/2017 - 10:41
Roberto Beristain has been a Mexican immigrant for 20 years in the United States. Founder of a business of his own and father of a family, he has been deported by ICE, even though he does not have a criminal record. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/
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This is what the family of Roberto Beristain has had to understand by force, after the deportation of the father of family, founder of a business and immigrant of Mexican origin, who arrived in the country more than 20 years ago.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:15am
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Roberto Beristain has been a Mexican immigrant for 20 years in the United States. Founder of a business of his own and father of a family, he has been deported by ICE, even though he does not have a criminal record. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/

"A Look at the Black Territories": what else is needed for genuine peace in Colombia

 05/09/2017 - 03:05
Colombian journalist and writer Alfredo Molano during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on May 6, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA
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Alfredo Molano's new book, "De Rio en Rio" (From River to River) is a "look at the black territories" along the Pacific, among the most forgotten but hardest hit by Colombia's armed conflict.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:00am
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Colombian journalist and writer Alfredo Molano during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on May 6, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera took to the streets of Philadelphia

 05/05/2017 - 02:44
Tania Bruguera,
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"Artivist" Tania Bruguera took part in the exhibition Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, organized by The Barnes Foundation. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Tania Brugera calls herself an "artivist". Her work shows a critical view of Cuba's Castro government. 

Venezuela Unrest: Death toll in violent protests rises to 34

 05/04/2017 - 05:45
Opposition demonstrators clash with Bolivarian Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, 03 May 2017. Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) used tear gas to keep opposition demonstrations from reaching the center of the Venezuelan capital. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ
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The death toll in the Venezuelan protests increased to 34 after another young man was killed in Caracas on Wednesday amid escalating tensions provoked by the government"s call for a rewrite of the constitution.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:30am
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Opposition demonstrators clash with Bolivarian Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, 03 May 2017. Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) used tear gas to keep opposition demonstrations from reaching the center of the Venezuelan capital. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

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