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Republican health project comes to light

 06/22/2017 - 16:33
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (r) is surrounded by the press on his way to his office upon arrival at the Capitol in Washington DC, USA, today, June 22, 2017. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.
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Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:30am
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Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

Trump proposes to build wall with solar panels on border with Mexico

 06/22/2017 - 04:55
US President Donald J. Trump arrives to a rally at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, 21 June 2017. Trump spoke on his idea to build a solar wall along the US Southern border and on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). EPA/TANNEN MAURY

This way, Mexico will have to pay much less money. And that's good, Right?", Trump said during a rally in Iowa.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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US President Donald J. Trump arrives to a rally at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, 21 June 2017. Trump spoke on his idea to build a solar wall along the US Southern border and on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). EPA/TANNEN MAURY

A tax Reform Disguised as Health Care Law

 06/21/2017 - 18:25
Mitch McConnell
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Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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[OP-ED] Bob Casey - US Senator for Pennsylvania
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Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R), with colleagues from Wyoming John Barrasso (left) and from Texas John Cornyn (right), talk about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) during a press conference in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Stepping-up the fight for immigrants

 06/21/2017 - 17:04
Abel Rodríguez, Cabrini University, Center on Immigration
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A Latino professor leads Philadelphia's first academic Center on Immigration issues.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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With the Center on Immigration, Cabrini's goal is to become a regional leader in creating knowledge about issues that affect immigrant communities in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

 06/21/2017 - 12:37
Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp
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Republican Karen Handel declared herself the winner in the special election in Georgia, in what many posed as an assessment bout of Donald Trump's approval.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp

Mexico determined to find agreement on Venezuelan crisis

 06/21/2017 - 02:39
The General Secretary of OAS Luis Almagro (L) and President of the General Assembly and and Foreign Affairs Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray (C) and the Deputy Secretary General of the OAS Nestor Mendez, attend the first plenary of the 47th General Organization of American States (OAS) Assembly in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 20 June 2017. EPA/Mario Guzman
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Mexico"s Foreign Minister is determined to ensure that the upcoming final day of the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States (OAS) on Wednesday will not end without any agreement on the crisis in Venezuela, the key issue that will define the success or failure of the summit.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:30am
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The General Secretary of OAS Luis Almagro (L) and President of the General Assembly and and Foreign Affairs Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray (C) and the Deputy Secretary General of the OAS Nestor Mendez, attend the first plenary of the 47th General Organization of American States (OAS) Assembly in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 20 June 2017. EPA/Mario Guzman

Latino kids back with mom after her release by Border Patrol

 06/20/2017 - 17:49
Photo provided on June 20, 2017 showing Mexican Rosenda Perez (C) next to her older son Francisco Duarte Jr., after being freed just a sort distance from the international border crossing with Mexico in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, United States on June 19, 2017. EFE/David Maung

Rosenda Perez was freed on bail and will continue the legal process at home with her four Duarte children, who stayed home alone for over a month after their parents were detained by ICE agents in front of their house.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:45pm
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Photo provided on June 20, 2017 showing Mexican Rosenda Perez (C) next to her older son Francisco Duarte Jr., after being freed just a sort distance from the international border crossing with Mexico in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, United States on June 19, 2017. EFE/David Maung

Latin America closer to refugee crisis than it thinks, UNHCR says

 06/20/2017 - 17:40
Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar
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The regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, said that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations."

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

US-Panama Relations: Varela and Trump Discuss Common Challenges Facing the Region

 06/20/2017 - 04:49
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL
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Both leaders met in Washington and agreed to work for peace and democracy in Venezuela. With an agenda focusing on security, fighting drug trafficking and controlling illegal immigration, Varela is expected to meet today with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL