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[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.

LatAm facing uncertain geopolitical situation, tech change

 06/22/2017 - 05:48
The director of social research and economics at the CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, Christian Daude, speaks during the 1st European Investment Forum held in Montevidedo, Uruguay on June 21, 2017. EFE/Federico Anfitti
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The biggest challenges facing Latin America are "geopolitical uncertainty," "technological change" and the "displacement of the center of gravity toward Asia," experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay said in Montevideo on Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:45am
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The director of social research and economics at the CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, Christian Daude, speaks during the 1st European Investment Forum held in Montevidedo, Uruguay on June 21, 2017. EFE/Federico Anfitti

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

No papers, no scholarship: Latino budding scientist becomes food truck chef

 06/20/2017 - 06:39
Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 6:30am
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Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

"We see people who suddenly can't see or walk"

 06/20/2017 - 05:04
A view of of Tlaltetela, a small village in the Mexican state of Veracruz on June 17, 2017. EFE/Miguel Angel Cardona
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In the Mexican village of Tlaltetela, in Veracruz state, dozens of people lose sight, become paralyzed due to an incurable neurodegenerative disorder known as SCA7.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:00am
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A view of of Tlaltetela, a small village in the Mexican state of Veracruz on June 17, 2017. EFE/Miguel Angel Cardona

[OP-ED]: Trump isn’t destiny

 06/13/2017 - 15:17
To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE
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 It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on Trump’s fate, for better or worse. The reality is otherwise: The nation’s future also hangs on larger economic and social trends that no president can shape.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
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To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE

[OP-ED]: The real costs of social media

 06/08/2017 - 09:29
The Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, offered a press conference in Brussels (Belgium). 59% of a total of 2,575 "hate messages" identified on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have been withdrawn in the last year, under a code of conduct signed between these companies and the European Commission (EC) to combat Racism and xenophobia in the network, Jourová announced. EFE
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In the wake of the deadly London attacks, Facebook made yet another statement in which it reaffirmed its desire to be a force for good and not a platform for hatred.

 

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:45am
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The Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, offered a press conference in Brussels (Belgium). 59% of a total of 2,575 "hate messages" identified on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have been withdrawn in the last year, under a code of conduct signed between these companies and the European Commission (EC) to combat Racism and xenophobia in the network, Jourová announced. EFE

La ley Anti-Santuarios SB4 se construye sobre la historia de racismo en Texas

 06/06/2017 - 14:11
Una foto de archivo que muestra un viejo anuncio anti-mexicano.
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Es posible entender la progresión de las estrategias racistas en el estado de Texas tan sólo revisando la historia del trato hacia los inmigrantes mexicanos.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 5:15pm
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Una foto de archivo que muestra un viejo anuncio anti-mexicano.

Soccer Injury Derails Spiritual Learning And Development

 06/02/2017 - 14:25
Pastor Jorge, shown after his surgery on his right ankle, has been a junior pastor for several years.  Photo: Oksana Ponomarova/ AL DIA News
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Junior Pastor and youth leader Jorge Garcia is an intricate part of the his Ministry. His spiritual leadership is sorely missed. 

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 9:30am
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Pastor Jorge, shown after his surgery on his right ankle, has been a junior pastor for several years.  Photo: Oksana Ponomarova/ AL DIA News

17-year-old Nicaraguan activist: "We want all our rights to be respected"

 06/01/2017 - 06:39
Nicaragua's Anielka Martinez, the child ambassador for Save the Children, during an interview with EFE, in Panama City, Panama on May 31, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

Born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Anielka Martínez is taking on the task "of being the voice of all the children of Latin America." Over 700 million children are being denied the chance to have the childhoods they deserve, according to NGO Save the Children.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:30am
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Nicaragua's Anielka Martinez, the child ambassador for Save the Children, during an interview with EFE, in Panama City, Panama on May 31, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolivar