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High technology for more deportations

 06/26/2017 - 10:38
Finger prints. Source: EFE/Javier Tormo
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Donald Trump’s government is using high-tech surveillance and data software to locate immigrant citizens for deportation.

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Finger prints. Source: EFE/Javier Tormo

[OP-ED]: Preparing for the next panic -- or not

 06/06/2017 - 17:15
The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.
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When the next financial crisis hits -- an event that may be years or decades away -- we will learn whether this Congress and the president drew the right lessons from the 2008-09 financial crisis. Congress is arguing over whether government can avoid “bailouts” of large financial institutions and still prevent a full-blown crisis. With all of President Trump’s trials and tribulations, hardly anyone is paying attention.

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The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.

UN urges ocean conservation to avoid global catastrophe

 06/06/2017 - 04:03
Erosian at the west end of Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. Source: Wikimedia
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The head of the UN called on member countries to begin discussions to define the new model for managing the oceans, whose health has been seriously damaged in recent decades, he said, as a result of "pollution, overfishing and the effects of climate change."

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Erosian at the west end of Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. Source: Wikimedia

[OP-ED]: The golden age of incivility

 06/02/2017 - 08:29
President Trump boorishly shoved aside the prime minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, during a gathering of NATO leaders. Markovic gracefully described the incident to reporters as an “inoffensive situation.” EFE
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My fellow Americans, I have to ask: What happened to good manners? When did being civil go out of style? When did we decide that kindness equals weakness? When did the idea of conducting yourself well -- especially in public -- become quaint?

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President Trump boorishly shoved aside the prime minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, during a gathering of NATO leaders. Markovic gracefully described the incident to reporters as an “inoffensive situation.” EFE

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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Lydia Cacho, Mexican Journalist: "We're war correspondents in our own country"

 06/02/2017 - 05:55
Mexican activist and journalist Lydia Cacho during an interview with EFE in Madrid, Spain, Jun. 1, 2017. EFE/LUIS MILLAN

In her 2005 book "Los Demonios del Eden" (The Demons of Eden), Lydia Cacho exposed pedophile rings in Mexico operating under the protection of politicians and business leaders. A total of 126 reporters have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

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Mexican activist and journalist Lydia Cacho during an interview with EFE in Madrid, Spain, Jun. 1, 2017. EFE/LUIS MILLAN

Putin: "We Are Ready to Talk with Trump"

 06/02/2017 - 02:41
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30am
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

[OP-ED]: How Saudi Arabia played Donald Trump

 05/30/2017 - 17:12
Leaked German intelligence reports show that charities “closely connected with government offices” of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait are funding mosques, schools and imams to disseminate a fundamentalist, intolerant version of Islam throughout Germany. EFE
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This week’s bombing in Manchester was another gruesome reminder that the threat from radical Islamic terrorism is ongoing. And President Trump’s journey to the Middle East illustrated yet again how the country central to the spread of this terrorism, Saudi Arabia, has managed to evade and deflect any responsibility for it. In fact, Trump has given Saudi Arabia a free pass and a free hand in the region.

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Leaked German intelligence reports show that charities “closely connected with government offices” of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait are funding mosques, schools and imams to disseminate a fundamentalist, intolerant version of Islam throughout Germany. EFE

Demonstrators gather at Texas Capitol to protest law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state.

 05/30/2017 - 02:56
Demonstrators gather at Texas' Capitol, to protest a recently-passed law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state, in Austin, United States, May 29, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

About 1,000 demonstrators arrived from Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, North Carolina, New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia and protested with other Texas organizations to express their disagreement with SB4, which allows local authorities to question the immigration status of people who, for example, are detained or arrested for a traffic violation.

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Demonstrators gather at Texas' Capitol, to protest a recently-passed law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state, in Austin, United States, May 29, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

Virginia Governor granted pardon to Liliana Cruz Mendez but ICE rejects her appeal

 05/29/2017 - 13:56
Activists from the DMV’s Sanctuary Cities Congregations Network and CASA from Maryland, held a protest outside the facilities of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to request the release of Salvadoran Liliana Cruz Mendez, on May 23. EFE/LENIN NOLLY

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic governor of Virginia, has used his position to pardon the Salvadoran immigrant for driving without a license in 2013, hoping to prevent her deportation. Two days later, ICE rejected her appeal.

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Activists from the DMV’s Sanctuary Cities Congregations Network and CASA from Maryland, held a protest outside the facilities of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to request the release of Salvadoran Liliana Cruz Mendez, on May 23. EFE/LENIN NOLLY

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