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The White House will not celebrate the end of Ramadan

 06/26/2017 - 07:38
A Muslim child prays alongside the adults at the Khairudin mosque to celebrate the Eid al Fitr festival in Amritsar, India today, June 26, 2017. The Eid al Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. EFE/Raminder Pal Singh

For the first time in two decades, the White House will not celebrate "Iftar" or "Eid," the dinner that commemorates the month of Ramadan, a fundamental religious holiday for Islam.

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A Muslim child prays alongside the adults at the Khairudin mosque to celebrate the Eid al Fitr festival in Amritsar, India today, June 26, 2017. The Eid al Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. EFE/Raminder Pal Singh

Mexican journalists being spied: "Enrique Peña Nieto needs to offer explanations"

 06/20/2017 - 05:18
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui (L) and the director of the Miguel Agustin Prodh Human Rights Center, Mario Patron, during a press conference, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2017. EFE/Hector Perez
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On Monday, The New York Times reported that spyware purchased by Mexican government for use against criminals and terrorists had been turned on journalists.

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Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui (L) and the director of the Miguel Agustin Prodh Human Rights Center, Mario Patron, during a press conference, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2017. EFE/Hector Perez

Black activist killed in Colombia

 06/09/2017 - 07:28
Undated photo provided on June 8, 2017 showing Bernardo Cuero Bravo, a prosecutor of the National Association of Afro Descendants (Afrodes). EFE/Afrodes
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Bernardo Cuero Bravo, a prosecutor of the National Association of Afro Descendants (Afrodes), was murdered in Malambo, a city in the northern province of Atlantico. He was an activist who defended victims of the armed conflict.

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Undated photo provided on June 8, 2017 showing Bernardo Cuero Bravo, a prosecutor of the National Association of Afro Descendants (Afrodes). EFE/Afrodes

[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

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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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]: The road to impeachment?

 05/30/2017 - 14:40
Using impeachment as a corrective to Trump’s unfitness to govern risks damaging the integrity of the ballot. EFE
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 I am not a big or even a little fan of President Donald Trump. Many of his policies strike me as undesirable, some in the extreme. His background and temperament have not prepared him for the presidency.

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Using impeachment as a corrective to Trump’s unfitness to govern risks damaging the integrity of the ballot. EFE

Spanish-Speaking Telecoms Meet in Miami to Discuss Challenges Ahead

 05/30/2017 - 02:40
The executive director of the Ibero-American Telecommunication Organization (OTI), Federico Gonzalez Luna, poses during an interview in Miami, Florida, USA, 29 May 2017. EFE / Ana Mengotti
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The Ibero-American Telecommunications Organization (OTI) on Monday started their closed-door meetings in Miami to discuss issues such as threats to freedom of expression, the US immigration policy and the regulation of online services like Netflix.

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The executive director of the Ibero-American Telecommunication Organization (OTI), Federico Gonzalez Luna, poses during an interview in Miami, Florida, USA, 29 May 2017. EFE / Ana Mengotti

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

Trump shared highly classified information with Russia, officials said

 05/16/2017 - 02:57
US President Donald J. Trump shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 May 2017 EPA/RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY 
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According to an investigation of The Washington Post, the President shared intelligence connected to a threat from ISIS in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week. The White House has denied the alleged report. 

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US President Donald J. Trump shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 May 2017 EPA/RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY 

Microsoft urges governments to treat cyberattack as wake-up call

 05/15/2017 - 02:37
A close-up view of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) website with a cyber attack warning, as seen on a laptop in London, Britain, 13 May 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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The ransomware WannaCry, which requests a payment in the Bitcoin digital currency to regain access to computers, has hit computers of the National Health Service in the UK, large companies in France and Spain, the largest rail network in Germany, government offices in Russia and universities in China and Taiwan, amongst others.

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A close-up view of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) website with a cyber attack warning, as seen on a laptop in London, Britain, 13 May 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

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