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Trump’s Partial Victory on Travel Ban

 06/27/2017 - 07:33
People gather outside the Supreme Court where the justices are expected to deliver a much-anticipated ruling on US President Donald J. Trump's travel ban on visitors to the US from six predominantly Muslim countries in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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 The Supreme Court allowed parts of Donald Trump’s revised travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries to stand, for now. 

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:30am
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People gather outside the Supreme Court where the justices are expected to deliver a much-anticipated ruling on US President Donald J. Trump's travel ban on visitors to the US from six predominantly Muslim countries in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

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

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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:15am
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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

Under a blanket of doubt

 05/18/2017 - 15:52
A poco menos de cuatro meses en el poder, el presidente Donald Trump enfrenta una tormenta política sin precendentes en los últimos años. Foto: EFE.
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The abrupt dismissal of James Comey as director of the FBI followed by a report from The Washington Post regarding the President secretly disclosing highly classified information to Russian officials, is the latest chapter of a troubled - and still very short - story of Donald Trump in The White House.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
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The explosive character of the president has put him several times in the eye of the hurricane. In this trill Trump practically blackmails the ex-director of the FBI and warns to him of the existence of some recordings in case he decides to speak with the press. EFE.

[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.
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 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45am
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The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

Ciber-ataque a escala global

 05/13/2017 - 05:21
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Al menos 99 países sufrieron el viernes una serie de ciberataques que exigiían el pago de un rescato para poder acceder a los sistemas informáticos afectados. Los hospitales y centros sanitarios son especialmente vulnerables a estos ataques. El servicio de salud pública británica NHS fue uno de los prinicipales objetivos del ataque. EEUU ha dicho que está preparado para ayudar a los estados afectados por el ciberataque. 

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 4:15am
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Global Cyber-attack

 05/13/2017 - 04:42
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At least 99 countries were struck onf Friday by a wave of cyberattacks that demanded ransom in exchange for access to the affected computer systems. Hospitals are particularly vulnerable to this type of attack, and Britain’s National Health Service was one of the major targets.US says is ready to help countries hit by global cyber attack.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 4:15am
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"A city without music is a dead city"

 05/01/2017 - 12:55
Musicians Chucho Valdes (C), from Cuba; Esperanza Spalding (L) and Dhafer Youssef (R), from Tunisia, perform on stage, during the commemoration of the International Jazz Day in Havana, Cuba, 30 April 2017. EPA/ Alejandro Ernesto
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The world's most celebrated jazz musicians got together in Havana to celebrate International Jazz Day on Sunday, transforming the Cuban city into the global hub of the popular music genre.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Musicians Chucho Valdes (C), from Cuba; Esperanza Spalding (L) and Dhafer Youssef (R), from Tunisia, perform on stage, during the commemoration of the International Jazz Day in Havana, Cuba, 30 April 2017. EPA/ Alejandro Ernesto

[OP-ED]: La verdad se ha vuelto inútil en Venezuela

 04/26/2017 - 12:00
 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE
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La crisis en Venezuela es grave y complicada, lo cual hace la enfermiza y excluyente obsesión con ese país del secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, no solo extraña y contraproducente, sino totalmente inaceptable.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
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 “Cinco personas han sido heridas de bala en incidentes separados cercanos a las protestas en circunstancias poco claras. Una de las víctimas se dice que fue herida por un opositor desde un rascacielos, aunque la afiliación política del victimario aún no se ha confirmado”, añadió la periodista. “Nueve manifestantes opositores parecen haber muerto como resultado de sus propias acciones (al menos nueve se electrocutaron cuando saqueaban una panadería)”. EFE

[OP-ED]: Truth has become useless in Venezuela

 04/25/2017 - 14:25
“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”
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The crisis in Venezuela is grave and complicated, which makes the OAS’ Secretary General Luis Almagro’s consuming obsession with Venezuela not only strange and counterproductive, but totally inadmissible.

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“Five people have been shot in separate incidents near protests but under unclear circumstances. One of these victims was shot by an alleged opposition supporter from a high-rise building, although the perpetrator’s political affiliation is yet to be confirmed,” Bothroyd Rojas added. “Nine protesters appear to have died as a result of their own actions (at least nine were electrocuted in the recent looting of a bakery).”

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