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Gina Haspel pledged not to resume the torture program that the CIA launched after the attacks of September 11, 2001. EFE

The nominee to the direction of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel, reminds us of the dark and anti-human nature of an organization that has interfered in society and politics in a large part of the world, especially in Latin America.

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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[OP-ED]: The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger

 05/18/2017 - 09:37
File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE

I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly. I’ve praised him when he has appointed competent people to high office and expressed support for his policies when they seemed serious and sensible (even though this has drawn criticism from some quarters). But there has always been another aspect to this presidency lurking beneath the surface, sometimes erupting into full view as it did this week. Donald Trump, in much of his rhetoric and many of his actions, poses a danger to American democracy.

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Fareed Zakaria

[OP-ED]: El despido de Comey nos recuerda un peligro mayor

 05/18/2017 - 08:51
Foto de archivo de James Comey, durante una audiencia ante el Comité de Justicia del Senado sobre la 'Revisión del FBI' en el Capitolio, Washington, DC. EFE

 He intentado evaluar la presidencia de Donald Trump con justicia. Lo he elogiado cuando eligió a personas competentes para cargos altos y expresé mi apoyo por sus políticas cuando parecían serias y sensatas (a pesar de que esto ha suscitado críticas de algunos sectores). Sin embargo, siempre ha existido otro aspecto en esta presidencia que ha estado asechando bajo la superficie y algunas veces ha salido a la vista, como sucedió esta semana. Donald Trump, en la mayor parte de su retórica y varias de sus medidas supone un peligro para la democracia estadounidense.

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Fareed Zakaria

More than 200 members of LGBT community killed in Mexico over three-year period

 05/18/2017 - 06:14
File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Gay men are often targeted by robbers, with gangs even specializing in this type of crime. The modus operandi is for the criminal to seduce the person either in person or via Internet and then, once inside the victim's home, to steal his belongings and kill him.

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EFE