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Electing a new president won't solve Mexico's problems, writer Diego Osorno says

 05/26/2017 - 03:12
Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

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Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

Trump rails against the environment again

 04/26/2017 - 13:10
President Donald J. Trump (c) signs the decree ordering a review of the designation of dozens of protected areas known as "national monuments" over the past 20 years. EFE/Mike Theiler
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The new executive order signed by President Donald Trump could lead to the lifting of protection to federal territories.

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President Donald J. Trump (c) signs the decree ordering a review of the designation of dozens of protected areas known as "national monuments" over the past 20 years. EFE/Mike Theiler

Sombrerete: enjoying the ruins of an old Mexican mining town.

 04/26/2017 - 06:34
A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez
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The Mexican municipality of Sombrerete, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site in 2010, went from being an old, abandoned mining town to a tourist destination that combines the beauty of colonial architecture with ecotourism.

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A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez

In the anti-immigrant era, everyone drinks from the same chalice

 04/10/2017 - 14:17
California's agricultural sector depends almost exclusively on immigrants. Photo Archive.

California's agricultural industries like winemakers fear a reduction in their workforce due to the fear the Trump administration has imposed on immigrants.

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California's agricultural sector depends almost exclusively on immigrants. Photo Archive.

Growing numbers of Mexicans are rethinking their plans for a US holiday

 03/24/2017 - 05:17
Mexican immigrants at the US Border. EFE/BEatriz Limón. 
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Widespread resentment toward Donald Trump and falling peso are the two main reasons, as reported in El País.

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Mexican immigrants at the US Border. EFE/BEatriz Limón. 

The former Mayor's 'Slush Fund' hasn't cleaned up with spring

 03/21/2017 - 19:07
Former Mayor, Michael A. Nutter, and Desiree Peterkin Bell are under fire for $52,000 that was not accounted for in the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia.
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What once was a call in the dark from the City Controller Alan Butkovitz is now the talk of political circles throughout the city.

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Former Mayor, Michael A. Nutter, and Desiree Peterkin Bell are under fire for $52,000 that was not accounted for in the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia.

Cuba welcomes First Norwegian Cruise Line vessel from US

 03/09/2017 - 19:40
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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., arrived Thursday at the port of Havana with 1,250 passengers on its first trip to Cuba.

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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., remains anchored in the bay of Havana, Cuba, Mar. 9, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Where Will the Border Wall Begin?

 01/30/2017 - 03:49
An art installation in protest against Donald Trump. EFE/JUSTIN LANE
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The Río Grande Valley, in Texas, seems to be the preferred place to start building Trump's border wall. La Vanguardia newspaper reports on the impact of the border in the daily lives of its citizens on both sides of the border.

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An art installation in protest against Donald Trump. EFE/JUSTIN LANE

Fiesta is over

 11/24/2016 - 16:31
Barcelona is overcrowded with tourists and foreign visitors. The rise in illegal rental apartments has increased exponentially the rental prices, disappointing some local residents. Photo: WIKI COMMONS
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Barcelona authorities announced Thursday they had fined Airbnb and Homeaway 600,000 euros ($633,600) each for advertising and renting out apartments to tourists illegally.

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Barcelona is overcrowded with tourists and foreign visitors. The rise in illegal rental apartments has increased exponentially the rental prices, disappointing some local residents. Photo: WIKI COMMONS

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