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One Nation, Two Trumps

 04/28/2017 - 03:53
Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

America as divided as ever after first 100 days of Trump Presidency, as reported in The Guardian

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Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45am
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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

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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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:30am
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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 Colombia, a model town for sustainable adaptation to climate change

 04/24/2017 - 02:50
Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

The town of El Torno, in Colombia's northern province of Sucre, was seriously affected by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:45am
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Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Eduardo “Lalo” Sánchez: the mask maker without borders

 04/19/2017 - 11:27
To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez
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The mystical power that many attribute to the masks of the fighters begins in the patient hands of a seamstress who has dedicated his life to give a face to the Mexican superheroes.

 

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To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez

[OP-ED]: Book focuses on why we need power -- and how to get it

 04/18/2017 - 08:30
Liu’s latest act of courage and belief is that he has written an important book on a topic -- power -- that Americans need to understand better. He has a message for us. And we’d be wise to listen.
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At America’s core, you’ll find two competing beliefs about citizen power. On the one hand, Americans cherish the idea that one person can create social change. But there is also the sense that -- to quote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- the game is rigged.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:30am
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Liu’s latest act of courage and belief is that he has written an important book on a topic -- power -- that Americans need to understand better. He has a message for us. And we’d be wise to listen.

The tailings of Chilean mining

 04/10/2017 - 05:06
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In the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, thousands of families from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic live in poverty. The came here attracted by the copper "supercycle," which raised the price of the metal to $4 per pound in 2008. EFE/Mario Ruiz

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Camps located in the dry environs of the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, are a mixture of misery and hope where more than 6,000 families have gathered from all over Latin America. EFE/Mario Ruiz

Egypt facing state of emergency after bombings

 04/10/2017 - 04:09
Mourners gather for the funeral for the victims of a bomb explosion at Mar Girgis Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt, 10 April 2017. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM
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The President of the United States said Sunday he was sad to hear about the terrorist attacks on two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt and hoped that the Egyptian President will respond in the right way.

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Mourners gather for the funeral for the victims of a bomb explosion at Mar Girgis Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt, 10 April 2017. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM

Trump's Plan for Syria: Wait for Global Response

 04/10/2017 - 03:39
State Rex Tillerson said Sunday in an interview that last week"s chemical attack in Syria was due to Russia"s "failure" to guarantee the destruction of the chemical arsenal controlled by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.  EFE/Virginia Mayo/Pool
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The U.S.-led forces battling the Islamic State in Syria have sharply reduced airstrikes as they await a possible response from Russian and Syrian government forces to President Trump’s missile strike on a Syrian base last week.

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State Rex Tillerson said Sunday in an interview that last week"s chemical attack in Syria was due to Russia"s "failure" to guarantee the destruction of the chemical arsenal controlled by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.  EFE/Virginia Mayo/Pool

Shoot first and ask later

 04/07/2017 - 15:46
Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout
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During early hours of Friday (Damascus time), the United States government deployed a bombing to an airbase in central Syria.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:00am
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Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout

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