The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia held its 20th Annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon on Friday.
After a presidential campaign where Donald Trump demonized China and blamed it for unemployment in the United States, his visit to Xi Jinping shows that there is no room for feelings in business.
Después de una campaña presidencial donde Donald Trump demonizó a China y le culpó del desempleo en Estados Unidos, su visita a Xi Jinping muestra que en los negocios no hay espacio para los sentimientos.
How do they come up with this stuff?
According to press reports, the Trump administration is considering withdrawing from the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement, which was implemented in 2012 and lowered most tariffs between the two countries. Now South Korea and the United States are caught up in the most serious military threat from North Korea since the Korean War. The last thing we ought to do is sow conflict and distrust between the two allies. Yet, this is what Trump has done.
The Trump administration has already imposed sanctions on Maduro and members of his government and Washington has indicated that it is prepared to go further.
In keeping with the recent meme of recognizing bad behavior “on many sides,” there was something that was painfully obvious during last week’s improv news-conference-like-no-other in the lobby of Trump Tower: President Trump and the media deserve each other. Both are driven by ego and take criticism personally. Both will twist the facts to defend themselves and push their agenda. And both love to wrestle in the mud.
Trump dismisses the nationalist voice within the White House.
While Mexican government negotiators fight to save the North American Free Trade Agreement during talks in Washington, thousands of members of social and trade unions on Wednesday protested in Mexico City against the deal, claiming it marginalizes local farmers and hurts the country.
California is facing off with the Trump administration over a total fantasy that has survived this long only because both political parties have an interest in keeping it alive.
In an extraordinary meeting in Lima, 17 foreign ministers issued an unprecedented statement in which they classify the Venezuelan government as a dictatorship.
Una tienda se dedica hace 50 años a exhibir y vender artesanías latinoamericanas en South Philly.
If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents.
Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I’ve been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast Ohio for decades. Although it’s home to just 64,000 people, Youngstown gets more than its share of attention from politicians, media, filmmakers, and even a poetic singer/songwriter from Freehold, New Jersey.
Leaked transcripts of phone call between US and Mexican presidents revealed Trump begging Peña Nieto not to tell press he won’t pay for wall.
US sanctions on Russia are declaration of full-fledged economic war, Russian prime minister said.
In London last week, I met a Nigerian man who succinctly expressed the reaction of much of the world to America these days. “Your country has gone crazy,” he said, with a mixture of outrage and amusement. “I’m from Africa. I know crazy, but I didn’t ever think I would see this in America!”
There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?
I’ve given birth to three babies, shattered my wrist, broken my tailbone twice, gotten tattooed, and, once, when I was suspected of having contracted West Nile Virus, had two consecutive spinal taps (one failed) in the name of advancing medical students’ knowledge while securing a diagnosis.
The International Monetary Fund estimates that Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1 percent in 2017 and 1.9 percent in 2018, further deterioration of conditions in Venezuela.
The United States has made clear its position for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, trying to prevent a foreign exchange manipulation.
In Washington, there is a conventional wisdom on North Korea that spans both parties and much of elite opinion. It goes roughly like this: North Korea is the world’s most bizarre country, run by a crackpot dictator with a strange haircut. He is unpredictable and irrational and cannot be negotiated with. Eventually this weird and cruel regime will collapse. Meanwhile, the only solution is more and more pressure. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?
Donald Trump’s foreign policy, such as it is, rests on a massive and apparently indestructible contradiction. Trump wants the United States to remain the “essential” nation, the best embodiment of Western ideals of freedom and democracy, while at the same time deliberately alienating many of our traditional “allies,” whose support the United States desperately needs. American leadership becomes difficult, if not impossible.
US President Donald Trump spoke over the weekend with the leaders of China, Japan and several Persian Gulf countries, and plans to do the same Monday with the heads of the French and German governments, the White House announced.
One of the most intriguing mysteries of Latin American culture is what happened to the Maya civilization. How come after over 3,000 years of history, from about 2, 500 BC to 950 AD, most of the glorious Maya centers in Mesoamerica were abandoned? Before the arrival of the Europeans in the 1500’s magnificent cities like Tikal in Guatemala and Copán in Honduras had all but disappeared; left uninhabited, they were covered by thick jungle growth, hidden throughout the mountains and the lowlands.