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[OP-ED]: America’s internet delusion

 05/22/2017 - 08:51
If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”
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The United States may have escaped most digital damage from the global “ransomware” virus, though cyber experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (”malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most Americans have replaced. Perhaps many users in other countries haven’t. Whatever the explanation, this is not the end of internet threats.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:45am
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If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”

Big Texas cities to sue state over recent law prohibiting sanctuary cities

 05/17/2017 - 03:41
Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

The new law ratified by Gov. Greg Abbott allows law enforcement officers to ask legally detained or arrested people for their the immigration status and punishes officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies, including ICE.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:30am
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Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

Latinos demand that Texas governor show their community more respect

 05/16/2017 - 04:42
Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

 Under the  recently approved SB4 law, known as the "show me your papers" law, police can request the immigration status of anyone stopped, for example, because of a traffic violation.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:30am
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Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

Venezuela Protests: Opposition marchers in Caracas clash with police

 05/09/2017 - 02:10
 Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving 37 people dead and hundreds injured. A protester holds a a gas canister during clashes with the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) following a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ
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Opposition leaders asked their supporters to resist the government's moves with a series of protests in several cities around the country, including the capital, despite the fact that it would disrupt daily activities for thousands. 

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:00am
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 Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving 37 people dead and hundreds injured. A protester holds a a gas canister during clashes with the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) following a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

US to prosecute parents who pay "coyotes" to ferry kids over border

 04/21/2017 - 03:50
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks next to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during a press conference in El Paso, Texas, United States, Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Luis Pablo Hernandez
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised Thursday to prosecute parents who pay people-traffickers to help their children illegally cross the border into the US from Mexico and confirmed that the White House is still committed to build a wall along the two countries

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:45am
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks next to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during a press conference in El Paso, Texas, United States, Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Luis Pablo Hernandez

Young Latinos head for Washington to tell Trump to stop deporting families

 04/11/2017 - 04:57
Latino and African-American children and teens during a protest before leaving on a bus for Washington to send a strong message to US President Donald Trump to stop deporting undocumented immigrants, in Miami, United States on Apr. 10, 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera
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Forty Latino and African-American children and teens left Miami on a bus for Washington Monday to send a strong message to US President Donald Trump to stop deporting undocumented immigrants.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 5:00am
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Latino and African-American children and teens during a protest before leaving on a bus for Washington to send a strong message to US President Donald Trump to stop deporting undocumented immigrants, in Miami, United States on Apr. 10, 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

Puerto Rico consigue protección contra la bancarrota, pero no todos lo celebran

 05/09/2017 - 13:37
Puerto Rico. Foto Cortesía de Creative Commons Wikimedia.
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Puerto Rico recurre a la protección contra la bancarrota.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Puerto Rico. Foto Cortesía de Creative Commons Wikimedia.

Puerto Rico gets bankruptcy protection but not all are celebrating

 05/08/2017 - 15:20
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares (L), next to representative to the Fiscal Oversight Boar (JSF), Elias Sanchez (R), during a press conference at La Fortaleza Governor residence. Puerto Rico on Wednesday sought relief under a law enacted to help the United States commonwealth restructure its massive debt load, paving the way for what could be the largest-ever bankruptcy case involving a US local government entity.. EFE
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Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy protection.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares (L), next to representative to the Fiscal Oversight Boar (JSF), Elias Sanchez (R), during a press conference at La Fortaleza Governor residence. Puerto Rico on Wednesday sought relief under a law enacted to help the United States commonwealth restructure its massive debt load, paving the way for what could be the largest-ever bankruptcy case involving a US local government entity.. EFE

NFL Draft Speculated to Have Big Revenues, Vows Commitment to the Community

 04/25/2017 - 16:10
Kids enjoy NFL draft.

In Kensington, the drug trade tells a tale of two neighborhoods

 03/09/2016 - 09:51
Fall, 2015. An empty baby stroller found in a string of vacant lots frequented by drug users on Hart Lane in northwest Kensington. (All photos by Max Marin unless otherwise noted.)

While one side experiences a rapid makeover, the other is still dodging bullets in a notorious drug market.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:30am
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Fall, 2015. An empty baby stroller found in a string of vacant lots frequented by drug users on Hart Lane in northwest Kensington. (All photos by Max Marin unless otherwise noted.)

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