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[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.
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Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

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Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

FBI treating stabbing at Michigan airport as terrorist act

 06/22/2017 - 04:34
File photo showing a passenger watching several aircrafts at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mitchigan, United States on Dec. 26, 2009. EFE/Jeff Kowalsky
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The attacker yelled "Allahu Akbar" (God is great, in Arabic) before stabbing airport police officer Jeff Neville in the neck.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:30am
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File photo showing a passenger watching several aircrafts at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mitchigan, United States on Dec. 26, 2009. EFE/Jeff Kowalsky

[OP-ED]: El circo de Trump llega a Miami

 06/21/2017 - 12:06
US President Donald J. Trump shows the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Cuba, he signed after giving remarks at Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, USA. EFE
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Si usted siente que después de las elecciones pasadas son los pacientes los que dirigen el manicomio, créame, no es el único. El lunático número uno es, sin duda, el mismo presidente, quien la semana pasada en Miami demostró una vez más que su concepto (o su comprensión) de la realidad no pasa de los “reality shows”.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:15am
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El presidente Donald Trump (c) muestra la orden ejecutiva firmada sobre la política con Cuba junto al gobernador de Florida, Rick Scott (3izq.); el congresista Marco Rubio (3 dcha.), la opositora cubana Cary Roque, el vicepresidente Mike Pence y varios opositores cubanos en el teatro Manuel Artime en Miami, Florida. EFE

[OP-ED]: The Trump Circus Goes to Miami

 06/21/2017 - 09:16
US President Donald J. Trump shows the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Cuba, he signed after giving remarks at Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, USA. EFE
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If you feel that after the last election the inmates are running the asylum, you are not alone. The main lunatic seems to be the president himself, who last week in Miami showed once again that his concept (or his grasp) of reality does not go beyond, well, very bad “reality shows.” 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:15am
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US President Donald J. Trump shows the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Cuba, he signed after giving remarks at Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, USA. EFE

Latin America closer to refugee crisis than it thinks, UNHCR says

 06/20/2017 - 17:40
Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar
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The regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, said that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations."

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

“No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters”: the experience of a street artist painting the border in Arizona

 06/19/2017 - 10:52
Harriet Wood, “Hazard” es una artista urbana que dejó su obra solidaria plasmada en las paredes de Ajo, Arizona. Foto suministrada. 
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While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Harriet Wood, "Hazard" is an urban artist who left her work of solidarity embodied in the walls of Ajo, Arizona. Photo supplied.

Colombian government investigates 3 theories on Bogota bombing

 06/19/2017 - 04:47
A person places a paper flower and a message for the victims of the June 17, 2017, attack at the Andino Mall, one of the most exclusive of the capital, in Bogota on June 18, 2017. The terrorist attack killed three people and wounded nine. EFE/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA
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Investigators are looking at three theories in connection with the bombing that killed three women, including a 23-year-old French citizen, in Bogota's most exclusive shopping center on Saturday.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:45am
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A person places a paper flower and a message for the victims of the June 17, 2017, attack at the Andino Mall, one of the most exclusive of the capital, in Bogota on June 18, 2017. The terrorist attack killed three people and wounded nine. EFE/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA

Trump condicionará más avances en su diálogo con Cuba a "elecciones libres"

 06/16/2017 - 09:34
Una mujer pasea junto a un cartel alusivo a la revolución cubana en La Habana (Cuba), el viernes 20 de enero de 2017, día en que el magnate estadounidense Donald Trump asume la presidencia de EEUU. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto
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El presidente, Donald Trump, no seguirá progresando en el proceso de normalización con Cuba si no hay avances democráticos como "elecciones libres" en la isla, además de restringir los viajes de estadounidenses a la isla y las transacciones con el Ejército cubano, informó hoy la Casa Blanca.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:30am
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Una mujer pasea junto a un cartel alusivo a la revolución cubana en La Habana (Cuba), el viernes 20 de enero de 2017, día en que el magnate estadounidense Donald Trump asume la presidencia de EEUU. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

[OP-ED]: Trump’s NAFTA delusion

 06/16/2017 - 08:41
El presidente mexicano, Enrique Peña Nieto agradeció la visita de la canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, en un "momento crucial" y destacó la visión compartida de ambos países en democracia, libre comercio, medio ambiente y derechos humanos. EFE
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The Trump administration is determined to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- which created a single market from Mexico’s southern border to the Yukon -- but the main political appeal of this policy rests on a popular myth: that “fair” trade requires the United States to have a surplus or balanced trade with both Mexico and Canada.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:15am
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto thanked the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a "crucial moment" and highlighted the shared vision of both countries in democracy, free trade, environment and human rights. EFE

Will Hemingway survive to Trump's Crack Down on Cuba?

 06/16/2017 - 05:27
When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

If US and Cuba make a step backwards in their diplomatic relations, Hemingway's legacy can be  "in danger" , warn the academics at the 16th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana.

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When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa