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Michel Franco: "Let's go ahead and make something Hollywood-style, but in Mexico.'"

 05/16/2017 - 05:05
 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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At the premiere of his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, famous Mexican director Michel Franco noted a trend to make gringo-style movies in Mexico, something he rated as a big mistake. His new movie, "April's Daughter", tells the story of a pregnant teenager.

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 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

Crazy for Avocados

 05/15/2017 - 04:44
Avocados are trendy, and eateries like Avocadería, in Brooklyn, NY, are becoming a success. 
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Focusing on avocados can be a good business idea for restaurateurs. In New York, Avocadería only serves avocados from the Mexican state of Michoacán, as reported in El País.

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Avocados are trendy, and eateries like Avocadería, in Brooklyn, NY, are becoming a success. 

Jack Posobiec: the link connecting France, Trump and Russia

 05/11/2017 - 11:25
New York’s Flashpoint and Tokyo-based Trend Micro have shared intelligence that suggests that the hacking group known variously as Advanced Persistent Threat 28, Fancy Bear and Pawn Storm was responsible for Macron’s leaks. The group has been linked with the GRU, the Russian military intelligence directorate. EFE/Eric Feferberg

The head of department of The Rebel TV in Washington and Philadelphian supporter of Donald Trump, Jack Posobiec, has been the French headline for several days, having been the first to spread the “MacronLeaks”.

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New York’s Flashpoint and Tokyo-based Trend Micro have shared intelligence that suggests that the hacking group known variously as Advanced Persistent Threat 28, Fancy Bear and Pawn Storm was responsible for Macron’s leaks. The group has been linked with the GRU, the Russian military intelligence directorate. EFE/Eric Feferberg

Jack Posobiec: el eslabón que conecta a Francia, Trump y Rusia

 05/11/2017 - 11:05
Flashpoint de Nueva York y Trend Micro, con sede en Tokio, han compartido inteligencia que sugiere que el grupo de hackers conocido como Avanzado Persistent Threat 28, Fancy Bear y Pawn Storm fue responsable del filtraje de documentos de Emmanuel Macron. El grupo ha estado vinculado con el GRU, la Dirección de Inteligencia Militar rusa. EFE/Eric Feferberg

El jefe de departamento de The Rebel TV en Washington y partidario filadelfiano de Donald Trump, Jack Posobiec, protagoniza los titulares franceses desde hace varios días, por haber sido el primero en difundir los “MacronLeaks”.

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Flashpoint de Nueva York y Trend Micro, con sede en Tokio, han compartido inteligencia que sugiere que el grupo de hackers conocido como Avanzado Persistent Threat 28, Fancy Bear y Pawn Storm fue responsable del filtraje de documentos de Emmanuel Macron. El grupo ha estado vinculado con el GRU, la Dirección de Inteligencia Militar rusa. EFE/Eric Feferberg

OP-ED]: Trump is hurting America’s friends abroad

 05/10/2017 - 09:26
t is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File
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There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.

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It is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File

Who is Emmanuel Macron, the new President of France?

 05/08/2017 - 14:41
With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON
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Yesterday's elections in France gave the victory to Emmanuel Macron, with 65.5% of the votes, transforming him into the youngest president in the history of the European country.

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With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON

¿Quién es Emmanuel Macron, el nuevo Presidente de Francia?

 05/08/2017 - 14:14
Con el 65.5% de los votos, Emmanuel Macron es elegido el nuevo presidente de Francia. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON

"Film studios failed to realize what the Latino community means to the movie industry," Hayek

 05/02/2017 - 05:06
Photo provided by Pantelion Films showing US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez during a scene of "How to be a Latin Lover". EFE/Pantelion Films
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The box-office success of the film "How to Be a Latin Lover," which entertained the second-largest number of moviegoers last weekend in the United States, plus the growing presence of Latino films in theaters nationwide, indicate an awakening both of the film industry and of Hispanic audiences.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:00am
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Photo provided by Pantelion Films showing US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez during a scene of "How to be a Latin Lover". EFE/Pantelion Films

Arkansas executes first double execution in US for 16 years

 04/25/2017 - 02:20
A handout photo made available by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows an undated file combo photo provided on 14 April 2017 of Arkansas death row inmates Jack Jones Jr. (L) and Marcel Williams (R) who were scheduled to be executed by lethal injection before the end of April and before the expiration date for one of the drugs that will be used (reissued 25 April 2017). EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

The state of Arkansas, USA, carried out a double execution on Monday, after delivering a lethal injection to a second prisoner, Marcel Williams, on charges of kidnapping, rape and murder of a woman in 1994.

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A handout photo made available by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows an undated file combo photo provided on 14 April 2017 of Arkansas death row inmates Jack Jones Jr. (L) and Marcel Williams (R) who were scheduled to be executed by lethal injection before the end of April and before the expiration date for one of the drugs that will be used (reissued 25 April 2017). EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

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