violence

Santos tras su encuentro con Trump: "Nosotros no construimos muros"

 05/19/2017 - 08:26
US President Donald J. Trump (R) shakes hands with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (L) during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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El presidente de EEUU Donald Trump dio el jueves la bienvenida a su homólogo colombiano, Juan Manuel Santos, de visita oficial en el país. Los líderes expresaron más interés en temas como la erradicación del problema de la cocaína, la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas y la crisis en Venezuela, que en el proceso de Paz en Colombia. 

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Santos tras su encuentro con Trump en Washington, DC el 18 de mayo de 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

USA-Colombia: Trump focuses on anti-drug fight, asks Santos for help to end Venezuela political crisis

 05/19/2017 - 05:46
US President Donald J. Trump (R) shakes hands with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (L) during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

US President Donald Trump welcomed his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, to the White House on Thursday, appearing to express more interest in coca eradication, the anti-drug fight and the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela than in the Colombian peace agreement.

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:15am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) shakes hands with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (L) during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

More than 200 members of LGBT community killed in Mexico over three-year period

 05/18/2017 - 06:14
File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Gay men are often targeted by robbers, with gangs even specializing in this type of crime. The modus operandi is for the criminal to seduce the person either in person or via Internet and then, once inside the victim's home, to steal his belongings and kill him.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

In Mexico, seeking solutions to stop the killing of journalists

 05/18/2017 - 03:56
Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez
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A total of 126 members of the media have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:45am
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Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

[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. 

Poop Bombs: Venezuelans' new weapon against Chavismo

 05/10/2017 - 03:22
A sign advertising a Shit March for Wednesday. Puputov cocktails are Venezuelan's new weapon against police.
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After six weeks of demonstrations, protesters in Venezuela have started to use "Puputov cocktails" : glass bottles containing human excremetn mixed with water

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:00am
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A sign advertising a Shit March for Wednesday. Puputov cocktails are Venezuelan's new weapon against police.

"A Look at the Black Territories": what else is needed for genuine peace in Colombia

 05/09/2017 - 03:05
Colombian journalist and writer Alfredo Molano during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on May 6, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA
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Alfredo Molano's new book, "De Rio en Rio" (From River to River) is a "look at the black territories" along the Pacific, among the most forgotten but hardest hit by Colombia's armed conflict.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:00am
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Colombian journalist and writer Alfredo Molano during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on May 6, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

Women march for freedom in Venezuela

 05/07/2017 - 13:01
More than 20,000 women took to the streets in the Venezuelan capital, to show their discontent with the measures of repression of the Government of Nicolás Maduro. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ
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As part of the agenda of protests organized by the Venezuelan opposition, on Saturday women were the protagonists of a mass demonstration in the main cities of the nation.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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More than 20,000 women took to the streets in the Venezuelan capital, to show their discontent with the measures of repression of the Government of Nicolás Maduro. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ

Venezuela Protests: Students Take the Lead

 05/05/2017 - 02:10
A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

University students in Venezuela were the main protagonists of new protests against the Venezuelan security forces on Thursday, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro continued with his plan to rewrite the nation"s constitution.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:00am
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A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Venezuela Unrest: Death toll in violent protests rises to 34

 05/04/2017 - 05:45
Opposition demonstrators clash with Bolivarian Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, 03 May 2017. Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) used tear gas to keep opposition demonstrations from reaching the center of the Venezuelan capital. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ
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The death toll in the Venezuelan protests increased to 34 after another young man was killed in Caracas on Wednesday amid escalating tensions provoked by the government"s call for a rewrite of the constitution.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:30am
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Opposition demonstrators clash with Bolivarian Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, 03 May 2017. Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) used tear gas to keep opposition demonstrations from reaching the center of the Venezuelan capital. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

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