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US-India: Trump and Modi pledge cooperation, avoid tensions on immigration

 06/27/2017 - 06:57
US President Donald J. Trump (R), with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), delivers remarks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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In their first official meeting, the President of the United States and the Indian Prime Minister talked about trade and defense cooperation, terrorism, but avoided immigration and climate change, issues in which both leaders differ. India is the country most affected by Trump's decision to tighten controls on granting the H-1B visa, which benefits foreign workers.

 

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US President Donald J. Trump (R), with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), delivers remarks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The Supreme Court has approved the partial implementation of Trump's travel ban

 06/26/2017 - 15:25
Dozens of people queue in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, USA, today, June 26, 2017. EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo
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Today, the US Supreme Court has partially ruled in favor of President Trump's travel ban, and will allow hearings of oral arguments in the case.

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Dozens of people queue in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, USA, today, June 26, 2017. EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

[OP-ED]: Is the labor shortage here?

 06/26/2017 - 11:34
If companies compete fiercely for scarce employees, workers would benefit. Companies would increase wages and fringe benefits or risk losing their best employees to firms with more generous compensation packages.

[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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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:30am
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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.

In Uruguay, experts discuss how to attract foreign investment in Latin America.

 06/22/2017 - 05:37
Over the next two days, the 1st European Investment Forum in Montevideo, Uruguay, will gather 720 companies from Latin America and Europe with the aim of strengthening commercial links and creating new strategic alliances spanning the Atlantic. A Photo of Montevideo, by Wikipedia.
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Financial experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay agreed that investment trends worldwide and in Latin America depend on new factors, including worker training and interaction by governments.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:15am
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Over the next two days, the 1st European Investment Forum in Montevideo, Uruguay, will gather 720 companies from Latin America and Europe with the aim of strengthening commercial links and creating new strategic alliances spanning the Atlantic. A Photo of Montevideo, by Wikipedia.

Ford to end production of Focus in Mexico, shift to China

 06/20/2017 - 17:30
File photo dated Jan. 7, 2015 showing a Ford Focus, at a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY
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In January, Ford said the Focus would be made in Hermosillo, but the automaker scrapped plans for a new $1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi, a state in central Mexico, in a move that was viewed as a nod to US President Donald Trump, who thanked the automaker.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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File photo dated Jan. 7, 2015 showing a Ford Focus, at a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

“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.

[OP-ED]: Rather than heading to the silver screen, take a moment this summer to look inward

 06/16/2017 - 12:30
Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)
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 Last week, I packed my husband and two sons off to enjoy their much-anticipated viewing of the new superhero movie “Wonder Woman.”

I used to partake in such outings to the summer action blockbuster, but by the time “Wonder Woman” came out, I was already sick and tired of being browbeaten by countless feminine-power “hot takes” and “think pieces,” plus the inevitable reports of outrage.

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Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)

[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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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

Manifestantes llevan la lucha por la ley de las Ciudades Santuario al Ayuntamiento de Dallas

 06/08/2017 - 09:51
Dallas, TX City Hall.
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La prohibición de las ciudades santuario no se hará efectiva sin una lucha de por medio. Esta vez el campo de batalla es Dallas (Texas).

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Manifestantes se reúnen en Dallas, en el Ayuntamiento de Texas, para pelear por la ley de las ciudades santuario.

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