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Estos son los detalles del presupuesto de Trump

 03/20/2017 - 11:31

Las arduas críticas que ha recibido el informe presupuestario del nuevo presidente estadounidense no son infundadas.

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Unas personas disponen copias de la propuesta del presidente Donald Trump para el año fiscal 2018 vistas hoy, jueves 16 de marzo 2017, en Washington, DC. El plan presupuestario del presidente Donald Trump para el año fiscal 2018 cumple con el lema electoral de "EEUU primero" al proponer masivos recortes en artes, medioambiente y ayuda internacional, a cambio de pronunciados aumentos en defensa y seguridad nacional. EFE/Shawn Thew

Deep Cuts: Trump's Budget is very bad news for some of its own suppporters

 03/17/2017 - 05:26
Copies of President Trump’s budget at the Government Publishing Office bookstore in Washington on Thursday. EFE/Shawn Thew

Cuba welcomes First Norwegian Cruise Line vessel from US

 03/09/2017 - 19:40
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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., arrived Thursday at the port of Havana with 1,250 passengers on its first trip to Cuba.

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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., remains anchored in the bay of Havana, Cuba, Mar. 9, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

[OP-ED]: Who’s afraid of the ‘administrative state’?

 03/07/2017 - 15:28
It’s time to make the administrative state a mainstream concept, through the creation of a regulatory budget. The point is not to justify the instant repeal of most rules, as Bannon’s critics fear, but to improve understanding and accountability.

Just what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon meant when he recently suggested “deconstructing the administrative state” is unclear. To critics, he would gut the whole superstructure of social and environmental safeguards, starting with the Environmental Protection Agency (which, say news reports, may face a staff cut of one-fifth). But regardless of Bannon’s meaning, the relentless growth of the administrative state is a reality that we can’t escape.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:59pm
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It’s time to make the administrative state a mainstream concept, through the creation of a regulatory budget. The point is not to justify the instant repeal of most rules, as Bannon’s critics fear, but to improve understanding and accountability.

[OP-ED]: ¿Quién le teme al ‘estado administrativo’?

 03/07/2017 - 15:25
Ha llegado el momento de que el estado administrativo sea un concepto dominante, mediante la creación de un presupuesto regulatorio. La cuestión no es justificar la revocación instantánea de la mayoría de las reglas, como temen los críticos de Bannon, sino mejorar la comprensión y la responsabilidad. 

No está claro lo que quiso decir el estratega en jefe de la Casa Blanca, Stephen Bannon, cuando sugirió recientemente la “deconstrucción del estado administrativo”. Según sus críticos, desmantelaría toda la superestructura de salvaguardas sociales y del medio ambiente, comenzando por la Agencia de Protección del Medio Ambiente (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés, la que, según informes noticiosos, podría enfrentar un recorte de un quinto de su personal).

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Ha llegado el momento de que el estado administrativo sea un concepto dominante, mediante la creación de un presupuesto regulatorio. La cuestión no es justificar la revocación instantánea de la mayoría de las reglas, como temen los críticos de Bannon, sino mejorar la comprensión y la responsabilidad. 

Mexican Gov' Gave Free TVs to Poor, but Defects Wasted Taxpayers’ Money

 03/07/2017 - 12:05
An image of "El libro anticorrupción" (The Anti-Corruption Book), a new comic book published in Mexico to teach the public about the different kinds of corruption and tools to fight them. EFE/ETHOS.
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Mexico’s congressional audit office has ruled that a controversial government program to give away some 10 million flat-screen TV sets to the poor wasted an estimated $39 million of taxpayers’ money, as reported The Wall Street Journal.

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An image of "El libro anticorrupción" (The Anti-Corruption Book), a new comic book published in Mexico to teach the public about the different kinds of corruption and tools to fight them. EFE/ETHOS.

Why Cocaine Production and Consumption Spikes in South America

 03/06/2017 - 05:11
Four Guyanese citizens were arrested in an operation that seized 4.2 tons of cocaine valued at $ 125 million in a vessel north of Suriname, the San Juan Coast Guard reported on February 16tg. The operation was carried out in the Atlantic Ocean, when a boat of the American Drug Agency detected the 70 feet length fishing vessel, registered in the island of San Vicente, loading the drug. San Juan Coast Guard captain Francisco Rego said this is the largest seizure in the Atlantic Ocean since 1999. EFE / DEA 
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According to a recent United Nations report on Narcotics, South America continues to lead global cocaine production and consumption. But the situation is expected to improve thanks to the peace process in Colombia, reported El País.

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Four Guyanese citizens were arrested in an operation that seized 4.2 tons of cocaine valued at $ 125 million in a vessel north of Suriname, the San Juan Coast Guard reported on February 16tg. The operation was carried out in the Atlantic Ocean, when a boat of the American Drug Agency detected the 70 feet length fishing vessel, registered in the island of San Vicente, loading the drug. San Juan Coast Guard captain Francisco Rego said this is the largest seizure in the Atlantic Ocean since 1999. EFE / DEA 

[OP-ED]: What happens when you pay entrepreneurial teenagers $100,000 to not go to college?

 03/02/2017 - 15:06
Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe tells us how it all panned out for the first class of “Thiel Fellows” in her deliciously detailed book “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story.”

In 2011, billionaire Peter Thiel made headlines when he announced that he would pay 20 teenagers $100,000 each to drop out or delay college and start businesses in biotechnology, finance, energy and education.

Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, a venture capitalist and early investor in Facebook, wanted to underscore his belief that college costs too much, isn’t as intellectually rigorous as it once was, and leaves recent grads burdened with student loans that keep them from taking the entrepreneurial risks needed to spur the economy.

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Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe tells us how it all panned out for the first class of “Thiel Fellows” in her deliciously detailed book “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story.”

[OP-ED]: ¿Qué pasa cuando se les paga 100.000 dólares a adolescentes para que no vayan a la universidad?

 03/02/2017 - 15:02
La reportera del Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Wolfe, nos cuenta cómo resultó la experiencia de la primera clase de “Fellows de Thiel”, en un libro deliciosamente detallado titulado: “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story”.

En 2001, el multimillonario Peter Thiel hizo noticia cuando anunció que pagaría 100.000 dólares a 20 adolescentes, si abandonaban sus estudios universitarios o los retrasaban para iniciar empresas de biotecnología, finanzas, energía y educación.

Thiel, co-fundador de PayPal, capitalista de riesgo e inversor temprano de Facebook, quería recalcar su creencia de que la universidad cuesta demasiado, no es intelectualmente rigurosa como lo era antes y deja a los graduados con la carga de préstamos universitarios que les impiden asumir los riesgos necesarios para activar la economía.

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La reportera del Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Wolfe, nos cuenta cómo resultó la experiencia de la primera clase de “Fellows de Thiel”, en un libro deliciosamente detallado titulado: “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story”.

Warren Buffett Criticises Wall Street and Praises Immigrants

 02/27/2017 - 04:26
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In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, the billionaire praises ‘talented and ambitious immigrants’ , giving a contrary voice to Donald Trump.

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In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, the billionaire praises  ‘talented and ambitious immigrants’ , giving a contrary voice to Donald Trump. 
President Barack Obama and Warren Buffett in the Oval Office, July 14, 2010. Photo: Pete Souza/Commons

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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speaks during a press conference with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) in Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, 31 August 2016. EPA/JORGE NUNEZ

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