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Sears admits there's 'substantial doubt' it can stay in business

 03/22/2017 - 12:34
View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther
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Kmart, Sears face ‘substantial doubt’ about finances as losses grow. 

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View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther

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

President Trump’s $1.1 trillion spending plan considers deep cuts to domestic, aid programs, while boosting military spending. All these cuts could hurt low-income Americans, including some of Trump’s own supporters.

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Copies of President Trump’s budget at the Government Publishing Office bookstore in Washington on Thursday. EFE/Shawn Thew

This is not a celebration, this is a claim for our rights!

 03/10/2017 - 01:48
Hundreds of women took the streets in downtown Philly to raise their voices against the laboral, political and economic inequities. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.
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Even before five o'clock in the afternoon, dozens of women with posters, megaphones, and pink caps were being seen walking downtown. The meeting was in Logan Square, in the heart of Philadelphia. The occasion? Well, that depends on the perspective: for an unaware bystander (who generally has no perspective), it was one more celebration of International Women's Day. On the other hand, for those with a gender perspective, "celebration" is not a word that does justice to March 8th.

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Hundreds of women took the streets in downtown Philly to raise their voices against the laboral, political and economic inequities. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.

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

Mujeres no celebraron su día, reclamaron sus derechos

 03/09/2017 - 00:04
Cientos de mujeres se tomaron las calles del centro de Filadelfia para levantar su voz de protesta por las condiciones laborales, políticas y económicas que enfrentan. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick
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Desde antes de las cinco de la tarde ya empezaban a verse, caminando por el centro, a decenas de mujeres armadas de carteles, megáfonos y gorros color rosa. La cita era en la glorieta de Logan Square, en pleno corazón de Filadelfia. ¿La ocasión? Bueno, eso depende de la perspectiva: para el transeúnte desprevenido (que generalmente no tiene perspectiva), se trató de una celebración más del Día Internacional de la Mujer. En cambio, para quienes tienen perspectiva –sobre todo de género–, “celebración” no es una palabra que le hace justicia al 8 de marzo.

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Cientos de mujeres se tomaron las calles del centro de Filadelfia para levantar su voz de protesta por las condiciones laborales, políticas y económicas que enfrentan. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick

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

 03/07/2017 - 15:28

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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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

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
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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 

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View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther
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Kmart, Sears face ‘substantial doubt’ about finances as losses grow. 

March 22, 2017