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Patria, Fernando Aramburu’s Novel: neither Victims nor Executioners

 03/10/2017 - 01:50

Fernando Aramburu is a poet, essayist and novelist born in 1959 in San Sebastian, Spain. To date he has published more than twenty works and has received several important prizes, including the Prize of the Royal Academy and the Mario Vargas Llosa NH Prize in 2008 for his collection of short stories, Los peces de la amargura (The Fish of Bitterness). But his biggest critical and editorial success has been due to his latest novel, Patria (Home Country), chosen as the book of the year by ABC Cultural, now on its ninth printing with over 100,000 copies sold.

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[OP-ED]: Lo femenino

 03/10/2017 - 01:29
En todas partes del mundo, en aldeas, pueblos y ciudades, lo femenino es lo que mantiene unidas a las  comunidades a pesar de que opera fuera de las estructuras económicas y de poder. Lo femenino es lo que sana,  restablece y mantiene la unidad comunitaria cuando ésta se desgarra.
 

¿Cómo integrar en tiempos de guerra y de violencia equipos de reflexión con personas de distintas culturas, razas y religiones? Durante 5 días representantes de 40 países -hombres y mujeres- se reunieron en Jaipur, India, para hacer una reflexión global sobre cómo aplicar los principios femeninos para crear una nueva lista de prioridades que beneficien a la comunidad mundial.

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Blanca Esthela Treviño de Jáuregui

"20 years in Cuba is not the same as in the rest of the world", Alice de Andrade, filmmaker

 03/09/2017 - 19:50

Brazilian filmmaker Alice de Andrade's 1993 documentary "Luna de miel" (Honeymoon) looked at young married couples in Cuba. Her new documentary "Veinte Años" (Twenty Years), presented on Thursday at the Miami International Film Festival, examines some of these people's lives more than two decades later.

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Latina Scientists of the 20th Century (Photo gallery)

 03/08/2017 - 18:27
Ellen Ochoa on her third spaceflight, helping to transport supplies from the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station in spring 1999. Photo: NASA

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the Hispanic population in the U.S. will reach 132.8 million (or 30 percent of the total U.S. population) by the year 2050.   But Latino students, along with other minorities, continue to be underrepresented in the STEM disciplines and to receive STEM degrees at a lower rate than their White counterparts. Latino students are more likely than Whites to be exposed to funding inequities and to have science teachers who did not major in science.

El mundo celebra el Día de la Mujer

 03/08/2017 - 13:00
Mujeres participan en la manifestación Todas en Silencio hoy, miércoles 8 de marzo 2017, frente al Palacio de Gobierno La Moneda, durante la conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Mujer, en Santiago (Chile). EFE/Esteban Garay

Siendo una celebración que abre un amplio debate, el Día Internacional de la Mujer pareciera cobrar cada vez más fuerza.

Durante décadas la lucha por la igualdad de género ha ido ampliando su diámetro y hoy en día se ha transformado visiblemente en una lucha contra la violencia, la pobreza, la inequidad y la ignorancia.

Y el 2017 parece venir cargado con esa fuerza ideológica que no ha pasado desapercibida. El mundo entero ha utilizado los medios para celebrar un día que nos recuerda que la lucha sigue.

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Mexico City sex workers in an endless battle against oppression

 03/08/2017 - 12:38
"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán

The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.

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