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Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

Trump creates commission to seek solutions to opiate addiction epidemic

 03/30/2017 - 03:09
US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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As part of his anti-drug strategy, Trump is defending the construction of the controversial wall along the border with Mexico and increasing deportations to expel drug traffickers and criminals.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Disabled Latina activist heads University of Texas student body

 03/28/2017 - 03:14
Photo provided on Mar. 27, 2017 showing Alejandrina Guzman, at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. EFE/Alex Segura
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Alejandrina Guzman is the new student body president at the University of Texas at Austin. As the top representative of the UT student body, Guzman will focus on protecting undocumented students and promoting a petition to declare U.T a "sanctuary campus."

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00am
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Photo provided on Mar. 27, 2017 showing Alejandrina Guzman, at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. EFE/Alex Segura

A House Divided: Why the Republican healthcare bill was doomed and what to do next?

 03/25/2017 - 05:47
US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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Backing off from their key campaign promise marks a big defeat for both Ryan and the president, who’d pushed hard for the bill and then pressed for a vote on it. Trump is now presenting himself as a bystander to the loss, and Republican voters may well side with him.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:30am
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US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

No hay votos suficientes para aprobar plan salud

 03/24/2017 - 13:35
El presidente de la Cámara baja, Paul Ryan (c), camina por la Sala Nacional de las Estatuas en el Capitolio mientras se dirige a una sesión de la Cámara en Washington DC (Estados Unidos) hoy, 24 de marzo de 2017. El presidente, Donald Trump, sigue apostado por su plan de salud y ha forzado su votación hoy en la Cámara de Representantes, donde los conservadores ya han comenzado sus reuniones para tratar de sofocar una rebelión que amenaza la propuesta legislativa. EFE/Shawn Thew
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El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, el republicano Paul Ryan, acudió hoy a la Casa Blanca para informar al presidente Donald Trump de que no tiene los votos suficientes para que su plan de salud que prevé sustituir la ley sanitaria del expresidente Barack Obama sea aprobado hoy.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 1:30pm
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El presidente de la Cámara baja, Paul Ryan (c), camina por la Sala Nacional de las Estatuas en el Capitolio mientras se dirige a una sesión de la Cámara en Washington DC (Estados Unidos) hoy, 24 de marzo de 2017. El presidente, Donald Trump, sigue apostado por su plan de salud y ha forzado su votación hoy en la Cámara de Representantes, donde los conservadores ya han comenzado sus reuniones para tratar de sofocar una rebelión que amenaza la propuesta legislativa. EFE/Shawn Thew

Coca-growing in Colombia is at an all-time high

 03/24/2017 - 05:57
A cocaine plantation in Colombia. Source: Wikimedia
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The government hopes that former FARC guerrillas will persuade villagers to switch crops, as rreported in The Economist.

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A cocaine plantation in Colombia. Source: Wikimedia

Trump gives ultimatum to House Republicans to vote on healthcare plan

 03/24/2017 - 04:13
Trump demanded House Republicans vote on healthcare plan on Friday. US President Donald J. Trump prepares to greet truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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The vote on the bill was previously scheduled for Thursday but the lack of consensus among conservatives has postponed the process. If the legislation fails, there won’t be another effort to make good on the flagship Republican promise to replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Trump said.

 

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Trump demanded House Republicans vote on healthcare plan on Friday. 

US President Donald J. Trump prepares to greet truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Obama defiende su ley sanitaria antes de votación crucial para desmantelarla

 03/23/2017 - 10:35
El senador demócrata por Connecticut, Chris Murphy, realiza una presentación para esclarecer el plan American Health Care Act, la propuesta de ley de sanidad que busca reemplazar al Obamacare, durante una rueda de prensa en el Capitolio, Washington, Estados Unidos, el pasado 16 de marzo de 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew
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En un extenso comunicado, Obama subraya que su reforma de la sanidad ha permitido a más de 20 millones de estadounidenses contar con un seguro médico. La Cámara de Representantes prevé votar hoy un proyecto defendido por el actual mandatario, Donald Trump, para desmantelar esa reforma.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:30am
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El senador demócrata por Connecticut, Chris Murphy, realiza una presentación para esclarecer el plan American Health Care Act, la propuesta de ley de sanidad que busca reemplazar al Obamacare, durante una rueda de prensa en el Capitolio, Washington, Estados Unidos, el pasado 16 de marzo de 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

Latino Insurance Executive Blasts Trump Health Care Bill

 03/22/2017 - 08:17
US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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Mario Molina, CEO of Molina Healthcare, the 10th largest health insurance company in the U.S, thinks the Republican Health Care bill "is terrible". 

 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Trump, G.O.P struggle to find healthcare votes

 03/22/2017 - 04:00
US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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President Trump warned recalcitrant House Republicans they could lose their majority in 2018 if they don’t pass the leadership’s health-care bill to dismantle Obamacare on Thursday. But it turns out thousands of his voters benefited from the existing health program.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

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