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Fuentes, el único candidato latino a la Unesco, prioriza la educación

 04/27/2017 - 05:10
 El exvicepresidente de Guatemala Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria, único candidato latino a la dirección de la Unesco, priorizará la educación si llega a ser elegido, según afirmó hoy en una entrevista con EFE. EFE/Yago Grela
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El ex presidente de Guatemala cree que "hay que formar a los alumnos no solo para que aprendan, sino también para que desarrollen habilidades y competencias que les permitan crecer como personas en un mundo cada vez más exigente y competitivo".

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 El exvicepresidente de Guatemala Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria, único candidato latino a la dirección de la Unesco, priorizará la educación si llega a ser elegido, según afirmó hoy en una entrevista con EFE. EFE/Yago Grela

Donald Trump to stick with free trade pact with Mexico and Canada – for now

 04/27/2017 - 04:41
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

The President of the United States Wednesday agreed with his Mexican counterpart and Canadian Prime Minister to immediately begin renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement and not terminate it.

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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

Sombrerete: enjoying the ruins of an old Mexican mining town.

 04/26/2017 - 06:34
A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez
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The Mexican municipality of Sombrerete, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site in 2010, went from being an old, abandoned mining town to a tourist destination that combines the beauty of colonial architecture with ecotourism.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:30am
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A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez

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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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00am
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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

Are Latino students worse at Math?

 04/26/2017 - 05:53
President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A new paper examines how race affects a student's Math education and the creation of racial advantages and disadvantages at school.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:30am
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President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

According to Ivanka Trump, his Father is a Fervent Advocate of Women

 04/26/2017 - 05:31
 President Donald J. Trump's assisant and daughter Ivanka Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, moderator Miriam Meckel and Dutch Queen Maxima during a panel discussion 'Inspiring women: Scaling Up Women's Entrepreneurship' at the W20 Summit in Berlin, Germany, Apr. 25, 2017. EPA/CARSTEN KOALL

At the Women20 Summit in Berlin, Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to the president of the United States, said that she was proud of her father"s advocacy of women, a statement that prompted hissing and booing from the audience.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:15am
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 President Donald J. Trump's assisant and daughter Ivanka Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, moderator Miriam Meckel and Dutch Queen Maxima during a panel discussion 'Inspiring women: Scaling Up Women's Entrepreneurship' at the W20 Summit in Berlin, Germany, Apr. 25, 2017. EPA/CARSTEN KOALL

Border Wall is a Waste of Money, says Mexico

 04/26/2017 - 05:00
File photo showing the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES

On the same day as Trump appeared to back down on his demand for funding from Congress, Mexican foreign minister Luis Videgaray called the idea ofbuilding a border wall“unfriendly, “a hostile act” and “unlikely to fulfill the objectives” of stopping the flow of migrants and illegal merchandise into the United States.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:30am
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File photo showing the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES

Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrest

 04/25/2017 - 03:51
A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

The Venezuelan Public Ministry on Monday reported that two people died in protests in the western states of Merida and Barinas, one of them being a Merida government official. Opposition is demanding early elections.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

A Guatemalan indigenous land rights activist wins the Goldman Environmental Prize

 04/25/2017 - 03:26
Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Rodrigo Tot, born in central Guatemala during the mining boom of the 1960s, spent much of his 59 years in a tenacious battle against the mining industry in the Lake Izabal region.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:15am
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Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed to avoid government shutdown

 04/25/2017 - 03:04
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES
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President Donald Trump insisted on Monday in a pair of Twitter posts that the border wall with Mexico, the financing of which is an obstacle blocking a budget agreement to avoid a partial shutdown of the US government, is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country.

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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES

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