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Latin America doubles students in higher education, but inequality persists

 05/18/2017 - 06:02
 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.

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 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

In Mexico, seeking solutions to stop the killing of journalists

 05/18/2017 - 03:56
Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez
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A total of 126 members of the media have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

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Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Big Texas cities to sue state over recent law prohibiting sanctuary cities

 05/17/2017 - 03:41
Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

The new law ratified by Gov. Greg Abbott allows law enforcement officers to ask legally detained or arrested people for their the immigration status and punishes officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies, including ICE.

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Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

UN Security Council to examine situation in Venezuela

 05/17/2017 - 03:27
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

The United Nations Security Council will analyze the situation in Venezuela on Wednesday in an informal closed-door meeting, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

Tony Vargas: el senador latino que lucha por los derechos de los "Dreamers" en Nebraska

 05/16/2017 - 09:40
Nacido en EEUU de padres inmigrantes peruanos,  el senador de Omaha Tony Vargas es el artífice de una resolución de ley para proteger el estatus legal de los beneficiarios del programa DACA en el estado de Nebraska.

Hijo de inmigrantes peruanos,  el senador por Omaha Tony Vargas es el artífice de una resolución de ley aprobada el pasado lunes para proteger el estatus legal de los 3,300 inmigrantes ilegales amparados por el programa DACA que viven hoy en Nebraska.

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Nacido en EEUU de padres inmigrantes peruanos,  el senador de Omaha Tony Vargas es el artífice de una resolución de ley para proteger el estatus legal de los beneficiarios del programa DACA en el estado de Nebraska.

Michel Franco: "Let's go ahead and make something Hollywood-style, but in Mexico.'"

 05/16/2017 - 05:05
 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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At the premiere of his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, famous Mexican director Michel Franco noted a trend to make gringo-style movies in Mexico, something he rated as a big mistake. His new movie, "April's Daughter", tells the story of a pregnant teenager.

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 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

Latinos demand that Texas governor show their community more respect

 05/16/2017 - 04:42
Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

 Under the  recently approved SB4 law, known as the "show me your papers" law, police can request the immigration status of anyone stopped, for example, because of a traffic violation.

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Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

Mexico's Drug War Reporter Javier Valdez shot dead in Sinaloa

 05/16/2017 - 04:29
Mexican journalist and author Javier Valdez during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico. EFE/Alex Cruz

Una 'Dreamer' en la cafetería del Senado

 05/15/2017 - 05:59
Ana Gomez Ramirez works as a cashier in a cafeteria inside a U.S. Senate office building. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador as an undocumented child and benefits from the privileges of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). Photo: Wikimedia

Ana Gomez Ramirez llegó a los EEUU procedente de El Salvador como una inmigrante indocumentada, pero al ser menor de 16 años pudo beneficiarse del programa DACA. Hoy esta joven madre de 26 años, empleada en un edificio del Senado, teme su deportación, igual que miles de 'Dreamers" de todo el país. 

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Ana Gomez Ramirez trabaja de cajera en una cafetería del Senado, en Washington DC. Llegó a Estados Unidos como una inmigrante sin papeles, pero al ser menor de 16 años pudo beneficiarse del programa DACA. Foto: Wikimedia

A “Dreamer” working in a US Senate cafeteria

 05/15/2017 - 05:23
Ana Gomez Ramirez works as a cashier in a cafeteria inside a U.S. Senate office building. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador as an undocumented child and benefits from the privileges of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). Photo: Wikimedia

Ana Gomez Ramirez came to the U.S. from El Salvador as an undocumented child and benefits from the privileges of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). Now this 26-year-old mother working as a cashier ina US Senate building fears deportation.

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Ana Gomez Ramirez works as a cashier in a cafeteria inside a U.S. Senate office building. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador as an undocumented child and benefits from the privileges of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). Photo: Wikimedia

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From left: Francois-Henri Pinault, Gael García Bernal, Salma Hayek, Diego Luna, Alejandro González Iñarritu, Guillermo del Toro, una invitada, el director mexicano Alfonso Cuaron y el director de fotografía Emmanuel Lubezki posan a su llegada para la ceremonia por el Aniversario 70 del Festival de Cine de Cannes. EFE/Sebastien Nogier

From the iconic photo of the Mexican actors“dream team”  to mariachi celebrations,  the 2017 Cannes Festival edition has embraced Latin American culture.  Mexican director Michel Franco pesented “April’s Daughter,” with  Spanish actress Emma Suárez, another vision of yet another Latin American broken family.