Syria used to be the home of 1.5 million Christians before the war. Now there are only 600,000. Most of them flew to Turkey or Lebanon, and they will never come back. Others are among the 200.000 people dead in this cruel civil war. “It’s an open war, but it can be stopped, if there is will”, says Jean Abdou Arbach, Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Homs, in Syria. “Today, all the world powers are in Syria. What does Russia want? What do the Americans want? We must wait and see what is going to be Trump’s political strategy for the Middle East.
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More than 60.000 refugees between 16 and 17 year old arrived in Germany in 2016. Most of them are from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Somalia. They make a big effort every day to adapt to a new culture and a new country. “The first thing you must do is to learn German”, says Ali, an Afghan working as a technician in a small teather in Bremen. He used to work in a farm, 14 hours a day, until his father put him in a raft full of refugees to Greece. Read more about refugees lives in Germany in Spanish newspaper El País.
There were two recent violent flash mobs in Philadelphia: one on Broad Street at Temple University and the most recent one at 16th and Walnut. In reaction to the first incident at Temple, Mayor Kenney was silent. After the second incident, Kenney delivered a statement that condemned the flash mobs along with a series of racist post-election activities, including social media slurs and graffiti. “I know right now that many Philadelphians are feeling anxious, angry, afraid, even hopeless.
Some jails in El Salvador can be called, simply, hell. Skin diseases, epidemics, tuberculosis, AIDS, violence, overcrowded cells, jailed children. Conditions are so horrible that the central government has forbidden access to the Red Cross. A few NGO’s are denouncing the humanitarian crisis in El Salvador prisons – which affect mainly the so called ‘pandilleros’ - in a call for world’s attention. As reported in EL FARO.
The Mexican government has issued a list of 11 measures to protect Mexican citizens living in the US from abuse and fraud. The document, issued by the government of Enrique Peña-Nieto, give advice and legal support to avoid massive deportations and burocracy problems under Trump government. As reported today in Spanish paper El Mundo
With a population of less tan 3 million, Uruguay has become an important source of talented entrepeneurs in Silicon Valley. This is the case of Juan Pablo Olivera, founder of Netlabs, a security software, or Gabriel López, founder of Kezmo, an alternative to Slack. “We always say Uruguay is one of the most stable places in LatAm, with excellent connections, high level of Enlgish and infrastructures”, says Isabella Antonaccio, who helps the Uruguay government to attract American investors to her country.
More than 360 American companies and business signed a letter addressed to Donald Trump to ask him not to abandon the fight against climate change. Among the companies: Hewlett Packard, Kellogg, Levi Strauss, Nike, eBay or Starbucks. The letter was released during the Marrakech Summit about climate change, where US secretary of state John Kerry represented Obama administration. As reported today in El País
After Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the Democrats must redefine their future plans. The answer to their future may be in Bernie Sanders new book: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Senator Bernie Sanders describes the 2014 midterm elections – in which Republicans gained control of the Senate again - as a “disaster” for establishment Democrats who failed to generate grassroots enthusiasm.
“Like many of my fellow millennials, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat,” Ivanka Trump said while introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in July. “More than party affiliation, I vote based on what I believe is right, for my family and for my country”. Mysterious Ivanka Trump, 35, has been already appointed by his father to his transition team. What is going to be her role, and his husband, Jared Kushner, in his Administration?
The Trump Tower, home of a reality show, a shopping center, and a headquarters’ campaign, has become the private office of Donald Trump until he gets the Oval. His decision has forced the Secret Service and the New York City Police Department to devise an elaborate protection plan for at least the next two months. Trump is expected to pick up his Cabinet in the weeks to come, while people outside complain that they cannot go inside the Tower to shop their Gucci bags.
La detención y posible deportación de un inmigrante mexicano de 20 años en San Marcos, Texas, tras serle revocado el permiso DACA, pone en alerta a los activistas de derechos humanos y defensores de los Dreamers.
Su popular hit "Macarena" ostentó el récord para una canción hispana de catorce semanas como número uno en Estados Unidos hasta que esa marca fue batida este año con el desembarco imparable de "Despacito".
Famous for their greatest hit song "Macarena", which topped the US billboard charts for 14 weeks in 1996, the famous couple were honored as "living legends" of Latin music.
Con más de 20 álbumes en su haber, desde 1993, forman parte de su éxitos temas como "Contigo perdí", "Divino tormento", "Porque te quiero" y "Suena conmigo".
Hasta el momento, según datos oficiales, solo el 29,7 % de la población tiene luz.
On a farm in the southwestern Colombian town of Toro, 20 adults who spent their best years as FARC guerrillas have found a way to change their lives and reincorporate themselves into civil society.
The bill will legalize the medicinal use of marijuana and its derivatives, such as cannabis oil, to alleviate the symptoms of diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.
Los Boy Scouts de EE.UU. admitirán chicas por primera vez en su historia. La nueva normativa entrará en vigor en 2019. Algunos creen que la organización debería haber priorizado antes atraer a más chicos latinos, asiáticos o negros.
His novel, "Lincoln In The Bardo," explores topics such as death, grief and the possibilities of life, as well as the contrast between president Lincoln's personal life and his role in public.
El ex canciller mexicano Gonzalo Martínez Corbalá rescató a la familia de Allende tras el Golpe de Estado de 1973. También intentó ayudar a escapar a Pablo Neruda
La virgen hizo un recorrido por los bordes del auditorio y posteriormente ingresó por el pasillo central hasta el altar, donde se hallaba el arzobispo de Miami, Thomas Wenski, encargado del oficio religioso.
The citywide exhibition, which will be featured on the streets of New York until Feb. 11, 2018, contemplates on the various governments' dealings with the ongoing international migration crisis and draw attention to the global rise of nationalism and national borders.
El objetivo de la muestra es denunciar cómo han tratado los distintos gobiernos la actual crisis migratoria y subrayar el incremento global de nacionalismos y fronteras, así como la división que puede llegar a crea en la sociedad una verja.
About 18 months ago, Tabare Alonso quit his job in Uruguay, said goodbye to his family, bid his friends farewell and exited his comfort zone on a mission to pedal across the Americas.
Country-by-country data show big differences in the region, where a privileged group made up of Brazil, Cuba and Uruguay had a hunger rate of less than 2.5 percent, the FAO said.