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Obama invita a defender la democracia

 01/11/2017 - 16:51
Presidente Barack Obama durante su discurso de despedida, el día Martes 10 de Enero. EFE/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI
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President Obama’s final speech to the nation was marked by nostalgia and hope, though he outlined the gathering threats to American democracy in times when the country that seems more politically divided than ever, reports El País.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2:19am
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Presidente Barack Obama durante su discurso de despedida, el día Martes 10 de Enero. EFE/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

In his farewell speech, Obama warns of threat to US democracy

 01/11/2017 - 02:55
President Barack Obama during his farewell speech, on Tuesday Jan 11th. EFE/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI
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President Obama’s final speech to the nation was marked by nostalgia and hope, though he outlined the gathering threats to American democracy in times when the country that seems more politically divided than ever, reports El País.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2:19am
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President Barack Obama during his farewell speech, on Tuesday Jan 11th. EFE/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

The Truth behind Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy

 01/10/2017 - 11:47
A view of Turriabla volcano in Costa Rica this week. Photo: EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas
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Costa Rica produced 98% of its electricity last year without fossil fuels but the sustainable success story unravels with the rising demand for gasoline and cars, reports The Guardian

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 11:33am
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A view of Turriabla volcano in Costa Rica this week. Photo: EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas

Latinos Find their Way in California's Trump Territory

 01/10/2017 - 11:27
In Weed, a tiny rural town in Northern California, only about 16% of the residents are Latino. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia
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In rural California town where Trump won, Latino minority says goodwill prevails as always, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 11:09am
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In Weed, a tiny rural town in Northern California, only about 16% of the residents are Latino. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia

Artisanal Charcoal to be the first Cuban Export to US in 50 years

 01/10/2017 - 11:04
Artisanal charcoal will be the first Cuban export to the U.S in more than 50 years. Containers waiting to be shipped at Mariel Special Economic Zone (ZEDM) in Artemisa (Cuba). Photo: EFE/Archive 
 
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A former U.S lawyer has made a deal with Cuban government to buy 40 tons of charcoal from cooperative farms, which will be the first export llegally allowed after Obama eased trade embargo

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:48am
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Artisanal charcoal will be the first Cuban export to the U.S in more than 50 years. Containers waiting to be shipped at Mariel Special Economic Zone (ZEDM) in Artemisa (Cuba). Photo: EFE/Archive
 

 

Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations with U.S.

 01/10/2017 - 05:33
EFE/Sascha Steinbach
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Doubts are growing inside Angela Merkel's Chancellery that the incoming American president will mature and become a statesman. The German chancellor is preparing for frosty trans-Atlantic relations while at the same time trying to pull Europe together, reports The Spiegel.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 5:13am
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EFE/Sascha Steinbach

"Gasolinazo" Protests Reval General Discontent in Mexico

 01/10/2017 - 05:06
EFE/Mario Guzmán
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Angry gasolinazo protests over the 20% hike in state-set fuel prices are the symptom of a tense dissatisfaction with politics, corruption and the economy, reports The Guardian.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:48am
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EFE/Mario Guzmán

Global Warming Is Biggest Threat to Polar Bears

 01/10/2017 - 04:42
Polar Bear jumping in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway. Climate change is the biggest threat to the survival of the polar, according to Federal wildlife officials. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Federal wildlife officials on Monday called climate change the biggest threat to the survival of the polar bear and warned that without decisive action to combat global warming, the bears would almost certainly disappear from much of the Arctic, reports The New York Times.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:31am
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Polar Bear jumping in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway. Climate change is the biggest threat to the survival of the polar, according to Federal wildlife officials. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Clearing Landmines in Colombia

 01/10/2017 - 04:21
Rebels and soldiers who don’t qualify for Colombia’s amnesty could pay their debt to society by clearing land mines.  EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO
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Rebels and soldiers who don’t qualify for Colombia’s amnesty could pay their debt to society by clearing land mines, reports Quartz.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:00am
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Rebels and soldiers who don’t qualify for Colombia’s amnesty could pay their debt to society by clearing land mines.  EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO

Trump's Tumultuous Transition

 01/10/2017 - 03:54
Archive photo of President-elect son-in-law, Jared Kushner. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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Trump has named Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, a senior White House adviser. Federal nepotism laws seem to prohibit such an appointment, but Trump and Kushner may be able to bend the rules.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 3:29am
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Archive photo of President-elect son-in-law, Jared Kushner. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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