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The Latina/Latino contingent is one of the largest at Capital Pride. Many Latinos dress in drag and ride on a float and in cars. Gay Festival in Washington DC. 2011

Each year, dozens of Latino transgenders immigrate to the U.S.  seeking acceptance and stability. Often, their path is not smooth.

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Waiting for Trumpeace

 11/17/2016 - 15:23
At least 6 people died yesterday during a bombing in Douma, in the outskirts of Damascus (Syria). EFE / MOHAMMED BADRA

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.

The German shelter

 11/17/2016 - 15:01
Syrian and Afghan refugees in the island of Qíos, Greece. Photo: EFE/Archive

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.

Crime and Punishment

 11/16/2016 - 17:18
Mayor Kenney as very open-minded and humanistic approach to keep the streets of Philadelphia safe. Photo: Wikipedia

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.

A hell inside hell

 11/16/2016 - 17:06
More than 40 pandilleros were arrested yesterday in El Salvador for murdering policemen. EFE/Archivo

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.

"Estamos Contigo"

 11/16/2016 - 16:59
Mexican citizens stop to rest at Casa del Migrante in Ciudad Juárez (Mexico), on his way to the US. The Mexican government has announced a list of 11 measures to protect national migrants in the States. EFE/ Alejandro Bringas

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

Uruguay disrupts the Valley

 11/16/2016 - 16:49
Silicon Valley has attracted many Uruguay startups in the last years. The tiny Latin American country is a source of high technological talent. EFE/Archives

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.

You've got Mail

 11/16/2016 - 16:44
Secretary of State, John Kerry, participated in the Marrakesh Climate Change Conference yesterday. Climate Change was in the agenda of President Obama, but the world is not so sure if Donald Trump will include it as well. EFE/Javier Otazu

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


Our Revolution

 11/16/2016 - 16:37
Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders, walks through the US Senate before the election for the Democrat leader in the Senate, in Washington, yesterday. EFE/Michael Reynolds

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.

Deconstructing Ivanka

 11/16/2016 - 16:30
Ivanka Trump speaking at a rally for her father, Donald Trump, at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. Photo: Marc Nozell /Wikipedia

“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?

King of my castle

 11/16/2016 - 16:25
The Trump Tower serves as provisional office for Donald Trump until further notice. Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Bin im Garten

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.

Ai Weiwei criticizes refugee crisis through public art project in New York

 10/12/2017 - 04:33
Ai Weiwei (c), artista internacional y activista de derechos humanos chino, presenta en Washington Square Park en Nueva York (EE.UU.), su exposición "Las buenas cercas hacen buenos vecinos", hoy, miércoles 11 de octubre de 2017. EFE/ALBA VIGARAY

 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.

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