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Poop Bombs: Venezuelans' new weapon against Chavismo

 05/10/2017 - 03:22
A sign advertising a Shit March for Wednesday. Puputov cocktails are Venezuelan's new weapon against police.
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After six weeks of demonstrations, protesters in Venezuela have started to use "Puputov cocktails" : glass bottles containing human excremetn mixed with water

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A sign advertising a Shit March for Wednesday. Puputov cocktails are Venezuelan's new weapon against police.

Juanes: "Now I've got a subway!"

 05/10/2017 - 02:44
Colombian singer songwriter Juanes poses with his son in the Medellin subway, in Medellin, Colombia, May 9, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.

Medellin has now a very special subway car on its rails: the one signed by musician Juanes, who grew up and became an artist in this Colombian city.

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Colombian singer songwriter Juanes poses with his son in the Medellin subway, in Medellin, Colombia, May 9, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.

Comey's Dismissal: Trump puts an end to an "uncomfortable" man for his Government

 05/10/2017 - 02:14
 FBI Director James Comey being sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, 03 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

 US President Donald Trump has dismissed James Comey as director of the FBI over handling of Clinton's emails investigation.

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 FBI Director James Comey being sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, 03 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Un Dreamer de Salinas, traumatizado tras ser detenido por el ICE

 05/09/2017 - 11:41
En California viven más de 216,000 inmigrantes indocumentados amparados por el programa DACA, en su mayoría mexicanos. Es el estado con mayor número de 'dreamers', seguido de Texas e Illinois. 

Juan Manuel Martínez, un 'Dreamer' de 19 años residente en Salinas, California, fue detenido por agentes del ICE y encarcelado durante casi dos meses en un centro de detención en el Norte de California, acusado injustamente de pertenecer a una “banda”. 

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 11:30am
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En California viven más de 216,000 inmigrantes indocumentados amparados por el programa DACA, en su mayoría mexicanos. Es el estado con mayor número de 'dreamers', seguido de Texas e Illinois. 

¿Qué futuro les depara a los beneficiarios del DACA?

 05/09/2017 - 04:06
President Barack Obama shows the Resolute Desk to a group of DREAMers, following their Oval Office meeting in which they talked about how they have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Feb. 4, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

La Administración Trump todavía no ha definido claramente su política de inmigración dirigida a los DREAMers, dejando en un limbo el futuro de miles de beneficiarios del programa de protección de menores indocumentados instaurado por el presidente Obama. 

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President Barack Obama shows the Resolute Desk to a group of DREAMers, following their Oval Office meeting in which they talked about how they have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Feb. 4, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

"A Look at the Black Territories": what else is needed for genuine peace in Colombia

 05/09/2017 - 03:05
Colombian journalist and writer Alfredo Molano during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on May 6, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA
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Alfredo Molano's new book, "De Rio en Rio" (From River to River) is a "look at the black territories" along the Pacific, among the most forgotten but hardest hit by Colombia's armed conflict.

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Colombian journalist and writer Alfredo Molano during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on May 6, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

Flying Brooms: Economic crisis, infidelity keep Mexican witchcraft alive

 05/09/2017 - 02:29
Esoteric items at the market of Sonora in Mexico City, Mexico on Apr. 28, 2017. EFE/Alex Cruz
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The economic crisis and marital infidelity are keeping such witchcraft practices as Santeria, shamanism and spiritualism alive in Mexico, as shown by the sale of articles said to possess the power to drive away poverty and keep a lover from wandering.

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Esoteric items at the market of Sonora in Mexico City, Mexico on Apr. 28, 2017. EFE/Alex Cruz

Peña Nieto: Mexico proving to be a trustworthy destination for investment

 05/09/2017 - 02:22
President Enrique Peña Nieto (R), during a visit to Grupo Modelo brewery, in Hunucma, Yucatan state, Mexico on May 8, 2017. EFE/Mexico's Presidency
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The inauguration of Mexico's Grupo Modelo brewery new plant in southeastern Yucatan state can bee seen as a "turning point" in transforming the country into a "trustworthy destination" for investment. 

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President Enrique Peña Nieto (R), during a visit to Grupo Modelo brewery, in Hunucma, Yucatan state, Mexico on May 8, 2017. EFE/Mexico's Presidency

Venezuela Protests: Opposition marchers in Caracas clash with police

 05/09/2017 - 02:10
 Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving 37 people dead and hundreds injured. A protester holds a a gas canister during clashes with the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) following a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ
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Opposition leaders asked their supporters to resist the government's moves with a series of protests in several cities around the country, including the capital, despite the fact that it would disrupt daily activities for thousands. 

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 Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving 37 people dead and hundreds injured. A protester holds a a gas canister during clashes with the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) following a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Surgery "will very much change my life."

 05/09/2017 - 02:02
Mexican Juan Pedro Franco, the most obese man in the world at 500 kgs, delivers a press conference to announce the treatment he will undergo in order to lose 10 percent of his body-mass, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 21 December 2016. EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto
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Mexican Juan Pedro Franco believed to be the most obese man in the world, is preparing for an operation that will reduce his stomach size and hopes that this will enable him to enjoy his hobbies, something he could not do weighing 595 kilos.

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Mexican Juan Pedro Franco, the most obese man in the world at 500 kgs, delivers a press conference to announce the treatment he will undergo in order to lose 10 percent of his body-mass, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 21 December 2016. EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto

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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.