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Texas prohíbe las "ciudades santuario"

 05/08/2017 - 07:33
 Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images
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El gobernador de Texas, el republicano Greg Abbott, ratificó hoy el polémico proyecto de ley estatal que prohíbe las "ciudades santuario" en el estado y autoriza la norma conocida como "enséñame los papeles", que permitirá a la policía cuestionar el estatus migratorio de las personas detenidas.

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El gobernador de Texas ha firmado un decreto para prohibir las ciudades "santuario" en todo el estado. Foto de Abbot durante el  WTTC Global Summit 2016. World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban

 05/08/2017 - 06:32
 Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images
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According to a press release from the governor's office, the law signed would ban sanctuary cities in the state of Texas, and would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws.

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Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images

More than Tacos: Mexican telenovela actor quits cameras, opens his own restaurant

 05/08/2017 - 06:02
Rodolfo Jiménez has left the cameras behind to be with his family and launch a new chapter in his life in Dallas, where he has opened a restaurant inspired by Mexican "lucha libre" freestyle wrestling. EFE/ALICIA PEREZ
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Rodolfo Jimenez, who has acted in more than 10 telenovelas and films and is also known for modeling and hosting TV shows on the top Hispanic networks, has opened a Mexican restaurant in Dallas which is also a museum of "Lucha Libre".

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Rodolfo Jiménez has left the cameras behind to be with his family and launch a new chapter in his life in Dallas, where he has opened a restaurant inspired by Mexican "lucha libre" freestyle wrestling. EFE/ALICIA PEREZ

Against the Tide: Swim from US to Mexico raises awareness of immigration woes

 05/08/2017 - 05:47
View of the swimmers taking part in the Pan-American Colibri Swim, at Imperial Beach in Southern California, United States on May 5, 2017. EFE/ALEXANDRA MENDOZA
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Taking part int the Pan-American Colibri Swim, twelve athletes dived into the Pacific Ocean at Imperial Beach in Southern California and swam across the border to the Mexican city of Tijuana to raise awareness about the sensitive subject of immigration and to raise funds for people who have lost a family member who was trying to reach the US.

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View of the swimmers taking part in the Pan-American Colibri Swim, at Imperial Beach in Southern California, United States on May 5, 2017. EFE/ALEXANDRA MENDOZA

Obama urges political courage to save health bill

 05/08/2017 - 05:35
Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) approved by Obama in 2010, was, despite its failures, his greatest national political achievement which provided health insurance to tens of millions of people and saved as many millions of families who almost fell into bankruptcy because one of their family members were sick.

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Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Trump congratulates Macron on French election win

 05/08/2017 - 05:25
Supporters of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron - who won the presidential runoff on May 7, 2017 - celebrate his victory. EFE/EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA
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Trump, who once congratulated the UK for its decision to quit the European Union, congratulated the new French president, an advocate of Europe. 

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Supporters of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron - who won the presidential runoff on May 7, 2017 - celebrate his victory. EFE/EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA

Danyeshka Hernández, elegida Miss Universo Puerto Rico 2017

 05/05/2017 - 04:22
 MISS PUERTO RICO 2017. Fotos Oficiales
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Hernández, que ya tiene el título de Miss San Juan, fue elegida entre 37 candidatas de diferentes partes de la isla Miss Universo Puerto Rico, en una ceremonia celebrada en el Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré en el sector Santurce de San Juan.

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Ulises Bella: "We've always combated all that crap that Donald Trump talks about"

 05/05/2017 - 04:08
The genre-bending Los Angeles band Ozomatli, known for its protest music and pro-diversity activism, is launching an almost entirely Spanish-language album featuring covers of classic and contemporary Mexican hits.  EFE/Faizah Rajput
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The new album of Ozomatli, which is titled "Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica" and will be released today, is aimed at showing solidarity with the Latino community.

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The genre-bending Los Angeles band Ozomatli, known for its protest music and pro-diversity activism, is launching an almost entirely Spanish-language album featuring covers of classic and contemporary Mexican hits.  EFE/Faizah Rajput

"Impeach the Freak": Bitter welcome for Trump on return to New York

 05/05/2017 - 03:08
Trump protesters hold up a banner in front of the USS Intrepid where later this evening President Trump will attend a dinner with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, in New York, New York, USA, 05 May 2017. EPA/PETER FOLEY
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The President of the United States returned to New York on Thursday for the first time since taking office in the White House on Jan. 20, although several protests were awaiting him in the city where he was born. In NY, he met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and praised Australia's universal public health system.

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Trump protesters hold up a banner in front of the USS Intrepid where later this evening President Trump will attend a dinner with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, in New York, New York, USA, 05 May 2017. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Venezuela Protests: Students Take the Lead

 05/05/2017 - 02:10
A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

University students in Venezuela were the main protagonists of new protests against the Venezuelan security forces on Thursday, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro continued with his plan to rewrite the nation"s constitution.

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A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

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