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Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy

 05/04/2017 - 06:20
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares (L), next to representative to the Fiscal Oversight Boar (JSF), Elias Sanchez (R), during a press conference at La Fortaleza Governor residence, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2017. EFE/Thais LLorca

 Puerto Rico on Wednesday sought relief under a law enacted to help the United States commonwealth restructure its massive debt load, paving the way for what could be the largest-ever bankruptcy case involving a US local government entity.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares (L), next to representative to the Fiscal Oversight Boar (JSF), Elias Sanchez (R), during a press conference at La Fortaleza Governor residence, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2017. EFE/Thais LLorca

Turning razor wires on border fencing into jewelry

 05/04/2017 - 06:11
One of the works by the Amarist art studio, on display at the Art New York 2017 contemporary art fair, in New York, United States. EFE/AMARIST
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The aim is to change the meaning associated with the razor wire, said Lozano, from "a symbol of jail, separation, border" into the complete opposite.

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One of the works by the Amarist art studio, on display at the Art New York 2017 contemporary art fair, in New York, United States. EFE/AMARIST

Peruvian artists try to make chalk sidewalk murals popular again

 05/04/2017 - 05:58
Peruvian artists Christian Ventura and Amador Quispe pose next to their chalk painting in La Paz, Bolivia, May 3, 2017. EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ
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With the project, the Peruvians are hoping to promote pavement art in Bolivia.

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Peruvian artists Christian Ventura and Amador Quispe pose next to their chalk painting in La Paz, Bolivia, May 3, 2017. EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ

Venezuela Unrest: Death toll in violent protests rises to 34

 05/04/2017 - 05:45
Opposition demonstrators clash with Bolivarian Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, 03 May 2017. Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) used tear gas to keep opposition demonstrations from reaching the center of the Venezuelan capital. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ
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The death toll in the Venezuelan protests increased to 34 after another young man was killed in Caracas on Wednesday amid escalating tensions provoked by the government"s call for a rewrite of the constitution.

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Opposition demonstrators clash with Bolivarian Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, 03 May 2017. Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) used tear gas to keep opposition demonstrations from reaching the center of the Venezuelan capital. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Heating Up: Macron and Le Pen clash in TV debate ahead of France election

 05/04/2017 - 04:57
Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on 03 May that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off. EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

 The two presidential candidates of France, the socio-liberal Emmanuel Macron and the far right Marine Le Pen, held a brutal televised debate on Wednesday evening, three days before the presidential runoff elections on May 7.

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Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on 03 May that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off. EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

¿Qué celebramos el 5 de Mayo?

 05/03/2017 - 10:32
La batalla de Puebla, una fecha patriótica para los mexicanos

Apple profits increase despite slow down of iPhone sales

 05/03/2017 - 04:24
 A view of the US technology company Apple store logo sign in Munich, Germany, 11 March 2017. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA
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Data on the most recent quarter triggered some disappointment among analysts, who had expected the sales of smartphones to reach 52 million units.

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 A view of the US technology company Apple store logo sign in Munich, Germany, 11 March 2017. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Border crossings continue despite the Trump effect

 05/01/2017 - 15:18
The US Border wall near San Luis, Arizona. EFE/Gary Williams
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The new policy of fear is worsening a humanitarian crisis by exposing people to abduction, extortion and murder and it may stop working.

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The US Border wall near San Luis, Arizona. EFE/Gary Williams

Inside the tangled empire of the president's daughter

 05/01/2017 - 15:01
Ivanka Trump during the W20 summit in Berlin, on April 25, 2017. EFE/CLEMENS BILAN / POOL

Ethic experts are concerned that despite removing herself from the management of her Ivanka Trump fashion company and becoming an unpaid government employee in March, her political and business interests are still so closely linked that she is deep in an ethical “danger zone” over conflict of interest laws.

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Ivanka Trump during the W20 summit in Berlin, on April 25, 2017. EFE/CLEMENS BILAN / POOL

Is Elizabeth Warren a potential challenger for Trump in the 2020 presidential election?

 05/01/2017 - 14:33
Official portrait of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Photo: US Senate

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