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Mexico City sex workers in an endless battle against oppression

 03/08/2017 - 12:38
"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán
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The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:29pm
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"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán

Charles Koch Foundation gives $2.2M to Penn Law

 03/07/2017 - 14:22

Political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch has donated $2.2 million to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s research and policy center created four years ago to promote long-term structural improvements to the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Penn Law School. Photo: Wikipedia

Illegal Immigration: Millions of Undocumented Mexicans are Living in Fear

 03/07/2017 - 12:27
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America’s millions of Mexicans without documents live in fear of deportation, as reported in The Guardian.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:10pm
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Melvin Rodas shows a red card, one of the tools created by the campaign "Conoce tus Derechos" (Know your Rights) in L.A. The campaign wants to teach immigrants how to avoid abuses from police and Immigration agents. They can show a red card to agents if they feel their rights are being abused. EFE/Iván Mejía

Mexican Gov' Gave Free TVs to Poor, but Defects Wasted Taxpayers’ Money

 03/07/2017 - 12:05
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Mexico’s congressional audit office has ruled that a controversial government program to give away some 10 million flat-screen TV sets to the poor wasted an estimated $39 million of taxpayers’ money, as reported The Wall Street Journal.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:49am
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An image of "El libro anticorrupción" (The Anti-Corruption Book), a new comic book published in Mexico to teach the public about the different kinds of corruption and tools to fight them. EFE/ETHOS.

“Todo partido es una vida en miniatura” - Open, André Agassi - Crítica de libro

 03/07/2017 - 10:00
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En "Open. An Autobiography", el tenista André Agassi relata sin tapujos la historia de una vida marcada por un padre obsesionado por transformarle en el número uno del tenis.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 9:29am
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En "Open. An Autobiography", el tenista André Agassi relata sin tapujos la historia de una vida marcada por un padre obsesionado por el tenis. 

Border wall questioned since most illegal immigrants in US arrived legally

 03/07/2017 - 06:15
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The need to build a wall along the Mexican border is questioned in a report released Monday showing that, since 2007, there have been more immigrants in the US who came here legally with temporary visas and stayed on after their documents expired than there have been immigrants who crossed the border illegally with no documents.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:08am
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A United States Border Patrol vehicle sits next to a wall and fence along the Rio Grande River on the United States side near McAllen, Texas, USA, 28 February 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Why Cocaine Production and Consumption Spikes in South America

 03/06/2017 - 05:11
Four Guyanese citizens were arrested in an operation that seized 4.2 tons of cocaine valued at $ 125 million in a vessel north of Suriname, the San Juan Coast Guard reported on February 16tg. The operation was carried out in the Atlantic Ocean, when a boat of the American Drug Agency detected the 70 feet length fishing vessel, registered in the island of San Vicente, loading the drug. San Juan Coast Guard captain Francisco Rego said this is the largest seizure in the Atlantic Ocean since 1999. EFE / DEA 
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According to a recent United Nations report on Narcotics, South America continues to lead global cocaine production and consumption. But the situation is expected to improve thanks to the peace process in Colombia, reported El País.

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Four Guyanese citizens were arrested in an operation that seized 4.2 tons of cocaine valued at $ 125 million in a vessel north of Suriname, the San Juan Coast Guard reported on February 16tg. The operation was carried out in the Atlantic Ocean, when a boat of the American Drug Agency detected the 70 feet length fishing vessel, registered in the island of San Vicente, loading the drug. San Juan Coast Guard captain Francisco Rego said this is the largest seizure in the Atlantic Ocean since 1999. EFE / DEA 

Is there a "right" way to deport people?

 03/06/2017 - 04:49
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The Economist compares two different approaches to illegal inmigration and deportations. While Germany’s approach is sensible. America’s is not, says the British magazine.

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Rose Marie Ascencio, wife of José Escobar, deported this week to El Salvador after being detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement during her annual meeting, shows family portraits with her two children on Saturday, March 4, 2017, during a vigil in Houston, Texas. EFE/ Alicia L. Pérez

A Philly-based startup bets money from developers into environmental protection

 03/03/2017 - 07:17
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The startup Magnolia Mitigation has done vital work to protect two separate endangered species in Pennsylvania, and has saved thousands of acres of wetland throughout the country, reported The Philadelphia Citizen.

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 6:56am
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Using mitigation methods, companies like Magnolia help reconstruct the habitat and wildlife of an endangered ecological area. Basically, they manage to get real estate developers invest in the reconstruction of a nearby wetland or other endangered ecological area. In the picture, the Delaware State Forest, Promised Land State Park encompasses two lakes at 3000 acres of forest and natural habitat. Photo: Wikipedia

How Latin America deals with campaign finance

 03/03/2017 - 06:51
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Revelations of corrupt political donations in several Latin American countries by Odebrecht and other Brazilian construction firms are sparking demands to tighten the rules on campaign finance,reports The Economist.

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 6:35am
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Nadine Heredia, the wife of Peru’s former president, Ollanta Humala, denies having received a $3m donation from Odebrecht for her husband’s victorious campaign in 2011.EFE/Ernesto Arias

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Thousands of pro EU protesters march towards parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 25, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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Tens of thousands of European Union supporters gathered in London on Saturday to show their rejection of Brexit and demand a second referendum. The marches coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which led to the foundation of the EU.

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