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California’s new attorney general, Xavier Becerra, prepares to battle Trump.

 05/01/2017 - 14:04
From left to right, Congressman Xavier Becerra; Senator Elizabeth Warren; Senator Cory Booker; Congressman John Sarbanes Congressman John Delaney (Panelist) on April 6, 2016, at a meeting with  former Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. Photo: US Labor Department/Wikipedia
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 Born in Sacramento, Xavier Becerra is the son of working-class immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico, and the first person in his familiy to graduate from college.

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From left to right, Congressman Xavier Becerra; Senator Elizabeth Warren; Senator Cory Booker; Congressman John Sarbanes Congressman John Delaney (Panelist) on April 6, 2016, at a meeting with  former Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. Photo: US Labor Department/Wikipedia

May Labour Day: What is International Workers' Day?

 05/01/2017 - 13:40
Several people march in front of the ICE offices in San Francisco, California, on May 1st, 2017 to commemorate International Worker's Day. EFE/John G. Mabanglo

In the U.S, an explosion of activism is expected across the nation, not simply as a celebration of labor politics, but in a massive show of solidarity for the immigrant communities threatened by President Trump’s administration.

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Several people march in front of the ICE offices in San Francisco, California, on May 1st, 2017 to commemorate International Worker's Day. EFE/John G. Mabanglo

A Tea Miracle: Small Chinese city of Zunyi transforms tea industry

 05/01/2017 - 12:43
A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
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The small southern Chinese city of Zunyi, an emblematic place where Mao Zedong took the reins of the Communist Party, is now a pioneer in implementing a new system of land distribution that has transformed the tea industry, an economic engine of this area.

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A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

Spiral of Violence: Soldiers kill 7 suspected gunmen in northern Mexico

 05/01/2017 - 12:35
An undated file photograph showing police at a crime scene in Mexico. EFE
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Seven suspected gunmen died in a shootout with soldiers in La Grulla, a town in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, over the weekend,

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An undated file photograph showing police at a crime scene in Mexico. EFE

El Divo de Juárez: Florida judge asks to verify if will left by Juan Gabriel is authentic

 04/28/2017 - 05:34
Mexican song idol Juan Gabriel. Photo: Wikimedia
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Beloved Mexican song idol named just one heir, but two unrecognized children are mounting legal challenge, as reported in El País.

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Mexican song idol Juan Gabriel. Photo: Wikimedia

Facebook Admits It's Being Used by Governments to Manipulate Opinion

 04/28/2017 - 05:14
EFE/Richie B. Tongo

Facebook has publicly acknowledged that its platform has been exploited by governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries.

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NRA begins annual convention, Trump to be main speaker

 04/28/2017 - 04:01
A man looks at a firearms exhibit at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 27 April 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
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The National Rifle Association, NRA, publicly supported Trump during the campaign and was one of the groups outside the Republican Party that produced the most political advertising for him.

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A man looks at a firearms exhibit at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 27 April 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

One Nation, Two Trumps

 04/28/2017 - 03:53
Trump supporters at Berkeley University, CA. Photo: EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

America as divided as ever after first 100 days of Trump Presidency, as reported in The Guardian

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Donald Trump Admits He Thought Being President "Would Be Easier"

 04/28/2017 - 03:45
President Trump during an encounter with Veterans in Washington DC, on Thursday April 27, 2017. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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In an interview with the Reuters news agency to celebrate his 100 days in office, Mr. Trump said that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible and that the U.S. was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia.

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President Trump during an encounter with Veterans in Washington DC, on Thursday April 27, 2017. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL

Fuentes, el único candidato latino a la Unesco, prioriza la educación

 04/27/2017 - 05:10
 El exvicepresidente de Guatemala Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria, único candidato latino a la dirección de la Unesco, priorizará la educación si llega a ser elegido, según afirmó hoy en una entrevista con EFE. EFE/Yago Grela
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El ex presidente de Guatemala cree que "hay que formar a los alumnos no solo para que aprendan, sino también para que desarrollen habilidades y competencias que les permitan crecer como personas en un mundo cada vez más exigente y competitivo".

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 El exvicepresidente de Guatemala Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria, único candidato latino a la dirección de la Unesco, priorizará la educación si llega a ser elegido, según afirmó hoy en una entrevista con EFE. EFE/Yago Grela

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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

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