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Deadline nears for contestants in Trump’s border wall ‘pageant’

 03/30/2017 - 03:42
The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

It is the first step in a process that promises to combine three of Trump’s most successful ventures: beauty pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia. Proposals include hi-tech ‘virtual wall’ and 1,600km barrier of shipping containers.

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The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

Janet Murguia, La Raza: "We need to end the assault on our families"

 03/29/2017 - 02:34
Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

La Raza and several Democratic senators stand together against deportations. Children are the principal victims of Trump's immigration policy, with about 6 million of them vulnerable to having their families broken up.

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Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trump moves to dismantle Obama's climate legacy with executive order

 03/28/2017 - 17:36
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

The president said this would put an end to the "war on coal" and "job-killing regulations".

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

Newsmax's 50 Most Influential Latino Republicans

 03/28/2017 - 16:58
Marco Rubio speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia
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For decades, Republicans have struggled to win a large minority of Latino voters. However, the GOP has a strong corps of Hispanic leaders in their ranks. 

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Marco Rubio speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia

Julianne Pachico: “Es más fácil escribir de un país cuando no estás allí”

 03/28/2017 - 07:22
Julianne Pachico es la autora de The Lucky Ones, una novela de relatos cortos que ha sido aclamada por la prensa de Estados Unidos por ser un fiel retrato de la violenta realidad de Colombia durante los últimos veinte años. 

De madre inglesa y padre americano,  Julianne Pachico creció en Cali, Colombia, en un ambiente marcado por las fuertes diferencias sociales y el miedo a la guerrilla pero también por el calor y el afecto de la gente colombiana. Siete años después, la escritora publica The Lucky Ones, una novela de relatos cortos que ha sido aclamada por la prensa de Estados Unidos por ser un fiel retrato de la violenta realidad del país en los últimos veinte años. 

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Julianne Pachico es la autora de The Lucky Ones, una novela de relatos cortos que ha sido aclamada por la prensa de Estados Unidos por ser un fiel retrato de la violenta realidad de Colombia durante los últimos veinte años. 

US Attorney General slams 'sanctuary cities': No federal grant money without compliance

 03/28/2017 - 04:18
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R), with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (L), responds to a question from the news media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 27 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

 Jeff Sessions on Monday urged the country's so-called "sanctuary cities" to once again begin cooperating with federal authorities to detain and deport undocumented migrants and immigrants who have committed crimes.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R), with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (L), responds to a question from the news media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 27 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

US entry ban for Mexican artists causing concern

 03/28/2017 - 04:09
The members of the Mariachi Las Alteñas from San Antonio, Texas, during the Festival of Women Mariachi held in San Gabriel Mission, California, United States on Mar. 25, 2017. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

The five-year ban on US entry imposed on four Mexican actors and comedians who arrived in this country without work visas has sparked sorrow and fear among the community of artists from the US southern neighbor, especially among "mariachi" band members.

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The members of the Mariachi Las Alteñas from San Antonio, Texas, during the Festival of Women Mariachi held in San Gabriel Mission, California, United States on Mar. 25, 2017. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

Trump's health-care defeat pushes stocks lower

 03/28/2017 - 04:01
The Tokyo Stock Exchange, on Monday. EFE/Kimimasa Mayama
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For a time on Monday, one question appeared to haunt stock market investors from Tokyo to Manhattan: Will President Trump be able to live up to his promises to reduce taxes and cut regulation?

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The Tokyo Stock Exchange, on Monday. EFE/Kimimasa Mayama

Senate committee wants to question Trump's son-in-law on Russian contacts

 03/28/2017 - 03:47
File photo showing US President Donald Trump (R) walking next to his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, at the White House in Washington DC, United States on Mar. 15, 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

Disabled Latina activist heads University of Texas student body

 03/28/2017 - 03:14
Photo provided on Mar. 27, 2017 showing Alejandrina Guzman, at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. EFE/Alex Segura
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Alejandrina Guzman is the new student body president at the University of Texas at Austin. As the top representative of the UT student body, Guzman will focus on protecting undocumented students and promoting a petition to declare U.T a "sanctuary campus."

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Photo provided on Mar. 27, 2017 showing Alejandrina Guzman, at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. EFE/Alex Segura

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