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A handout photo made available by the Santa Barbara County Fire department shows Kerry Mann navigate the large boulders and mudflow that destroyed the home of her friend who has not been seen since the early hours of 09 January following heavy rains in Montecito, California, USA, 10 January 2018.
By EFE

The number of confirmed deaths from flooding and mudslides in Montecito, north-west of Los Angeles, is currently standing at 17, as Californian authorities on Wednesday are stepping up their search for at least 20 missing persons.

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Latin America doubles students in higher education, but inequality persists

 05/18/2017 - 06:02
 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.

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Tony Vargas: el senador latino que lucha por los derechos de los "Dreamers" en Nebraska

 05/16/2017 - 09:40
Nacido en EEUU de padres inmigrantes peruanos,  el senador de Omaha Tony Vargas es el artífice de una resolución de ley para proteger el estatus legal de los beneficiarios del programa DACA en el estado de Nebraska.

Hijo de inmigrantes peruanos,  el senador por Omaha Tony Vargas es el artífice de una resolución de ley aprobada el pasado lunes para proteger el estatus legal de los 3,300 inmigrantes ilegales amparados por el programa DACA que viven hoy en Nebraska.

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Michel Franco: "Let's go ahead and make something Hollywood-style, but in Mexico.'"

 05/16/2017 - 05:05
 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

At the premiere of his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, famous Mexican director Michel Franco noted a trend to make gringo-style movies in Mexico, something he rated as a big mistake. His new movie, "April's Daughter", tells the story of a pregnant teenager.

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Gov. of California budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to help immigrants facing deportation

 05/15/2017 - 02:57
Las familias Latinas como los Tuch, originarios de Guatemala, viven con miedo a las deportaciones bajo el gobierno de Trump.. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

Governor of California Jerry Brown has included an extra $15 million in the state’s budget to expand legal defense services for people facing risk of deportation, in response to the Trump administration’s though immigration policies.

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Ciber-ataque a escala global

 05/13/2017 - 05:21
EFE/EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Al menos 99 países sufrieron el viernes una serie de ciberataques que exigiían el pago de un rescato para poder acceder a los sistemas informáticos afectados. Los hospitales y centros sanitarios son especialmente vulnerables a estos ataques. El servicio de salud pública británica NHS fue uno de los prinicipales objetivos del ataque. EEUU ha dicho que está preparado para ayudar a los estados afectados por el ciberataque. 

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Global Cyber-attack

 05/13/2017 - 04:42
EFE/EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

At least 99 countries were struck onf Friday by a wave of cyberattacks that demanded ransom in exchange for access to the affected computer systems. Hospitals are particularly vulnerable to this type of attack, and Britain’s National Health Service was one of the major targets.US says is ready to help countries hit by global cyber attack.

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Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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