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The president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, talks about immigration in the Eisenhower executive office building in Washington. EFE / EPA / Jim Lo Scalzo

After the controversial message from President Donald Trump on Twitter, many wonder if the government can really deprive immigrants of due process before deporting them "immediately."

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Trump Meets with the Nation's Top Tech Executives

 12/15/2016 - 04:49

President-elect Donald Trump met with the nation’s tech elite to discuss future ways of collaboration between the White House and the tech industry.
The gathering included Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Elon Musk of Tesla; Timothy D. Cook of Apple; Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook; Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet, Google’s parent company; and Satya Nadella of Microsoft, among others.

Revolving Doors

 12/14/2016 - 04:15

Donald Trump pick for secretary of state is Rex W. Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the biggest oil company in America.  His choice brings out a big concern: will Tillerson put his business interests before the nation's interests?

[OP-ED]: With his new Cabinet appointments, Trump keeps raising antagonism among Latinos

 12/13/2016 - 20:39
Archive: (11/19/2016) President-elected Donald Trump (L) shakes James Mattis' hand. Mattis has been nominated as new Secretary of State. EFE.

Those who voted for Donald Trump are anxious to interpret his victory as the defeat of the political correctness.

Fortunately for me, I don’t work for Trump or for any of those who where duped and voted for the political equivalent of P.T. Barnum.

Therefore, here is a politically correct criticism of Trump’s emergent government: his Cabinet seems like a Latino-free zone.

I don't like your friends

 12/13/2016 - 02:19

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Rex Tillerson, executive chief of Exxon Mobil and a closer acquaintance to Putin, to be the new secretary of state, according to transition officers.

Tillerson, 64, is a businessman without political experience, but has a wide international career and contacts all around the world. However, his relationship with Russia has awaken concerns in the Senate.  

Conspiracy Games

 12/13/2016 - 01:25

 Last Friday night, following the announcement that the Obama administration would launch a thorough review of election-related hacking, news broke that the CIA suspected the Russian government of organizing cyberattacks to help Donald Trump win the elections.

Now the Senate is also getting involved, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backing a bipartisan inquiry into Russia’s role. A group of presidential electors is demanding a briefing on the hacking.

[OP-ED]: Con sus nombramientos para el Gabinete, Trump continúa suscitando el antagonismo de los latinos

 12/13/2016 - 01:04
Fotografía de archivo del 19 de noviembre de 2016 del presidente electo estadounidense, Donald Trump (i), estrechando la mano del retirado James Mattis, quien fue nominado como nuevo secretario de Defensa.. EFE

Los que votaron por Doand Trump están ansiosos por interpretar su victoria como la derrota de lo políticamente correcto.
Afortunadamente para mí, yo no trabajo para Trump ni para los que fueron embaucados y votaron por el equivalente político de P.T. Barnum.
Así pues, he aquí una crítica políticamente correcta del emergente gobierno de Trump: El Gabinete parece una zona libre-de-latinos.

[OP-ED]: Fascism cannot be allowed to prevail

 12/13/2016 - 00:46

Let’s just look at what is in store for immigrants. From Mike Pence, in the photo, reaffirming that the border wall will be built and Mexico will pay for itto the choice of rabid anti-immigration Alabama senator, the racist Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, to the possibility of having disgraced former Arizona sheriff and immigrant-hater Joe Arpaio. EFE

Hey, give the man credit. Donald Trump is the first President-elect –no, the first person in the world—to conduct foreign policy by twitter. 

It was by twitter that he let a, well, increasingly terrified world, know about his telephone conversation last week with the president of Taiwan. And it was also by twitter that he complained about China’s economic and military policy provoking what could become a huge diplomatic crisis.


[OP-ED]: El fascismo no puede prevalecer

 12/13/2016 - 00:39
Echemos una ojeada a lo que les espera a los inmigrantes. Desde Mike Pence en la foto, reafirmando que se construirá el muro fronterizo y que México lo pagará, y el nombramiento del rabioso senador antiinmigrante por Alabama Jeff Sessions como Procurador General.. EFE

Hay que darle crédito al hombre. Donald Trump es el primer presidente electo –no, la primera persona en el mundo-- en conducir asuntos de política exterior vía twitter.

Fue por twitter que le informó a un mundo cada vez más asustado acerca de su conversación telefónica con el presidente de Taiwán la semana pasada. Y fue también por medio de twitter que se quejó sobre la política militar y económica de China provocando lo que podría convertirse en una enorme crisis diplomática.


A Matter of Principle

 12/12/2016 - 06:22

About half the agents who patrol the southern US border are Latinos. And despite Donald Trump having won the elections with a campaign fueled by anti-immigration and insults against Mexicans, nobody is questioning their commitment.

One example is Vicente Paco, 35, born in Mexico, and a naturalized US citizen, that every day patrols in his 4x4 vehicle in a desert that once used to be Mexican.

Enchanted Boomerang

 12/12/2016 - 05:54

Trade with Mexico creates approximately 4.9 million jobs in the United States, according to a new research from the Wilson Center, a non partisan think tank in Washington DC. Despite what President-elect Trump says, that means that one out of 29 American jobs depends on preserving an economic relationship with the U.S.’s southern neighbor

Losing Sleep

 12/09/2016 - 05:37

Cuban academic and political opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa received the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award 2016 at the Wilson Center, a research center in Washington DC, in recognition for his democratic ideas. 

The award recognizes Cuesta Morúa's "extensive work on democratic reforms in Cuba" and grants him a one-month scholarship at the center to work with Washington's academic and policy-making communities.

Of Generals and Ideologists

 12/09/2016 - 04:30

President-Elect Donald Trump is surrounding himself with high-rank generals, orthodox conservatives and millionaire businessmen. He hasn't picked up yet his Secretary of State to complete his Cabinet, one of the most atypical governments in the history of the United States, according to Marc Bassets, chief correspondent in Washington for Spain leading newspaper El País. 

Spartan Diet

 12/09/2016 - 03:24

While president-elect, Donald Trump, wants to cancel an order to build a new model of the Air Force One, arguing that it would cost more than $4,000 milion, a small Latin-American country like Uruguay is debating if it really needs a presidential plane:  

For the last two years, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez has been trying to acquire a presidential plane to travel abroad, but the Audit Court has recently rejected the purchase process because only one company submitted a bid.

Fuel friendly

 12/08/2016 - 05:53

President-elect Donald J. Trump once called Climate Change "a Chinese Hoax". He has promised to boost the national mining industry and help coal to come back again, despite pollution and environmental hazards it may cause. And he has threatened to dismantle President Obama's effort to counter climate change.

So, it felt normal yesterday when he announced that he has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, or the E.P.A.

"Out There"

 12/08/2016 - 05:32

James Fallows, a veteran political analyst and former correspondent in China for The Atlantic, says that through all this time, he has been personally and professionally, and increasingly, an American optimist. However, he views Trump’s election as the most grievous blow that the American idea has suffered in my lifetime:

Rebellious Child

 12/08/2016 - 03:34

Amid Trump’s promises to save thousands of jobs of being outsourced to Mexico and China, Walmart has announced its intention to carry on an investment of 1,300 million dollars in Mexico. The biggest American supermarket chain forecasts to double its sales in Mexico for 2025.

The investment will bring 10,000 new jobs into the country, where Walmart already employs over 200,000 people.

"Tora, Tora, Tora!"

 12/07/2016 - 05:04

On December 7, 1941 - that is, 75 years ago-  Japanese torpedoes attacked by surprise the US military base in Pearl Harbor, Hawai. “Tora, tora, tora! (Tiger, tiger, tiger), Japanese soldiers ordered in the radio.

The Japanese attack provoked the involvement of the US in the Second World War, leading to disastrous events like the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and the killings of thousands of prisoners under general Tojo.