Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper’s testimony comes as the President-elect has repeatedly voiced skepticism of Russian interference.
Former county judge and candidate for the 16th Congressional District in El Paso, Veronica Escobar is a living example of the Latino force in American politics.
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Durante el fin de semana, dos nuevos competidores han anunciado que se postularían para la oficina del Fiscal de Distrito.
Los contrincantes son Beth Grossman y Michael Untermeyer, ambos fueron antiguos Fiscales en la oficina y desde entonces han preferido llevar negocios privados dentro de la ciudad.
Michael Untermeyer, quien anteriormente compitió contra Seth Williams en el 2009 como Republicano, ha estado trabajando en el sector de bienes raíces previo al anuncio de su candidatura.
Este año, mi resolución será de diferente tipo y espero que mis compatriotas sigan mi ejemplo. No involucrará medidas necesarias para llevar una vida mejor, sino cambios que todos debemos hacer para conformar una sociedad mejor.
Over the weekend, two new contenders for the office of district attorney announced they were running this week.
The contenders, Beth Grossman and Michael Untermeyer, both were former district attorneys to the office and have since gone on to run private businesses of their own within the city.
Michael Untermeyer, who formerly ran against Seth Williams in 2009 as a republican, has been working in the business and real estate sector prior to his announcement to run.
President Enrique Pena Nieto appointed his former finance minister Luis Videgaray, who Donald Trump called a “wonderful man,” as Mexico’s foreign minister Wednesday as he prepares for the change of command in Washington.
Apple has withdrawn the New York Times from its China App Store, following a request from Chinese authorities.
Cuba ended a year marked by the opening to the United States and the death of Fidel Castro with a record of political arrests.
The first public appearance of the year of President Nicolas Maduro has changed the political landscape of Venezuela, reports Spanish newspaper El País. The head of state has remodeled his cabinet to surround himself with his most unconditional partners to face a complicated economic and social situation.
El 115vo Congreso comenzó su labor esta semana con varias caras nuevas. Siete Latinos, todos demócratas, están entre las personas que representarán sus estados durante esta nueva etapa presidencial.
The 115th Congress started work this week with several new faces. Seven Latinos, all Democrats, are among the people who will represent their states during this new presidential era.
Adriano Espaillat of New York was elected to the House and became the first Dominican American to serve in Congress. With over 400 supporters packing the Capital’s Visitor Center, Espaillat was sworn in to the sounds of “Espaillat que vamos”. He will caucus both the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus and is the first member of Congress to do this.
President-elect threatened to tax General Motors for importing cars from Mexico, prompting rival Ford to announce it won’t open planned assembling plant in the south of the border.
The Atlantic reports about how Trump transition is behind schedule in vetting its nominees, and how the president-elect is struggling to fill senior positions before the inauguration.
Fusion magazin profiles 12 American activists, thinkers, and troublemakers on their 2017 political resolutions, among them 2 prominent Latinos: Jennicet Gutiérrez, co-founder Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and Claudia Garcia-Rojas, co-director of the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women
California actuará independientemente. Más específicamente, los demócratas del Estado Dorado renegaron del gobierno federal. Como niños malcriados que se enojan cuando no obtienen lo que quieren, afirman que no obedecerán ninguna orden de Washington con la que no estén de acuerdo.
Chicago records more homicides in 2016 than New York and LA combined. The city saw 762 killings and 1,100 more shooting incidents than 2015.
2016 stands to go down as one of the strongest years for the U.S. economically since the mid-2000s, witnessing both a drop in unemployment as well as a rise in wages and consumer confidence. But the ecovery has been characterized by yawning gaps between the rich, the middle, and the poor. It has also been characterized by yawning gaps between cities, the suburbs, and rural areas.
The past 12 to 14 months have been a disaster for the Latin American left. The Guardian reports on how after dominating the region for the previous decade, the socialist left has receded and with it has gone much of the progressive idealism that led to poverty reduction, improved access to healthcare and education, and greater rights for indigenous groups.
U.S. policy towards Asia opens questions for Beijing in a decisive year for the Chinese government, reports Spanish newspaper El País.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo runs a story about how thousands of Venezuelan families are struggling with poverty and food shortages under the regime of Nicolas Maduro. The crisis has led milions of venezuelan to flee the country in the last three years.
A charred body that was found in a car outside of Rio de Janiero is suspected to be Greece’s ambassador to Brazil. Homicide detectives have been assigned to the case.
Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, whose office is based in Brasilia, was last seen in Rio de Janiero during the holidays. Spokesman for the Greek Foreign Ministry in Athens, Stratos Efthimiou said that they are not optimistic that the body is not his.
Sol Trujillo published an OP-ED column in the Wall Street Journal to explain why is so wrong that Trump is on track to appoint the first cabinet in 28 years without a Hispanic.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo runs a story about why Trump has no intention to quit Twitter as a tool of communication during his Presidency.
The Guardian reports about Colombia’s Congress approval of an amnesty for all those who committed minor crimes during the conflict.
Kerry Rebukes Israel, Calling Settlements a Threat to Peace
Donald Trump won a political victory when he convinced the CEO of Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, to keep 800 jobs in Indiana, instead of relocating them to Mexico. The Atlantic reports about why Trump's efforts run counter to a broader global trend,as most factory jobs haven’t been outsourced, they’ve just disappeared thanks to automation.