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Protests at the White house following the right-wing demonstrations in Charlottesville, August 2017. Photo: EFE.

The FBI’s 2017 Hate Crime Statistics documented a 17 percent increase in hate crimes nationwide — a dramatic jump after upticks of 5 percent and 7 percent in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

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Los derechos electorales de los Latinos son amenazados en Texas

 01/09/2017 - 17:56
Los derechos electorales de los Latinos son amenazados en Texas

En Pasadena, Texas, un juez federal ha dictaminado que la ciudad promueva e implemente un plan para reducir el poder Latino en las elecciones. Un acta de 113 páginas escrita por la Juez de Distrito Lee Rosenthal, ha ordenado a oficiales de la ciudad revertir al plan de votación en el Consejo de la Ciudad, de ocho miembros, utilizado antes del 2014.

[OP-ED]: Get ready to pay for Trump’s border wall

 01/09/2017 - 07:42
In this April 15, 2016, file photo, a Donald Trump supporter flexes his muscles with the words "Build The Wall" written on them as Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump's transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump's promise of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without passing a new bill on the topic. AP

Yeah, sure, Mr. Trump, Mexico will pay for the wall you want to erect at the border. That’s what you have been promising since you launched your presidential campaign by calling Mexicans rapists and criminals, remember?

“I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively," you said on June 16, 2015. "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.” 

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[OP-ED]: Prepárese a pagar por el muro de Trump

 01/09/2017 - 07:37
En esta foto de archivo del 15 de abril de 2016, un partidario de Donald Trump flexiona sus músculos con las palabras "Build the Wall" escrito en ellos mientras Trump habla en un mitin de campaña en Plattsburgh, Nueva York. Los republicanos del Congreso y el equipo de transición de Donald Trump están explorando si puede cumplir con la promesa de Trump de un muro en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México sin aprobar un nuevo proyecto de ley sobre el tema, dijeron funcionarios. AP

Sí, claro Mr. Trump, México pagará por el muro que Ud. quiere levantar en la frontera. Eso es lo que Ud. ha prometido desde que lanzó su campaña presidencial acusando a los mexicanos de violadores y criminales, ¿se acuerda?

 “Construiré una gran pared, y nadie construye paredes mejor que yo, créanme, y la construiré muy barata”, usted afirmó el 16 de junio del 2015. “Construiré una gran, gran pared en nuestra frontera sur. Y haré que México la pague”. 

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Seth Williams tiene más competencia

 01/05/2017 - 17:31
Seth Williams tiene más competencia

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.

Seth Williams has more competition

 01/05/2017 - 13:46
Seth Williams has more competition

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.

Maduro's Hardline's Bet Shows No Sign of Change for Venezuela

 01/05/2017 - 03:03
Nicolás Maduro salutes Tareck El Aissami, new vicepresident of Venezuela, in Caracas on Wednesday /EFE

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. 

Latinos making history in the 115th Congress

 01/04/2017 - 10:18
Members of Congress sworn into office before almost unanimously re-electing Republican Paul Ryan, president of the US House of Representatives, during a session of Congress on Capitol Hill, Washington. Photo:EFE

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.

Fight Back: 12 Activists and Thinkers on their 2017 Political Intentions

 01/04/2017 - 03:51
Protests in New York City on April 14, 2016. One banner reads "Fuck UR Wall", denouncing Trump's policy on immigration. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

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

[OP-ED]: Con Trump a punto de asumir el cargo, California se prepara para un enfrentamiento

 01/03/2017 - 10:47
El día posterior a la elección, el líder del Senado de California, Kevin de León y el presidente de la Asamblea, Anthony Rendon, prometieron combatir a Donald Trump a cada paso.EFE
 
 

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.

Highs and Lows: Strong Economic Growth, But Not For Everyone

 01/03/2017 - 04:48
In many ways, 2016 has been the strongest year, economically, since the mid-2000s, or even the late 1990s. Unemployment was low. Wages were increasing.But the recovery has been unequal. EFE/Mauritz Antin

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.

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