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The candidate Verónica Escobar during a speech in the Texas primary elections. Photo courtesy of her campaign.

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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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.

Latin America against the 2017 Hurricane

 01/03/2017 - 04:22
Voters across Latin America  – like those in Colombia who turned against a peace deal, those in the UK who opted for Brexit, and those in the US who cast ballots for Trump – were evidently jaded and ready for change, however uncertain, reports The Guardian. Photo: EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO

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.

Greek Ambassador to Brazil feared dead

 12/30/2016 - 12:09
View of the charred vehicle that was found by the Brazilian Police with possibly the body of Greek ambassador of Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis inside. Photo:EFE

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.

Factory Jobs Are Not Coming Back

 12/29/2016 - 03:04
Donald Trump promised to save thousands of U.S. factory jobs from being outsourced to China and Mexico, but the truth is he can't fight against automation. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Arias

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.