In rural California town where Trump won, Latino minority says goodwill prevails as always, reports the Los Angeles Times.
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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A former U.S lawyer has made a deal with Cuban government to buy 40 tons of charcoal from cooperative farms, which will be the first export llegally allowed after Obama eased trade embargo
Doubts are growing inside Angela Merkel's Chancellery that the incoming American president will mature and become a statesman. The German chancellor is preparing for frosty trans-Atlantic relations while at the same time trying to pull Europe together, reports The Spiegel.
Rebels and soldiers who don’t qualify for Colombia’s amnesty could pay their debt to society by clearing land mines, reports Quartz.
Trump has named Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, a senior White House adviser. Federal nepotism laws seem to prohibit such an appointment, but Trump and Kushner may be able to bend the rules.
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.
In Pasadena, Texas, a federal judge ruled that the city promoted and implemented a plan to lessen the Latino power at the election polls.The Judge ruled that voters living in unfavorable areas did not have the same right to vote mathematically which made their vote diluted.
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.”
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”.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper’s testimony comes as the President-elect has repeatedly voiced skepticism of Russian interference.
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.