The US needs to hire more Mexican workers instead of deporting them, according to many owners of small businesses around the nation. From small construction companies in Dallas, Texas, to chains of Mexican restaurants in San Francisco and orange farms in Florida: all these small businesses confirm they are dependent on low skilled workers (like Mexican workers) to keep growing, according to a report elaborated by The Wall Street Journal.
The Brazilian unit of Volkswagen "exhibited unreserved loyalty towards the military government" that ruled the South American country between 1964 and 1985, according to a report commissioned by the German automaker and released Thursday.
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Father Alejandro Solalinde is 71 years old and holds a backpack of hard experiences in his back, but his small dark eyes have not lost even a spark of vitality. Born in Texcoco, Mexico, this Mexican Catholic priest has become a champion in the fight for the human rights of migrants in Central America. Solalinde is the founder of Hermanos en el Camino, a network of shelters and parishes that provide food, medical care and accommodation to Latin American immigrants who cross Mexico to reach the United States.
El padre Alejandro Solalinde tiene 71 años y una mochila de duras experiencias colgada a la espalda, pero sus ojos pequeños y oscuros no han perdido ni una chispa de vitalidad. Nacido en Texcoco, México, este sacerdote católico mexicano es uno de los referentes en la lucha por los derechos humanos de los migrantes en América Latina.
Three current and former employees of Facebook who asked for anonymity have accused Zuckerberg ‘s company to have developed a new censure tool that would help the company to get back into the Chinese market, where the social network has been blocked. The new software helps the social network to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees. Mr. Zuckerberg has supported and defended the effort, the people added, according to The New York Times.
Message for those who fantasized about a bully Donald Trump transforming into a serious and deliberated statesman after his Election Day victory: keep dreaming. This week, Trump attacked several media outlets via Twitter, and he also canceled an interview with The Times in a tweet, saying that “the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice.” He later accepted the interview, although he said the Times were too hard.
Los Latinos de América llevan celebrando el Día de Acción de Gracias desde el año 1565, mucho antes de que George Washington proclamase por primera vez su carácter de fiesta nacional, en 1789, y de que Abraham Lincoln declarase el último jueves de noviembre “como un día de acción de gracias y adoración a nuestro padre benefactor, quien mora en los cielos".
Latinos in America have been celebrating Thanksgiving since 1565, way before George Washington issued the first proclamation for this national celebration in 1789, and president Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of every November a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
Nazi salutes, swastikas painted in parks? No, no. People don’t like that, Mr. Trump. Several protests sparked in New York in the last days to protest against the use of neo-Nazi symbols among Trump supporters. General disappointment as well when we saw prominent members of the so-called “alt-right”, the white nationalist movement that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency, gathered in Washington DC last Saturday to plot how the movement can “start influencing policy and culture” under the Trump administration.
California has already an official date for its hypothetical referendum for independence: March 13, 2019. The independence of California or Texas has been always some kind of fantasy, but the general disappointment after Donald Trump victory has been a real push. In the past elections, more than 6 million people voted against Donald Trump. The initiative, led by the platform YesCalifornia, proposes an amendment to the California constitution to split from the US territory. The proposal needs to get at least 585,407 signatures of support to be taken seriously.
In Cuba, people don’t know exactly what Trump’s intentions with the island are when he comes to power. In the 90’s, he tried to violate the commercial embargo while trying to invest in hotels and casinos in the island; during the campaign, he promised to reverse Obama’s policy towards La Habana – too liberal and interventionist – , in order to make happy his Cuban American Republican voters. “In any case, La Habana has a lot to gain”, says Rafael Rojas, Cuban historian and essayist, living in Mexico.
Robin Moore is not unemployed, she isn’t a factory worker, she isn’t a white male: she is an affluent high educated wine consultant from Wisconsin who voted for Donald Trump, and has no regrets. Like many other women from the Midwest, Moore took Mr Trump seriously, but not literally, and expects him to have to compromise to get things done.
President Barack Obama was in Lima (Peru) this week for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries, including China and the USA, to promote economic cooperation and free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Lima, leaders of these countries expressed their concerns about Donald Trump intentions to promote protectionism and anti-immigration policies. Obama took advantage of his visit to Lima to give one of his famous speeches to the youth, this time he addressed the Latin American youth.
El Salvador is experiencing one of the highest levels of deadly violence in America, mainly in the hands of Ms-13 and its rival gangs. How do these gangs get financing? They extort about 70 percent of businesses. They dislodge entire communities from their homes, and help propel thousands of Salvadorans to undertake dangerous journeys to the United States.
Many people in the Baltic States, like Estonia, still remember the years under the rule of Moscow. In the past year, they have been among the most outspoken critics of Mr. Putin and are champions of the European Union sanctions against Russia. They also worry that Mr.
Barack Obama was in Berlin yesterday, a main stop in his last European tour as the US President. Germany is the US main ally in the E.Eu and Chancellor Angela Merkel is not exactly a fan of Donald Trump, who has been too friendly with Putin. Obama, however, voiced hopes that his successor will also defend the common values of democracy and rule of law that the US and the European Union have long been fighting for. Especially when it comes to Russia.
Syria used to be the home of 1.5 million Christians before the war. Now there are only 600,000. Most of them flew to Turkey or Lebanon, and they will never come back. Others are among the 200.000 people dead in this cruel civil war. “It’s an open war, but it can be stopped, if there is will”, says Jean Abdou Arbach, Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Homs, in Syria. “Today, all the world powers are in Syria. What does Russia want? What do the Americans want? We must wait and see what is going to be Trump’s political strategy for the Middle East.
There were two recent violent flash mobs in Philadelphia: one on Broad Street at Temple University and the most recent one at 16th and Walnut. In reaction to the first incident at Temple, Mayor Kenney was silent. After the second incident, Kenney delivered a statement that condemned the flash mobs along with a series of racist post-election activities, including social media slurs and graffiti. “I know right now that many Philadelphians are feeling anxious, angry, afraid, even hopeless.
More than 360 American companies and business signed a letter addressed to Donald Trump to ask him not to abandon the fight against climate change. Among the companies: Hewlett Packard, Kellogg, Levi Strauss, Nike, eBay or Starbucks. The letter was released during the Marrakech Summit about climate change, where US secretary of state John Kerry represented Obama administration. As reported today in El País
After Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the Democrats must redefine their future plans. The answer to their future may be in Bernie Sanders new book: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Senator Bernie Sanders describes the 2014 midterm elections – in which Republicans gained control of the Senate again - as a “disaster” for establishment Democrats who failed to generate grassroots enthusiasm.
“Like many of my fellow millennials, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat,” Ivanka Trump said while introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in July. “More than party affiliation, I vote based on what I believe is right, for my family and for my country”. Mysterious Ivanka Trump, 35, has been already appointed by his father to his transition team. What is going to be her role, and his husband, Jared Kushner, in his Administration?
The Trump Tower, home of a reality show, a shopping center, and a headquarters’ campaign, has become the private office of Donald Trump until he gets the Oval. His decision has forced the Secret Service and the New York City Police Department to devise an elaborate protection plan for at least the next two months. Trump is expected to pick up his Cabinet in the weeks to come, while people outside complain that they cannot go inside the Tower to shop their Gucci bags.
Esta semana estuve en Detroit, pero no tuve ninguna intención de cruzar la frontera con Canadá— y estaba allí mismo, a pocos pies de distancia. ¿Por qué? Porque siento que los Estados Unidos —y Filadelfia en particular— son mi hogar, hoy más que nunca.
To estimate what waits for Latin America during the next four years, while Donald Trump is the next President of the United Estates, is like trying to read a crystal ball.