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Mexico City sex workers in an endless battle against oppression

 03/08/2017 - 12:38
"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán
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The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.

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"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán

[OP-ED]:Your teens might be more exposed than you think to alcohol-related content

 03/07/2017 - 14:25

Moms and dads: Do you know what your teen is doing on the internet right now?

It’s never easy to tell with kids always on their phones and plugged in to the newest social media platforms, but they could be tuned in to alcohol advertising.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:02pm
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According to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which surveyed both over-21 adults and people younger, almost one in three youngsters said they saw alcohol-related content online in the previous month.

Charles Koch Foundation gives $2.2M to Penn Law

 03/07/2017 - 14:22

Political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch has donated $2.2 million to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s research and policy center created four years ago to promote long-term structural improvements to the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Penn Law School. Photo: Wikipedia

[OP-ED]: Sus adolescentes podrían estar más expuestos a contenido relativo al alcohol de lo que usted cree

 03/07/2017 - 14:20

Madres y padres: ¿Saben qué está haciendo su hijo adolescente en Internet en este momento?

No es fácil saberlo cuando los jóvenes están siempre usando sus teléfonos o enchufados en la plataforma de medios sociales más novedosa, pero podrían estar expuestos a propaganda sobre alcohol.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:02pm
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Según un nuevo estudio de la Escuela de Salud Pública Bloomberg, de la Universidad Johns Hopkins, que encuestó a adultos mayores de 21 años y a individuos más jóvenes, casi uno de cada tres jóvenes dijo que vio en línea contenido relativo al alcohol el mes anterior. 

Miriam Ramírez: “Lo importante es confiar en uno mismo y pensar en positivo”

 02/28/2017 - 11:49
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La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Tras el asesinato de su marido, Ramírez se dedica a un negocio de agricultura sostenible en el sur de Puerto Rico.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:31am
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La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Foto: Miriam Ramírez

Rutgers University Launches Black and Latino Tech Initiative

 02/28/2017 - 04:31

Less than 2 percent of all technology start-ups are led by black or Latino individuals, according to a Rutgers University report. The reasons are two-fold: black and Latino entrepreneurs have difficulty securing capital and they also have challenges building business teams that get accepted into top tier accelerators.

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On Thursday, March 2, Rutgers University will host the Black and Latino Tech Initiative Launch, a free event that will offer guidance about funding opportunities for black and Latino tech entrepreneurs and investors from the NY/N.J area. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Offside: U.S. Travel Ban Would Damage 2026 World Cup Bid

 02/27/2017 - 04:46
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Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, has said the United States bid to host the 2026 World Cup could be hampered by travel restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, as reported in The NY Times.

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:32am
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U.S. Travel Restrictions Would Damage 2026 World Cup Bid, UEFA President Says.
Tottenham played against KAA Gent at Wembley stadium, London, on February 23, as part of the European Champions League.  EFE/SEAN DEMPSEY

Trump Rescinds Transgender Students' Bathroom Protections

 02/23/2017 - 07:01

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed a regulation proclaimed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, obligating public schools around the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and dressing rooms they prefer according to the gender with which they identify.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:58am
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed a regulation proclaimed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, obligating public schools around the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and dressing rooms they prefer according to the gender with which they identify.
A file picture dated 16 April 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. EPA/JASON SZENES

Relationships Matter in Recruiting Latino Students

 02/17/2017 - 05:53
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Two-year institutions across the country are getting creative with Latino student recruitment as Hispanic populations grow, reports "Inside Higher Ed"

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Students and staff of Latino Youth Alternative High School, Chicago. Photo: Wikimedia

[OP-ED]: The teachers unions may have met their match in Betsy DeVos

 02/14/2017 - 10:15

What do you suppose would happen if an education reform advocate who spent decades throwing bricks at the public school system from the outside suddenly became the ultimate insider: secretary of education?

Well, much to the horror of self-serving teachers unions that sprinkle money throughout the Democratic Party to protect the status quo and make sure the interests of students who attend public schools don’t interfere with those of the grown-ups who work there, we’re about to find out.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:09am
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered a speech on her first day in charge of the Department in Washington, DC. DeVos got the confirmation from the Senate, but needed the support of the country's vice president, Mike Pence, who undid the tie to 50 votes he collected among the senators. EFE

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Young student Chantal Newallo (2R) from Trinidad and Tobago speaks after receiving the Payless ShoeSource undergraduate scholarship, in San Jose, Costa Rica on Mar. 30, 2017. EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas.
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The University of Miami presented Friday in Costa Rica a scholarship program with which it seeks to offer new development opportunities for students from Latin America and the Caribbean.