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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

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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:29pm
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[OP-ED]:Your teens might be more exposed than you think to alcohol-related content

 03/07/2017 - 14:25
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.

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.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:02pm
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Esther Cepeda

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

 03/07/2017 - 14:20
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. 

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.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:02pm
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Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: What happens when you pay entrepreneurial teenagers $100,000 to not go to college?

 03/02/2017 - 15:06
Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe tells us how it all panned out for the first class of “Thiel Fellows” in her deliciously detailed book “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story.”

In 2011, billionaire Peter Thiel made headlines when he announced that he would pay 20 teenagers $100,000 each to drop out or delay college and start businesses in biotechnology, finance, energy and education.

Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, a venture capitalist and early investor in Facebook, wanted to underscore his belief that college costs too much, isn’t as intellectually rigorous as it once was, and leaves recent grads burdened with student loans that keep them from taking the entrepreneurial risks needed to spur the economy.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:46pm
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Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: ¿Qué pasa cuando se les paga 100.000 dólares a adolescentes para que no vayan a la universidad?

 03/02/2017 - 15:02
La reportera del Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Wolfe, nos cuenta cómo resultó la experiencia de la primera clase de “Fellows de Thiel”, en un libro deliciosamente detallado titulado: “Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story”.

En 2001, el multimillonario Peter Thiel hizo noticia cuando anunció que pagaría 100.000 dólares a 20 adolescentes, si abandonaban sus estudios universitarios o los retrasaban para iniciar empresas de biotecnología, finanzas, energía y educación.

Thiel, co-fundador de PayPal, capitalista de riesgo e inversor temprano de Facebook, quería recalcar su creencia de que la universidad cuesta demasiado, no es intelectualmente rigurosa como lo era antes y deja a los graduados con la carga de préstamos universitarios que les impiden asumir los riesgos necesarios para activar la economía.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:46pm
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Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Racism and the Trump effect at the high school where I teach

 02/28/2017 - 15:06
A small group of Mexicans and Americans demonstrated today in two parts of the Mexican capital for the visit to the country by US Secretaries of State, Rex Tillerson, and Interior Security, John Kelly, where they declared through banners "Persona non grata" to the secretaries, an official visit in Mexico, and urged them to stop the hatred, racism and ignorance shown so far by the policies of President Donald Trump. EFE

My two sons used to come home from a day at high school complaining that ludicrous accusations of racism were as common as the desks in the classrooms. I chalked it up to adolescent exaggeration.

After having spent the current academic year as a teacher surrounded by rowdy high-schoolers, I can attest that they were right.

In the hallways, at assemblies, in my classroom, “That’s racist!” was a common refrain for most of the early fall.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:39pm
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Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: El racismo y el efecto Trump en la escuela secundaria donde enseño

 02/28/2017 - 14:59
Un grupo reducido de mexicanos y estadounidenses se manifestaron hoy en dos puntos de la capital mexicana por la visita al país de los secretarios de Estado de EE.UU., Rex Tillerson, y de Seguridad Interior, John Kelly, donde declararon a través de pancartas "persona non grata" a los secretarios, de visita oficial en México, y les exhortaron a detener el odio, el racismo y la ignorancia mostrada hasta ahora por las políticas del presidente Donald Trump. EFE

Mis dos hijos solían volver a casa después de una día en su escuela secundaria, quejándose de que las acusaciones ridículas de racismo eran tan comunes como los pupitres de la clase. Yo lo atribuía a exageraciones adolescentes.

Tras pasar el actual año académico como profesora, rodeada de alborotados alumnos de secundaria, doy fe de que tenían razón.

En los pasillos, las reuniones, en mi clase, “¡Eso es racista!” fue una frase común durante todo el principio del otoño.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:39pm
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Esther Cepeda

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

 02/28/2017 - 11:49

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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:31am
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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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:03am
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 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez
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The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.