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Peasant Work

 12/07/2016 - 04:36
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In Kulesze Koscielne, a tiny conservative village in rural Poland, almost everybody goes to Church last Sunday, and almost everybody voted for the ruling populist party, joining a rural electoral wave that swept the party to power a year ago.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:15am
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Like Trump, Populist and Extreme Right speeches win terrain with rural voters in Europe. Fortunately, last Sunday the Austrian ultra-nationalist presidential candidate Norbert Hofer lost the elections against the Green Party candidate. EFE

Abuela at 26

 12/06/2016 - 04:38
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In 2015 more than 135,000 babies were born in Colombia to 15 to 19 year old mothers.

This problem has less to do with social and cultural stigmas, but with extreme poverty, says Catalina Escobar, chair of Juanfe, an non profit organization in Colombia that works with teenager mothers living in extreme poverty conditions and has saved the lives of more than 300 new-borns since its foundation, in 2001.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 4:26am
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Activists gathered in Bogotá on Sunday to protest against increasing violence and crime in Colombia. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Burning Man

 12/06/2016 - 04:08
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Klaus Schwab wakes up every day at 6 am, then goes swimming, has breakfast with her wife and walks 5 minutes to his office, in Geneva. An ordinary and humble routine for one of the most influent men in the world.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 3:53am
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Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (Davos). Photo: World Economic Forum

Talk to her

 12/01/2016 - 06:04
Feminist activists protesting against gender violence and femicides in Quito, Equador. EFE/José Jácome
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Gender violence has become a worrying issue in Latin America, not only because of its social and Human impact, but because it has an economic cost too. The economic cost of gender violence in Latin America represents between 1% and 4% of the Latin America's GDP, according to a recent report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:57am
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Feminist activists protesting against gender violence and femicides in Quito, Equador. EFE/José Jácome

Según Yoaní, la nueva Cuba no se acuerda de Fidel

 11/29/2016 - 15:52
Yoaní Sánchez. Foto: Archivo AL DÍA

La muerte de Fidel Castro es recibida con indiferencia por los millennials cubanos, según la conocida bloguera y periodista cubana Yoani Sánchez, una de las voces más críticas con el gobierno de la isla.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:47pm
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Yoaní Sánchez. Foto: Archivo AL DÍA

[OP-ED]: La voz de un “millenial” de origen cubano

 11/29/2016 - 14:26
Fotografía del 26 de noviembre de 2016, de cientos de personas que celebran tras el fallecimiento del líder de la revolución cubana Fidel Castro, en Little Havana en Miami (EE.UU.). La calle Ocho de la Pequeña Habana vivió un día entero de fiesta después de conocerse la muerte de Fidel Castro, con la música de altavoces y bongós a pleno volumen y los presentes dispuestos a estar allí “hasta el amanecer”. EFE
 
 
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La noche del 25 de noviembre del 2016 caminaba por Sunset Place en South Miami tras haber visto una película con mi mejor amiga de la infancia, y sentía que ese día había sido importante para mi, sencillamente, porque me habían quitado el aliento  los efectos visuales y los cánticos espirituales de la película polinésica de Disney “Moana”, cuando de repente mi teléfono vibró: El New York Times reporta: Fidel Castro, el Revolucionario Cubano que desafió a los Estados Unidos muere a los 90 años.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 1:56pm
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Fotografía del 26 de noviembre de 2016, de cientos de personas que celebran tras el fallecimiento del líder de la revolución cubana Fidel Castro, en Little Havana en Miami (EE.UU.). La calle Ocho de la Pequeña Habana vivió un día entero de fiesta después de conocerse la muerte de Fidel Castro, con la música de altavoces y bongós a pleno volumen y los presentes dispuestos a estar allí “hasta el amanecer”. EFE
 
 

[OP-ED]: The voice of a Cuban-American Millennial

 11/29/2016 - 14:06
Photograph of November 26, 2016, of hundreds of people celebrating after the death of the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro, in Little Havana in Miami (USA). Echo Street in Little Havana lived a full day of celebration after the death of Fidel Castro, with the music of loudspeakers and bongos in full volume and those present ready to be there "until dawn." EFE
 
 
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On the night of November 25th 2016, I walked out of Sunset Place in South Miami after watching a film with my childhood best friend, and had expected the day to be of importance to me simply because I felt like my breath had been taken away by the stunning visual effects and spirited Polynesian chants of Disney’s “Moana”, when suddenly, a buzz from my phone:
The New York Times Reports: Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies At 90!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 1:56pm
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Photograph of November 26, 2016, of hundreds of people celebrating after the death of the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro, in Little Havana in Miami (USA). Echo Street in Little Havana lived a full day of celebration after the death of Fidel Castro, with the music of loudspeakers and bongos in full volume and those present ready to be there "until dawn." EFE
 
 

Man in a sticker

 11/27/2016 - 16:48
Improvised altar for Fidel Castro in front of the Cuban embassy in Mexico City. EFE/Alex Cruz.
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Che Guevara? Fidel Castro? Are they just icons or men in stickers? In a moment where the Left wing movements in Latin America are losing power against Right-Wing governments – Kirchner against Macri in Argentina, Mujica against Tabaré Vazquez in Uruguay; Ricardo Lagos in Chile, maybe –  , we should ask ourselves what Latin America populations remembers from Cuban revolution of 1959?  As reported in Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
 

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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:42am
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Improvised altar for Fidel Castro in front of the Cuban embassy in Mexico City. EFE/Alex Cruz.

More than Maple leafs

 11/22/2016 - 15:17
Cannabis Station, a medical marijuana dispensary located at the intersection of Lawrence Street and 20th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The shop occupies a former gas station. JEFFREY BEALL / WIKI COMMONS
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Last week, marijuana stocks in Canada skyrocketed suddenly, despite evident indications that the government plans to go slow in its promise to legalize recreational marijuana use (scheduled for next Spring). The increases may have gotten a boost from pot legalization votes in four U.S. states, Colorado and Oregon. In Canada, marijuana comes under federal jurisdiction, unlike in the United States, where regulation is shared by the states and federal government.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:08am
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Cannabis Station, a medical marijuana dispensary located at the intersection of Lawrence Street and 20th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The shop occupies a former gas station. JEFFREY BEALL / WIKI COMMONS

Filantropía en la era de la diversidad

 11/22/2016 - 14:07
Filantropía en la era de la diversidad
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El mundo de la filantropía evoca imágenes de hombres y mujeres adinerados luciendo tuxedos y pieles en fiestas y galas de lujo. El estereotipo es merecido - generaciones de ricos patrones donando generosamente su dinero y prestigio a un selecto grupo de fundaciones, año tras año, creando un sólido sistema, aunque también elitista, rehogado en una buena dosis de tradición y ego.

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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.