Cigars, rum, music, shouts: “Fidel ha muerto! Fidel ha muerto!”. Hundreds of Cuban American went out to the streets of Miami to celebrate the death of Fidel Castro last weekend.
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What happens when an artist tries to understand a politician? Famous film-maker Spike Lee interviews Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss Donald Trump victory, what the Democrats did wrong, and how the US is going to survive 2017.
Spike Lee: Let me ask you another question. How can you tell another country that they’ve got to pay for a wall? Or fences? How does that work?
If Donald Trump is the bad guy who calls for protectionism, China is the one who calls for free trade. A week after Trumps’ victory, the president of China, Xi Jinping, set off for Latin America in search of trade deals and improve China’s image in the US backyard. Last week, Xi travelled to Ecuador, Peru and Chile to look for trade agreements (basically, China imports from Lat Am raw materials like copper, iron and soybeans, in exchange for cheap manufactures) and to find new markets for its infrastructure companies.
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.
La libertad implica la supremacía de los derechos humanos en todas partes.
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere.
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The first artist-run super PAC (Political Action Committee), For Freedoms, has raised a billboard in Pearl, Mississippi, displaying the President-elected slogan Make America Great Again over an iconic photograph of the Civil Rights Movement, taken in 1965 by Spider Martin and titled Two Minute Warning.
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.
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
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.
Tras la victoria del republicano Donald Trump en las presidenciales americanas, los comentaristas y analistas políticos del mundo entero se preguntan cómo pudo cuajar su discurso nacionalista y anti-inmigrante en la primera democracia del mundo. AL DIA ha recopilado 10 de los mejores artículos de opinión publicados en la prensa internacional después de las elecciones.
Following Donald Trump’s victory in the American elections, commentators and political analysts from around the world keep wondering how his nationalist and anti-immigration speech persuaded the world's first democracy to vote for him. AL DIA has compiled 10 of the best OP/ED pieces published in the international press after the elections.
Solo el 55.6% de la población votó en las elecciones del 2016, una cifra bastante inferior a los países vecinos de Canadá (68.1%) y Mexico (63.1%).
Only 55.6 percent of the country voted in the 2016 election, way lower than Canada where citizens show up the polls at 68.1% and México, at 63.1%.
"Sé que no todos ustedes son rencorosos, sé que no todos los Repúblicanos son deplorables, sé que no todos los conservadores son aborrecibles, sé que no todos los hombres Blancos son odiosos, pero aquellos de ustedes que apoyaron a Trump se transformaron en facilitadores del odio."
"I know that not all of you are hateful. I know that not every registered Republican is hateful. I know that not every conservative thinker is hateful. I know that not every White person is hateful. However, those of you who supported Trump all became enablers of hate."
One of the most important platforms of media coverage has been Twitter, especially during the Presidential Elections of 2016. The positive outcome of digital platforms like these is the immediate process of data and information through the “trending topics”. Such direct access to public opinion, with no intervention of a specific network, allows the few objective medias that are left to access the public opinion on a different way.
De Pekín a Chile, la victoria del candidato Republicano Donald Trump en las elecciones americanas abre un nuevo periodo en las relaciones internacionales marcado por la incertidumbre. AL DIA recoge las reacciones de los principales líderes políticos del planeta ante la nominación de Trump como nuevo presidente de los EE.UU.
The Presidential Election
Today’s political landscape has engulfed the international attention into a generalized incertitude.
Since the beginning of the Elections, the international media has been following closely the development of the United States exercise of the fundamental right in democracy.
The French media specially seems to witness the American Election as premonitory for its own political scenario.
Llamémosla “La Bendita Pared."
Este fin de semana pasado tuvimos el privilegio de mirarla con nuestros propios ojos y, al final, no pudimos creer lo que veíamos.
“La Pared”, en la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos, esa que vemos ocasionalmente en la televisión, o esa construida en la imaginación popular por políticos que hablan sin parar de ella, no tiene nada que ver con lo que se ve y se siente al llegar allí y no resistir la tentación de tocarla con tus propias manos.