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How do we do that?

 11/27/2016 - 15:54
Bernie Sanders in the South Bronx, on March 31st, 2016. Photo: Michael Vadon/WIKI COMMONS

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?

The Dragon's Trumpoline

 11/24/2016 - 16:09
Chinese president, Xi JinPing, and his wife, during his visit to Ecuador last week. China wants to tighten its economic and trade deals with Latin America. EFE/José Jácome

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.

Out of Stock

 11/24/2016 - 15:32
 EFE/Martin Alipaz

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. 

Four Freedoms on a billboard

 11/22/2016 - 13:38
Billboard on Highway 80 outside Pearl, Mississippi. Photo: ForFreedoms

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.

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Trampy Girls

 11/20/2016 - 17:35
Protestors bearing signs and banners take to the streets showing their opposition to the election of Donald J. Trump to be the next president of the United States, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 19 November 2016. EFE/EPA/TANNEN MAURY

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.

Peruvian farewell

 11/20/2016 - 17:09
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, gave a press conference in Lima during the APEC summit this weekend. He said that "reality" will force his successor in the White House, Donald Trump, to modify some of the measures he deffended during his campain. EFE/Martín Alipaz.

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.

You've got Mail

 11/16/2016 - 16:44
Secretary of State, John Kerry, participated in the Marrakesh Climate Change Conference yesterday. Climate Change was in the agenda of President Obama, but the world is not so sure if Donald Trump will include it as well. EFE/Javier Otazu

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

 

King of my castle

 11/16/2016 - 16:25
The Trump Tower serves as provisional office for Donald Trump until further notice. Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Bin im Garten

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.

El mundo se pregunta por qué

 11/15/2016 - 03:58
Un hombre observa un periódico en cuya portada se observa al presidente electo estadounidense, Donald Trump. EFE/Archivo

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. 

 

1. Piruetas

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The world wonders why

 11/15/2016 - 03:35
A man in Bangkok reads the front page of the newspaper the day after the US Elections. The victory of Donald Trump astonished the world. EFE/Archivo

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.

 

1. Pirouettes

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[OP-ED]: Los votantes Latinos de Trump me han fallado a mí, a nosotros y a ellos mismos.

 11/14/2016 - 05:02
Donald Trump posa frente a un bol de tacos en el The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Fuente: su propia cuenta de Instagram. 

"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."

[OP-ED]: [email protected] Trump Voters Have Failed Me, Us, and Themselves

 11/13/2016 - 16:47
Donald Trump posing with a taco bowl from The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Source: His own Instagram account. 

"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."

Trump’s winning: How its been perceived in the web

 11/10/2016 - 00:47
Trump’s winning: How its been perceived in the web

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.

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The Presidential Election: a French mirror

 11/09/2016 - 08:44

The Presidential Election

In French

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.

 

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Katie McGinty speaks at AL DÍA

 10/28/2016 - 15:01
On Tuesday, October 25, AL DÍA News hosted a question and answer session with U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty, a Democratic running against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey. McGinty's race is one of five in the nation which has the potential to flip the Senate majority to the Democrats. Although she has never held elected office previously, she has worked in politics for decades, serving in the Clinton administration and most recently as Gov.

[OP-ED]: ¿Es ésta "La Pared” de la que habla el Señor Trump?

 10/25/2016 - 16:27

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.

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