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Republican healthcare plan: 24 million people could lose coverage, reports say

 03/14/2017 - 03:06

The Republican proposal to overhaul health care in the United States could cause as many as 24 million people to lose their coverage over the next nine years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

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US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney (R) deliver remarks to members of the news media regarding the release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's report on the projected cost and effect of the Republican bill, called the American Health Care Act, at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

No Hopes for Release for the Last Cuban Spy in a US Jail

 03/10/2017 - 04:43
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Ana Belén Montes, one of the top foreign spies captured in recent years, authored some of the key U.S. intelligence assessments on Cuba. She was arrested in 2001 and was sentenced in 2002 to serve 25 years in prison.

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Ana Belén Montes. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Cuba welcomes First Norwegian Cruise Line vessel from US

 03/09/2017 - 19:40
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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., arrived Thursday at the port of Havana with 1,250 passengers on its first trip to Cuba.

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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., remains anchored in the bay of Havana, Cuba, Mar. 9, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Protect and Defend: NCLR Creates Latino Political Agenda

 03/09/2017 - 18:58

Today National Council of La Raza gathered local community leaders and non-profit directors to discuss what they can do to "protect and defend the advances the Latinos have made in this country thus far," according to Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns.

Focusing on ensuring that they remain inclusive of all political leanings, the group came together to decide what the high-line items were and how they can enact change on a real level in the community. 

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:27pm
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Rafael Collazo, Political Director of the National Council of La Raza lays out agenda for NCLR.

Several states join Hawaii in legal fight against Trump's new immigration ban

 03/09/2017 - 16:05
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Several states, including Washington, Oregon and New York, on Thursday announced that they will join Hawaii in filing lawsuits against President Donald Trump"s new immigration order prohibiting US entry to citizens of six Muslim-majority nations and suspending the refugee entry program.

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A demonstrator holding a sign that reads 'I am an Immigrant', as he joined thousands to protest in the 'Free the People Immigration March' in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, 18 February 2017 against the administration of US President Donald J. Trump. EFE/EPA/MIKE NELSON

U.S. says illegal immigration from Mexico declined last month

 03/09/2017 - 04:16
This photo of January 27 shows the three border fences between the United States and Mexico in the city of San Luis (Arizona). EFE / Gary Williams
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The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Wednesday.The Trump Government attributes the decline to its hard line immigration policy, as reported in El País.

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This photo of January 27 shows the three border fences between the United States and Mexico in the city of San Luis (Arizona). EFE / Gary Williams

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

WikiLeaks releases 'biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents'

 03/08/2017 - 03:00
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The 8,761 documents published by WikiLeaks focus mainly on techniques for hacking and surveillance

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On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published what it described as the biggest ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA detailing the tools it uses to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices. If the WikiLeaks documents are authentic, the release would be a serious blow to the agency. EFE/Andrew Gombert

Hungary to detain all asylum seekers in container camps

 03/07/2017 - 11:45

The Hungarian Parliament approved a law that allows the detention of all asylum-seekers until their requests are processed. PM calls migration ‘Trojan horse for terrorism’.

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 23 year old Syrian refugee hides inside a suitcase to travel from Mitilene. in Lesbos island, to Athens, on March 2nd, 2017.Mitiline was banned to refugees after an agreement between the EU and Turkey. Once in Greece, refugees try to reach Hungary and Germany through Serbia and the Balkans. EFE/Str. 

Republicans present long-awaited Obamacare replacement plan

 03/07/2017 - 03:13
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American Health Care Act would shrink government role in healthcare and could leave more people without insurance despite Trump administration promises

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:59am
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US House Republicans on Monday presented their long-awaited plan to replace the Affordable Care Act pushed by former President Barack Obama, a much anticipated move after conservative lawmakers" repeated promises to do away with the current system, known as Obamacare.
File photo showing US President Donald J. Trump signing his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, after Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017. EFE/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL

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Presos en Arkansas con ejecuciones programadas para el mes de Abril. EFE/EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
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The Supreme Court late Monday blocked the first of at least six executions planned in Arkansas over the next two weeks after a dizzying day of state and federal court disputes about lethal injection drugs, mental health claims and the right to legal representation.