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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
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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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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 2:40am
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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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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:18am
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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

¿Gato por liebre?

 03/06/2017 - 16:09

Los nuevos cambios en la ley de prohibición de viaje de Trump parecen no cambiar en lo absoluto su misión inicial.

El Presidente Donald J. Trump será recordado como uno de los presidentes estadounidenses que más se esforzaron en cumplir su palabra.

Tras la oposición que recibió la Ley de Prohibición de Viaje inicial que introdujo la nueva administración – suspendiendo el ingreso a los Estados Unidos a ciudadanos provenientes de siete países de mayoría musulmana – la promesa de aprobar una versión revisada no se hizo esperar.

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Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:05pm
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El fiscal general, Jeff Sessions (c), el secretario de Seguridad Nacional, John Kelly (d) y el secretario de Estado de EEUU, Rex Tillerson (i), a su llegada a una rueda de prensa en la Sala de Prensa de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza en Washington, DC hoy 6 de marzo de 2017. Rex Tillerson dijo hoy que el nuevo veto migratorio recién firmado por el presidente Donald Trump es "vital" para la seguridad del país, y pidió a sus aliados en todo el mundo que "entiendan" que se trata de un esfuerzo "temporal" para reforzar los controles migratorios. EFE/Michael Reynolds

Why Cocaine Production and Consumption Spikes in South America

 03/06/2017 - 05:11
Four Guyanese citizens were arrested in an operation that seized 4.2 tons of cocaine valued at $ 125 million in a vessel north of Suriname, the San Juan Coast Guard reported on February 16tg. The operation was carried out in the Atlantic Ocean, when a boat of the American Drug Agency detected the 70 feet length fishing vessel, registered in the island of San Vicente, loading the drug. San Juan Coast Guard captain Francisco Rego said this is the largest seizure in the Atlantic Ocean since 1999. EFE / DEA 
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According to a recent United Nations report on Narcotics, South America continues to lead global cocaine production and consumption. But the situation is expected to improve thanks to the peace process in Colombia, reported El País.

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Four Guyanese citizens were arrested in an operation that seized 4.2 tons of cocaine valued at $ 125 million in a vessel north of Suriname, the San Juan Coast Guard reported on February 16tg. The operation was carried out in the Atlantic Ocean, when a boat of the American Drug Agency detected the 70 feet length fishing vessel, registered in the island of San Vicente, loading the drug. San Juan Coast Guard captain Francisco Rego said this is the largest seizure in the Atlantic Ocean since 1999. EFE / DEA 

Is there a "right" way to deport people?

 03/06/2017 - 04:49
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The Economist compares two different approaches to illegal inmigration and deportations. While Germany’s approach is sensible. America’s is not, says the British magazine.

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Rose Marie Ascencio, wife of José Escobar, deported this week to El Salvador after being detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement during her annual meeting, shows family portraits with her two children on Saturday, March 4, 2017, during a vigil in Houston, Texas. EFE/ Alicia L. Pérez

A Guatemalan Mum and Son, hidden in a sanctuary church for more than one year

 03/06/2017 - 04:23
An undocumented Guatemalan migrant mother and her son have been calling an Austin, Texas, church "home" for more than a year. Hilda Ramirez says they were fleeing the danger of their country and were caught by immigration authorities as they illegally crossed the border at Texas in 2014.EFE/Alex Segura
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In Austin, Texas, an undocumented Guatemalan migrant mother and her son that have been living in a local church for more than a year. Hilda Ramirez says they were fleeing the danger of their country and were caught by immigration authorities as they illegally crossed the border at Texas in 2014. After they were released from a holding facility, the pair took sanctuary in an Austin church eleven months ago, hoping to avoid deportation back into danger at home.

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An undocumented Guatemalan migrant mother and her son have been calling an Austin, Texas, church "home" for more than a year. Hilda Ramirez says they were fleeing the danger of their country and were caught by immigration authorities as they illegally crossed the border at Texas in 2014.EFE/Alex Segura

Trump only has $20 million to build $21 billion US-Mexico border wall

 03/03/2017 - 05:06
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Document seen by Reuters reveals US government lacks funds to fulfill Trump’s campaign promise

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 4:58am
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The photo, taken on March 2, 2017, shows Mexican deputy Braulio Guerra climbed to the top of the border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). Guerra, of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), rose to the fence that divides Mexico and the United States to prove that it is "absurd" that President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA / ONLY EDITORIAL USE / NOT SALES

'Defy Trump' says local groups

 03/02/2017 - 21:44
Mijente and Juntos host 'Defy Trump" rally outside of City Hall

Today Juntos hosted a protest titled, "Defy Trump: Expand the Sanctuary," with Mijente.

The group stationed outside of City Hall with a message to the Mayor, City Council, and the city: a sanctuary city means a sanctuary for all. 

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Mijente and Juntos host 'Defy Trump" rally outside of City Hall

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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.