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A handout photo made available by the Press of the Presidency of Peru shows the President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (C) speaking while accompanied by Prime Minister Mercedes Araoz (L) and the Chancellor Ricardo Luna (2-R), during a message to the nation, in the Government Palace in Lima, Peru, Dec. 14, 2017.
By EFE

The president of Peru on Thursday refused to step down despite mounting pressure from the opposition over accusations that he received payments from under fire Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

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Talk to her

 12/01/2016 - 06:04
Feminist activists protesting against gender violence and femicides in Quito, Equador. EFE/José Jácome

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).

Underbanked

 12/01/2016 - 05:46
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More than one-quarter of Americans don’t have adequate access to basic banking tools, such as checking accounts, credit cards, or loans for instance. Mostly all of these people belong to communities with low incomes, with less than a college degree, and minorities.

Depending on alternative products such as payday or auto loans to make ends meet, increase their risk of marginalization. 

The voice of Cuba's future - A profile of Yoani Sánchez

 11/30/2016 - 11:11
Cuban blogger and journalist Yoani Sánchez in 2013. Photo: WIKI COMMONS
 

Yoani Sánchez is one of the most influent bloggers and journalists in Cuba

"#Cuba The official press says that there are few people in the street because they are gathered in their pain ... the truth is that there is fear, much fear."

"The most repeated words on public TV: eternal, always, immortal ... #LaMuerteDeFidelCastro.

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Los millennials cubanos no entonarán “Viva Fidel” - Perfil de Yoani Sánchez

 11/30/2016 - 07:23
La bloguera cubana Yoani Sánchez en 2013. Foto: WIKI COMMONS
La muerte de Fidel Castro no ha sido tan trascendente para los millennials cubanos, según la conocida bloguera y periodista cubana Yoani Sánchez, una de las voces más críticas con el gobierno de la isla.

“La prensa oficial dice que hay pocas personas en la calle porque están recogidas en su dolor… lo cierto es que hay miedo, mucho miedo.”; “Las palabras más repetidas en la TV oficial: eterno, siempre, inmortal… #LaMuerteDeFidelCastro.

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Amores perros

 11/30/2016 - 05:56
Mexico could ban dog fighting soon, but this brutal practice is still legal in other countries like Japan. Photo: WIKI COMMONS

Dog fighting is deeply rooted in the Mexican culture, but it could soon be banned. Last week, the Mexican Senate green-lighted draft legal reforms which would, if passed, see organization of events banned at the federal level. Animal rights activists have been fighting against dog fight for many years, arguing that the dogs are brutally treated.

The Cuban doctor

 11/30/2016 - 04:39
Cuban family doctors have a key role in preserving the excellent Public Health system of the island.  Photo: Flickr/PanAmerican Health Organization

How is it possible that a Cuban citizen has a nearly identical life expectancy to an American, despite widespread poverty in his country and costing the government one tenth of the cost compared to an American? (Cuba spends just $813 per person annually on health care compared with America’s $9,403).  The difference comes back to the basic fact that in Cuba, health care is protected under the constitution as a fundamental human right. Also, as a poor country, Cuba can’t afford to waste money on health care.

Will history absolve him?

 11/29/2016 - 16:36
"History will absolve me" was the phrase that Fidel Castro used when he was condemned in a trial for the assault to the Moncada headquarters at the beginning of his political career in the 1950.

“History will absolve me”, was the phrase that Fidel Castro used when he was convicted in a trial for the assault to the Moncada barracks at the beginning of his political career in the 1950s. This story began to officially run since his decease, announced the past weekend in La Habana. This is the account of his history.

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¿Lo absolverá la historia?

 11/29/2016 - 16:22
“La historia me absolverá,” fue la frase que usó Fidel Castro cuando fue condenado en un juicio por el asalto al cuartel Moncada, a principios de su carrera política en los años 50. Esa historia empezó oficialmente a correr a partir de su muerte, anunciada el fin de semana pasado en La Habana. El siguiente es el recuento de su vida.

“La historia me absolverá,” fue la frase que usó Fidel Castro cuando fue condenado en un juicio por el asalto al cuartel Moncada, a principios de su carrera política en los años 50. Esa historia empezó oficialmente a correr a partir de su muerte, anunciada el fin de semana pasado en La Habana. El siguiente es el recuento de su vida.

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Two pipelines; one history

 11/29/2016 - 15:25
Protests against the building of the Dakota Pipeline in Morton County, North Dakota. 20/11/2016. EFE/Morton County Dept.

Dakota Pipeline awakes fear in the hearts 

Humans are recognized for being stubborn and unwary when it comes to learning from past defeats. The current and shaky history of the economies and policies of the United States of America is no exception to this rule.

Not only have we consciously repeated the same political judgments over and over again, but we have also forgotten that history is often corroborated factually.

Nixon and the TAPS 

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Dos oleoductos, una historia

 11/29/2016 - 15:14
Protestas contra la tubería de crudo en Morton County, North Dakota. 20/11/2016. Una fotografía cortesía del Departamento de Morton County muestra los oficiales de policías envueltos en una disputa contra los manifestantes del Backwater Bridge, en el norte de un campamento de protesta en Morton County, North Dakota. EE.UU.

El oleoducto de Dakota despierta fantasmas en el corazón de las minorías

Los seres humanos son reconocidos por ser testarudos e incautos cuando se trata de aprender de derrotas pasadas. La actual y temblorosa historia de economías y políticas de los Estados Unidos de América, no es la excepción a esta regla.

No sólo hemos logrado repetir conscientemente los mismos juicios políticos una y otra vez, sino que también hemos olvidado que la historia suele corroborarse fácticamente.

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[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
 
 

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.

[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
 
 

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!

Un sueño robado

 11/29/2016 - 13:27
Aficcionados del equipo Chapecoense frente a la sede del club,en la ciudad de Chapecó al sur de Brasil tras conocerse el accidente del avión en el que viajaba el equipo para disputar el primer partido de la final de la Copa Sudamericana que tenian previsto jugar contra el Atletico Nacional en Colombia y que se estrelló anoche cuando se dirigía al aeropuerto José María Córdoba de Medellín.EFE / BIA PIVA / DIÁRIO DO IGUAÇU /

Hay equipos de futbol que tienen estrellas como Ronaldo, Messi y Neymar, que pueden llenar estadios cada semana y pueden ganar títulos importantes casi cada año. Por otro lado, hay equipos que se construyen desde cero, pieza por pieza, que sólo pueden soñar con llegar a una posición en las eliminatorias, pero seguirán luchando hasta el pitido final.

The crash that devestated the soccer world

 11/29/2016 - 12:43
Chapecoense supporters meet in front of the team's club, in Chapecó (Brazil), after the plane in which the team traveled crashed near Medellín (Colombia).EFE / BIA PIVA / DIÁRIO DO IGUAÇU /

There are futbol teams that have stars such as Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar that can fill stadiums every week and can win major titles almost every year. On the other hand, there are teams that build from the ground up piece by piece who can only dream of reaching a playoff position but will keep battling till the final whistle.

Fidel Castro: cry or laugh?

 11/28/2016 - 23:11
In La Havana, Cubans are mourning their former leader. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

AL DÍA has selected the best OP-ED columns published in the international media after the passing of the Cuban leader.

The passing of Fidel Castro represents the end of an era, especially for America. The Cuban Revolution of 1959 marked the arrival of the Cold War to the American continent and a wave of Leftist movements in Latin America that wanted to face the US capitalism.

Blessed, but not Saved

 11/27/2016 - 16:41
According to the police, some estimated 400 protesters attempted to breach the bridge, which was blocked since late October, near the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline, north on highway 1806. EFE/EPA/MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT 

The demonstrations by native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline will surely be remembered as a landmark in relations between Christianity – especially the Catholic church– and indigenous people. The Christian clergy have been attending the voice of protests of over 200 indigenous groups since the polemic Pipeline project begun. Catholic church is very engaged in this cause, given that Pope Francis called for a rapid switch away from fossil fuels in his environmental encyclical.

"We are all migrants"

 11/24/2016 - 03:56
On Nov 15th, the Mexican priest Alejandro Solalinde, founder of Hermanos en el Camino, gave a conference about Human Rights and Migration in Barcelona.Photo: CASA AMERICA CATALUNYA

Father Alejandro Solalinde is 71 years old and holds a backpack of hard experiences in his back, but his small dark eyes have not lost even a spark of vitality. Born in Texcoco, Mexico, this Mexican Catholic priest has become a champion in the fight for the human rights of migrants in Central America. Solalinde is the founder of Hermanos en el Camino, a network of shelters and parishes that provide food, medical care and accommodation to Latin American immigrants who cross Mexico to reach the United States.

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"Todos somos migrantes"

 11/24/2016 - 03:49
El sacerdote mexicano Alejandro Solalinde, fundador de Hermanos en el Camino, dio una conferencia sobre Derechos Humanos y Migración el pasado 15 de noviembre en Barcelona. Foto: CASA AMERICA CATALUNYA

El padre Alejandro Solalinde tiene 71 años y una mochila de duras experiencias colgada a la espalda, pero sus ojos pequeños y oscuros no han perdido ni una chispa de vitalidad. Nacido en Texcoco, México, este sacerdote católico mexicano es uno de los referentes en la lucha por los derechos humanos de los migrantes en América Latina.

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The Price is Right

 11/22/2016 - 15:07
The Holiday Season has arrived and many people get stressed when it comes to decide how much to spend on presents. The Internet is full of guidelines to help you not to collapse, mentally and economically. EFE/ERIK S. LESSER

Time for shopping is around the corner, but you don’t need to bankrupt to show off how generous you are. This accurate guideline made by etiquette experts on how much to spend on holiday gifts based on who you are shopping for will help you: Siblings and cousins: $20 and up; Nieces and nephews: $25 and up (what about asking the parents about making a contribution to the child’s college fund?). Ups. Sorry for your close friends and coworkers: assign $15, for them; while for your  in-laws: $20 and up.

The Great Wall of Facebook

 11/22/2016 - 15:00
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, participated in the Asia Pacific Cooperation summit (APEC) last weekend in Lima (Peru). Facebook has been criticized for developing an internal software to help censure posts in China.  EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ

Three current and former employees of Facebook who asked for anonymity have accused Zuckerberg ‘s company to have developed a new censure tool that would help the company to get back into the Chinese market, where the social network has been blocked. The new software helps the social network to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees. Mr. Zuckerberg has supported and defended the effort, the people added, according to The New York Times.

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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Mejor estar seguros que arrepentidos

 11/21/2016 - 17:20
Mejor estar seguros que arrepentidos

Con la aproximación del Black Friday, tanto tú como millones de otros compradores se levantan al amanecer para obtener televisiones con descuento, el último sistema de vídeo juegos o esa máquina de hacer jugos a la que le tenías el ojo puesto.

Antes de hacer click en ese ítem al comprar en línea o salir disparado hacia la puerta para empujar y lograr ser el primero en la fila, asegúrate de que tomas las precauciones necesarias para evitar el robo de identidad.

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