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 Seguidores del presidente electo chileno, Sebastián Piñera, portan un busto del desaparecido dictador Augusto Pinochet tras la jornada de elecciones presidenciales hoy, domingo 17 de diciembre de 2017, en Santiago (Chile). Centenares de chilenos se apretujan a estas horas frente al edificio céntrico en el que se ubica el comando de Piñera, a muy pocas manzanas del Palacio de La Moneda, sede del Ejecutivo, mientras bailan al son de sus propios cánticos. EFE/Mario Ruiz

El candidato de la derecha Sebastián Piñera superó con holgada ventaja al progresista Guillier, heredero de Bachelet, en las presidenciales chilenas del pasado domingo. 

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Bullfight: Trump ordered to give deposition in Washington over lawswuit against Spanish celebrity chef

 12/16/2016 - 03:25

Donald Trump will be deposed for seven hours in New York over lawsuit against celebrity chef José Andrés, co-owner of The Think Food Group, two weeks before he is inaugurated as President. Donald Trump is suing chef José Andrés for $10m over a 'breach of contract'. The well-known Spanish chef backed out of a job at Trump's Washington DC hotel in 2015 after hearing his racist comments against Mexican immigrants.

Leon's Roar: California Senate Leader Explains How He Prepares to Fight against Trump Anti-Immigration Policies

 12/15/2016 - 16:58

In an interview with El País, the President of the California Senate, Kevin de León, a Latino, explains how California is going to stand up for the rights of immigrants and the preservation of the Environment, no matter what direction takes the new Trump Administration.

Trump Meets with the Nation's Top Tech Executives

 12/15/2016 - 04:49

President-elect Donald Trump met with the nation’s tech elite to discuss future ways of collaboration between the White House and the tech industry.
The gathering included Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Elon Musk of Tesla; Timothy D. Cook of Apple; Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook; Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet, Google’s parent company; and Satya Nadella of Microsoft, among others.

Hit and Sunk

 12/14/2016 - 06:13

Former U.S Congressan Chaka Fattah, one of the top politicians in the city of Philadelphia for many years, has been sentenced to spend a decade in prison and pay $614,000 in restitution to victims of corruption charges on which the longtime legislator was convicted last June.

Fattah was found guilty of dozens of counts of corruption stemming from charges filed in 2015 that came down from the FBI after an eight-year long investigation into the congressman’s financial dealings. 

Get Up and Out

 12/14/2016 - 05:46

Black and Latino students in California have lower test scores and higher rates of suspension than their white and Asian peers, according to recent report carried out by the Univesity of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Studies also show that teachers treat black students more harshly than white ones as early as preschool, and some have lower academic expectations for black students. 

Revolving Doors

 12/14/2016 - 04:15

Donald Trump pick for secretary of state is Rex W. Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the biggest oil company in America.  His choice brings out a big concern: will Tillerson put his business interests before the nation's interests?

Extra Money

 12/14/2016 - 03:50

The most popular counter-argument against minimum wages advocates is that requiring higher pay will result in higher prices, fewer hours of work, and an overall reduction of jobs. But in 2014, 18 states and D.C. raised their minimum wages, and the results have been quite clearly positive for local economies, reports The Atlantic.

Fast Track

 12/14/2016 - 03:30

Will the US get a high-speed rail network like in Europe or Japan? Not in the near future, but some meaning progress has been made.

With a mix of privately funded projects and upgrades to what already exists, America’s trains are finally set to speed up in the near future, reports City Lab.

Bright Spark

 12/13/2016 - 05:21

One year ago, Maj Toure founded Black Guns Matter,  a gun safety workshop in a North Philadelphia community center. Now he’s in the midst of a nationwide tour, teaching in schools about de-escalation techniques and local gun laws, taking any and all questions.

Toure, who grew up in Philadelphia, is a celebrity on Breitbart.com, he has read Mein Kampf three times, and feels like an heir to Pan-African awareness, as reported in The Philadelphia Citizen.

The Gold of the Poor

 12/13/2016 - 04:57

Almost all the prohibitions that are implanted in Cuba begin with a rumor. Now it is the turn of surgical steel, but not the one used in instruments in surgery rooms, but the one that is used to make jewels with the appearance of gold or silver. The first consequence has been the sharp fall in prices, the second, which is expected soon, to become clandestine.

Clean Air Gates

 12/13/2016 - 03:58

Bill Gates is afraid that the new Donald Trump Administration won't take climate change and emissions reduction as a priority. Therefore, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft announced on Monday the start of a fund to invest in transformative energy research and development to reduce carbon emissions. 

Mr. Gates’s new investment fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, is intended to capitalize on the government-backed research through partnerships with other research and academic institutions.

Salt In The Wound

 12/13/2016 - 03:27

The brutal killing of a seven-year-old indigenous girl has horrified Colombia and sparkled protests against violence in the streets of Bogotá. The rape and killing of the little girl has highlighted deep class divides that still remain in the Latin American country.

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