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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The Latino Lens

 12/13/2016 - 03:02

Latinos are sweeping the cinema industry: Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, actress Gina Rodriguez and Chilean director Pablo Larraín are part of the talented list of film and TV stars and creators nominated for the prestigious 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

What is the duty of Latin American cinema to combat racism and anti-immigration feelings in the era of Donald Trump?

I don't like your friends

 12/13/2016 - 02:19

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Rex Tillerson, executive chief of Exxon Mobil and a closer acquaintance to Putin, to be the new secretary of state, according to transition officers.

Tillerson, 64, is a businessman without political experience, but has a wide international career and contacts all around the world. However, his relationship with Russia has awaken concerns in the Senate.  

Smart Teens

 12/13/2016 - 01:54

In May, 29-year-old Elaine Welteroth substituted Amy Astley as chief editor of Teen Vogue. Since then, the magazine- founded in 2003 - is engaging with political and social issues, like feminism, identity and activism.

Conspiracy Games

 12/13/2016 - 01:25

 Last Friday night, following the announcement that the Obama administration would launch a thorough review of election-related hacking, news broke that the CIA suspected the Russian government of organizing cyberattacks to help Donald Trump win the elections.

Now the Senate is also getting involved, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backing a bipartisan inquiry into Russia’s role. A group of presidential electors is demanding a briefing on the hacking.

A Matter of Principle

 12/12/2016 - 06:22

About half the agents who patrol the southern US border are Latinos. And despite Donald Trump having won the elections with a campaign fueled by anti-immigration and insults against Mexicans, nobody is questioning their commitment.

One example is Vicente Paco, 35, born in Mexico, and a naturalized US citizen, that every day patrols in his 4x4 vehicle in a desert that once used to be Mexican.

Enchanted Boomerang

 12/12/2016 - 05:54

Trade with Mexico creates approximately 4.9 million jobs in the United States, according to a new research from the Wilson Center, a non partisan think tank in Washington DC. Despite what President-elect Trump says, that means that one out of 29 American jobs depends on preserving an economic relationship with the U.S.’s southern neighbor

The Labyrinth Guard

 12/12/2016 - 05:25

 Mexico City's governmental secretary, Patricia Mercado Castro, is a well-know Mexican feminist politician and a potential successor to Mexico City's Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera, although in an interview with Spanish paper El País she dissimises it.

The founder and former president and the 2006 presidential candidate of the extinct Socialdemocratic Party says she would like to belong to the new presidential team in the next 2018 elections.

La Última Calada

 12/12/2016 - 03:57



EFE / Agencias. Con toda una vida dedicada a la elaboración artesanal de tabaco, Wallace Reyes no le da más de "quince o veinte" años de existencia a una industria que ha marcado la historia de la ciudad de Tampa (EE.UU.), en la costa oeste de Florida y que llegó a ser llamada la "capital mundial del puro".


The Last Puff

 12/12/2016 - 03:50

Tampa was once dubbed "Cigar City", but its last cigar factory is about to disappear, like Fidel Castro, the most iconic cigar smoker, did last week.

Among those most worried about the future of the city is Eric Newman, whose family has been making 31 brands of cigars, including Cuesta-Rey, Diamond Crown and La Unica, for three generations, reports The Washington Post.
For 121 years, the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has produced millions of cigars and shipped them worldwide, while the rest of 149 surrounding factories shuttered their doors or outsourced overseas. 

Sea Blades

 12/12/2016 - 03:24

Wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation in the nation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea.

Domino Effect

 12/12/2016 - 03:04

In the wake of Oakland’s deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire, cities across the country are cracking down on safety at similar art residence spaces;

L.A., Dallas, Nashville and New Haven have all put landlords and tenants on notice to clear out buildings that might be substandard living conditions. Baltimore is taking it a step further.

A Man of Peace

 12/09/2016 - 06:03

Next December 11, Colombian president Jose Manuel Santos will receive the Peace Nobel Prize in recognition for his efforts to bring peace in his country and sign a peace deal with the guerrillas.

He is a man that endures high pressure, and he admits flights are his favorite moment of the week.   "Only in a plane you can eat, rest and forget your phone", says the president of Colombia in an interview with Mexican interview Gatopardo.

Losing Sleep

 12/09/2016 - 05:37

Cuban academic and political opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa received the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award 2016 at the Wilson Center, a research center in Washington DC, in recognition for his democratic ideas. 

The award recognizes Cuesta Morúa's "extensive work on democratic reforms in Cuba" and grants him a one-month scholarship at the center to work with Washington's academic and policy-making communities.

Of Generals and Ideologists

 12/09/2016 - 04:30

President-Elect Donald Trump is surrounding himself with high-rank generals, orthodox conservatives and millionaire businessmen. He hasn't picked up yet his Secretary of State to complete his Cabinet, one of the most atypical governments in the history of the United States, according to Marc Bassets, chief correspondent in Washington for Spain leading newspaper El País. 

Spartan Diet

 12/09/2016 - 03:24

While president-elect, Donald Trump, wants to cancel an order to build a new model of the Air Force One, arguing that it would cost more than $4,000 milion, a small Latin-American country like Uruguay is debating if it really needs a presidential plane:  

For the last two years, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez has been trying to acquire a presidential plane to travel abroad, but the Audit Court has recently rejected the purchase process because only one company submitted a bid.

Cultural Barricade

 12/08/2016 - 06:19

El Corazón Cultural Center - home of Latino arts and culture in the Philadelphia area -  celebrated on Wednesday that has expanded its facilities in El Barrio and claims to be the center of a resistance movement against intolerance against the Latino community.

Barricada Cultural

 12/08/2016 - 06:09

El centro puertorriqueño El Corazón Cultural del Barrio de Filadelfia (Pensilvania) inauguró hoy la ampliación de sus instalaciones para reivindicarse como movimiento de resistencia ante la intolerancia contra la comunidad latina, informa la agencia EFE.

La directora ejecutiva de Taller Puertorriqueño, Carmen Febo-San Miguel, también reivindicó el espacio en una entrevista con EFE como una "posición política" ante los ataques a las minorías, entre ellas los latina, surgidos recientemente en el país.

Fuel friendly

 12/08/2016 - 05:53

President-elect Donald J. Trump once called Climate Change "a Chinese Hoax". He has promised to boost the national mining industry and help coal to come back again, despite pollution and environmental hazards it may cause. And he has threatened to dismantle President Obama's effort to counter climate change.

So, it felt normal yesterday when he announced that he has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, or the E.P.A.

"Out There"

 12/08/2016 - 05:32

James Fallows, a veteran political analyst and former correspondent in China for The Atlantic, says that through all this time, he has been personally and professionally, and increasingly, an American optimist. However, he views Trump’s election as the most grievous blow that the American idea has suffered in my lifetime:

Too Much Drama

 12/08/2016 - 05:12

Make love, not war. But if you want both, get married.

The divorce rate in America has fallen by 25% from 1980, mainly due to ageing population (the later you marry, the less possibilities to divorce; and less stigma on remaining single).

However, divorce is still common—more than 800,000 marriages were annulled in 2014—and it is often costly and protracted. The average American couple spends $15,000 and 10.7 months on a divorce process, plus the flames that always spark thanks to a legal system that encourages adversarial approach to divorce.

Rebellious Child

 12/08/2016 - 03:34

Amid Trump’s promises to save thousands of jobs of being outsourced to Mexico and China, Walmart has announced its intention to carry on an investment of 1,300 million dollars in Mexico. The biggest American supermarket chain forecasts to double its sales in Mexico for 2025.

The investment will bring 10,000 new jobs into the country, where Walmart already employs over 200,000 people.

A Big Toilet

 12/08/2016 - 03:09

Pope Francis has compared media organizations that focus on scandals and promote fake news to discredit people's lives with those who are obsessed with excrements. Using striking terminology, Francis said journalists and the media must avoid falling into “coprophilia” – an obsession with eating faeces. 

 Spreading disinformation is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”, the Pope told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. It is a sin to defame people, he added.