TAPACHULA, MÉXICO - 18 DE JUNIO: Los zapatos se encuentran junto a una tienda donde los migrantes viven temporalmente el 18 de junio de 2019 en Tapachula, México. (Foto por Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images)

Miembros de la Oficina de Ciudadanía y Servicios de Inmigración (USCIS) han comentado los planes del gobierno de cerrar por completo las admisiones por refugio el próximo año.

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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.

Dark Times

 12/06/2016 - 05:26

It is not clear yet what is going to be the fate of millions of undocumented migrant workers after Donald Trump’s formal ascension to presidency – massive deportations? Religious and social tests? – but immigration attorneys are getting ready for the worst case scenarios. And they are getting anxious trying to deal with uncertainty. 

The Lyon King

 12/01/2016 - 06:35
On Fidel Castro's Death, Cuba's Outsized Influence In Africa. Photo: Africapedia

While the West discusses whether Fidel Castro’s legacy was positive or negative, in Africa they feel like if they have lost a national hero. For many Africans, history has absolved Fidel Castro when it comes to Cuba’s foreign policy:

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.


¿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.


Un Juez federal en Filadelfia es refugiado de la Cuba de Fidel

 11/29/2016 - 14:44
El juez Eduardo Roberno en su oficina de la Corte Federal en Filadelfia. Archivo AL DÍA

Tras la muerte de Fidel Castro, a los 90 años, muchos cubanos han iniciado los nueve días de luto por el que fue el líder de su país. Sin embargo, para algunos cubanoamericanos, su fallecimiento representa más bien el fin simbólico de uno de los personajes más prolíficos de la historia.
Su record en abusos de derechos humanos, así como el hecho de haber destruido la economía del país bajo su medio siglo de mandato, fue el catalizador de un éxodo masivo de más de un millón de cubanos a los Estados Unidos.

A federal judge in Philadelphia is a refugee from Fidel's Cuba

 11/29/2016 - 14:36

Judge Eduardo Roberno in his office of the Federal Court in Philadelphia.Photo:Archivo AL DÍA

After the death of Fidel Castro, at the age of 90, many Cubans have started the nine days of mourning for which he was the leader of their country. However, for some Cuban-Americans, his death represents rather the symbolic end of one of the most prolific characters in history.

His record of human rights abuses, as well as the fact that he destroyed the country's economy in his half-century, was the catalyst for a massive exodus of more than a million Cubans to the United States.

Man in a sticker

 11/27/2016 - 16:48
Improvised altar for Fidel Castro in front of the Cuban embassy in Mexico City. EFE/Alex Cruz.

Che Guevara? Fidel Castro? Are they just icons or men in stickers? In a moment where the Left wing movements in Latin America are losing power against Right-Wing governments – Kirchner against Macri in Argentina, Mujica against Tabaré Vazquez in Uruguay; Ricardo Lagos in Chile, maybe –  , we should ask ourselves what Latin America populations remembers from Cuban revolution of 1959?  As reported in Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

How do we do that?

 11/27/2016 - 15:54
Bernie Sanders in the South Bronx, on March 31st, 2016. Photo: Michael Vadon/WIKI COMMONS

What happens when an artist tries to understand a politician? Famous film-maker Spike Lee interviews Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss Donald Trump victory, what the Democrats did wrong, and how the US is going to survive 2017.

Spike Lee: Let me ask you another question. How can you tell another country that they’ve got to pay for a wall? Or fences? How does that work?

Out of Stock

 11/24/2016 - 15:32
 EFE/Martin Alipaz

The US needs to hire more Mexican workers instead of deporting them, according to many owners of small businesses around the nation. From small construction companies in Dallas, Texas, to chains of Mexican restaurants in San Francisco and orange farms in Florida: all these small businesses confirm they are dependent on low skilled workers (like Mexican workers) to keep growing, according to a report elaborated by The Wall Street Journal. 

"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.


"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.


Filantropía en la era de la diversidad

 11/22/2016 - 14:07
Filantropía en la era de la diversidad

El mundo de la filantropía evoca imágenes de hombres y mujeres adinerados luciendo tuxedos y pieles en fiestas y galas de lujo. El estereotipo es merecido - generaciones de ricos patrones donando generosamente su dinero y prestigio a un selecto grupo de fundaciones, año tras año, creando un sólido sistema, aunque también elitista, rehogado en una buena dosis de tradición y ego.


Philantropies in the age of diversity

 11/22/2016 - 13:47
Philantropies in the age of diversity

The world of philanthropy conjures images of well-heeled men and women donning tuxedos and furs at fancy galas. The stereotype is well-deserved - generations of wealthy patrons lavishly contributed money and prestige to a select group of foundations over the generations, creating a robust yet exclusionary system steeped in tradition and ego.


It's not 'alt-right'

 11/21/2016 - 15:08
Protesters against US President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon gather and chant outside the 2016 Zionist Organization of America Annual Dinner, in New York, New York, USA, 20 November 2016. EFE/Bryan R. Smith

Nazi salutes, swastikas painted in parks? No, no. People don’t like that, Mr. Trump. Several protests sparked in New York in the last days to protest against the use of neo-Nazi symbols among Trump supporters. General disappointment as well when we saw prominent members of the so-called “alt-right”, the white nationalist movement that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency, gathered in Washington DC last Saturday to plot how the movement can “start influencing policy and culture” under the Trump administration.

¿Qué bola?

 11/21/2016 - 13:58
The world is anxious about how Donald Trump will lead the US relations with Russia and Cuba. EFE/Roman Pilipey

In Cuba, people don’t know exactly what Trump’s intentions with the island are when he comes to power. In the 90’s, he tried to violate the commercial embargo while trying to invest in hotels and casinos in the island; during the campaign, he promised to reverse Obama’s policy towards La Habana – too liberal and interventionist –  , in order to make happy his Cuban American Republican voters. “In any case, La Habana has a lot to gain”, says Rafael Rojas, Cuban historian and essayist, living in Mexico.

Trampy Girls

 11/20/2016 - 17:35
Protestors bearing signs and banners take to the streets showing their opposition to the election of Donald J. Trump to be the next president of the United States, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 19 November 2016. EFE/EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Robin Moore is not unemployed, she isn’t a factory worker, she isn’t a white male: she is an affluent high educated wine consultant from Wisconsin who voted for Donald Trump, and has no regrets. Like many other women from the Midwest, Moore took Mr Trump seriously, but not literally, and expects him to have to compromise to get things done.

Peruvian farewell

 11/20/2016 - 17:09
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, gave a press conference in Lima during the APEC summit this weekend. He said that "reality" will force his successor in the White House, Donald Trump, to modify some of the measures he deffended during his campain. EFE/Martín Alipaz.

President Barack Obama was in Lima (Peru) this week for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries, including China and the USA, to promote economic cooperation and free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Lima, leaders of these countries expressed their concerns about Donald Trump intentions to promote protectionism and anti-immigration policies. Obama took advantage of his visit to Lima to give one of his famous speeches to the youth, this time he addressed the Latin American youth.

Déjà Vu

 11/20/2016 - 16:41
Venezuela president, Nicolás Maduro, a populist, said on Sunday that president Obama was a "despicable" person for talking nonsense against Venezuela. EFE/Palacio de Miraflores

Latinos in the US do not need to be told about the dangers of Populism and its aftermaths. Many of them have experienced it first hand in their countries of origin: Hugo Chávez in Venezuela –after his death, the country is in crisis–, Cristina Fernández in Argentina – now facing corruption charges –, or Rafael Correa in Ecuador. So why is Populism now on the rise in the US and Europe? Growing inequality of incomes is one possible answer to understand why populism is on retreat in Latin America and growing in the West.