In the mid 19th century, 60% of the "slave" ships crossing the Atlantic from Africa to America were owned by Spanish -mainly from Catalonia and the tiny island of Menorca. Money from illegal slave trade had a key rol in financing the banking system and industrialization of Spain.
La Administración ha aprovechado las circunstancias durante la crisis de salud pública para rechazar a casi todos los solicitantes de asilo.
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El País interviewed Yunieski Marcos, the last Cuban immigrant to benefit from the "wet foot, dry foot" policy. The law was abolished by president Obama just days before stepping off.
La participación de empresarios españoles, principalmente catalanes, en el comercio ilegal de esclavos, permitió amasar grandes fortunas que sirvieron más tarde para financiar la banca y la industrialización de España.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo reports about the origins of Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, the mother of Donald Trump, who escaped from poverty in Scotland to find a job as house cleaner in the US, and the German roots of his father's family.
Deportations from the U.S. have fuelled the call-center industry in El Salvador by bringing an influx of English-speaking job-seekers, reports The New Yorker.
Announcement of Carlos Slim's TV channel Nuestra Visión comes as Donald Trump vows to enact protectionist policies that could plunge Mexico into economic turmoil.
Democratic Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva not only rules out the possibility of approving immigration reform under the incoming Donald Trump administration but also believes that Republican lawmakers will toughen immigration laws.Grijalva is among approximately 50 US lawmakers who have said they will not attend Trump's inauguration
Donald Trump will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States and face immediate pressure to deliver an inaugural address that can start to heal a divided nation and reassure an anxious world. As reported in The Guardian.
California Sunday Magazine explores how California has become a bastion of resistance to Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make America great again and Mexico smaller. "Mexit" is coming, reports El País.
Manuel Pastor writes about Latinos and the future of American Politics in The American Prospect magazine. Defending immigrants and championing progressive economics are an imperative.
Book Review. In "The Arab of the Future", French illustrator Riad Sattouf exposes his childhood and youth in the Siria under Hafez Al-Assad using irony and a sagacious sincerity.
Crítica de libro. En "El Árabe del Futuro", el ilustrador sirio-francés Riad Sattouf narra su infancia y juventud en la Siria de Hafez Al-Assad con sagaz irionía y con la verdad siempre por delante.
The practice of slavery during Colonial times brought many African people to the Latin American continent. In countries like Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay, Blacks account for a big proportion of the population. But why are there no black people in Argentina?
The elimination of the "Wet foot, dry foot" policy is causing massive uncertainty, confusion and frustration.
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas
The Guardian visited an immigration detention center in Pennsylvannia and asked the children incarcerated about their Christmas wishes. They all wish the same: freedom.
Berlin Christmas market attack killer still on the loose. Investigators say they arrested wrong man over truck attack that killed 12 and injured dozens more in a Christmas market at the German capital. Chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing criticism over migrant policy, security measures.
Fatal injuries involving Hispanic or Latino workers rose 12 percent in 2015 to 903 fatalities, up from 804 in 2014, according to a report released last Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The New York Times reports about a Spanish restaurant chain’s business model: use revenue made by serving breakfast and lunch to cover the costs of free dinners for homeless people.
A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more. The German authorities consider it a terrorist attack.
Hispanic Surnames on the Rise in U.S. as Immigration Surges.
The economic crisis in Venezuela has put thousands of Venezuelan retirees abroad in a desperate situation, as they stopped receiving their pensions.
In Lima's poorest districts, bands of citizens have assembled through social media to fight crime, often employing brutal tactics.
Al Cárdenas, one of the most prominent Latino Republicans, discussed the future of U.S Politics in a recent interview with Spain leading newspaper El País.