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Journalist and poet Albor Ruiz. Photo: Courtesy of Albor Ruiz

In his newly-published book of poetry, "In case I die tomorrow," Albor Ruiz gives voice to his journeys from his hometown of Cárdenas, Cuba, to the streets of New York City, in Manhattan.

[OP-ED]: Trump’s Dangerous Confusion Can No Longer Be Hidden

 05/17/2017 - 11:19
Trump’s problems are not only with the public, his own party comrades have also increasingly begun to run away from him, fearful that his unpopularity could be as contagious as the Zika virus --and cost them an election. EFE

C’mon people, give the man some credit. Yes, it’s true that these past few days have been completely chaotic and disastrous for the increasingly confused and erratic Donald Trump. But hey, how many other presidents have squandered their political capital so completely in such a short period of time?


[OP-ED]: Puerto Ricans Are Not Taking It Any More

 05/03/2017 - 10:11
A protester flies a flag burned May 1, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the general strike against the cuts, which coincides with May Day, International Labor Day. EFE

Message to all those self-righteous individuals in Puerto Rico who made a show of being scandalized by the stones thrown –God knows by whom—during the May 1st march in San Juan, while minimizing the 200,000 people who peacefully protested the extreme austerity measures and the imperial federal control board deciding their future: You must either ignore your nation’s reality or be complicit in its creation. In either case, shame on you.


[OP-ED]: La madre de todos los ‘blufs’

 04/19/2017 - 08:02
Afortunadamente, no es solo el pánico lo que se expande, también lo hace la resistencia, que cada día crece y se fortalece. Y eso es muy bueno.

Sí, eso es lo que retórica recalentada de Washington sobre Corea del Norte –a la que el país asiático responde en tonos igualmente belicosos – es en realidad: una sucia guerra de palabras. Pero puede estar seguro de que no están a punto de intercambiarse balas, cohetes, la madre de todas las bombas y mucho menos armas atómicas. Lo cual, por supuesto, es muy bueno.


[OP-ED]: The Mother of All Bluffs

 04/18/2017 - 18:22
Not only panic is spreading, resistance is also growing by leaps and bounds.EFE

Yes, that’s what the heated rhetoric coming from Washington about North Korea –and being responded to in no less bellicose tones by the Asian country – is: a nasty war of words. Rest assured that no bullets, no rockets, no mother of all bombs, not to mention atomic weapons are about to be fired, dropped or exchanged. Which, of course, is great.


[OP-ED]: Women’s Forceful Message to Donald Trump

 03/07/2017 - 12:53

Nightmarish. That’s the best way to describe Donald Trump’s past few weeks in the White House. 

During those days he has seen his closest henchmen exposed as liars and cheaters –the most recent, his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, a man well known for his extremist racist ideology. 

Not surprisingly, they --Trump included-- deny any wrongdoing with a straight face while, as in some third-rate TV reality show, are doing the impossible to hide their suspicious dealings with the Russians and paint themselves as harmless patriots.


[OP-ED]: Un mensaje poderoso de las mujeres a Donald Trump

 03/07/2017 - 12:48

Una pesadilla. Esa es la mejor descripción de las semanas recientes de Donald Trump en la Casa Blanca. En esos días Trump ha presenciado el desenmascaramiento de sus colaboradores más cercanos como tramposos y embusteros, incluyendo a si fiscal general, Jeff Sessions, cuya ideología racista y antiinmigrante es de sobra conocida.


[OP-ED]: Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to Trump

 01/27/2017 - 11:42

Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements. That’s how the White House has called the first of two executive orders Donald Trump signed on January 25. The second one is also named with the same cold, bureaucratic language that makes it sound harmless, just another routine governmental decision.

But don’t be fooled by the innocuous names. What Trump ordered with those documents is nothing less than an all-out assault on immigrants and the values that, supposedly, define the United States as a nation.