These are tumultuous times and we approach Christmas, a season in which the old “peace and love” slogan is supposed to become more than nice words, with a disquieting sense of foreboding, a pervasive feeling of anything-can-happen.
Estos son tiempos tumultuosos y nos acercamos a la Navidad, una temporada en la que se supone que el antiguo eslogan de “paz y amor” se convierte en algo más que palabras bonitas, con un inquietante presentimiento de que cualquier cosa puede suceder.
"You all just got a lot richer," Donald Trump told a handful of billionaire colleagues at the Christmas dinner last Friday.
“Todos ustedes se acaban de hacer más ricos”, dijo Donald Trump a un puñado de colegas multimillonarios en la cena de Navidad el pasado viernes.
Dozens of minors do everything they can to fulfill their Christmas dream: to cross the border and meet their families.
Decenas de menores de edad hacen hasta lo imposible por cumplir su sueño de Navidad: cruzar la frontera y reunirse con sus familiares.
The searing slap of violence is something Roz Pichardo knows on many painful levels.
What if they gave a Christmas tree lighting and nobody came? A question that Donald Trump is well qualified to answer since this is what took place this year at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House.
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store." - Dr. Seuss
Some Mexicans are turning to their faith to break their dependence on alcohol and/or drugs by taking oaths to the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose basilica in this capital receives some 200 religious faithful each day who swear to leave their addictions behind.
A wide variety of regional products make up Mexico's traditional confectionary, with the use of different fruits marking the state identity of each candy.
Parece que todos tienen una enérgica opinión sobre el muro fronterizo de Donald Trump. Pero al menos deberíamos hablar del tema en la forma correcta. Es decir, con claridad, pragmatismo y sentido común.
The Guardian visited an immigration detention center in Pennsylvannia and asked the children incarcerated about their Christmas wishes. They all wish the same: freedom.
The Atlantic reports about an explosion at a Florida nylon factory that has left American grocery stores with a sudden Reddi-wip shortage. Though this incident will make it harder to find the popular whipped cream topping this year, it also serves as an important reminder to appreciate the vast network of people and machines that go into making the treat possible to find.
Kill the Hipster in you. Forget about your Hipster bars, your Hipster clothes, your hipster way of life. “Hygge” , Danish for coziness and good spirits, has been listed as a “word of the year” by both the Collins and Oxford dictionaries – alongside Brexit and Trumpism – in the lexicographers’ annual public-relations exercise. Christmas markets, wool socks, friendly hugs. Hygge is, then, a retreat, an escape, a turning-inwards.
Puerto Rico recurre a la protección contra la bancarrota.
Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy protection.
It seems everyone has a strong opinion about Donald Trump’s border wall. But we should at least talk about it in the right way. That is, with clarity, pragmatism and common sense.
Immigration advocates have long made an analogy between the Holy Family’s migration and that of undocumented immigrants seeking shelter in our nation. For no small number of the latter, knocking at doors and being rebuffed has been the “posada” of every day and month and year, for years on end.
There are only two more days until Christmas, so hopefully you're done gift shopping. But just in case you need a last-minute idea for the foodies in your life, here are some options:
'Tis the season to be jolly! You're stuffed from the turkey and trimmings, all the relatives have been placated for the time being, and the Christmas carols haven't gotten on your nerves yet.
But things are moving quickly. There are greeting cards to mail, people to visit, electronic gadgets to hunt down and parties to get to. You're busy. Verrrrry busy. And stressed out, and even a little overwhelmed . . . ummmm, maybe this is not the time to ask for a favor?
Well, here I go anyway, but I'll make it as simple as possible: Please feed me.