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Latin America doubles students in higher education, but inequality persists

 05/18/2017 - 06:02
 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.

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[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

Michel Franco: "Let's go ahead and make something Hollywood-style, but in Mexico.'"

 05/16/2017 - 05:05
 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

At the premiere of his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, famous Mexican director Michel Franco noted a trend to make gringo-style movies in Mexico, something he rated as a big mistake. His new movie, "April's Daughter", tells the story of a pregnant teenager.

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EFE

Michel Franco: "Es un error cuando en México quieren hacer cine a lo gringo"

 05/15/2017 - 14:50
Fotografía del 12 de mayo de 2017, del director mexicano Michel Franco durante una entrevista en ciudad de México, tras la presentación de la película "Las Hijas de Abril". EFE/Mario Guzmán

Con motivo del estreno de su nueva película "Las hijas de Abril" en el Festival de Cannes, el director mexicano Michel Franco observa una tendencia de su país a hacer productos comerciales y considera "un error cuando en México quieren hacer cine a lo gringo".

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EFE

OP-ED]: Trump is hurting America’s friends abroad

 05/10/2017 - 09:26
t is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File

There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.

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Fareed Zakaria

Against the Tide: Swim from US to Mexico raises awareness of immigration woes

 05/08/2017 - 05:47
View of the swimmers taking part in the Pan-American Colibri Swim, at Imperial Beach in Southern California, United States on May 5, 2017. EFE/ALEXANDRA MENDOZA

Taking part int the Pan-American Colibri Swim, twelve athletes dived into the Pacific Ocean at Imperial Beach in Southern California and swam across the border to the Mexican city of Tijuana to raise awareness about the sensitive subject of immigration and to raise funds for people who have lost a family member who was trying to reach the US.

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