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A plume of smoke rises into the sky above New York's Trump Tower on Jan. 8, 2018, after an electrical fire broke out on the roof of the luxury high rise.

At least two people were injured when an electrical fire started Monday on the roof of New York's Trump Tower, the fire department said.

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Pope Francis: "Colombia, Your Brother Needs You"

 09/11/2017 - 04:27
Pope Francis attends a farewell ceremony with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and first lady Maria Clemencia Rodriguez (R) during the last day of his official visit, at Rafael Nuñez Airport in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017. EPA-EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

The Catholic pontiff concluded his four-day visit to Colombia by giving an open Mass in which he encouraged Colombian population to be involved in the peace process to help the country recover from its decades-long armed conflict with the FARC and other guerrilla groups. He also addressed the heavy polarization among Colombian society.

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US attorneys general sue Trump administration over DACA wind-down

 09/07/2017 - 04:39
Dreamers Jario Reyes, 25 of Rogers, Arkansas and Karen Caudillo, 21 of Orlando, Florida attends a press conference on deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program on Capitol Hill in Washington ,DC, USA, Sept. 6, 2017. EPA-EFE/TASOS KATOPODIS

A coalition of 16 United States attorneys general filed suit Wednesday in a New York federal court to halt President Donald Trump"s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields more than 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Cuba begins school year with challenge to update system, train more teachers

 09/04/2017 - 17:00
Three children pose for a photo during the start date of the 2017-2018 school year, in Havana, Cuba on Sept. 4, 2017. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Universal free education is one of the hallmarks of the Cuban Revolution, although for a number of years the shortfall in the number of teachers and reportedly low quality of the offered classes have been the focus of attention on the island, where students make up about one-fifth of the population.

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In Colombia, Pope Francis will visit home for girls at high risk of sexual exploitation

 09/04/2017 - 16:53
An image of Pope Francis, at the Talitha Qum program headquarters, in Cartagena, Colombia on Sept. 1, 2017. EPA-EFE/Ricardo Maldonado Rozo

Girls of African descent will host Pope Francis next Sunday when he visits a poor Cartagena neighborhood that is the home of Talitha Qum, a program that seeks by means of religious faith to save little girls from the surrounding dangers of violence, prostitution and drugs.

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Mexican actor Yazpik: "Narcos" is contributing to debate on anti-drug fight

 08/31/2017 - 04:19
A scene of the series "Narcos". EFE/NETFLIX/JUAN PABLO GUTIERREZ

 In taking on the role of Amado Carrillo, "one of the most powerful narcotraffickers in Mexico's history, the actor hopes third season of "Narcos" will help to have a discussion, a reflection, about what's being done well and badly in Mexico's war against drug trafficking. 

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Barcelona attack: Ripoll, the Pyrenees town that spawned a terrorist cell

 08/21/2017 - 08:07
Varias mujeres familiares de los jóvenes de Ripoll (Girona) presuntos autores de los atentados de Barcelona y Cambrils (Tarragona), durante la concentración que ha realizado la comunidad musulmana esta tarde en la plaza del Ayuntamiento para expresar, "rotos" de dolor, el rechazo a lo ocurrido y guardar un minuto de silencio por las víctimas. EFE/Robin Townsend

 The Spanish authorities said that the attacks that killed at least 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared to be part of a terrorist cell’s extensive plot led by the imam of a the small mountain town of Ripoll. He may have died a day before the attacks when explosives that the group was manufacturing accidentally detonated.


U.S. ends program for Central American children fleeing violence

 08/17/2017 - 06:39
Decenas de niños son víctimas de violencia en países de Centroamérica como Guatemala. Foto: Pixnio

The Central American Minors (CAM) Program was established by former President Barack Obama in 2014 in order to offered legal protection to thousands of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America who arrived at the U.S-Mexico border seeking entry into the United States.


Trump pone fin a programa que daba estatus de refugiados a niños centroamericanos

 08/17/2017 - 06:28
Decenas de niños son víctimas de violencia en países de Centroamérica como Guatemala. Foto: Pixnio

El Programa de Menores Centroamericanos (CAM), conocido como Libertad Condicional, ouesto en marcha por Barack Obama en 2014, permitía a los menores solicitar asilo político en sus países de origen para evitar que tomen las peligrosas rutas, atravesando varias fronteras, hasta llegar a EE.UU.

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