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"Trump heads south to be the first president since Reagan to speak at NRA Forum". Source: Yellow Hammer News. 

After the fateful shooting in Parkland last week, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken the stage as the cornerstone of the political debate over gun control. Its relationship with the Republican Party is more than 40 years old, hiding behind the political dynamics of the country.

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Protect and Defend: NCLR Creates Latino Political Agenda

 03/09/2017 - 18:58

Today National Council of La Raza gathered local community leaders and non-profit directors to discuss what they can do to "protect and defend the advances the Latinos have made in this country thus far," according to Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns.

Focusing on ensuring that they remain inclusive of all political leanings, the group came together to decide what the high-line items were and how they can enact change on a real level in the community. 

Several states join Hawaii in legal fight against Trump's new immigration ban

 03/09/2017 - 16:05

Several states, including Washington, Oregon and New York, on Thursday announced that they will join Hawaii in filing lawsuits against President Donald Trump"s new immigration order prohibiting US entry to citizens of six Muslim-majority nations and suspending the refugee entry program.

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U.S. says illegal immigration from Mexico declined last month

 03/09/2017 - 04:16
This photo of January 27 shows the three border fences between the United States and Mexico in the city of San Luis (Arizona). EFE / Gary Williams

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Wednesday.The Trump Government attributes the decline to its hard line immigration policy, as reported in El País.

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#LosEsclavosNoSonInmigrantes El por qué Ben Carson está equivocado

 03/09/2017 - 03:39

“De eso trata América, una tierra de sueños y oportunidades”, dijo Carson. “Hubo otros inmigrantes que vinieron aquí en el fondo de barcos esclavistas, trabajaron por mucho más tiempo, más arduamente y por mucho menos. Pero ellos también tuvieron el sueño de que algún día, sus hijos, hijas, nietos, nietas, bisnietos y bisnietas pudieran ser prósperos y conseguir la felicidad en esta tierra”.

Mujeres no celebraron su día, reclamaron sus derechos

 03/09/2017 - 00:04
Cientos de mujeres se tomaron las calles del centro de Filadelfia para levantar su voz de protesta por las condiciones laborales, políticas y económicas que enfrentan. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick

Desde antes de las cinco de la tarde ya empezaban a verse, caminando por el centro, a decenas de mujeres armadas de carteles, megáfonos y gorros color rosa. La cita era en la glorieta de Logan Square, en pleno corazón de Filadelfia. ¿La ocasión? Bueno, eso depende de la perspectiva: para el transeúnte desprevenido (que generalmente no tiene perspectiva), se trató de una celebración más del Día Internacional de la Mujer. En cambio, para quienes tienen perspectiva –sobre todo de género–, “celebración” no es una palabra que le hace justicia al 8 de marzo.

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Edwin López Moya

#SlavesAreNotImmigrants Why Ben Carson is wrong

 03/08/2017 - 19:53
Ben Carson Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.

"That's what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity," Carson said. "There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

Bitter debate in Congress augurs tough road for Trump-backed healthcare plan

 03/08/2017 - 15:27

Congress was the scene on Wednesday of a bitter start to the debate on the new healthcare law with which Republicans hope to replace the healthcare reform of former President Barack Obama, and the acrimony among lawmakers presages a tough road toward approval for the plan, which is backed by President Donald Trump.

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Mexico City sex workers in an endless battle against oppression

 03/08/2017 - 12:38
"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán

The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.

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Trump subraya su "tremendo respeto" hacia las mujeres

 03/08/2017 - 11:51
El presidente de EE.UU. Donald J. Trump (c) muestra la Resolución 321 el día martes 28 de febrero de 2017, durante un acto donde firmo dos resoluciones para destacar en las mujeres y jóvenes el estudio y la búsqueda de sus carreras en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas (STEM), en la Oficina Oval de la Casa Blanca en Washington (EE.UU.). Trump estuvo acompañado por la primera dama Melania Trump (2.d) y su hija Ivanka (c-atrás). EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

El presidente Donald Trump subrayó hoy su "tremendo respeto" hacia las mujeres, al pedir "honrar" el papel fundamental que tienen en el país y en todo el mundo con motivo del Día Internacional de la Mujer.

"Tengo un tremendo respeto por las mujeres y los muchos papeles que cumplen (y) que son vitales para la estructura de nuestra sociedad y nuestra economía", comentó Trump en su cuenta de Twitter.

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[OP-ED]: Sessions’ inartful testimony does not amount to perjury

 03/08/2017 - 08:25

The controversy swirling around the nation’s top law enforcement officer raises three questions:

Does Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- who has sanctimoniously opposed amnesty for illegal immigrants out of respect for the “rule of law”-- need a refresher on criminal law?

Shouldn’t a former senator -- who voted in 2006 to make English the country’s “national language” and co-sponsored legislation in 2007 to make it the “official language” of government -- be fluent enough in his native tongue to give clear and coherent Senate testimony?

[OP-ED]: El torpe testimonio de Sessions no llega a perjurio

 03/08/2017 - 08:16

La controversia en torno al máximo funcionario de seguridad de la nación sugiere tres preguntas:

¿Necesita el Procurador General, Jeff Sessions—quien virtuosamente se opuso a una amnistía para los inmigrantes ilegales por respeto al “gobierno de la ley”—un curso de repaso de derecho penal?

¿No debería un ex senador—que votó en 2006 por que el inglés fuera “el idioma nacional” y quien co-patrocinó leyes en 2007 para que se convirtiera en el “idioma oficial” del gobierno—expresarse con suficiente claridad en su lengua madre para brindar un testimonio coherente en el Senado?

[OP-ED]: Who’s afraid of the ‘administrative state’?

 03/07/2017 - 15:28
It’s time to make the administrative state a mainstream concept, through the creation of a regulatory budget. The point is not to justify the instant repeal of most rules, as Bannon’s critics fear, but to improve understanding and accountability.

Just what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon meant when he recently suggested “deconstructing the administrative state” is unclear. To critics, he would gut the whole superstructure of social and environmental safeguards, starting with the Environmental Protection Agency (which, say news reports, may face a staff cut of one-fifth). But regardless of Bannon’s meaning, the relentless growth of the administrative state is a reality that we can’t escape.

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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: ¿Quién le teme al ‘estado administrativo’?

 03/07/2017 - 15:25
Ha llegado el momento de que el estado administrativo sea un concepto dominante, mediante la creación de un presupuesto regulatorio. La cuestión no es justificar la revocación instantánea de la mayoría de las reglas, como temen los críticos de Bannon, sino mejorar la comprensión y la responsabilidad. 

No está claro lo que quiso decir el estratega en jefe de la Casa Blanca, Stephen Bannon, cuando sugirió recientemente la “deconstrucción del estado administrativo”. Según sus críticos, desmantelaría toda la superestructura de salvaguardas sociales y del medio ambiente, comenzando por la Agencia de Protección del Medio Ambiente (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés, la que, según informes noticiosos, podría enfrentar un recorte de un quinto de su personal).

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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: Don’t stiff the State Department

 03/07/2017 - 14:52
Trump says he has full confidence in Sessions US President Donald J. Trump (C), along with Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) and Navy personnel, rides an elevator to the flight deck of the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier after speaking to sailors in Newport News, Virginia, USA. EFE

The first time I met Gen. David Petraeus, he said something that surprised me. It was the early days of the Iraq War and, while things were not going well, he had directed his region in the north skillfully and effectively. I asked him whether he wished he had more troops. Petraeus was too politically savvy to criticize the Donald Rumsfeld “light footprint” strategy, so he deflected the question, answering it a different way. “I wish we had more Foreign Service officers, aid professionals and other kinds of non-military specialists,” he said.

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Fareed Zakaria

[OP-ED]: No sean tan rígidos con el Departamento de Estado

 03/07/2017 - 14:47
El presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald J. Trump (c), junto con el secretario de Defensa James Mattis (d) y el personal de la Marina, monta en un ascensor para subir a la cubierta del portaaviones Gerald R. Ford después de hablar con los marineros  en Newport News, Virginia. Trump habló hoy sobre la preparación militar y su propuesta para aumentar el presupuesto del Pentágono en $ 54 mil millones de dólares.

La primera vez que conocí al Gen. David Petraeus, dijo algo que me sorprendió. Eran los primeros días de la guerra de Irak y mientras las cosas no estaban saliendo bien, él había dirigido a su región en el norte con habilidad y efectividad. Le pregunté si deseaba tener más tropas.

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Fareed Zakaria

[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.

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[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.

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The mother of the child killed by the “migra” tells the story

 03/07/2017 - 12:38

Since the afternoon of June 7, 2010, the Juarense mother Guadalupe Güereca says she is dead in life.

That Monday, bullets fired from US soil by Jesús Mesa Jr. - a Border Patrol agent -  ended the life of the teenager Sergio Adrián Hernandez, 15, who was in Mexican territory at the time of his death, and whose case has originated a long litigation that is today in the hands of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Juan Antonio Rodríguez

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