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The tragedy in Ferguson is not an aberration

The tragedy in Ferguson is not an aberration

Almost two weeks have elapsed and much has been said about the tragedy in Ferguson, Mo., a city with a 70-percent black population and a 53-member police department, 50 of whom are white.




Immigration keeps heating up

Immigration keeps heating up

The nation’s temperature is rising rapidly as supporters and opponents of the immigrants await, with growing anxiety, President Obama’s executive orders.




The leftist Salvadoran president was not at ease in Washington

The leftist Salvadoran president was not at ease in Washington

It was obvious that the former guerrilla from the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, recently elected his country’s president, was not at ease in Washington last week. He was there because he had to be there.




“Have we gotten so cold?”

“Have we gotten so cold?”

That was the horrified question that Al Sharpton, Afro-American civil rights activist and TV commentator, asked Sunday (July 20) at the Riverside Church in New York City.




Because he, John McCain, says so

Because he, John McCain, says so

Naturally, McCain, a fervent believer in bombing first and asking questions later, could not keep from opining on how to “solve” the crisis of the Central American children who arrive unaccompanied at the southern border.




Migrant children: A huge humanitarian tragedy

Migrant children: A huge humanitarian tragedy

The Central American children who flee from their countries has transformed the U.S.’s southern border into a window that displays the reality of human rights in that country – sufficiently urgent to call it by its proper name: a humanitarian tragedy of enormous proportions.




Deporter-in-Chief II?

Deporter-in-Chief II?

We should ask Clinton and Obama if they understand that the problem is not one of domestic policy but of foreign policy, and that there is no possible solution unless they begin to repair some of the damage historically caused by Washington in those countries.




The second act of an unprecedented tragedy

The second act of an unprecedented tragedy

Nobody can predict the outcome — if there is one — to the humanitarian crisis created by the exodus of innocents who, against all obstacles, cross the border by themselves, coming from Mexico and Central America. Sadly, Washington’s solution seems to be the rigid application of the existing laws.




Hillary ‘the Habanera’

Hillary ‘the Habanera’

It was a warm night in the sensual city of Cartagena, Colombia, and the then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, after the closing of the Sixth Summit of the Americas, drank a couple of glasses of beer, let down her hair and danced a “mucho caliente” rumba in a bar called Café Habana.





What justifies Oscar López Rivera’s 33 years in prison?

What justifies Oscar López Rivera’s 33 years in prison?

Few know this, but one of the oldest political prisoners in the world is not in China, Russia, Syria, Iran, Venezuela or Cuba but in a prison in Indiana, here in the United States, an injustice that President Obama can begin to right by freeing him without excuses and without wasting time.




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