Opinion

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‘Efecto Trump’ hace caer el turismo a EE.UU.

Cuando escribí hace varios meses que las diatribas del presidente Trump contra los mexicanos, musulmanes y otros extranjeros dañarían a la industria del turismo estadounidense, muchos defensores de Trump me acusaron de formar parte de una supuesta conspiración mediática para desacreditar al mandatario estadounidense. Bueno, acaban de salir los datos oficiales, y efectivamente Trump está afectando el turismo.

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New America Media’s closure is a big loss

New America Media was way ahead of its time when veteran journalist Sandy Close helped launch the non-profit two decades ago to provide a vehicle for ethnic media to collaborate with each other in reporting on issues that impacted their communities.

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América Latina, más pobre

Cuesta escribir un titular como éste, la verdad. No pretendo con él volver al “latinopesimismo” de los años 80 e inicios de los 90. Sin embargo, el hecho es que la pobreza vuelve a crecer en el continente a caballo de un crecimiento reducido y mal distribuido, así como del freno a programas sociales y a la formalización del empleo en la región.

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Area’s diverse community lacks agency representation

You know there’s a problem when the chair of the San Joaquín River Conservancy Board starts a 7-hour hearing – yes, 420 minutes of public resources – by referring to the need to “wash away the white noise” in determining if the fine citizens of Fresno will get immediate access to the river bottom or wait longer than the 10 years it has already waited.

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Speaking about the World Series and those Houston Astros

While purists scoffed at two National League clubs tangling off in the 2017 World Series (the Houston Astros switched from the American League in 2013) and millions of folks appalled by Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel’s racial mocking of Los Ángeles pitcher Yu Darvish, it is time to answer the questions about the 112th edition of this series.

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De León vs. Feinstein should be about the issues

The question isn’t that Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been in office too long (a quarter of a century in her current post); is too old (she’s 84); or too ineffective (she’s been a leading expert on water policy, and sits on the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees), or too unpopular (recent polls show her with a majority of approval from California voters).

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Trump has no heart for Dreamers

If you’ve ever tried to eat soup with a fork – something we don’t recommend you try – then you’ll understand why trying to pin down President Donald J. Trump on his stance on immigration reform is just as difficult, if not impossible.

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When government gets in the way of quake recovery

The images coming out of earthquake-pummeled México – including the previously struck area of Oaxaca and Chiapas – is heartbreaking. A nation that experienced a much more devastating earthquake in 1985 has witnessed the destructive forces of nature as evidenced by almost 300 deaths, crumbled buildings and search-and-rescue efforts to reach those trapped.

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The real Trump should be firm about his stance on DACA

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what President Donald J. Trump intends to do in fixing this country’s immigration system. During his successful presidential campaign, the New York billionaire backed massive deportation of the estimated 11 million undocumented residents, and bring the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to an end for about 800,000 beneficiaries.

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Many ‘Dreamers’ are more American than Trump

President Donald Trump’s decision to deport up to 800,000 young immigrants if Congress doesn’t find a solution to their status in the U.S. within six months may go down in history as one of the cruelest actions by any U.S. president – along the lines of the internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps in World War II.

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