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‘Ego’ Morales is carrying out a slow-motion coup

On the occasion of the Dec. 10 U.N. Human Rights Day, Kimberly Breier — the U.S. State Department’s top official in charge of Latin American affairs — sent out several tweets rightfully condemning the dictatorial regimes of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. But why she didn’t mention Bolivia?

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After the elections, what happens now?

The latest installment of American democracy has all but ended with the final tabulations of votes cast earlier this month. The campaign signs have come down. Our mailboxes have more room for marketing flyers. Our television viewing is no longer cluttered by character accusations against one opponent or another.

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AMLO breaks with region’s efforts to isolate Venezuela

México’s leftist president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has decided to break with Latin American efforts to isolate Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro and has invited him to his Dec. 1 inauguration. It will be Maduro’s biggest diplomatic victory in recent times — unless Mexicans do something about it.

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The president’s lies continue to mount

As if it wasn’t clear enough that President Donald J. Trump simply does not like people of color, he blasted his thinking on Twitter and in interviews recently that leaves no doubt. Plus, he continues to lie.

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Trump is exploiting illegal immigration rather than trying to stop it

How is it that Colombia is receiving 5,000 Venezuelan refugees every day, but the U.S. government is panicked by a caravan of 7,000 Central Americans who have not even reached the U.S. border and may never cross it? Why is President Trump tweeting that the caravan may contain criminals and possible “Middle Eastern” terrorists when there is no evidence of any such claims?

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Time to retire Latino voter complacency

Just like every decade is anticipated as the period when the sleeping Latino giant awakens, reports and studies churn out the obvious regarding Latino voters: a) They are usually ignored by candidates, and, b) they don’t show up to vote in numbers representative of their population.

Fresno Superior court workers “won’t be silenced” as they continue their strike

With chants such as “Bring us back! Bring us back! Bring us back!” courthouse workers continued to demonstrate peacefully on Jan. 18, outside the Fresno Superior Court building in downtown to demand more work hours and better healthcare benefits.

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