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  • WAR OR PEACE. OR BOTH? WHICH IS BEST FOR DEMOCRACY?

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR   In this era of electronic information transmission, the hallmark of Information Technology (IT), too many newsworthy items come to our attention. Our President Trump, likes to take credit for all the good things that are happening: a) full employment; b) a domestic economy which...
  • Nos Tratan como a Conquistados

    Rey Anzaldúa nunca cruzó la frontera. La frontera lo cruzó a él. Su familia lleva viviendo en lo que hoy es el sur de Texas desde 1750, décadas antes de que se fundaran los Estados Unidos de América. Desde entonces, la pérdida de tierra ha sido incesante. Y ahora,...
  • Mexican tequila being made to resist climate change

    EFE Mexico City – Fine tequila, the symbol of Mexico so popular at parties and friendly get-togethers, is not exempt from the effects of climate change, which is leading scientists to apply their technology to protect the Aztec nation’s signature alcoholic beverage. Miguel Angel Dominguez, chairman of the Tequila...
  • Mexican archaeologists find 100s of Maya artifacts in cave

    EFE Mexico City – Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced Monday March 4, 2019 that at least 200 millennium-old ceramic artifacts have been discovered in an underground ritual cave in the Mayan city of Chichen Itza. The cave, which was discovered 50 years ago but has...
  • Public-Lands Bill Would Send Millions of Dollars to CA Parks

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you’ve ever fished off a pier, swum in a public pool, played ball on a local field or hiked in a state park, you’ve likely benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. That program could be permanently reauthorized this...
  • Maduro breaks off all relations with Colombia

    EFE Caracas – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he is breaking off all political and diplomatic ties with the Colombian government and gave Colombian officials 24 hours to get out of the country. “My patience is exhausted, I can no longer bear it that the territory of...
  • Progressive Groups Find Little to Like in State of the Union Address

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service CARSON CITY, Nev. – As expected, progressive groups slammed President Donald Trump’s lengthy State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling it hypocritical and full of untruths. The president spoke at length about unity, but then railed against illegal immigration and turned the spotlight...
  • Los chinos reciben el Año del Cerdo, asociado a la fertilidad y la abundancia

    EFE Pekín – Chinos a lo largo del país y en las comunidades del extranjero dieron el 5 de febrero la bienvenida al Año Nuevo lunar, en el que el despreocupado y generoso cerdo, duodécimo símbolo del horóscopo, sustituye al alegre pero inconformista perro. Durante una semana, el país...
  • What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The concept of a “Green New Deal” (GND), first called for in a 2007 New York Times op-ed by Thomas Friedman, has been in the news lately thanks to a protest outside of Nancy Pelosi’s office in mid-November a week after the 2018 mid-term elections...

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