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  • Gay couples in Brazil marrying sooner for fear of Bolsonaro bias

    Nayara Batschke EFE Sao Paulo – After 15 years together, social networks manager Marcelo Serrano and designer Wellington Pereti decided to get married immediately instead of waiting until the end of 2019 as they had planned, out of fear of a reduction of LGBT rights in Brazil following the...
  • Tabasco logra el Récord Guinness del tamal más largo del mundo

    EFE Villahermosa (México) – El estado suroriental mexicano de Tabasco logró noviembre 25 el Récord Guinness del tamal más largo del mundo, con 50,05 metros de longitud y 16 centímetros de ancho en una sola pieza, cocinado en un horno Unas cien personas, entre ellas estudiantes de gastronomía, propietarios...
  • Northeast Expected to See Increased Impacts of Climate Change

    Trimmel Gomes Public News Service RICHMOND, Va. – The northeastern states are treasured for their four seasons and have built economies around them, but the new National Climate Assessment says the region is in for higher temperatures and bigger environmental swings than the rest of the country. States from Virginia northward...
  • Slave descendants fight to keep their homes in Rio de Janeiro

    EFE Rio de Janeiro – Descendents of African slaves surviving in one of the most sought-after residential districts of Rio de Janeiro are fighting the real estate speculation that for years has tried to kick them out of their homes. These are the inhabitants of Sacopa, located on one...
  • Midterms Spotlight Rising Latino Power

    Roberto Lovato Ethnic Media Services The full tally of the Latino vote on the mid-term election is not in yet, but the available information makes one thing clear:  Latino power is rising. Preliminary reports indicate that Latinos eligible to vote now number a record 29 million (12.8% of all...
  • Las elecciones de EEUU mantienen la polarización política y cambian panorama

    Walter R. Mebane, Jr Especial para EFE Los resultados de las elecciones celebradas esta semana en Estados Unidos cambiarán drásticamente el funcionamiento del Gobierno de ese país, aunque es poco probable que reduzcan la polarización partidista o mejoren el tono del debate político. Lo más significativo para la política...
  • Polling Shows Health-Care Protections a Hot-Button Election Issue

    Mary Kuhlman Public News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio — Health care appears to be a hot-button issue for voters in Ohio and across the nation. According to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 75 percent of Americans say it’s very important the Affordable Care Act provision protecting individuals with pre-existing...
  • Feds Comply with Order to Stop Deporting TPS Holders

    Suzanne Potter, Public News Service LOS ANGELES – A small but important victory this week for people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who are fighting to stay in this country, after the federal government announced it will comply with a court order halting deportations until the lawsuit is done....
  • Advocates Vow to Fight Proposed HHS Transgender Policy

    Andrea Sears Public News Service NEW YORK – Advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say a policy being considered by the Trump administration would be illegal. The policy, which would restrict a person’s gender to “male” or “female” as assigned at birth, is outlined...