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The Latina/Latino contingent is one of the largest at Capital Pride. Many Latinos dress in drag and ride on a float and in cars. Gay Festival in Washington DC. 2011

Each year, dozens of Latino transgenders immigrate to the U.S.  seeking acceptance and stability. Often, their path is not smooth.

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Mounting evidence of genocide of Rohingyas in Myanmar, says rights group

 11/15/2017 - 02:07
Rohingya refugee children in a makeshift camp at the beach at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border near the town of Maungsaw, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 12 November 2017. EPA-EFE FILE/HEIN HTET

 Myanmar denies citizenship to the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority - considering them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh - and imposes multiple restrictions on them including restrictions on their movement. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday is scheduled to visit Myanmar to meet with the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the conflict.

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Peña Nieto: "Cancer reflects the economic inequality that affects the world"

 11/15/2017 - 01:56
Queen Letizia of Spain (C) and Jordan's Princess Dina Mired (L), President-elect of the International Union Against Cancer, attend the World Cancer Leaders' Summit (WCLS), in Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 14, 2017. EPA-EFE/Jose Mendez

More than 90 percent of countries with higher-income populations offer treatment to cancer patients, while in low-income countries the proportion is less than 30 percent, Mexican president said at the World Cancer Leaders' Summit, the first to be held in Latin America, has brought together 300 experts from 70 countries to discuss ways to combat this plague in the future. 

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The dismissed Catalan president decides not to appear before the Spanish Justice

 11/02/2017 - 18:08
Environment before the Palau de la Generalitat, on the first working day after the implementation of article 155 of the Constitution to face the secessionist challenge in Catalonia. EFE / Javier Etxezarreta

The State Prosecutor's Office accuses the dismissed president Carles Puigdemont for the crime of sedition and rebellion, crimes that could amount to 30 years in prison. While Puigdemont remains "refugee" in Belgium, nine members of his separatist cabinet have presented themselves on Thursday in Madrid to testify before the National High Court.


El presidente catalán cesado decide no presentarse ante la Justicia española

 11/02/2017 - 05:30
Ambiente ante el Palau de la Generalitat, en el primer día laborable tras la puesta en marcha del artículo 155 de la Constitución para hacer frente al desafío secesionista en Cataluña. EFE/Javier Etxezarreta

La Fiscalía del estado acusa al presidente cesado Carles Puigdemont por delito de sedición y rebelión, delitos que podrían suponer 30 años de cárcel. Mientras Puigdemont permanece "refugiado" en Bélgica, nueve miembros de su gabinete separatista se han presentado este jueves en Madrid para declarar ante la Audiencia Nacional. 


Amnistía Internacional denuncia que Maduro lleva la represión a los hogares

 10/31/2017 - 08:53
Decenas de chavistas marcharon el pasado 25 de octubre en Caracas para celebrar el "Día Nacional del Socialismo Feminista", decretado por la oficialista Asamblea Nacional Constituyente (ANC), y para expresar su rechazo al "terrorismo especulativo", así como su apoyo al presidente Nicolás Maduro. EFE/Miguel Gutiérrez

Entre abril y julio de 2017 se intensificaron los allanamientos ilegales y ataques violentos a hogares en Venezuela, de acuerdo con los hallazgos de la organización. En la gran mayoría de ellos se cometieron arbitrariedades y violaciones al derecho a la vida privada, a la libertad, a la integridad personal y al debido proceso.


Catalan deposed president is in Belgium after he is charged for rebellion

 10/30/2017 - 10:44
El presidente cesado, Carles Puigdemont, durante su comparencia el sábado en la que no se daba por cesado como presidente de la Generalitat y en la que pidió "paciencia, perseverancia y perspectiva" a los catalanes para "defender las conquistas conseguidas hasta hoy" y mantener una "oposición democrática" a la aplicación del artículo 155 de la Constitución.EFE/Generalitat de Cataluña

Spanish authorities announced that they would seek to prosecute Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and other separatist leaders for rebellion and sedition, crimes that could lead to 30 years in jail. Madrid has also called for regional elections on December 21 to end up with uncertainty and put Catalonia back on the "legal" track.  While Pugidemont takes "refuge" in Belgium, his party, PdCAT, announced that it would run in regional elections.  


Colombian artist makes paintings to make sure that his country doesn't forget political tragedies

 10/30/2017 - 06:13
Colombian artist Jorge Julian Aristizabal speaks about one of his works at the Bogota International Art Fair on Oct. 29, 2017. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Just as Picasso portrayed the horror of the Spanish Civil War in his famous "Guernica" mural, artist Jorge Juan Aristizabal does so for the Colombian conflict in works that begin with a pencil sketch that he later fleshes out with different colors and, ultimately, to which he adds clippings from daily newspapers and album sheets.

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The Catalan Parliament declares the independence of Catalonia

 10/27/2017 - 16:25
Some 12,000 people, according to the Guardia Urbana, are concentrated around the Ciudadela Park - where the Parlament is located - to follow the plenary live today through three giant screens installed in Paseo Pujades. EFE / Marta Pérez

Through the secret ballot, the Catalan Parliament has approved the declaration of independence of Catalonia. The opposition parties have left the Chamber on the grounds that the proposed declaration of independence is unconstitutional. The Spanish state has threatened criminal charges against the Catalan president and his government.


The President of Catalonia moves to Parliament the decision to whether declare independence or not

 10/27/2017 - 16:11
The president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, during the appearance on Wednesday afternoon at the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona, where he has left the free way for the Parliament to approve a declaration of independence, having not obtained "guarantees" by the state government to hold early elections in Catalonia without applying Article 155, which annuls the autonomy of the region. EFE / Toni Albir

Confusion continues to reign in the Catalonia-Spain conflict. After keeping the citizens in suspense all morning, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont announced Wednesday that he would delegate to the regional parliament the decision to declare independence or not in the face of Madrid's imminent use of Article 155, which will suspend the Catalan government and the autonomous powers of the separatist region to force the convocation of regional elections. Parliament is expected to announce its decision on Friday.