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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, offers a press conference after the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul (Turkey) on December 13, 2017. The leaders of the OIC meet in Istanbul after the US President Donald J. Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on December 6. EFE / Sedat Suna

After President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas decided to renounce the Oslo Agreements reached with Israel in 1993 and assured that the United States is no longer a mediator in the peace process.

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Peruvian farewell

 11/20/2016 - 17:09
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, gave a press conference in Lima during the APEC summit this weekend. He said that "reality" will force his successor in the White House, Donald Trump, to modify some of the measures he deffended during his campain. EFE/Martín Alipaz.

President Barack Obama was in Lima (Peru) this week for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries, including China and the USA, to promote economic cooperation and free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Lima, leaders of these countries expressed their concerns about Donald Trump intentions to promote protectionism and anti-immigration policies. Obama took advantage of his visit to Lima to give one of his famous speeches to the youth, this time he addressed the Latin American youth.

Pay or Die

 11/20/2016 - 16:56
 Forensic anthropologists working on the exhumation of the victims of a massacre in El Salvador, in 1931. The Central American country is experiencing a surge of deadly violence and crime. Mario Díaz. EFE/Rodrigo Sura

El Salvador is experiencing one of the highest levels of deadly violence in America, mainly in the hands of Ms-13 and its rival gangs. How do these gangs get financing? They extort about 70 percent of businesses. They dislodge entire communities from their homes, and help propel thousands of Salvadorans to undertake dangerous journeys to the United States.

Ice winter

 11/17/2016 - 16:05
Estonia forests are usually covered by snow every winter. Photo: Wikipedia

Many people in the Baltic States, like Estonia, still remember the years under the rule of Moscow.  In the past year, they have been among the most outspoken critics of Mr. Putin and are champions of the European Union sanctions against Russia. They also worry that Mr.

Beer vs. Vodka

 11/17/2016 - 15:46
Merkel and Obama had dinner together in Berlin yesterday, after discussing the future of relationships with Russia. The menu: beer and sausages. EFE

Barack Obama was in Berlin yesterday, a main stop in his last European tour as the US President. Germany is the US main ally in the E.Eu and Chancellor Angela Merkel is not exactly a fan of Donald Trump, who has been too friendly with Putin. Obama, however, voiced hopes that his successor will also defend the common values of democracy and rule of law that the US and the European Union have long been fighting for. Especially when it comes to Russia.

Waiting for Trumpeace

 11/17/2016 - 15:23
At least 6 people died yesterday during a bombing in Douma, in the outskirts of Damascus (Syria). EFE / MOHAMMED BADRA

Syria used to be the home of 1.5 million Christians before the war. Now there are only 600,000. Most of them flew to Turkey or Lebanon, and they will never come back. Others are among the 200.000 people dead in this cruel civil war. “It’s an open war, but it can be stopped, if there is will”, says Jean Abdou Arbach, Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Homs, in Syria. “Today, all the world powers are in Syria. What does Russia want? What do the Americans want? We must wait and see what is going to be Trump’s political strategy for the Middle East.

Crime and Punishment

 11/16/2016 - 17:18
Mayor Kenney as very open-minded and humanistic approach to keep the streets of Philadelphia safe. Photo: Wikipedia

There were two recent violent flash mobs in Philadelphia: one on Broad Street at Temple University and the most recent one at 16th and Walnut.  In reaction to the first incident at Temple, Mayor Kenney was silent. After the second incident, Kenney delivered a statement that condemned the flash mobs along with a series of racist post-election activities, including social media slurs and graffiti. “I know right now that many Philadelphians are feeling anxious, angry, afraid, even hopeless.

You've got Mail

 11/16/2016 - 16:44
Secretary of State, John Kerry, participated in the Marrakesh Climate Change Conference yesterday. Climate Change was in the agenda of President Obama, but the world is not so sure if Donald Trump will include it as well. EFE/Javier Otazu

More than 360 American companies and business signed a letter addressed to Donald Trump to ask him not to abandon the fight against climate change. Among the companies: Hewlett Packard, Kellogg, Levi Strauss, Nike, eBay or Starbucks. The letter was released during the Marrakech Summit about climate change, where US secretary of state John Kerry represented Obama administration.  As reported today in El País


Our Revolution

 11/16/2016 - 16:37
Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders, walks through the US Senate before the election for the Democrat leader in the Senate, in Washington, yesterday. EFE/Michael Reynolds

After Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the Democrats must redefine their future plans. The answer to their future may be in Bernie Sanders new book: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Senator Bernie Sanders describes the 2014 midterm elections – in which Republicans gained control of the Senate again - as a “disaster” for establishment Democrats who failed to generate grassroots enthusiasm.

Deconstructing Ivanka

 11/16/2016 - 16:30
Ivanka Trump speaking at a rally for her father, Donald Trump, at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. Photo: Marc Nozell /Wikipedia

“Like many of my fellow millennials, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat,” Ivanka Trump said while introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in July. “More than party affiliation, I vote based on what I believe is right, for my family and for my country”. Mysterious Ivanka Trump, 35, has been already appointed by his father to his transition team. What is going to be her role, and his husband, Jared Kushner, in his Administration?

King of my castle

 11/16/2016 - 16:25
The Trump Tower serves as provisional office for Donald Trump until further notice. Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Bin im Garten

The Trump Tower, home of a reality show, a shopping center, and a headquarters’ campaign, has become the private office of Donald Trump until he gets the Oval. His decision has forced the Secret Service and the New York City Police Department to devise an elaborate protection plan for at least the next two months. Trump is expected to pick up his Cabinet in the weeks to come, while people outside complain that they cannot go inside the Tower to shop their Gucci bags.

El mundo se pregunta por qué

 11/15/2016 - 03:58
Un hombre observa un periódico en cuya portada se observa al presidente electo estadounidense, Donald Trump. EFE/Archivo

Tras la victoria del republicano Donald Trump en las presidenciales americanas, los comentaristas y analistas políticos del mundo entero se preguntan cómo pudo cuajar su discurso nacionalista y anti-inmigrante en la primera democracia del mundo.  AL DIA ha recopilado 10 de los mejores artículos de opinión publicados en la prensa internacional después de las elecciones. 


1. Piruetas


The world wonders why

 11/15/2016 - 03:35
A man in Bangkok reads the front page of the newspaper the day after the US Elections. The victory of Donald Trump astonished the world. EFE/Archivo

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the American elections, commentators and political analysts from around the world keep wondering how his nationalist and anti-immigration speech persuaded the world's first democracy to vote for him. AL DIA has compiled 10 of the best OP/ED pieces published in the international press after the elections.


1. Pirouettes


“¿Estoy hecho para ésto?”: La realidad de los jóvenes sin hogar en Filadelfia

 11/14/2016 - 18:35
La instalación artística: “¿Estoy hecho para ésto?” Fuente: Comunicado de prensa de Covenant House

“Un adolescente sin hogar no se parece a lo que probablemente te imagines como un adolescente sin hogar”, explica John Ducoff, director ejecutivo de Covenant House Pennsylvania. “Los adolescentes y los niños se preocupan mucho por las apariencias y por cómo son percibidos. Por esta razón, se vuelven una comunidad invisible, y nuestra misión es sacarlos de la sombra”.

"Am I Cut Out?": The Realities of Philadelphia's Youth Homelessness

 11/14/2016 - 18:29
"Am I Cut Out?" Art Installation. Source: Covenant House Media Release 

“A homeless teen isn’t what you probably think a homeless teen looks like,”John Ducoff, the Executive Director of Covenant House Pennsylvania, explains.“Teens and kids care too much about keeping up with appearances and how they’re perceived. For that reason, they remain an invisible community, and our mission is to bring them out of the shadows.”

Pude hacerlo, debí hacerlo, lo hubiese hecho… pero no lo hice.

 11/14/2016 - 11:56
La candidata demócrata a la Casa Blanca, Hillary Clinton (d), durante su primera aparición pública tras los comicios ante miembros de su campaña y simpatizantes en un hotel de Nueva York, EEUU Foto: EFE

Millones de Demócratas se están preguntando cómo la maquinaria política denominada Hillary Clinton, se quedó sin combustible el día de las Elecciones. Hubo una variedad de asuntos que la persiguieron incluso hasta el momento de la apertura de los centros de votación.

Uno de los mayores problemas fue la confianza o la falta de ella por parte de algunos Americanos. Empezó con una multitud de discursos pagados descubiertos por el antiguo candidato Bernie Sanders.

Coulda', Shoulda', Woulda',...but Didn't

 11/14/2016 - 11:50
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her concession speech after the 2016 Presidential election. Photo:EFE

Millions of Democrats are wondering how the political machine named Hillary Clinton ran out of gas on Election Day. There were a myriad of issues that followed her up until the opening of the polls.

One major issue was the trust, or lack of some Americans could not get over. It started with a multitude of paid speeches unearthed by former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. 

Speeches at Goldman Sachs and some supposedly questionable business connections to the Clinton Foundation charity had people doubting her honesty concerning the economy.

La tormenta perfecta para el presidente imperfecto

 11/14/2016 - 11:24

Viendo las elecciones presidenciales del martes, ¿cuáles fueron los factores que conllevaron a la sorpresiva victoria del Presidente electo, Donald Trump? El primero es que no es un político. Trump es el primer candidato sin carrera política desde Dwight Eisenhower en ganar la nominación para presidente por un partido político mayor. Es asimismo, y a la edad de 70 años, la persona más vieja en ser elegida presidente de los Estados Unidos.

[OP-ED]: Los votantes Latinos de Trump me han fallado a mí, a nosotros y a ellos mismos.

 11/14/2016 - 05:02
Donald Trump posa frente a un bol de tacos en el The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Fuente: su propia cuenta de Instagram. 

"Sé que no todos ustedes son rencorosos, sé que no todos los Repúblicanos son deplorables, sé que no todos los conservadores son aborrecibles, sé que no todos los hombres Blancos son odiosos, pero aquellos de ustedes que apoyaron a Trump se transformaron en facilitadores del odio."

[OP-ED]: Latin@ Trump Voters Have Failed Me, Us, and Themselves

 11/13/2016 - 16:47
Donald Trump posing with a taco bowl from The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Source: His own Instagram account. 

"I know that not all of you are hateful. I know that not every registered Republican is hateful. I know that not every conservative thinker is hateful. I know that not every White person is hateful. However, those of you who supported Trump all became enablers of hate."

[OP-ED]: Advice to GOP: You must do better

 11/10/2016 - 16:27
US President-elect Donald Trump (2r) and wife Melania Trump (r), along with Vice President-elect Mike Pence (l) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (2l) upon arrival at the meeting with Republican Congressional Leaders at the Capitol, Washington, United States. EFE

This week, the nation voted Donald Trump into office despite a loud clarion cry from progressives hoping to see a more equitable world. What his administration will look like remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: If Republicans are to survive past these next four years, they will have to dramatically change their platform to become one of inclusion, not unrepentant exclusion.