martes, 16 de julio de 2019

President Trump's Immigration Deal with Mexico is Working

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President Trump's Immigration Deal with Mexico is Working


“The Democrats have underestimated President Trump yet again. His bilateral immigration deal with Mexico is already proving to be far more effective than his critics had predicted,” former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer writes in the Washington Examiner.

“With Democrats in Congress still refusing to provide the necessary resources for border security despite the massive surge in illegal immigration that has taken place in recent months, Trump turned to Mexico as an unlikely partner to help get the humanitarian and national security crisis under control.”

The results speak for themselves. “Thanks to Mexico’s deployment of National Guard troops to intercept migrants on their way to the U.S. border, the number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the border declined significantly in June.”

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“Two of the country’s staunchest big tech critics are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate social media companies’ perceived censorship practices,” Chris White writes in The Daily Signal. “Facebook, Google, and Twitter exercise lots of influence on Americans and they also use their tools to censor some content while amplifying others,” Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) wrote in a letter Monday to the Federal Trade Commission.
“U.S. factory output rose by more than expected in June on a solid gain in motor-vehicle production, suggesting American manufacturing is regaining a foothold,” Christopher Condon and Reade Pickert report for Bloomberg. “The data, coming on the heels of better-than-projected retail sales figures earlier Tuesday, add to signs the economy is holding up amid steady gains in national employment and incomes.”
“The Trump administration is working on multiple fronts to investigate and combat a rising tide of anti-Semitism in America that top officials warned is spreading across the country via a network of far left, anti-Israel activists, who seek to mainstream hatred against Jews at the nation's college campuses and elsewhere,” Adam Kredo reports for The Washington Free Beacon.
“In open defiance of the law, both [Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi] and [former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton] have published guides for illegal immigrants who have already been ordered deported by a judge. These guides show illegal immigrants how they can avoid lawful deportation orders,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd writes in Fox News. “Powerful people are intent on upending the rule of law. They would rather see the fabric that made our society the envy of the world torn to shreds, traded for personal power and political gain.”

“No se rechaza al extranjero, sino al pobre”. Adela Cortina, filósofa

Trump restringe más el asilo de centroamericanos | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Trump restringe más el asilo de centroamericanos | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Un grupo de inmigrantes cruza el río entre Ciudad Juárez y El Paso, este lunes.
Un grupo de inmigrantes cruza el río entre Ciudad Juárez y El Paso, este lunes.  AFP

El presidente de EE UU restringe más el asilo de centroamericanos

 Washington

Las congresistas atacadas por Trump: “No muerdan el anzuelo, esto es una distracción” | Estados Unidos | EL PAÍS

Las congresistas atacadas por Trump: “No muerdan el anzuelo, esto es una distracción” | Estados Unidos | EL PAÍS

De izquierda a derecha, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley y Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
De izquierda a derecha, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley y Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  AP

Las congresistas atacadas por Trump: “No muerdan el anzuelo, esto es una distracción”

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Von der Leyen consolida su candidatura a la Comisión con un discurso bien recibido en el Parlamento | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Von der Leyen consolida su candidatura a la Comisión con un discurso bien recibido en el Parlamento | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Von der Leyen consolida su candidatura a la Comisión con un discurso bien recibido en el Parlamento

La candidata sigue pendiente de los votos de liberales y socialdemócratas que decidirán su posición esta tarde

Política: La última conversación con Alfredo | Opinión | EL PAÍS

Política: La última conversación con Alfredo | Opinión | EL PAÍS

La última conversación con Alfredo

La última conversación con Alfredo

Rubalcaba siempre estaba para quien lo necesitaba, alumnos o compañeros de partido. En nuestra charla del 29 de abril se mostró aliviado por no tener que elegir entre un Gobierno “frankenstein” o “francostein”

TUS PECADOS NO MERECEN MI PERDÓN ▼ El Roto | Opinión | EL PAÍS

El Roto | Opinión | EL PAÍS

El Roto

Viñeta de El Roto del 16 de julio de 2019

El Roto

Healing old wounds | The Indian Express

Healing old wounds | The Indian Express

Healing old wounds

NRC process addresses a century-long demographic crisis in Assam.

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The reasons behind NRC are same, as are the aspirations of the people whose will mandates it.


As the July 31 deadline for the Supreme Court-monitored NRC (National Register of Citizens) in Assam approaches, the faultlines in the discourse around it have widened. Some of the descriptions of the exercise ignore how its history dates back a century, and how that history continues to mould the present. The basic issue of weeding out infiltrators and preserving racial and ethnic identity is being drowned by confused concerns over the rights of refugees and a religious exodus. These accusations are false: The NRC refuses to touch refugees and only filters the infiltrators that have secured access to the state’s resources purely as a vote-bank. Given the exercise is Supreme Court monitored — the Court is ultimate guarantor of fundamental rights — any misgivings about a Rohingya-like situation in Assam must be ignored.

An upper caste gaze | The Indian Express

An upper caste gaze | The Indian Express

An upper caste gaze

Its nuanced depiction notwithstanding, ‘Article 15’ shows Dalits as victims. The film does not shy away from depicting the realities of caste society.

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. Article 15 does not shy away from depicting the realities of caste society


Mainstream cinema brings to us a world of enchanting narratives in which heroes perform tasks that are often beyond the realm of the imaginable. However, films also reflect our social and cultural values. Hindi cinema’s dominant language overtly endorses the moral outlook of the social elites while social groups, like Dalits and Adivasis, are often depicted in a stereotypical manner.

Same old rent-seeking | The Indian Express

Same old rent-seeking | The Indian Express



Same old rent-seeking

Politicians yearn to lay hands on Karnataka’s public goods and natural assets, control its bureaucracy. The present political crisis is a reflection of this impulse.

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Of late, Karnataka politics, which has had a colourful “chicken-eating Brahmin” CM, has become better known for the chief minister who was jailed on corruption charges. (Illustration by Suvajit Dey)


For the first time in many years, Karnataka may break with its long-established norm of having a state government that is not formed by the same party that holds office at the Centre. Many exemplary traditions forged in this state usually went unnoticed — until the “discovery of Karnataka” during the 2018 election. How far we have travelled from the exceptional leadership of a Devaraj Urs, arguably the most important non-communist Indian leader committed to land reforms and social welfare, or an Abdul Nazir (“Neer”/water) saab, who pioneered an exemplary water policy in the 1980s! Karnataka should also have been better known for its decentralisation of panchayati raj institutions and its reservations for women long before the nation picked up those leads. And it was none other than the current Speaker, K R Ramesh Kumar, who as health minister in 2017, attempted to tame the rapacious private health establishment in Karnataka.

Raja Mandala: Maritime challenges and opportunities | The Indian Express

Raja Mandala: Maritime challenges and opportunities | The Indian Express



Raja Mandala: Maritime challenges and opportunities

The churn in the Persian Gulf provides India an opening to step up its strategic engagements beyond investments in the Chabahar port.

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INS Sunayna escorting an oil tanker as part of Operation Sankalp. Via Indian Navy’s Twitter handle


Recent developments in the Straits of Hormuz and Malacca help reveal India’s emerging challenges and opportunities on the maritime front. To the west of the country, international shipping is on high alert amidst the escalating tensions in the region between Iran and its neighbours on the one hand and between Tehran and Washington on the other. According to some estimates, at least 17 countries have been affected, either directly or indirectly, by the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf region.

US says cryptocurrency a national security issue | World News, The Indian Express

US says cryptocurrency a national security issue | World News, The Indian Express

US says cryptocurrency a national security issue

Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, had been exploited to support billions of dollars of illicit activity like cybercrime, tax evasion, extortion, ransomware, illicit drugs, human trafficking, Mnuchin said.

US says cryptocurrency a national security issue
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Reuters File Photo)


The Trump administration has came out openly against cryptocurrencies, asserting that bitcoin had been exploited to support billions of dollars of illicit activity like cyber crime, tax evasion and ransomware.

62 US Border Agents are linked to degrading Facebook posts | World News, The Indian Express

62 US Border Agents are linked to degrading Facebook posts | World News, The Indian Express

By New York Times |Washington |Published: July 16, 2019 9:25:54 am

62 US Border Agents are linked to degrading Facebook posts

Border Patrol officials will decide how to discipline current agents — which could mean losing their vacation days or losing their jobs — after they receive evidence from the internal investigators.

62 Border Agents are linked to degrading Facebook posts
From January 2016 to last month, 80 Customs and Border Protection employees have been investigated for inappropriate posts on social media websites. (AP)


Written by Zolan Kanno-Youngs