The OAS failure

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Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Delcy Rodriguez

In the past few days, the OAS 47th General Assembly has been the trending topic on media. The main issue to discuss: the crisis in Venezuela.

And to solve the political and social problem that “affects” the region stability many of the OAS state members tried to pass a resolution to stymie the Constituent Assembly promoted by the Venezuelan government.

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North Korea: Trump is a ‘psychopath’

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A North Korean state newspaper on Thursday called President Trump a “psychopath” and said that he was striking against the country to divert attention from political turmoil in the U.S.

The commentary warns South Korea, a key U.S. ally in the region, against following the lead of “psychopath Trump,” saying that doing so “will only lead to disaster.”

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Bob Dylan states that songs only need to move you, not make sense

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Bob Dylan performs during a segment honoring Director Martin Scorsese, recipient of the Music Film Award, at the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

U.S singer Bob Dylan, who became the first song-writer to receive the Nobel Price for Litetarature, was taken by suprise when first knew he was selected by the Sweden Academy.

After he remained in silent for weeks, he said on Monday that “unlike literature his songs were meant to be sung not read and that they only needed to move people, not to make sense”.

The Swedish Academy’s decision to award last year’s prize for literature to Dylan, who had “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, was criticized by some people that believed it was an unfair decision considering the mainstream writers of poetry and prose production.

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Trump says, Trump does?

th (3)On the past few months it seems like the world has turned up the “Trumplandia”, keeping up with the controversial actions -or suitable decisions for some power groups- of U.S president Donald Trump.

When he first presented his campaign, he spread an intolerant, xenophobic and misogynist discourse and promised his constituents to bring jobs back, to protect the interests of all citizens and that he “will be the first president in avoiding public shortages”.

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Obamacare derogation might affect 23 millions of Americans

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Protests against Obamacare derogation and other measures of Trump´s administration

Human cost of president Donald Trump bill to repeal Obamacare seems to difficult for U.S Senate.

The new decree, approved by the House of Representatives this month, have been evaluated by the Congressional Budget Office. The text of the legislation implies shortages to national public spending, slightly higher than the reduction in tax revenues.

However, 23 Americans might lose the medical insurance by 2026, doubling almost the number of people without coverage, and premiums could skyrocket.

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Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Comey served as FBI director from September 4, 2013 to May 9, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House announced Tuesday.

Trump fired Comey “based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.

“The FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump said, according to Reuters.

“A search for a new permanent FBI director will begin immediately.”

Trump’s administration has not outlined specific reasons for Comey’s firing aside from those mentioned in its brief statement. The White House is expected to release more information on the matter in coming days.

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CIA pays ‘traitors’ who say we trafficked drugs: President Nicolas Maduro

nicolas20maduroVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, of paying former Chavista leaders to invent evidence with which to accuse the socialist government of drug trafficking.

Maduro, who said the suspects are “a group of traitors who were from the Bolivarian Revolution,” vowed to expose them with forthcoming intelligence reports. He said most of them are based in the U.S. with others still operating within the country.

“I am going to reveal the evidence of how they have worked with the CIA and the NSA,” Maduro said at a televised Presidential Council meeting.

“The evidence will give them cold sweats and diarrhea.”

Last month, the U.S. Treasury Department put Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on a sanctions list for allegedly aiding drug traffickers. They claimed El Aissami is linked to coordinating drug shipments to Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas and a Colombian drug lord.

The U.S. Treasury Department, however, has never released specific evidence directly linking El Aissami to any of these claims. Their only sources are “unnamed” former government employees who defected from the Bolivarian Revolution.

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More Than 600 Companies Want to Build Trump’s Wall

The 30-foot-high, 2,000-miles-long wall will cost at least US$21 billion and would be completed within two years.

More than 600 U.S. companies have said they were interested in building a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises which he had said Mexico would pay for despite the country saying it won’t.

In an executive order just weeks into his presidency, Trump instructed the department of homeland security to put together a plan to build the wall that would cover the almost 2,000-mile-long border.

In late February, the department put out a presolicitation notice for “the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border (with) Mexico,” the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

The department’s website shows that 600 companies have signed on for the project. The formal solicitation will go online sometime around March 15, the department said earlier this week, and concept papers will be due five days later.

The government is seeking a wall that was “nominally 30 feet tall, that will meet requirements for aesthetics, anti-climbing, and resistance to tampering or damage.”

An internal report by the department reported by Reuters last month estimated the price of a wall along the entire border at US$21.6 billion. Several surveys showed that most U.S. citizens do not want the wall. Continue reading “More Than 600 Companies Want to Build Trump’s Wall”

Mexican Actor Gael Garcia Bernal Slams Trump’s Border Wall at Oscars

 

The Mexican star has blasted Trump in the past, and the Oscars were no exception.

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal used his time on the Oscar’s stage Sunday to criticize President Donald Trump and his border wall plan as one of many celebrities to raise political themes during the Academy Awards ceremony.

Presenting the Oscar for best animated film, Garcia Bernal slammed Trump’s promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers. We travel all over the world, we build families, we construct stories, we build life that cannot be divided,” he said.

“As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us.”

Garcia Bernal, known for his performance in films including “The Motorcycle Diaries” and “Amores Perros” as well as the web television series “Mozart in the Jungle,” has spoken out about Trump in the past.

After Trump’s Nov. 8 election, Garcia Bernal tweeted in Spanish, “Build your fucking wall. History will take care of the failed plan to make Mexico pay. And to open the holes that there will always be.”

Weeks earlier, he told “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that although Trump’s run for president was initially seen as a “joke” by Mexicans, his popularity eventually sparked “nervousness, fear and anger” — sentiments that have only increased since the reality TV star-turn-president took over the White House.

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