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· July, 2013

Stories about North America from July, 2013

Immigrants: Much More Than an Abstract Number (Part II)

This is the second part of an interview with Mexican journalist Eileen Truax, who spoke about mainstream media and their coverage of immigration issues, among other topics.

Immigrants: Much More Than an Abstract Number

Robert Valencia interviewed Mexican journalist Eileen Truax, who recently released her book ‘Dreamers: The Fight of a Generation for its American Dream’.

#Justice4Trayvon Rallies Across America

Thousands joined peaceful protests held in many U.S. cities after the acquittal in Florida on July 15, 2013 of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Protesters condemned the “Stand Your...

Poet Aimé Césaire's Battle Continues Stronger than Ever

The verdict in the Trayvon Martin case coincided with what would have been Césaire's 100th birthday. Our new author Amadou Lamine Badji from Senegal, examines the correlation.

The Perils of Putting a Label on Edward Snowden

Is the man who revealed US surveillance programs run by the NSA - a traitor, a hero, a fugitive, or a spy?

Korean Culture to Blame in Asiana Crash?

As more details are coming out about the Asiana Airlines plane crash which claimed two lives and injured 181 passengers, Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller ‘Outliers’ has been widely quoted in articles and...

Decisive Moment for Pro-Immigration Movement in the United States

It has been almost 30 years since the U.S. pro-immigration movement has gotten so close to witnessing the passage of comprehensive legislation. The immigration bill that has been circling the...

Immigrants on U.S Immigration Reform

As usual, the one thing the media aren’t covering is what the immigrants themselves think about immigration reform. In Upside Down World, David L. Wilson writes about a meeting held...

‘E-Christians’ Reject New US Ambassador to Spain for Being Gay

James Costos, the new US ambassador to Spain, is openly gay. E-Christians, an ultra-catholic website of Catalan origin, has criticized the US for sending Costos to Spain, and they have...

Korean Reactions to Asiana Airlines Crash

One of South Korea's two major airlines, Asiana Airliner's plane crashed in the U.S. while landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing two and injuring 181 passengers. Korea Bang translated...

Obama in Africa: Catching Up with China

President Obama is touring Africa from June 26 to July 3, 2013. He recently visited South Africa after visiting Senegal. After that, moving on to Tanzania. Many commentators believe this...

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