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Trump Delays ICE Roundups Amid Democratic Pushback

Trump Delays ICE Roundups Amid Democratic Pushback

In immigration news, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday it would start a mass roundup of 2,000 undocumented family members starting Sunday under the name “family op,” targeting 10 cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and New Orleans. On Saturday, amid national outcry, President Trump backtracked on that plan, saying he would delay the deportations […]

Tariff Uncertainty

 By Isaac Cohen*                   The White House predilection for tariffs, as negotiating tools, is hurting the US economy, amid a slowdown in job creation and in manufacturing, with persistent low inflation. Several members of the Federal Reserve Board and Chairman Jerome Powell have said they are prepared to lower interest rates, if trade tensions threaten […]

USA, Colombia and Mexico to Dismantle Transnational Criminal Organizations

USA, Colombia and Mexico  to Dismantle Transnational Criminal Organizations

WASHINGTON – On June 12 to 14, in Cartagena, Colombia, prosecutors from Colombia, Mexico, and the United States came together for the second Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) Working Group.  The mission of the Working Group is to engage in specialized training and to develop joint strategies and best practices to dismantle the transnational criminal organizations […]

Tenth Anniversary

By Isaac Cohen*                   The president of the National Bureau of Economic Research MIT Professor James Poterba, quoted in The New York Times (06/09/19), said “If the United States makes it past July 1 without a recession, the current economic recovery will turn out to have been the longest in American history.”                   Several outstanding […]

Left Hand, Right Hand

By Isaac Cohen*                   President Donald Trump is undoing with one hand what he has accomplished with the other hand. The US economy closed 2018 and started 2019 with solid numbers. Thanks in large measure to the tax rebate approved in 2017, economic growth in 2018 exceeded 3 percent, unemployment at 3.6 percent was the […]

Obstinate Inflation

By Isaac Cohen*                   It is causing perplexity why, with unemployment at the lowest rate in half a century and economic growth last year above 3 percent, inflation in the United States remains under the central bank’s 2 per cent objective. According to Federal Reserve Board member Lael Brainard, in a speech on May 16, […]

Canelo Alvarez to Receive Hispanic Heritage Award

Canelo Alvarez to Receive Hispanic Heritage Award

Washington, DC (CapitalWirePR) May 22, 2019 – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced this Wednesday that Mexican Boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Sports during the 32nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2019.   The Hispanic Heritage Awards, […]

Less Babies

  By Isaac Cohen*                   The number of persons born in the United States decreased last year, for the fourth year in a row, to the lowest level in three decades. The National Center for Health Statistics revealed, last week, that the number of births decreased 2 percent in 2018, from 2017, the lowest level […]

Understanding white privilege versus white supremacy​

Understanding white privilege versus white supremacy​

By Yenny Delgado This past April I attended a conference at Princeton Theological Seminary, a major educational institution founded by members of the Presbyterian Church. The conference focused on the audit of the Seminary’s history, founding, and legacy with regard to the enslavement of Africans (for a review of the report, click here). During the […]

Labor Force

By Isaac Cohen*                   The positive employment figures released last week by the Labor Department contained a cause for concern. In the United States in April, the labor force participation rate, the percentage of persons 16 years or older who are employed or looking for work, fell for the second consecutive month to 62.8 percent, […]

Another Wave of Violence Against Honduran Population

Another Wave of Violence Against Honduran Population

As El Salvador prepares for Nayib Bukele’s inauguration on June 1 — and the oligarchy’s return to the presidency — our thoughts turn to Honduras, where a powerful resistance movement has just defeated a law to privatize healthcare and education – but at enormous human cost. In the final days of April, organized doctors and teachers helped lead a national […]

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