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Jorge Ramos: What We Don’t Talk About

It was supposed to be a day of love. It ended as a day of death. On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, I had just finished interviewing Gloria and Emilio Estefan about their more than four-decade relationship and successful career. Good vibes prevailed. I left their recording studio in Miami feeling hopeful; this is always the case after I speak with …

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Dinosaurs, Clinging to Power in Latin America

In Latin America there are a group of presidents — political dinosaurs — who have stuck around for a long time because they refuse to give up power. They consider themselves indispensable, yet have no idea how much damage they’re doing to democracy and their respective nations. In Ecuador, President Rafael Correa was in power from 2007 to 2017, but …

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Jorge Ramos : Peña Nieto’s Terrible Arithmetic

Below is an annual breakdown of the number of people killed in Mexico during President Enrique Peña Nieto’s six-year tenure. This terrible arithmetic is a testament to his administration’s ineptitude. Peña Nieto may be one of the most unskilled presidents Mexico has ever had. From December 2012, when Peña Nieto took office, to December 2017, 98,120 Mexicans became casualties of …

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Jorge Ramos :Los Angeles, Past and Present

I recently went to Los Angeles for two days, and spent one looking back, the other looking forward. LA is the city that saved me. Thirty-five years ago, it was where I settled after leaving Mexico, and the city embraced and welcomed me. Back then, America’s Latino wave was still in its infancy, but it was already clear that nothing …

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Trump’s Useless Wall

President Donald Trump has already built a wall, but it’s inside his head. No matter how many times he is told that a physical barrier between Mexico and the United States won’t considerably deter the smuggling of drugs or undocumented people into this country, he keeps insisting that it be built. It’s an absurd and outdated idea. Building walls to …

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Why Do Trump’s Racist Remarks Still Surprise Us?

Attention editors: The second paragraph in this article contains language that may be offensive to some readers.; Art Note: A photo of Jorge Ramos accompanies this article. President Donald Trump’s most recent racist remarks don’t surprise me. What does surprise me, however, is the fact that it took this long for so many people to accept the fact that the …

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Columna Jorge Ramos: The Modern Safari

By Jorge Ramos SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — Just a heads up: This column will have a bad ending. Over 100 elephants will be killed. As is the case with any important journey, the first step is getting there. We crossed half the planet by air, landing at an airport near Mount Kilimanjaro, then took some time to rest outside …

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The Happiest Country in the World

By Jorge Ramos It’s always the same: Whenever I ask people which country is the happiest in the world, they say, “Mine,” then follow it up with a string of complaints and problems. But according to surveys, one of the world’s truly happiest countries is Denmark. It ranked No. 1 in 2016, and second this year, according to a data …

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Lies, and the Journalists Who Seek Out the Truth

WASHINGTON — Entiendo perfectamente por qué los periodistas no le caemos bien a muchos presidentes. Nuestro trabajo es descubrir y publicar lo que ellos quieren ocultar. Estamos en lados opuestos: los presidentes en el poder y los periodistas en el contrapoder. Nos podemos ver de frente pero nunca estar del mismo lado. Nuestra misión es asegurarnos que no abusen de …

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Goodbye, María Elena

We can expect that our lives will change in many ways as time goes by, but for almost 30 years there was one certainty in mine: At exactly 6:30 every evening, Monday through Friday, I would sit next to María Elena Salinas and host Noticiero Univision. Every day, even when it seemed that the world was falling apart, she was …

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