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Killing Is Easy

I am horrified by how easy it was for Stephen Paddock to kill so many people in Las Vegas earlier this month. After apparently carrying loads of weapons up to his hotel room, he smashed out two windows and then, as if he were at a firing range, aimed at a crowd of 22,000 people gathered below for an outdoor …

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Mexico’s Earthquake Generation

This speech is very different from the one I originally intended to give. I was going to encourage you to disobey, ignore politicians, dare to question everything, never remain silent and show me a Mexico that’s full of hope and possibilities. But you were way ahead of me. ​You are the first generation to graduate after the terrible earthquake that …

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We Won’t Give Up

MEXICO CITY — My city is broken, but my people are not. After the recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake here, I returned to the streets I knew so well in my youth, and I hardly recognized them. Dozens of buildings in the city have collapsed; the rubble is now obscured by a canopy of laborers in blue, red or white helmets. …

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Jorge Ramos: Nothing Is Normal

MIAMI, Fla. — I’m writing this with a pen on moist yellow paper. It’s been a few days since there was electricity in my home; there is no internet, and no connection with the rest of the world. The screen on my phone says “No Service.” My cold morning shower left me shivering. By contrast, I’ve been spending nights sweating …

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Jorge Ramos: For Them, We Are Not Humans

A leader’s greatness (or incompetence) is not measured by how he treats the rich and powerful, but by how he looks after and protects the most vulnerable. In President Donald Trump’s case, he will be remembered for bullying 800,000 “Dreamers,” threatening to send them back to countries many of them aren’t even familiar with. The same man who said he …

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After the Storm

Perla and Nancy were crying as they spoke. Last week, as torrential rains began to subside in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, their husbands were swept away while trying to save people. Nancy’s husband, Jorge Pérez, was killed. Perla’s husband, Benjamín Vizueth, remains missing. In a recent interview, both women told me what happened. Their husbands — along with three …

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Trump vs. the Press

I’m preparing myself for four years (perhaps even eight) of the Trump administration. Yes, I’ve heard some very smart people — such as James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence — say that President Donald Trump is simply not presidential, or that they’re worried that Trump has control of the nuclear codes. But Trump won the election in November, …

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Silence Is Complicity

El Odio Se Desparrama Hay momentos en que no te puedes quedar callado porque luego te vas a arrepentir el resto de tu vida. Este es uno de ellos. Cuando el presidente de Estados Unidos se tarda dos días en condenar y llamar por su nombre a los supremacistas blancos y neonazis de la reciente violencia racista en Virginia, es …

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Columna Jorge Ramos: An Immigrant’s Son

It’s hard to think of an American politician who is more vehemently anti-immigrant than President Donald Trump. He wants to cut legal immigration by half. He has likened Mexican immigrants to rapists and criminals. He wants to ban most people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. During his campaign, he said he could deport 11 million undocumented residents …

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Jorge Ramos Column: Nicolas Is Leaving

My son Nicolas is leaving home, and I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ve spent more than 19 years with this kid, teenager, man. But the time has come for him to pack up for college, and I’m dreading how much I will miss him. He’s ready to take this next step in life. He’s always known that …

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