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Andrea Rodés

Andrea Rodés
I write about culture, art and literature, because I do not understand the world without books and poetry.

When I was a little girl I used to isolate with myself reading tales, now I could spend hours writing them. I think we need to give voice to artistic creators, they usually have a unique perspective of reality and can challenge things that we usually take as a fact.

I also like to write about economic issues from a social point of view, telling the human stories and the protagonists behind them: immigrants, entrepreneurs, refugee families ... From Philadelphia, Barcelona, Moscow, Beijing, Myanmar… every human history can help us to have a more open and global vision of the world.

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Hola, Verano

 06/20/2017 - 12:17
El verano despierta la nostalgia de vacaciones pasadas. Fuente: pixabay.com

El 21 de junio marca el inicio del verano en el hemisferio norte. Para muchos niños, significa también el comienzo de las vacaciones escolares. Algunos se irán a la playa, otros de campamentos, otros viajarán a otro país para aprender idiomas. Que mejor momento que la llegada del calor para dejarse llevar por la nostalgia de los primeros veranos. ¿Cuál fue su verano favorito?

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Tense Times in Europe

 06/20/2017 - 06:06
A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

An anti-Muslim attack in a London mosque on Saturday was followed by a frustrated terrorist attack on Monday in Paris, where an armed man identified as an Islamic extremist was killed after he rammed a card loaded with weapons and explosives in to a police convoy. Increasing Islamist terror and hate crime against Muslims at the same time...  is this exactly what ISIS want?  

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Orange is the New Black's Diane Guerrero backs bipartisan bill for national Latino museum

 06/16/2017 - 07:17
The popular actress joined the partisan group of legislators that introduced a bill Thursday to create an Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall. They ask for an institution that recognizes Hispanic contributions to American history.

"Build Museums Not Walls" is the slogan of the lawmakers supporting a bill to create an American Latino Museum in Washington. The bill was presented on June 15, 2017, in front of the Congress. Diane Guerrero, know for her role in Orange is the New Black, is among the supporters. Photo: @Latinomuseum/Twitter. 

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Un año después, la comunidad Latina de Orlando recuerda a las víctimas del atentado en Pulse

 06/12/2017 - 07:31
Estados Unidos recuerda este lunes a las 49 víctimas de la peor matanza por arma de fuego en la historia reciente del país, ocurrida hace un año durante una fiesta latina en el club gay Pulse de Orlando, en el centro de Florida. EFE/Gerardo Mora

Miembros de la comunidad hispana, supervivientes y familiares de las víctimas recordaron en la madrugada de ayer a las víctimas del atentado en la discoteca gay Pulse, perpetuado el domingo 12 de junio de 2016. Armado con un fusil de asalto y una pistola automática, el terrorista, estadounidense de origen afgano, comenzó a disparar indiscriminadamente contra los asistentes a una fiesta latina.

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Para los estudiantes indocumentados sin estatus de 'Dreamers', la incertidumbre crece

 06/06/2017 - 13:38
En EEUU hay miles de graduados indocumentados cuya situación de ilegalidad no les permite encontrar un buen trabajo. 

En EEUU hay miles de inmigrantes indocumentados que no lograron ampararse en el programa DACA por sobrepasar el límite de edad. Muchos de estos lograron graduarse en la universidad, pero ahora viven con temor a ser deportados y no poder realizar sus sueños. 

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You Are not Welcome: London Mayor says Trump Should Cancel State Visit

 06/06/2017 - 03:27
People take part in a vigil for victims of the London Bridge terror attacks by the City Hall in London, Britain, 05 June 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

London mayor Sadiq Khan said Donald Trump should cancel state visit after a series of tweets in which he mocked at the mayor's "soft" words after London Bridge terrorist attack last Saturday. The deadly terrorist attack is the third occurred in Britain in less than 3 months, adding pressure on the government of prime minister Theresa May, which is calling for general elections on Thursday. 

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#TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque: Bringing Latinos and Muslims together.

 06/05/2017 - 05:33
 The organizers of #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque are trying to gather Latinos and Muslims to break their Ramadan fast together. (Photo: Steven Georges http://www.ocregister.com/ )

A new initiative in Southern California aims to unite Southern California's Muslim and Latino communities during the month of Ramadan. The charity campaign- which brings together both communities to enjoy tacos after fastening all day - is a response to the election of President Trump, which has left both America's Muslim and Latino communities feeling besieged, the organizers explain.

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