Una señora sentada en la puerta del edificio San Alberto Magno de la Universidad Católica, #Argentina.
Pistorius howls as he recalls moment he realised he shot girlfriend dead
US ambassador to Kosovo hired by construction firm he lobbied for
It is routine for western ambassadors to push the business interests of companies from the countries they come from. But it is unusual for a former diplomat to land a job with a major corporation after using their sway to secure lucrative government contracts.
After he was appointed ambassador in 2009, Dell had huge influence in Kosovo, where the US is widely viewed as a supervising power and is feted for its role in securing independence for the tiny Balkan state. A statue of President Clinton adorns the capital, Pristina, and boulevards are named after George W Bush and other US officials.
Capturing the Streets and Walls of Manama, Bahrain, with @k_aljabri
For more photos and videos from Khalid’s life in Bahrain, follow @k_aljabri on Instagram.
"For the past four years, I’ve been documenting #manamasouq—the old market in the heart of Manama—and the rest of Bahrain, searching for the things we forgot or maybe have chosen to ignore,” says Bahrain Instagrammer Khalid Aljabri (@k_aljabri).
Khalid often photographs the graffiti and writing on Manama’s walls. “Once you write or draw anything on a wall it becomes something of great value. The streets are like the society’s archive,” he says. “Whether images of sorrow or joy, wisdom or pure silliness, they are all stories worth sharing.”
Khalid’s favorite place to photograph in Bahrain is the capital city, Manama. “I started wandering in the neighborhood where my late mother grew up, following her and my grandpa’s footsteps and rediscovering the beauty of the city she used to tell me about,” he explains. “I enjoy documenting the little hidden details between its tight streets and alleys because behind every corner there are generations of stories waiting to be discovered. After four years of documenting, I still feel lost in its streets and beauty.”
Why aren’t we putting US agencies on trial for financing El Chapo’s drug war? | Gabriel Matthew Schivone
Es muy probable que las personas de clase media no tengan hijos por diversas razones, no exclusivamente porque tengan que vivir para trabajar y no les dé el dinero, porque esa sería una explicación simplista, que me consta no es la real, aunque es de peso, pero que usted lo simplifique todavía más afirmando que no tienen hijos, porque miran mucho la televisión, no solo me sorprende, sino que me calienta, porque nos menosprecia."
'It was like a horror movie' – the undocumented Latinos living in fear of 'la migra'
Earlier this week, a New York Times investigation revealed that over two-thirds of the deportation cases under Obama involved people who, like Francisco Vega, had committed a minor crime – or no crime at all. As the Times hammered home, and as the White House tried to defend, these statistics seriously undermine Obama’s assertion during an election debate in October 2012 that the government should be focusing its deportation efforts on “criminals” or “gang bangers” – not going “after folks who are here just because they’re trying to figure out how to feed their families”.
To know why so many immigrants – the immigrants who are not gang bangers – get caught up in deportation proceedings more than ever, you need to know five letters: S-Comm. The so-called Secure Communities Program began under the Bush administration – a month before Obama’s election – as a pilot program in just 14 jurisdictions, with the stated purpose of finding and deporting violent criminals, by giving US police and sheriff’s departments the authority to enforce immigration law.
I must of laughed at this for 10 minutes.
Afghanistan presidential election hit by unexpected problem – too many voters
"It’s my joy to vote", said a 77 year-old man. Most of us who have the chance to vote think it’s a hassle and forget the significance. We forget what it cost.