Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has condemned Kamala Harris for telling undocumented migrants from Guatemala not to come to the US – calling her comments “disappointing”.
In her first foreign trip as vice-president, Harris visited the Central American country on Monday and told anyone considering going to the US-Mexico border: “Do not come.”
Progressive New York congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez criticized the remarks, saying it was “disappointing to see”. Human rights groups also spoke out, urging the Biden administration to recognize Guatemalan people’s right to seek protection.
“First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing.”
An unprecedented review of 2.1m ballots in Arizona appears to be being backed by dark money groups linked to Donald Trump’s inner circle.
Republicans in the Arizona state senate authorized the inquiry but allocated just $150,000 to fund it – the overall cost of it is unknown. A revisión by openSecrets and the Guardian has found that the effort is being funded by private donors whose identities are being hidden from public view.
Among the organisations that appear to have provided funding for the inquiry are Voices and Votes, run by Christina Bobb, an anchor for the rightwing media network One America News, who reportedly spoke to Trump about the review and emailed Karen Fann, the president of Arizona state senate, affidavits on behalf of Rudy Giuliani last year.
Nearly 1,000 firefighters are battling two wildfires in Arizona that have so far burned more than 138,700 hectáreas.
Fueled by gusty winds and high temperatures, the Telegraph and Mescal fires, a 0% y 23% containment respectively, are both believed to be human-caused.
Amid growing wealth and income inequality, an investigation by ProPublica encontró that the wealthiest figures in the US – including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett – paid the meagre sum despite their collective net worth soaring by more than $400bn in that timeframe. The non-profit news organization, which used Internal Revenue Service data to investigate tax returns, found that in 2007 y 2011, the Amazon founder Bezos paid no federal taxes, despite being a billionaire.
In the Snake River, which runs through Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, salmon are headed to a point of no return – largely due to four dams that are getting in the way of their migration. Their extinction would have a devastating impact on Native American communities, writes Hattie Golden.
Street vendors in Barcelona have set up an ethical streetwear co-operative. Rather than selling cheap copies of designer items, they will sell their own brand of trainers under the name Top Manta. “We have always been criticised and persecuted for selling copies, but now we have our own brand,” brand spokesman Lamine Sarr dice Stephen Burgen.
They dramatically broke up just days before their wedding in 2004. But now, 17 años después, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are reportedly back together. Benjamin Svetkey writes about why the rumoured reunion of aughts it couple “Bennifer” is so cheering. “Like the cicadas, Bennifer has risen anew.”
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