22 de febrero de 2019
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Some 600 people gather to oppose white supremacism in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, USA, Aug 11 (efe-epa).- More than 600 activists and students from the University of Virginia, United States gathered Saturday in Charlottesville to express their rejection of white supremacism, almost one year after neo-Nazi protests left three dead.

Charlottesville, USA, Aug 11 (efe-epa).- More than 600 activists and students from the University of Virginia, United States gathered Saturday in Charlottesville to express their rejection of white supremacism, almost one year after neo-Nazi protests left three dead.

"We say enough to racism. Support for white supremacist movements persists, we need to organize ourselves always to continue fighting this scourge," one of the student organizers of the demonstration told Efe, who asked to be quoted under the pseudonym Sebastian.

The protest was scheduled to take place in a plaza on the university campus in Charlottesville in honor of former US President Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) which was the site one year ago of a march in which white supremacist groups carried torches and chanted slogans.

However, the local and state police surrounded the area and installed a robust security system with metal detectors to control entrance to the site, which caused the demonstration to move to another area of the campus.

"We decided to change places because it was not safe for us or for our community and it would have been a betrayal of our ideals, they wanted us locked in a cage, and that will not happen," said Sebastian.

Thus, more than 600 people, according to organizers' estimates, marched around the university campus shouting anti-racist slogans and carrying placards with messages condemning white supremacy.

Many of the participants of this peaceful demonstration already met Saturday morning at the same university to remember the fatalities of a year ago and highlight the importance of inclusion within their communities.

The president of the University of Virginia (UVA), James Ryan, acknowledged in a speech that his own institution should work for the sake of "diversity, tolerance, equity and inclusion" so that events such as those that occurred almost a year ago "never" be repeated.

The protests in Charlottesville, which became a symbol of racial tension in the US, occurred on Aug. 12, when white supremacists marched through the city in protest against the withdrawal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a general of the Confederate side during the civil war.

After exhibiting fascist symbols for hours, a neo-Nazi protester rammed his vehicle into a crowd participating in an anti-racist counter-march, which ended the life of a woman, Heather Heyer, and injured another 19 people.

Two policemen died in a helicopter accident when they came to quell the protests.

Histórico de noticias
Opposition: 1 Dead in border clash between Venezuelan soldiers, civilians

Caracas, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Opposition lawmakers from the southeastern Venezuelan state of Bolivar on Friday said a woman was killed during a clash between...

Port-au-Prince slum exemplifies dire problems of crisis-racked Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- La Saline, one of Port-au-Prince's most dangerous neighborhoods, epitomizes the poverty that afflicts more than half of...

Cucuta finalizes preparations to host 250,000 people at Venezuela Aid Live

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- With the stage practically built, 100 percent hotel occupancy and most of the artists already there, the Colombian city...

Melgar, Mineiro, Libertad frontrunners to enter groups of Copa Libertadores

Bogota, Feb 21 (EFE).- The penultimate season of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores 2019 has pushed Peru's Melgar FC, Brazil's Atletico Mineiro and...

MoMA show gives public a look at Spanish artist Joan Miro's magic

New York, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is giving devotees of Spanish painter Joan Miro (1893-1983) an opportunity to immerse...

Bolivian scientist recognizes indigenous people's herbal knowledge in books

La Paz, Feb 21 (EFE).- For more than two decades, Bolivian biologist Narel Paniagua has devoted her life to studying the use of plants and documenting the...

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship 2019

Mexico City, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy signed a 63-stroke card on Thursday and dominated the first round of the World Golf...

Venezuela's Guaido heads to Colombian border to receive aid

Caracas, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president, Juan Guaido, went to his country's border with Colombia on Thursday to organize...

Venezuela's Maduro welcomes medical supplies from Russia

Caracas, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday the arrival of 7.5 tons of medical supplies from Russia amid mounting...

Surprising twist in Smollett case causes anger, indignation in Chicago

Chicago, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- The stunning twist in the case of gay African-American actor Jussie Smollett, who told police he was the victim of a hate crime...

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam

Washington, Feb 21 (epa-efe).- US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will spend some time one-on-one next week at their second...

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam

Mexico City, Feb 21 (epa-efe).- All parties represented in the Mexican Senate announced Thursday that they reached an agreement for the creation of a...

Mexico making progress against fuel theft, president says

Mexico City, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that while much work remained to be done, his administration's...

US-China trade talks resume in Washington

Washington, Feb 21 (epa-efe).- Senior officials from the United States and China gathered here Thursday for a new round of trade talks, eight days before...

Venezuela's Maduro closes border with Brazil amid humanitarian aid dispute

Caracas, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday said he was shutting the border with Brazil amid an international battle over...

Representatives of over 350 cities expected at Smart City Expo in Mexico

Mexico City, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Representatives from over 350 cities around the world will gather for the 3rd Smart City Expo Latam Congress (SCELC) on July...

Colombian city to demolish symbol of Pablo Escobar's power

Medellin, Colombia, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- A high-rise that symbolizes late drug lord Pablo Escobar's power and ostentatious lifestyle is set to be toppled on...

Mineiro beat Defensor 2-0 in Copa Libertadores stage 3 qualifier

Montevideo, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro on Wednesday beat Uruguay's Defensor Sporting 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores...

Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 in San Francisco

San Francisco, USA, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- South Korean multinational Samsung presented on Wednesday their wireless headphones for its latest phone model, the...

Guaido, US military leader push Venezuelan army to allow aid

Caracas, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president, Juan Guaido, was joined Wednesday by the head of the US military's Southern...

Trump: Trade pact with EU needed to avert tariffs on European autos

Washington, Feb 20 (epa-efe).- US President Donald Trump renewed Wednesday his threat to impose tariffs on imported European automobiles if his...

3 Slain amid continuing strife in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Feb 20 (epa-efe).- A police officer and two bus drivers were killed in this capital's Martissant neighborhood Wednesday, bringing to 12 the...

Brazil president delivers pension-overhaul bill to Congress

Brasilia, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday presented a bill to overhaul Brazil's pension system, a plan that stiffens eligibility...

Venezuela's Guaido calls for demonstrations at military bases

Caracas, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- Self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido said Wednesday his supporters will mount peaceful demonstrations at military bases...