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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Obama pide mil millones de dólares para reducir inmigración

WASHINGTON (AP) -- El presidente Barack Obama ha pedido 1.000 millones de dólares para ayudar a reducir la inmigración ilegal desde tres países de Centroamérica. La propuesta es parte del plan de presupuesto de 4 billones de dólares del mandatario presentado el lunes al Congreso.
El gobierno propuso inicialmente el año pasado entregar ayuda financiera a Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala, de donde salieron más de 51.000 niños que fueron detenidos al cruzar solos la frontera. 

Al mismo tiempo más de 69.000 que viajaban desde Centroamérica, en su mayoría madres jóvenes y niños, fueron arrestados en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos.
El aumento en la cantidad de niños que viajaban solos tomó por sorpresa al gobierno de Barack Obama pese a que desde hacía años aumentaba el número de menores que viajaban sin compañía en busca de atravesar la frontera.
La situación forzó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional y al Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos a enfocar sus recursos a ese tema, ya que ambas agencias son responsables de atender a los menores que son detenidos cuando cruzan la frontera sin compañías.

Obama describió la situación como una crisis humanitaria a mediados del año pasado.
La Agencia para el Desarrollo Internacional de Estados Unidos será la encargada de entregar al Congreso una estrategia para "atender los factores clave en países de Centroamérica" de donde han salido los niños inmigrantes, de acuerdo con el presupuesto para el Departamento de Estado propuesto por el presidente. 

La solicitud presupuestal indica que el dinero se usará para mejorar la seguridad en la frontera, así como para el desarrollo social y para mejorar el sistema de aplicación de la ley, así como los sistemas judiciales en esos países.
Parte de los recursos también se usaría para restaurar las instalaciones de repatriación para ayudar a procesar a los inmigrantes que son deportados de Estados Unidos.
La solicitud presupuestal del Departamento de Estado también incluye un fondo de 142 millones para ayudar a México a reforzar la seguridad en su frontera sur.

© 2015, La Prensa Asociada.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

10 Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about ...Los 10 mejores comerciales del Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's almost show time.
When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more than 110 million viewers tuning in. After paying $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, advertisers are hoping to have the ad everyone will be talking about Monday morning.

Here are 10 Super Bowl ads to watch out for:

Brewer Anheuser-Busch's 60-second ad shows a Labrador puppy chasing after the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales that are being moved to a new stable. The tune, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," performed by Sleeping performs in the background. The ad is the sequel to last year's "Best Buds," showing the bond between a puppy and Clydesdale, a spot many considered the best ad of the 2014 Super Bowl. Check it out!

In its 60-second spot, the fast-food chain announces that it will let random customers pay for their food with acts of goodwill, such as calling their moms and telling them they love them. It's part of a Valentine's Day promotion that will start on the day after the Super Bowl.

Snickers 30-second ad recreates the famous Brady Bunch episode in which the oldest daughter, Marcia, gets hit in the nose with a football. Florence Henderson and action movie "Machete" star Danny Trejo also make appearances for the Mars brand.

The NFL is airing a public service announcement from No More, a coalition of anti-domestic abuse organizations. The 60-second ad depicts a chilling 911 call from a battered woman to demonstrate the terror of domestic abuse.

Procter & Gamble's Always feminine protection brand's 60-second Super Bowl spot is a version of a viral video it aired in June. The ad shows adults and a boy running and throwing rather weakly when they're asked to depict what it means to do those actions "like a girl." But then they ask young girls, who run and throw with much more energy. Copy says "Let's make (hash)likeagirl mean amazing things."

In order to promote its new all-electric BMW i3 in a 60-second spot, BMW enlisted former "Today" show hosts Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel to recreate a 1994 on-air conversation when they tried to figure out what the (at) symbol in an email address meant.

T-Mobile "(hash)KIMSDATASTASH"
To promote a service that lets users keep their unused data for a year, wireless provider T-Mobile hired Kim Kardashian for a 30-second spoof on public service announcements. In the ad, she makes a plea to save people's unused data taken back by wireless carriers. She laments that the data could have been used to see her makeup, vacations and outfits.

The automotive advertiser always surprises with memorable ads about its cars, starring celebrities such as Eminem, Clint Eastwood and Oprah. The company says it will air three commercials during the Super Bowl this year but hasn't released those ads.

Insurer Nationwide's teaser for its Super Bowl ad shows "Mindy Project" star Mindy Kaling believing she is invisible and doing scandalous acts, including sitting naked in Central Park and going through a car wash. The teaser indicates the Super Bowl ad itself will show what happens when Kaling realizes she isn't actually invisible.

GODADDY:  Banned from the Super Bowl. 

NFL Players Say NO MORE:60....This is perhaps one of the most interesting video regarding domestic violence against women in the NFL..Two dozen players including Alfred Morris, Cris Carter, Curtis Martin, Dwayne Allen, Dwight Hollier, Eli Manning, John Lynch, LaVar Arrington, Mark Herzlich and William Gay said "no more" to domestic violence and sexual assault.