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Rafael Fernández de Castro
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Rafael Fernandez de Castro is from Mexico City, an undergrad majoring in Communication specializing in media, law and politics at the the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and is minoring in Screenwriting at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Rafael has written for the Daily Trojan, Hustler Magazine and the Huffington Post.

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Immigration Reform: Republicans Face a Damned if You Do Damned if You Don't Decision

(9) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 4:18 PM

In Mexico, there is a bit of doggerel called Herod's Law, referring to situations in which one is either screwed or f...ried. With immigration reform, the GOP seems poised to lose: along one axis, Republicans in Congress can either defy their base and support the bill, or ignore the warnings...

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Hugo Chávez Will Be Missed

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 8:28 PM

Cancer was a blessing for the legacy of Hugo Chávez. Cancer allowed the former Venezuelan president to die a martyr, derailing him from a fate á la Fidel Castro -- that of living long enough to become a cruel dictator. Furthermore, Chávez will not have to deal with the rising...

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Embassies Under Attack: An Open Letter to Muslims

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 7:26 PM

Muslim brothers and sisters, I urge you to unite and condemn the recent violent attacks on American embassies and consulates in the Middle East and to seek appropriate punishment for those extremists that murdered the American ambassador in Libya and three other of his colleagues.

I understand your outrage...

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Wikipedia Seeks Historic Truth in Falkland Islands Controversy

(142) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 2:58 PM

"The subject of this article is controversial and may be in dispute. When updating the article, be bold, but not reckless." -Wikipedia guideline for battle

This year the controversy escalated when Prince William was sent to the Falkland Islands for military training two months prior to the 30th anniversary of...

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From Mexico City to Los Angeles: My Perspective on the Drug War

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 4:32 PM

Drug policy reform appears to be sweeping Latin America. The regional movement headed by Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina, Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos and most recently Uruguay's José Alberto Mujica has sprouted from an inability to quell the growing violence, corruption and economic instability that results from the illegal drug...

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