David Allen Neron

David Allen Neron

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton made what sounded like a definitive statement at Wednesday’s Democratic debate: “I will not deport children.”

But immigration advocates interviewed by The Post took away different

Mexico central bank Governor Agustin Carstens said the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency is implicitly reflected in the risk models used by policy makers, after stressing the importance to Mexico’s economy of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

“Explicitly, no,” Carstens told El Financiero-Bloomberg TV’s Carlos Mota when asked if the risk of a Trump presidency is reflected in the central bank’s models, “but implicitly all of us have it in our heads.”

Trump has pledged to renegotiate or terminate Nafta, saying it has been a disaster for the U.S. that has encouraged companies to move production south of the border.

Residents of the Hawaiian Islands just breathed a sigh of relief – literally, as the deadline passed for Hawaii’s House Judiciary Committee to hear House Bill 849, relating to Right to Farm, that would force residents to succumb to pesticide spraying without any say. All the while, companies like Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and BASF use Hawaii land as a testing ground for GM crops.

Bill 849 amends Hawaii’s Right to Farm Act to ensure that counties cannot enact laws, ordinances, or resolutions to limit the rights of farmers and ranchers to engage in agricultural practices – including spraying with carcinogenic pesticides.

It has been five years since the Fukushima disaster. Many of us have forgotten the press describing millions of gallons of ‘nuclear’ water leaking into the ocean, but nearly 400,000 people who had to be evacuated remember the event vividly. The panic and irresponsibility by TEPCO following the earthquake, tsunami, and meltdowns was unprecedented.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Japan’s former Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, stated that the country had come within a “paper-thin margin” of being absolutely devastated.

Kan said that Fukushima was so bad, he had considered declaring martial law and evacuating Tokyo and all areas within 160 miles of the plant.

The Mexican government says there are some 1,000 kidnappings a year in the country, but it's thought the figure is closer to 100,000.

Kidnapping is a lucrative business, and kidnappers can earn millions of dollars.

The BBC met "Crack" who says he is a kidnapper. He spoke to Vladimir Hernandez for the Our World film: Kidnapped in Mexico.

The BBC cannot independently verify his claims.

This video contains graphic descriptions of violence and some strong language.

Watch the Our World film (global times), or watch in the UK.

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Progressive rock legend Emerson dies

Keyboardist and progressive rock legend Keith Emerson has died aged 71, his former band Emerson, Lake and Palmer says.

"We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles," the band's Facebook page said.

The statement asked for his family's privacy and grief to be respected.

Emerson was widely considered one of the top keyboard players of the progressive rock era.

His former bandmate Carl Palmer said on Facebook: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson.

New Democratic candidate and former CBC broadcaster Wab Kinew refused to back down Friday after Manitoba Liberals called for the NDP to drop him as a candidate over tweets they call "hurtful" and "damaging."

"There are allegations being made so I thought it was important for me to come here and face the alligators," joked Kinew on Friday.

"I've been an open book.… I've been transparent, I have been accountable," said Kinew.

Earlier on Friday, Noel Bernier, the Liberal candidate in Winnipeg's St. John's constituency, told reporters his party wants to see the NDP drop Kinew.

A former Calgarian who has been held hostage in the Philippines for nearly six months with another Canadian and two others is pleading for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do what's needed in order to secure their release.

"To the Canadian prime minister and to the Canadian people in the world, please, do as needed to meet their demands within one month or they will kill me," John Ridsdel said in a video released Mar. 10 on a Facebook page linked to Philippine Islamists.

"They will execute us."

Ridsdel — a former CBC Calgary journalist — was abducted along with fellow Canadian Robert Hall, a Norwegian and a Filipino woman on Sept.

VATICAN CITY Three years after the election of Pope Francis, Roman Catholic conservatives are growing increasingly worried that he is quietly unraveling the legacy of his predecessors.

Francis' popularity with most Catholics, and legions of non-Catholics, has given him the image of a grandfatherly parish priest who understands how difficult it sometimes is to follow Church teachings, particularly those on sexual morality.

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Conservatives worry that behind the gentle facade lies a dangerous reformer who is diluting Catholic teaching on moral issues like homosexuality and divorce while focusing on social problems such as climate change and economic inequality.

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