Spanish disappears from the White House

By Sazi Marroquín Monday, January 23, 2017 comments

The new president of the United States, Donald Trump, orders the cancellation of the Spanish versions of Facebook, Twitter and the White House website.

 

The Spanish version of the White House website, as well as those dedicated to civil rights and climate change, among others, were removed in the first moments after the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, took office.

 

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So far, none of these entries have been restored after the White House site underwent a complete redesign on Jan. 20, when all speeches, documents and issues related to former President Barack Obama’s term were removed.

 

“Women,” “Technology,” “Cuba,” “Civil Rights,” and “Climate Change,” are some of the 30 issues on which the White House offered specific entries under the Obama administration. Deleted pages include gay, lesbian and transgender community rights, as well as the option to browse a good portion of the content in Spanish.

 

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These topics disappeared, and instead there are links to pages entitled “America First Energy Plan”, “America First Foreign Policy “, “Bringing Back Jobs and Growth”, “Making Our Military Strong Again” and others.

 

The new Trump Administration, whose cabinet lacks any Latino representation whatsoever, has also ordered the closure of other communication tools in Spanish like the @LaCasaBlanca account on Twitter or its Facebook page.

 

In addition, with the arrival of the new president to the White House, there has not yet been appointed a new head of the press for Hispanic media, a position that occupied to date Gabriela Chojkier.