Agencia EFE (Spanish news agency)

Agencia EFE is the Spanish national news agency that was involved in this 2006 smear, one that they later retracted.

Last modified Jun 15, 2009
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Central American countries to present own immigration "reform" plan to U.S.; praise for Gutierrez scheme - 12/22/09

According to EFE (univision.com/contentroot/wirefeeds/inmi/8105754.shtml), next year a group of Central American countries will be presenting their own comprehensive immigration reform plan to the U.S.; the group is trying to get the Mexican government involved too.

Harry Reid says there are enough Senate votes for immigration "reform"; offers deportation false choice - 06/15/09

Maria Pena of EFE - the Spanish news agency behind a 2006 smear - offers "Senate Leader Says Immigration Reform Possible This Year" [1]: He added that although (comprehensive immigration reform) does not have the backing of all Democrats, the bill will overcome the obstacles that stymied the failed 2007 reform. The majority leader said he has "no doubt" he could find as many as a dozen Republicans who support the measure to make up for defections in Democratic ranks. "We can't deport 11 million undocumented people, we can't do it physically and financially, as some would want," Reid said. "...

EFE admits Goldwater "concentration camps" smear - 06/28/06

Spanish news agency EFE has apologized for its smear of Arizona gubanatorial candidate Don Goldwater. It said he wanted to hold illegal aliens in "concentration camps". Now they say: EFE Executive Vice President Emillio Sanchez said a freelance writer for the news agency inaccurately described Goldwater's plan. "Upon further reflection, our investigation has determined that your plan to house illegal prisoners in a tent city is consistent with accepted practices for nonviolent American prisoners in your area," Sanchez said in the letter released Tuesday by Goldwater's campaign. The...

Don Goldwater's "concentration camps": a setup by illegal immigration supporters - 06/23/06

Arizona gubanatorial candidate Don Goldwater has received well-deserved condemnation of his calls for "concentration camps" for illegal aliens from such stalwart Americans as John McCain (R-AZ) and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). However, there's just one problem: Goldwater didn't call for "concentration camps"; that phrase came from the state-run Spanish news agency EFE when reporting on his comments. The original article is at efe.es/includesasp/noticias.asp?opcion=4&id=1225615. Their report reads like something from a tabloid TV show that engages in highly selective editing: Proponen campos de...