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A federal judge in Philadelphia is a refugee from Fidel's Cuba

 11/29/2016 - 14:36

Judge Eduardo Roberno in his office of the Federal Court in Philadelphia.Photo:Archivo AL DÍA
 
 

After the death of Fidel Castro, at the age of 90, many Cubans have started the nine days of mourning for which he was the leader of their country. However, for some Cuban-Americans, his death represents rather the symbolic end of one of the most prolific characters in history.

His record of human rights abuses, as well as the fact that he destroyed the country's economy in his half-century, was the catalyst for a massive exodus of more than a million Cubans to the United States.

Man in a sticker

 11/27/2016 - 16:48
Improvised altar for Fidel Castro in front of the Cuban embassy in Mexico City. EFE/Alex Cruz.

Che Guevara? Fidel Castro? Are they just icons or men in stickers? In a moment where the Left wing movements in Latin America are losing power against Right-Wing governments – Kirchner against Macri in Argentina, Mujica against Tabaré Vazquez in Uruguay; Ricardo Lagos in Chile, maybe –  , we should ask ourselves what Latin America populations remembers from Cuban revolution of 1959?  As reported in Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
 

How do we do that?

 11/27/2016 - 15:54
Bernie Sanders in the South Bronx, on March 31st, 2016. Photo: Michael Vadon/WIKI COMMONS

What happens when an artist tries to understand a politician? Famous film-maker Spike Lee interviews Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss Donald Trump victory, what the Democrats did wrong, and how the US is going to survive 2017.

Spike Lee: Let me ask you another question. How can you tell another country that they’ve got to pay for a wall? Or fences? How does that work?

Out of Stock

 11/24/2016 - 15:32
 EFE/Martin Alipaz

The US needs to hire more Mexican workers instead of deporting them, according to many owners of small businesses around the nation. From small construction companies in Dallas, Texas, to chains of Mexican restaurants in San Francisco and orange farms in Florida: all these small businesses confirm they are dependent on low skilled workers (like Mexican workers) to keep growing, according to a report elaborated by The Wall Street Journal. 

"We are all migrants"

 11/24/2016 - 03:56
On Nov 15th, the Mexican priest Alejandro Solalinde, founder of Hermanos en el Camino, gave a conference about Human Rights and Migration in Barcelona.Photo: CASA AMERICA CATALUNYA

Father Alejandro Solalinde is 71 years old and holds a backpack of hard experiences in his back, but his small dark eyes have not lost even a spark of vitality. Born in Texcoco, Mexico, this Mexican Catholic priest has become a champion in the fight for the human rights of migrants in Central America. Solalinde is the founder of Hermanos en el Camino, a network of shelters and parishes that provide food, medical care and accommodation to Latin American immigrants who cross Mexico to reach the United States.

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"Todos somos migrantes"

 11/24/2016 - 03:49
El sacerdote mexicano Alejandro Solalinde, fundador de Hermanos en el Camino, dio una conferencia sobre Derechos Humanos y Migración el pasado 15 de noviembre en Barcelona. Foto: CASA AMERICA CATALUNYA

El padre Alejandro Solalinde tiene 71 años y una mochila de duras experiencias colgada a la espalda, pero sus ojos pequeños y oscuros no han perdido ni una chispa de vitalidad. Nacido en Texcoco, México, este sacerdote católico mexicano es uno de los referentes en la lucha por los derechos humanos de los migrantes en América Latina.

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Filantropía en la era de la diversidad

 11/22/2016 - 14:07
Filantropía en la era de la diversidad

El mundo de la filantropía evoca imágenes de hombres y mujeres adinerados luciendo tuxedos y pieles en fiestas y galas de lujo. El estereotipo es merecido - generaciones de ricos patrones donando generosamente su dinero y prestigio a un selecto grupo de fundaciones, año tras año, creando un sólido sistema, aunque también elitista, rehogado en una buena dosis de tradición y ego.

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Philantropies in the age of diversity

 11/22/2016 - 13:47
Philantropies in the age of diversity

The world of philanthropy conjures images of well-heeled men and women donning tuxedos and furs at fancy galas. The stereotype is well-deserved - generations of wealthy patrons lavishly contributed money and prestige to a select group of foundations over the generations, creating a robust yet exclusionary system steeped in tradition and ego.

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It's not 'alt-right'

 11/21/2016 - 15:08
Protesters against US President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon gather and chant outside the 2016 Zionist Organization of America Annual Dinner, in New York, New York, USA, 20 November 2016. EFE/Bryan R. Smith

Nazi salutes, swastikas painted in parks? No, no. People don’t like that, Mr. Trump. Several protests sparked in New York in the last days to protest against the use of neo-Nazi symbols among Trump supporters. General disappointment as well when we saw prominent members of the so-called “alt-right”, the white nationalist movement that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency, gathered in Washington DC last Saturday to plot how the movement can “start influencing policy and culture” under the Trump administration.

¿Qué bola?

 11/21/2016 - 13:58
The world is anxious about how Donald Trump will lead the US relations with Russia and Cuba. EFE/Roman Pilipey

In Cuba, people don’t know exactly what Trump’s intentions with the island are when he comes to power. In the 90’s, he tried to violate the commercial embargo while trying to invest in hotels and casinos in the island; during the campaign, he promised to reverse Obama’s policy towards La Habana – too liberal and interventionist –  , in order to make happy his Cuban American Republican voters. “In any case, La Habana has a lot to gain”, says Rafael Rojas, Cuban historian and essayist, living in Mexico.

Trampy Girls

 11/20/2016 - 17:35
Protestors bearing signs and banners take to the streets showing their opposition to the election of Donald J. Trump to be the next president of the United States, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 19 November 2016. EFE/EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Robin Moore is not unemployed, she isn’t a factory worker, she isn’t a white male: she is an affluent high educated wine consultant from Wisconsin who voted for Donald Trump, and has no regrets. Like many other women from the Midwest, Moore took Mr Trump seriously, but not literally, and expects him to have to compromise to get things done.

Peruvian farewell

 11/20/2016 - 17:09
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, gave a press conference in Lima during the APEC summit this weekend. He said that "reality" will force his successor in the White House, Donald Trump, to modify some of the measures he deffended during his campain. EFE/Martín Alipaz.

President Barack Obama was in Lima (Peru) this week for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries, including China and the USA, to promote economic cooperation and free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Lima, leaders of these countries expressed their concerns about Donald Trump intentions to promote protectionism and anti-immigration policies. Obama took advantage of his visit to Lima to give one of his famous speeches to the youth, this time he addressed the Latin American youth.

Déjà Vu

 11/20/2016 - 16:41
Venezuela president, Nicolás Maduro, a populist, said on Sunday that president Obama was a "despicable" person for talking nonsense against Venezuela. EFE/Palacio de Miraflores

Latinos in the US do not need to be told about the dangers of Populism and its aftermaths. Many of them have experienced it first hand in their countries of origin: Hugo Chávez in Venezuela –after his death, the country is in crisis–, Cristina Fernández in Argentina – now facing corruption charges –, or Rafael Correa in Ecuador. So why is Populism now on the rise in the US and Europe? Growing inequality of incomes is one possible answer to understand why populism is on retreat in Latin America and growing in the West.

The German shelter

 11/17/2016 - 15:01
Syrian and Afghan refugees in the island of Qíos, Greece. Photo: EFE/Archive

More than 60.000 refugees between 16 and 17 year old arrived in Germany in 2016. Most of them are from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Somalia. They make a big effort every day to adapt to a new culture and a new country. “The first thing you must do is to learn German”, says Ali, an Afghan working as a technician in a small teather in Bremen. He used to work in a farm, 14 hours a day, until his father put him in a raft full of refugees to Greece. Read more about refugees lives in Germany in Spanish newspaper El País.

A hell inside hell

 11/16/2016 - 17:06
More than 40 pandilleros were arrested yesterday in El Salvador for murdering policemen. EFE/Archivo

Some jails in El Salvador can be called, simply, hell. Skin diseases, epidemics, tuberculosis, AIDS, violence, overcrowded cells, jailed children. Conditions are so horrible that the central government has forbidden access to the Red Cross. A few NGO’s are denouncing the humanitarian crisis in El Salvador prisons – which affect mainly the so called ‘pandilleros’ - in a call for world’s attention. As reported in EL FARO.

El mundo se pregunta por qué

 11/15/2016 - 03:58
Un hombre observa un periódico en cuya portada se observa al presidente electo estadounidense, Donald Trump. EFE/Archivo

Tras la victoria del republicano Donald Trump en las presidenciales americanas, los comentaristas y analistas políticos del mundo entero se preguntan cómo pudo cuajar su discurso nacionalista y anti-inmigrante en la primera democracia del mundo.  AL DIA ha recopilado 10 de los mejores artículos de opinión publicados en la prensa internacional después de las elecciones. 

 

1. Piruetas

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The world wonders why

 11/15/2016 - 03:35
A man in Bangkok reads the front page of the newspaper the day after the US Elections. The victory of Donald Trump astonished the world. EFE/Archivo

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the American elections, commentators and political analysts from around the world keep wondering how his nationalist and anti-immigration speech persuaded the world's first democracy to vote for him. AL DIA has compiled 10 of the best OP/ED pieces published in the international press after the elections.

 

1. Pirouettes

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[OP-ED]: Los votantes Latinos de Trump me han fallado a mí, a nosotros y a ellos mismos.

 11/14/2016 - 05:02
Donald Trump posa frente a un bol de tacos en el The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Fuente: su propia cuenta de Instagram. 

"Sé que no todos ustedes son rencorosos, sé que no todos los Repúblicanos son deplorables, sé que no todos los conservadores son aborrecibles, sé que no todos los hombres Blancos son odiosos, pero aquellos de ustedes que apoyaron a Trump se transformaron en facilitadores del odio."

[OP-ED]: [email protected] Trump Voters Have Failed Me, Us, and Themselves

 11/13/2016 - 16:47
Donald Trump posing with a taco bowl from The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Source: His own Instagram account. 

"I know that not all of you are hateful. I know that not every registered Republican is hateful. I know that not every conservative thinker is hateful. I know that not every White person is hateful. However, those of you who supported Trump all became enablers of hate."

Raíces Cuáqueras: Benigno Sánchez-Eppler y la Hospitalidad Espiritual a través de las fronteras.

 10/28/2016 - 11:03

La Virgén de Guadalupe, La Virgén del Cobre y La Virgén del Rosario son las imágenes veneradas en las velas vendidas a tres dólares en los mercaditos de los barrios. San Lázaro, San Antonio y San Juan son rezados también, pero sus poderes no pueden competir con los de las entonaciones en Yoruba que los abuelitos suelen decir antes de colocar vasos llenos de agua por toda la casa para absorber malos espíritus.

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