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Spanish Government Ultimatum to Catalonia: 5 days to clarify if Independence Declared or Not

 10/12/2017 - 02:45
El primer ministro español, Mariano Rajoy, se dirige a la prensa para hablar del conflicto catalán, el día11 de octubre, 2017. Foto: EPA-EFE/Ángel Díaz

The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, said the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, had sown “deliberate confusion” in his latest speech and gave him until Monday morning to respond. Pending that reply, Rajoy said he was initiating a request to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, which would allow Madrid to suspend the region’s administration.

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[OP-ED]: Cable news host fails race test

 10/11/2017 - 15:05
I went on Tucker Carlson’s show hoping to find some critical thinking. I got plenty of the critical, but not much thinking. Fox News

When it comes to race, conservatives will never ace the quiz.

It stands to reason that this bunch would be slow to understand a subject that they usually downplay, dismiss or deny. Those on the right -- including many Republicans and most Trump voters -- often pretend to be colorblind in order to seem enlightened. Ironically, the opposite is true.

Catalunya declares, "Suspended Independence" to seek dialogue with Spain

 10/11/2017 - 12:43
A woman is following on the big screen the appearance of the President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, in the Parliament in which he affirmed yesterday that he assumes the "mandate of the people" so that "Catalonia becomes an independent state in the form of a republic”, but then proposed to "suspend the effects of the declaration of independence" to open the door to dialogue. EFE / Jose Coelho

The President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, welcomed the results of an illegal referendum for independence held on Sunday, October 1, and declared the independence of Catalonia before the Parliament, although he later proposed "to suspend the effects of the declaration of independence "to open the door to dialogue”.

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Daniel Schidlow: Healing With The Immigrant Spirit

 10/11/2017 - 10:20
Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, Dean of Drexel’s College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Drexel University, and professor specialized in pediatric pulmonary disease. Photograph by Samantha Laub for AL DÍA News.

Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, Dean of Drexel’s College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Drexel University, and professor specialized in pediatric pulmonary disease, has had a rapidly evolving and ever-shifting career from its origin in Santiago de Chile to its tenures in the Bronx and in North Philadelphia. Between tending to young patients and their families, translating signs, or practicing for a recital, Daniel has barely been able to catch his breath the past five decades. Now, he takes a moment to sit down for AL DĺA to discuss his contributions as a leading Latino in the City.

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