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An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

Overbooking is OK, Airlines Say

 05/03/2017 - 04:58
CEO of United Airlines Oscar Muñoz (L) talks with United Airlines President Scott Kirby (R) prior to testifying before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing to examine US airlines customer service policies, Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 02 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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United Airlines and other big US airlines on Tuesday justified their practice of overbooking flights, saying it allows them to keep fares lower and accommodate more passengers.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:00am
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CEO of United Airlines Oscar Muñoz (L) talks with United Airlines President Scott Kirby (R) prior to testifying before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing to examine US airlines customer service policies, Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 02 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

In Puerto Rico, protests against austerity measures turn violent

 05/02/2017 - 05:36
People demonstrate during the general strike against austerity measures, which coincides with the International Workers Day, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 1, 2017. EFE/THAIS LLORCA

These top companies in Philadelphia want to hire you

 04/17/2017 - 16:02
AL DÍA News will host the 2017 Philadelphia Diversity Career Fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

[OP-ED]: Halperin is right: When reporters become ‘combatants,’ they stop being journalists

 04/03/2017 - 08:41
Too many journalists are in the arena, protecting their employers’ brands and going mano a mano with Trump. This means they’re combatants, and that they’ve stopped being journalists. 
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 I never thought I’d say this, but Mark Halperin is right. 

In May 2015, I wrote a column criticizing Halperin for a series of questions that he posed to Ted Cruz that I considered racist. 

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:30am
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Too many journalists are in the arena, protecting their employers’ brands and going mano a mano with Trump. This means they’re combatants, and that they’ve stopped being journalists. 

Honor Amongst Friends

 03/28/2017 - 12:25
Thousands of fans came to honor the futbol players of Chapecoense who died in a plane crash last November. Foto:EFE
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The long anticipated finals matches between Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional will take place April 4th and May 10th.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Thousands of fans came to honor the futbol players of Chapecoense who died in a plane crash last November. Foto:EFE

US entry ban for Mexican artists causing concern

 03/28/2017 - 04:09
The members of the Mariachi Las Alteñas from San Antonio, Texas, during the Festival of Women Mariachi held in San Gabriel Mission, California, United States on Mar. 25, 2017. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

The five-year ban on US entry imposed on four Mexican actors and comedians who arrived in this country without work visas has sparked sorrow and fear among the community of artists from the US southern neighbor, especially among "mariachi" band members.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00am
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The members of the Mariachi Las Alteñas from San Antonio, Texas, during the Festival of Women Mariachi held in San Gabriel Mission, California, United States on Mar. 25, 2017. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

Terror Behind Laptops and Tablets

 03/27/2017 - 08:54
PHL airport travelers needs o be weary of bringing laptops on board their next flight.

Williams finally indicted

 03/22/2017 - 18:54
Seth Williams has been in indicted on 21 counts.

Career Fair in Philadelphia Makes Connections

 04/21/2017 - 16:02
Mayor Kenney meets with employers at the Diversity Career Fair.

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