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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. 

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 
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Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

'Dreamer' Daniel Ramirez Medina released from detention

 03/31/2017 - 05:06
A protester holds a sign demanding the release of two activists, Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, who are community organizers with Migrant Justice, and detained migrant worker Alex Carrillo, outside the John F Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 27 March 2017.

Judge released a beneficiary of DACA program arrested in Seattle on illegal immigration charge

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:45am
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A protester holds a sign demanding the release of two activists, Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, who are community organizers with Migrant Justice, and detained migrant worker Alex Carrillo, outside the John F Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 27 March 2017.

The unarmed Latinos killed by police in 2015

 08/10/2015 - 17:05
Ruben Garcia Villalpando was one of three unarmed Mexican nationals killed by the police in February, 2015. Villalpando did not obey the officer's orders to remain still, and was shot twice in the chest with his hands on his head. Screenshot from the Grapevine, Tex., police dashcam video.

To date, at least 16 of the 105 Latino victims were not carrying a deadly weapon.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
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Ruben Garcia Villalpando was one of three unarmed Mexican nationals killed by the police in February, 2015. Villalpando did not obey the officer's orders to remain still, and was shot twice in the chest with his hands on his head. Screenshot from the Grapevine, Tex., police dashcam video.