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"Latin American machismo resists change"

 06/19/2017 - 04:55
Dads in Mexico like Luis Garcia, seen in this photo taken June 17, 2017, are more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development. Sashenka Gutierrez
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Mexico is more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development, according to recent report.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:45am
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Dads in Mexico like Luis Garcia, seen in this photo taken June 17, 2017, are more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development. Sashenka Gutierrez

[OP-ED]: Rather than heading to the silver screen, take a moment this summer to look inward

 06/16/2017 - 12:30
Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)
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 Last week, I packed my husband and two sons off to enjoy their much-anticipated viewing of the new superhero movie “Wonder Woman.”

I used to partake in such outings to the summer action blockbuster, but by the time “Wonder Woman” came out, I was already sick and tired of being browbeaten by countless feminine-power “hot takes” and “think pieces,” plus the inevitable reports of outrage.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)

Will Hemingway survive to Trump's Crack Down on Cuba?

 06/16/2017 - 05:27
When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

If US and Cuba make a step backwards in their diplomatic relations, Hemingway's legacy can be  "in danger" , warn the academics at the 16th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana.

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When visiting Cuba, Ernest Hemingway used to stay in Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana.  EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

David Grossman becomes first Israeli writer to win Man Booker prize

 06/15/2017 - 04:26
Author David Grossman from Israel poses for photographs after being announced the winner of the 'Man Booker International Prize 2017' for his novel 'A Horse Walks Into A Bar' during a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Britain, 14 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER
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The 63-year-old author is known for his opposition to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and his support of the peace process. His son Uri was killed fighting in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:15am
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Author David Grossman from Israel poses for photographs after being announced the winner of the 'Man Booker International Prize 2017' for his novel 'A Horse Walks Into A Bar' during a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Britain, 14 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER

PA’s REAL ID: 2019 and Beyond

 06/14/2017 - 11:51
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The REAL ID Act is coming to Pennsylvania in 2019, what does that mean?

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:30am
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[OP-ED]: What Maher said is no laughing matter

 06/08/2017 - 10:09
HBO needs to fire Maher. He is never going to change. Getting rid of him is the right thing to do. And it would send the message that, even in comedy, decency counts for a lot, and some things are no laughing matter.
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Dear white America, have you ever wondered what people of color think of you?

By “people of color,” I mean those of us non-white Americans who used to be called “minorities.” But that was before we started to become a plurality, and eventually a majority, of the U.S. population.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:00am
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HBO needs to fire Maher. He is never going to change. Getting rid of him is the right thing to do. And it would send the message that, even in comedy, decency counts for a lot, and some things are no laughing matter.

Lydia Cacho, Mexican Journalist: "We're war correspondents in our own country"

 06/02/2017 - 05:55
Mexican activist and journalist Lydia Cacho during an interview with EFE in Madrid, Spain, Jun. 1, 2017. EFE/LUIS MILLAN

In her 2005 book "Los Demonios del Eden" (The Demons of Eden), Lydia Cacho exposed pedophile rings in Mexico operating under the protection of politicians and business leaders. A total of 126 reporters have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:45am
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Mexican activist and journalist Lydia Cacho during an interview with EFE in Madrid, Spain, Jun. 1, 2017. EFE/LUIS MILLAN

Electing a new president won't solve Mexico's problems, writer Diego Osorno says

 05/26/2017 - 03:12
Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:00am
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Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

Let’s dance Tango, Philly!

 05/24/2017 - 11:52
Adrián Veredice & Alejandra Hobert, maestros invitados al VII Festival Internacional de Tango de Filadelfia.  Foto suministrada / Michele Maccarrone.
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Between the first and the fourth of June, the city will celebrate the VII International Tango Festival in which dance figures will meet to teach Philadelphians the secrets of this South American music and dance, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco in 2009.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:45pm
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Adrián Veredice and Alejandra Hobert, invited teachers to the 7th Philadelphia International Tango Festival. Photo provided by the PITF / Michele Maccarrone.

Mexico's Drug War Reporter Javier Valdez shot dead in Sinaloa

 05/16/2017 - 04:29
Mexican journalist and author Javier Valdez during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico. EFE/Alex Cruz

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