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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

Trump, el FBI y la amenaza de la “tiranía”

 05/12/2017 - 16:18
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La Directiva de la FBI alegó no haber jurado lealtad a Trump, poniéndose del lado de los estándares del bureau.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
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[OP-ED]: Deporting all illegal immigrants would not make crime go away

 05/11/2017 - 11:08
According to the most recent Department of Justice report on federal arrest statistics, in 2014 non-U.S. citizens made up 41.8 percent of defendants charged in U.S. District Court and 37 percent of those were in the country without legal authorization. File
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In March, two illegal immigrant teens were accused of attacking and raping a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom stall. The girl had reported the boys to the police, claiming that they’d held her down as she cried and tried to break free, and repeatedly told them to stop and as they took turns assaulting her.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
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According to the most recent Department of Justice report on federal arrest statistics, in 2014 non-U.S. citizens made up 41.8 percent of defendants charged in U.S. District Court and 37 percent of those were in the country without legal authorization. File

"A Look at the Black Territories": what else is needed for genuine peace in Colombia

 05/09/2017 - 03:05
Colombian journalist and writer Alfredo Molano during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on May 6, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA
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Alfredo Molano's new book, "De Rio en Rio" (From River to River) is a "look at the black territories" along the Pacific, among the most forgotten but hardest hit by Colombia's armed conflict.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:00am
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Colombian journalist and writer Alfredo Molano during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on May 6, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

Supporting the preservation of historical artifacts at the HSP Gala

 05/04/2017 - 17:40
This years Founder's Award Gala begins the collaboration with the National Constitution Center in unveiling new historical treasures.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania honors a National Book Award winner, history advocates, while revealing a new exhibit

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
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This years Founder's Award Gala begins the collaboration with the National Constitution Center in unveiling new historical treasures.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

"Europeans think I'm more serious than I am, but Latin Americans laugh at my black humor."

 05/03/2017 - 04:52
Peru's best-selling author and journalist Santiago Roncagliolo, during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 29, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

Peru's best-selling author Santiago Roncagliolo is in Bogota to present his Alfaguara prizewinning novel "La Noche de los Alfileres" (Night of the Pins). Violence is very present in his work and particularly Peru's armed conflict.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:45am
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Peru's best-selling author and journalist Santiago Roncagliolo, during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 29, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

[OP-ED]: Am I Latino Enough?

 04/26/2017 - 13:45
The Puerto Rican identity in America, ingrained but lost amongst younger generations.
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How has the assimilation of first generation immigrants impacted their children and grandchildren? Younger Latinos are now faced with the task of finding themselves between their American and Native culture identities. 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:30pm
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The Puerto Rican identity in America, ingrained but lost amongst younger generations.

Hispanist and historian Michael Gannon dies at 89

 04/13/2017 - 04:42
Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF
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 Michael Gannon, a renowned historian and Hispanist who specialized in Florida history and the state"s Spanish colonial period, has died, the University of Florida said Wednesday. He was 89.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30am
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Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF

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