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Déjà Vu: Trump asks US Supreme Court to review travel ban

 05/26/2017 - 03:30
Protestors hold banners during a demonstration against US President Donald J. Trump's policies, outside the US Embassy, Rome, Italy, 02 February 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO

President Donald Trump"s administration will ask the Supreme Court to review an appellate decision upholding a stay blocking enforcement of an executive order barring visas to residents of six Muslim-majority countries, the US attorney general said Thursday.

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Protestors hold banners during a demonstration against US President Donald J. Trump's policies, outside the US Embassy, Rome, Italy, 02 February 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO

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. 

[OP-ED]: The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger

 05/18/2017 - 09:37
File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE
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I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly. I’ve praised him when he has appointed competent people to high office and expressed support for his policies when they seemed serious and sensible (even though this has drawn criticism from some quarters). But there has always been another aspect to this presidency lurking beneath the surface, sometimes erupting into full view as it did this week. Donald Trump, in much of his rhetoric and many of his actions, poses a danger to American democracy.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:45am
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File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE

Los derechos de los Dreamers, bajo la amenaza constante de Trump

 05/18/2017 - 07:38
En EEUU residen más de 750,000 inmigrantes ilegales amparados bajo el programa DACA

El Presidente Trump ha prometido “mostrar un gran corazón” a la hora de tratar a los beneficiarios del DACA, pero los casos recientes de detención y amenazas de deportación sufridos por algunos ‘dreamers” en diversos estados han despertado la alarma entre esta comunidad, formada en su mayoría por inmigrantes latinos indocumentados.  

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:30am
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En EEUU residen más de 750,000 inmigrantes ilegales amparados bajo el programa DACA

Crónica de un paseo por La Habana

 05/17/2017 - 11:54
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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Navegar el abismo cultural de un país que alguna vez estuvo fuera del alcance de los turistas estadounidenses puede ser complejo, pero gracias al descongelamiento de las relaciones, ahora podemos disfrutar de la magia caribeña de Cuba.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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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. 

[OP-ED]: This Democrat shows how out of practice his party is at defending immigrants

 05/15/2017 - 08:14
Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube
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Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.

When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:00am
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Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube

How to be a woman and make it to the Top Latino Lawyers list

 05/12/2017 - 04:06
Latina lawyer Eneida M. Roman, a Wellesley resident, was named to the 2016 Top Latino Lawyers list compiled by Latino Leaders magazine. Photo: Wikipedia

[OP-ED]: How to laugh off the foolishness of Cinco de Mayo

 05/04/2017 - 08:25
Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File
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Last year at this time, Donald Trump loomed over a taco bowl at Trump Tower and tweeted out the message: “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”

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Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File

[OP-ED]: Cómo reírse de las tonterías del Cinco de Mayo

 05/04/2017 - 08:20
Todos los años, en mayo, hay un aumento en la ridiculez de los disfraces y de los avisos para que los no-hispanos celebren—y, contra toda lógica, parece coincidir con la lamentable manera en que se trata a los mexicanos reales en el país. Archivo
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El año pasado, en este época, Donald Trump, frente a un bol de tacos en Trump Tower, envió el siguiente mensaje por Twitter: “¡Feliz #Cinco de Mayo! Los mejores boles de tacos se hacen en Trump Tower Grill. ¡Me encantan los hispanos!”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am
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Todos los años, en mayo, hay un aumento en la ridiculez de los disfraces y de los avisos para que los no-hispanos celebren—y, contra toda lógica, parece coincidir con la lamentable manera en que se trata a los mexicanos reales en el país. Archivo

Richard Negrin wants a "community-based" DA's Office

 05/02/2017 - 16:22
Richard Negrín es el primer hispano en tener opciones reales de ganar una elección a nivel de toda la ciudad. 
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The former City's Managing Director proposes to give a comprehensive approach to the mission of the judicial body of Philadelphia. He says that the secret to reducing crime is working directly with people, in the city's neighborhoods.

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Richard Negrin is the first Latino with a real chance of wining the city-wide elections.

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