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A Latina woman in Trump's office

 04/28/2017 - 13:47
Jovita Carranza during her tenure as deputy administrator of the federal government's Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2007. EFE / Iván Mejía
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President Donald Trump has named the Hispanic Jovita Carranza as Treasurer of his government

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
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Jovita Carranza during her tenure as deputy administrator of the federal government's Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2007. EFE / Iván Mejía

Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00am
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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

Venezuelan Opposition will not back down

 04/24/2017 - 08:05
Opponents of the government of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro are participating in a demonstration against the national government on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE/Cristian Hernández
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With a new schedule of demonstrations, the opposition coalition against Nicolas Maduro’s regime will not rest until the government releases political prisoners, ceases political disqualifications and immediately convene regional elections.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:45am
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Opponents of the government of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro are participating in a demonstration against the national government on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE/Cristian Hernández

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.

 

University of Miami Bids on New Opportunities for Latino Students

 04/03/2017 - 03:32
Young student Chantal Newallo (2R) from Trinidad and Tobago speaks after receiving the Payless ShoeSource undergraduate scholarship, in San Jose, Costa Rica on Mar. 30, 2017. EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas.
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The University of Miami presented Friday in Costa Rica a scholarship program with which it seeks to offer new development opportunities for students from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:30am
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Young student Chantal Newallo (2R) from Trinidad and Tobago speaks after receiving the Payless ShoeSource undergraduate scholarship, in San Jose, Costa Rica on Mar. 30, 2017. EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas.

Coup in Venezuela

 03/30/2017 - 17:33
The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela (AN), the opposition candidate Julio Borges (c), speaks during a press conference, from the Legislative Palace today, Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE / CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ
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During the night of Wednesday the President-designated in Venezuela by Hugo Chavez before his death, Nicolás Maduro, has annulled the General Assembly, legislative institution established by the Constitution.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:15pm
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The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela (AN), the opposition candidate Julio Borges (c), speaks during a press conference, from the Legislative Palace today, Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE / CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

Growing numbers of Mexicans are rethinking their plans for a US holiday

 03/24/2017 - 05:17
Mexican immigrants at the US Border. EFE/BEatriz Limón. 
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Widespread resentment toward Donald Trump and falling peso are the two main reasons, as reported in El País.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 5:15am
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Mexican immigrants at the US Border. EFE/BEatriz Limón. 

Caribbean Poet and Nobel Prize Derek Walcott Dies at 87

 03/17/2017 - 12:29
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Born in Saint Lucia in 1930, he was regarded by critics as one of the greatest Caribbean poets.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:15pm
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 Archive photo dated August 22, 2012 showing writer Derek Walcott during a press conference in San Jose (Costa Rica). The 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature Derek Walcott, born in Saint Lucia in 1930, died today, Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 87 after a long illness, his family said. EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas

Tracing the Diaspora: From Puerto Rico to the Mainland

 09/27/2016 - 16:22
A woman wears the a mask with the Puerto Rican flag at the parade.

La apertura de los Relevos de Penn en Filadelfia marcan el inicio anual de una tradición llena de cultura caribeña

 04/25/2017 - 14:32
La ciudad se prepara para la Reunión Anual de Selección de Jugadores de la NFL y para los Relevos de Penn

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