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Among other things, the Piñera administration's proposed plan for Chile's National Health Fund will force public hospitals to compete for resources with private clinics to obtain the funds they require to do their daily work.

Dr. Ignacio Sánchez: ‘We need bridges between universities'

 05/21/2018 - 14:49
Dr. Ignacio Sánchez, physician and president of one of the top universities in Latin America, received his honorary degree from Drexel College of Medicine at the school’s commencement ceremony at the Kimmel Center in Center City Philadelphia. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

During a visit to AL DÍA on May 17, Chilean university president and scholar Dr. Ignacio Sánchez discussed international student exchange, the women’s movement in Chile, and more before receiving an honorary degree from Drexel University College of Medicine at their commencement ceremony the following day.  

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El Papa pide perdón por los abusos sexuales de los curas en Chile, pero no evita las críticas

 01/17/2018 - 03:44
El Papa pide perdón por los abusos sexuales de los curas en Chile, pero oficia misa junto a un obispo cuestionado. Foto: EFE/Luca Zennaro

 El Pontífice  argentino dijo sentir “dolor y vergüenza” por los actos de pederastia cometidos por la iglesia chilena, pero su inacción durante los últimos años ha manchado la imagen del Vaticano en el país latinoamericano.

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The sweet taste from the South: a gift from Chile to Philadelphia

 10/16/2017 - 13:32
Christina Lista (D) y Miriam Borja-Fisher (I), junto con representantes de la Cámara Chileno-Americana de Comercio de Filadelfia, en el encuentro de comercio Fruittrade, en Casapiedra, Santiago de Chile, 27 de Septiembre del 2017.Yamily Habib/AL DÍA News.

Have you ever wondered where those strawberries in your breakfast come from? Or the papayas, mangoes and pineapples that make fantastic smoothies? We are frequently used to buying fruits without realizing that we have access to some that are not produced in our country or that normally grow in summer and yet we can buy them in winter without a problem. We only notice the label that we must remove - with some nuisance, to be honest - every time we wash it and that timidly reads "Chile".

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Daniel Schidlow: cómo curar con el espíritu inmigrante

 10/11/2017 - 10:27
Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, Dean of Drexel’s College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Drexel University, and professor specialized in pediatric pulmonary disease. Photograph by Samantha Laub for AL DÍA News.

El doctor Daniel V. Schidlow, decano de la Escuela de Medicina de Drexel University y especialista en enfermedades pulmonares, es uno de los latinos más prominentes de Filadelfia. Su exitosa carrera le llevó de Santiago de Chile a North Philly, pasando por el Bronx, y hoy reparte su tiempo entre pacientes, muchos de ellos inmigrantes, y su gran afición: cantar.

 

Daniel Schidlow: Healing With The Immigrant Spirit

 10/11/2017 - 10:20
Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, Dean of Drexel’s College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Drexel University, and professor specialized in pediatric pulmonary disease. Photograph by Samantha Laub for AL DÍA News.

Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, Dean of Drexel’s College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Drexel University, and professor specialized in pediatric pulmonary disease, has had a rapidly evolving and ever-shifting career from its origin in Santiago de Chile to its tenures in the Bronx and in North Philadelphia. Between tending to young patients and their families, translating signs, or practicing for a recital, Daniel has barely been able to catch his breath the past five decades. Now, he takes a moment to sit down for AL DĺA to discuss his contributions as a leading Latino in the City.

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