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Pennovation: How Can You Make Philadelphia Better ?

 05/23/2017 - 06:03
Fresh Box team members with the Franklin Prize judges, Kat Rosqueta, and Julie Franklin. Photo: Penn University
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The first edition of the Franklin Social Innovation Prize is aimed to promote non-profit initiatives among Penn students and recent graduates. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30am
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Fresh Box team members with the Franklin Prize judges, Kat Rosqueta, and Julie Franklin. Photo: Penn University

Lamp in the street, darkness in the house: President Trump’s first trip abroad

 05/19/2017 - 14:44
Donald Trump begins his first international tour on Friday with the objectives of proposing an "Arab NATO" and connecting with his European allies. EFE/Michael Reynolds
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Leaving the White House in one of the most critical circumstances over the last few decades, President Donald Trump has kicked off his first trip overseas, as planned.

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Donald Trump begins his first international tour on Friday with the objectives of proposing an "Arab NATO" and connecting with his European allies. EFE/Michael Reynolds

[OP-ED]: Voter Participation – Dismal Indicator of Democracy

 05/19/2017 - 10:31
Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto
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The same week that America’s federal government plunged deeper into a governance crisis from misconduct by President Trump and members of his professed Law-&-Order administration, many Philadelphians took a big step towards restoring the vitality of democracy with their participation in the primary election.

 

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto

Many arrests and few deportations

 05/18/2017 - 16:24
Source: https://www.ice.gov/

According to national analysis, arrests of undocumented immigrants have increased by 40% during the new administration, although not all are deported.

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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. 

Despite the unjust deportations they face today, this town supported Trump

 05/17/2017 - 14:42
Armando Páez interviewed by The Chicago Tribune, May 11, 2017. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/

The residents of Elkhart (Indiana) valued Trump's political speech, considering the serious unemployment they faced. Now, they have decided to react against the deportation of an illegal immigrant.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:45pm
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Armando Páez interviewed by The Chicago Tribune, May 11, 2017. Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/

Puerto Rico government bank reaches deal with some creditors

 05/16/2017 - 04:55
 Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, speaking in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 15, 2017. EFE/Puerto Rico's Governors Office

Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank (GDB) reached a debt-restructuring agreement with a "significant group" of creditors,  avoiding a protracted bankruptcy.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:45am
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 Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, speaking in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 15, 2017. EFE/Puerto Rico's Governors Office

Emmanuel Macron: for a new European Community

 05/15/2017 - 14:00
The challenge of the new French president will be to negotiate a European remodeling, in a continental political model dominated by Germany. In the photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (L) upon his arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on May 15, 2017. EFE / Carsten Koall
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After his victory in the national elections, Emmanuel Macron was invested yesterday as the new president of France. His slogan was clear: the European Union must be relaunched.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
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The challenge of the new French president will be to negotiate a European remodeling, in a continental political model dominated by Germany. In the photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (L) upon his arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on May 15, 2017. EFE / Carsten Koall

[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

The message for immigrants is very clear: there is a new sheriff in town

 05/09/2017 - 10:41
Roberto Beristain has been a Mexican immigrant for 20 years in the United States. Founder of a business of his own and father of a family, he has been deported by ICE, even though he does not have a criminal record. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/
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This is what the family of Roberto Beristain has had to understand by force, after the deportation of the father of family, founder of a business and immigrant of Mexican origin, who arrived in the country more than 20 years ago.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:15am
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Roberto Beristain has been a Mexican immigrant for 20 years in the United States. Founder of a business of his own and father of a family, he has been deported by ICE, even though he does not have a criminal record. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/

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