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When the poor rob the poor, who profits?

 03/29/2017 - 17:56
Protesters gather in City Council Chambers.

When Washington sneezes, all Europe catches a cold

 03/29/2017 - 12:30
Foto de archivo: EFE/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH
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The reversion of the famous nineteenth-century proverb is the accurate description of what seems to be happening in international politics: roles have not only been reversed, but are now traversing an ocean.

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Archive photo: EFE/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH

Candidates for AD: they agree on everything except in who is the best

 03/29/2017 - 11:44
The forum was held Monday at the University of Pennsylvania UPenn Law School. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.
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The seven Democratic pre-candidates participated in a forum organized by the UPenn School of Law. Everyone agrees with the need to reform the Pennsylvania judicial system.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:15pm
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The forum was held Monday at the University of Pennsylvania UPenn Law School. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

Philly Grows Into Its Anarchist Shoe

 03/29/2017 - 09:18
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.
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Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Wooden Shoe is a library that contains an atmosphere different from other establishments dedicated to the sale of books, here the approach is collaborative and political. The bookstore is located at 704 South Street. Photo: Mónica Marie Zorrilla.

Janet Murguia, La Raza: "We need to end the assault on our families"

 03/29/2017 - 02:34
Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

La Raza and several Democratic senators stand together against deportations. Children are the principal victims of Trump's immigration policy, with about 6 million of them vulnerable to having their families broken up.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:15am
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Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick
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The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am
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María Paredes Fernández, Spanish language teacher at Penn University, was awarded "Best Spanish Teacher 2016" by the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP). Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick

US entry ban for Mexican artists causing concern

 03/28/2017 - 04:09
The members of the Mariachi Las Alteñas from San Antonio, Texas, during the Festival of Women Mariachi held in San Gabriel Mission, California, United States on Mar. 25, 2017. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

The five-year ban on US entry imposed on four Mexican actors and comedians who arrived in this country without work visas has sparked sorrow and fear among the community of artists from the US southern neighbor, especially among "mariachi" band members.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00am
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The members of the Mariachi Las Alteñas from San Antonio, Texas, during the Festival of Women Mariachi held in San Gabriel Mission, California, United States on Mar. 25, 2017. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

"Zully, Enrique, Alex, listen, we're fighting"

 03/28/2017 - 02:53
Kate Canelstein with Vermont Workers Center, address a rally demanding the release of two activists, Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, who are community organizers with Migrant Justice, and detained migrant worker Alex Carrillo, outside the John F Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 27 March 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Some 200 people took to the streets of Boston Monday calling for the release of three undocumented migrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:45am
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Kate Canelstein with Vermont Workers Center, address a rally demanding the release of two activists, Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, who are community organizers with Migrant Justice, and detained migrant worker Alex Carrillo, outside the John F Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 27 March 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

District 197th Elections: More of the same?

 03/27/2017 - 12:31
The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DAY News

Democratic candidate Emilio Vazquez won with just over 1,950 votes. Candidates Lucinda Little and Cheri Honkala reported alleged acts of electoral fraud.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:45am
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The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Love For Europe: thousands of protesters in London to say "no" to Brexit

 03/27/2017 - 04:47
Thousands of pro EU protesters march towards parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 25, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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Tens of thousands of European Union supporters gathered in London on Saturday to show their rejection of Brexit and demand a second referendum. The marches coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which led to the foundation of the EU.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:45am
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Thousands of pro EU protesters march towards parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 25, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

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