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What to see at the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival?

 05/23/2017 - 06:53
The sixth edition of the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) will bring to town emerging Latin American shortfilms like 'Concertinas", a documentary about the social crisis in Venezuela.
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The Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) returns next June 2 to 4 with a selection of the most astonishing work of emerging Latino and Latin American filmmakers. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:30am
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The sixth edition of the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) will bring to town emerging Latin American shortfilms like 'Concertinas", a documentary about the social crisis in Venezuela.

A Party with a few friends - The Honorable Nelson Diaz' 70 Birthday Celebration

 05/21/2017 - 21:10
The Honorable Nelson Diaz speaks to the audience who attended his 70th Birthday reception at Taller Puertorriqueno this past Friday.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Under a blanket of doubt

 05/18/2017 - 15:52
A poco menos de cuatro meses en el poder, el presidente Donald Trump enfrenta una tormenta política sin precendentes en los últimos años. Foto: EFE.
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The abrupt dismissal of James Comey as director of the FBI followed by a report from The Washington Post regarding the President secretly disclosing highly classified information to Russian officials, is the latest chapter of a troubled - and still very short - story of Donald Trump in The White House.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
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The explosive character of the president has put him several times in the eye of the hurricane. In this trill Trump practically blackmails the ex-director of the FBI and warns to him of the existence of some recordings in case he decides to speak with the press. EFE.

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

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

Heating Up: Macron and Le Pen clash in TV debate ahead of France election

 05/04/2017 - 04:57
Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on 03 May that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off. EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

 The two presidential candidates of France, the socio-liberal Emmanuel Macron and the far right Marine Le Pen, held a brutal televised debate on Wednesday evening, three days before the presidential runoff elections on May 7.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:45am
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Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on 03 May that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off. EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

Largest vessel to date traverses expanded Panama Canal

 05/03/2017 - 04:33
The COSCO Development vessel, with capacity to transport up to 13,435 containers, transits the Agua Clara lock through the canal expansion, on the Atlantic slope in Colon, Panama, May 2, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolívar
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The COSCO Development, a huge container vessel, on Tuesday became the largest ship to date to traverse the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:30am
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The COSCO Development vessel, with capacity to transport up to 13,435 containers, transits the Agua Clara lock through the canal expansion, on the Atlantic slope in Colon, Panama, May 2, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolívar

Trump ending Michelle Obama's girls education program

 05/01/2017 - 15:51
Mrs. Obama delivers remarks on the Let Girls Learn initiative. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
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President Trump plans to end ‘Let Girls Learn,’ former first lady Michelle Obama’s girls education program, according to a Monday CNN report. 

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Mrs. Obama delivers remarks on the Let Girls Learn initiative. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

A Tea Miracle: Small Chinese city of Zunyi transforms tea industry

 05/01/2017 - 12:43
A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
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The small southern Chinese city of Zunyi, an emblematic place where Mao Zedong took the reins of the Communist Party, is now a pioneer in implementing a new system of land distribution that has transformed the tea industry, an economic engine of this area.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
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A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

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

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