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No papers, no scholarship: Latino budding scientist becomes food truck chef

 06/20/2017 - 06:39
Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."

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Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

[OP-ED]: Documentary ‘Elián’ Brings Back Painful Memories for Cubans

 06/06/2017 - 16:28
Elián nació en Cárdenas, una tranquila ciudad costera tres horas al este de La Habana. Y yo también. Solo para sumar otro elemento de coincidencia, mi hermano menor, que vive en Miami y es médico, también se llama Elián. Foto: Cibercuba
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“Elián,” a recently released documentary about the saga of Elián González, the little Cuban castaway that became a worldwide cause célèbre 17 years ago, is bringing back painful memories of the Cold War-induced bitter political battle between South Florida Cuban-Americans and Cubans on the island. At a time when President Trump seems poised to reverse Barack Obama’s measures and go back to a Cuba policy of hostility and irrationality, the film becomes even more distressing.

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Elián, who became the most famous little boy in the world, was born in Cárdenas, a quiet coastal city three hours east of Havana. And so was I. Just to add another element of coincidence, my youngest brother, a doctor in Miami, also is named Elián. Photo: Cibercuba

Grabados de la mente y la imaginación de Francisco de Goya en el Museo de Arte de Filadelfia

 05/26/2017 - 13:04
80 de sus 300 grabados están siendo exhibidos en el Museo de Arte de Filadelfia hasta septiembre. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.
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Desde sátira política e injusticias sociales hasta sus batallas físicas personales y su final aislamiento de la gente, el creativo genio del trabajo de Goya estuvo ampliamente influenciado.

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80 de sus 300 grabados están siendo exhibidos en el Museo de Arte de Filadelfia hasta septiembre. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.

Prints from the mind and imagination of Francisco Goya at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

 05/25/2017 - 23:54
There are 58 on view in the exhibition of the Museum's collection of around 350 prints. Photo:Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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From political satire to social injustice to his personal physical battles and his ultimately isolation from people were the factors in the creative genius of his work. 

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:45pm
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There are 58 on view in the exhibition of the Museum's collection of around 350 prints.  Photo:Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

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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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.

Almendrones, the real stars of Miami's CubaNostalgia fair

 05/22/2017 - 04:58
 One of the cars shown at the CubaNostalgia fair, in Miami, United States. EFE/CubaNostalgia/Justinmar Perez
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The popular US vintage cars of the 1940s and '50s, still seen driving around the streets of Cuba, played the leading role at the CubaNostalgia fair in Miami. The CubaNostalgia program commemorates the independence of the Caribbean country that is celebrated every May 20.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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 One of the cars shown at the CubaNostalgia fair, in Miami, United States. EFE/CubaNostalgia/Justinmar Perez

[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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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

"Film studios failed to realize what the Latino community means to the movie industry," Hayek

 05/02/2017 - 05:06
Photo provided by Pantelion Films showing US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez during a scene of "How to be a Latin Lover". EFE/Pantelion Films
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The box-office success of the film "How to Be a Latin Lover," which entertained the second-largest number of moviegoers last weekend in the United States, plus the growing presence of Latino films in theaters nationwide, indicate an awakening both of the film industry and of Hispanic audiences.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:00am
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Photo provided by Pantelion Films showing US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez during a scene of "How to be a Latin Lover". EFE/Pantelion Films

“Voy para el Cine” – Latino Films debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival

 04/21/2017 - 15:50
Guillermo Pfening plays the role of Nico, a young actor with a promising career in Argentina who decides to seek success in New York in Argentine film "Nobody is Watching." Photo: EFE
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Several Latino-directed films make their screening at one of the most popular film festivals in the country

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Guillermo Pfening plays the role of Nico, a young actor with a promising career in Argentina who decides to seek success in New York in the Argentine film "Nobody is Watching." Photo: EFE

[OP-ED]: Trump could fix health care

 04/07/2017 - 13:23
Manifestación en contra de las políticas de Donald Trump y en defensa del Obamacare en Vista (California). EFE
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The recent Republican debacle on health care could prove to be an opportunity. It highlighted, yet again, the complexity of America’s system, which continues to be by far the most expensive and inefficient in the advanced world.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Demonstration against the policies of Donald Trump and in defense of the Obamacare in Vista (California). EFE