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Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00am
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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

Arkansas executes first double execution in US for 16 years

 04/25/2017 - 02:20
A handout photo made available by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows an undated file combo photo provided on 14 April 2017 of Arkansas death row inmates Jack Jones Jr. (L) and Marcel Williams (R) who were scheduled to be executed by lethal injection before the end of April and before the expiration date for one of the drugs that will be used (reissued 25 April 2017). EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

The state of Arkansas, USA, carried out a double execution on Monday, after delivering a lethal injection to a second prisoner, Marcel Williams, on charges of kidnapping, rape and murder of a woman in 1994.

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A handout photo made available by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows an undated file combo photo provided on 14 April 2017 of Arkansas death row inmates Jack Jones Jr. (L) and Marcel Williams (R) who were scheduled to be executed by lethal injection before the end of April and before the expiration date for one of the drugs that will be used (reissued 25 April 2017). EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

Soda tax generates millions of profits for the city

 04/24/2017 - 15:31
Philadelphia is the first city in the United States to implement a tax on sugary drinks.

Honduran woman saves herself, family from violent extortion gang

 04/12/2017 - 07:42
Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez
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Carolina and her family fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business."Their original destination had been the United States until Donald Trump's arrival in the White House temporarily put the brakes on that idea.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:30am
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Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Whose side are you on Mr. Untermeyer?

 04/11/2017 - 09:33

Michael Untermeyer is being questioned for a previous political ad he ran while running as a republican.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:15pm
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Michael Untermeyer's old campaign ad is putting his campaign under a magnifying glass.

In the anti-immigrant era, everyone drinks from the same chalice

 04/10/2017 - 14:17
California's agricultural sector depends almost exclusively on immigrants. Photo Archive.

California's agricultural industries like winemakers fear a reduction in their workforce due to the fear the Trump administration has imposed on immigrants.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 11:30pm
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California's agricultural sector depends almost exclusively on immigrants. Photo Archive.

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 
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Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

Hacking Rittenhouse: Nicole Marquis opens Bar Bombón

 09/18/2015 - 12:25
Nicole Marquis' latest culinary venture, Bar Bombón, sits at 18th & Moravian in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia.  

A sequel to the highly popular HipCityVeg, Bar Bombón presents a new venue for vegan-friendly eating in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Center City, courtesy of Temple-made puertorriqueña and Philly native Nicole Marquis.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:01am
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Nicole Marquis' latest culinary venture, Bar Bombón, sits at 18th & Moravian in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia.