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Let’s dance Tango, Philly!

 05/24/2017 - 11:52
Adrián Veredice & Alejandra Hobert, maestros invitados al VII Festival Internacional de Tango de Filadelfia.  Foto suministrada / Michele Maccarrone.
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Between the first and the fourth of June, the city will celebrate the VII International Tango Festival in which dance figures will meet to teach Philadelphians the secrets of this South American music and dance, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco in 2009.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:45pm
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Adrián Veredice and Alejandra Hobert, invited teachers to the 7th Philadelphia International Tango Festival. Photo provided by the PITF / Michele Maccarrone.

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

Flying Brooms: Economic crisis, infidelity keep Mexican witchcraft alive

 05/09/2017 - 02:29
Esoteric items at the market of Sonora in Mexico City, Mexico on Apr. 28, 2017. EFE/Alex Cruz
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The economic crisis and marital infidelity are keeping such witchcraft practices as Santeria, shamanism and spiritualism alive in Mexico, as shown by the sale of articles said to possess the power to drive away poverty and keep a lover from wandering.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:15am
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Esoteric items at the market of Sonora in Mexico City, Mexico on Apr. 28, 2017. EFE/Alex Cruz

Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrest

 04/25/2017 - 03:51
A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

The Venezuelan Public Ministry on Monday reported that two people died in protests in the western states of Merida and Barinas, one of them being a Merida government official. Opposition is demanding early elections.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Amid Venezuela Protests, GM says Authorities seized its car plant

 04/21/2017 - 02:22
 Fotografía de archivo de 19 de noviembre de 2008 que muestra el logo de General Motors World en la fachada exterior de su sede central en Detroit (EE.UU.). EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY/ARCHIVO

General Motors became the latest in a wave of international companies that have shut their doors voluntarily or under duress.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
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GM halts operations in Venezuela after accusing gov't of seizing factory.
File photo dated Nov. 19, 2008 showing the logo of General Motors World in the façade of its headquarters in Detroit, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

Protests in Venezuela: two dead, at least 57 injured and over 400 arrested

 04/20/2017 - 04:52
A demonstrator holds a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police during protests in Caracas, Venezuela, 19 April 2017. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

5 Times more Venezuelans emigrating to Brazil to escape crisis, HRW reports

 04/19/2017 - 03:36
A girl of the Venezuelan Warao tribe washing clothes with her mother outside a shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil, on February 11, 2017. EFE/HRW/CESAR MUÑOZ ACEBES
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 The Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization said in a report Tuesday that since 2014, five times the number of Venezuelans are emigrating to Brazil due to shortages of food and medicine in their own country, an example of how Venezuela"s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:30am
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A girl of the Venezuelan Warao tribe washing clothes with her mother outside a shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil, on February 11, 2017. EFE/HRW/CESAR MUÑOZ ACEBES