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Arrests of undocumented migrants with no criminal record double in US

 04/19/2017 - 02:59
The US-Mexico border in San Diego, California. Photo: EFE/David Maung

Elections in Georgia: an early referendum on the Trump presidency?

 04/19/2017 - 02:27
Democratic US House of Representatives candidate Jon Ossoff (R) speaks with volunteers on the morning of the special election at a campaign office in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 18 April 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

[OP-ED]: How to avoid Trump Derangement Syndrome

 04/18/2017 - 10:41
Many of Trump’s campaign promises and policies are idiotic and unworkable. It was always likely that he would reverse them, as he has begun to do this week on several fronts. EFE
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I didn’t really believe that there was such a thing as Trump Derangement Syndrome -- hatred of Donald Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment.

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Many of Trump’s campaign promises and policies are idiotic and unworkable. It was always likely that he would reverse them, as he has begun to do this week on several fronts. EFE

Shoot first and ask later

 04/07/2017 - 15:46
Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout
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During early hours of Friday (Damascus time), the United States government deployed a bombing to an airbase in central Syria.

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Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout

[OP-ED]: America’s parliamentary disaster

 04/07/2017 - 12:29
For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.
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America’s Congress is quietly becoming a European-style parliament -- and the transformation isn’t for the good. Congress is fanning, not defusing, conflict. 

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For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.

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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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

[OP-ED]: A familiar voice with an all-too-familiar story

 04/06/2017 - 11:02
Ray Suárez es un verdadero periodista. Tras ascender superando dificultades en los años 70 y 80 -cuando la frase ‘reportero de televisión’ conjuraba imágenes de Mike Wallace y Harry Reasoner y no la de un muchacho puertorriqueño de Brooklyn- este veterano de 60 años es simplemente la norma a la que muchos jóvenes periodistas latinos aún aspiran. youtube.com
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Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell says it takes around 10,000 hours of practice to master a craft. 

But there’s a catch. Who’s to say that, by the time you put in the years necessary to get really good at something, you won’t be at an age where it is tough to find gainful employment?

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Ray Suarez is a real newsman. Having come up the hard way in the 1970s and ‘80s -- when the phrase “television newscaster” conjured up images of Mike Wallace or Harry Reasoner and not a Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn -- this 60-year-old veterano is simply the standard to which many young Latino journalists still aspire. Photo: youtube.com

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.
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It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:15am
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One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

Latina Soprano Sings her dreams into reality

 03/31/2017 - 12:39
Academy of Vocal Arts Resident Vanessa Vasquez is one of Philadelphia's millennials who is making moves in her career. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

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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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

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