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An unknown treasure of American history

 04/25/2017 - 16:28
James Wilson drafts
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A 225-year-old document exhibition aims to reveal details of national history hitherto unknown to most Americans.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Drafts of the United States Constitution, like this one - written by the lawyer James Wilson in 1787 - will be seen in the National Constitution Center of Philadelphia on May 4.

Venezuelan Opposition will not back down

 04/24/2017 - 08:05
Opponents of the government of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro are participating in a demonstration against the national government on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE/Cristian Hernández
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With a new schedule of demonstrations, the opposition coalition against Nicolas Maduro’s regime will not rest until the government releases political prisoners, ceases political disqualifications and immediately convene regional elections.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:45am
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Opponents of the government of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro are participating in a demonstration against the national government on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE/Cristian Hernández

Mike Pence says era of strategic patience with North Korea is over

 04/17/2017 - 01:54
US Vice President Mike Pence (C) visits the truce village of Panmunjom, on the inter-Korean border, South Korea, 17 April 2017. EPA/YONHAP / POOL SOUTH KOREA OUT
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The vice president of the United States on Monday visited the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas at a moment of heightened tension with Pyongyang amid repeated weapons tests.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:45am
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US Vice President Mike Pence (C) visits the truce village of Panmunjom, on the inter-Korean border, South Korea, 17 April 2017. EPA/YONHAP / POOL SOUTH KOREA OUT

[OP-ED]: “Latino Patriots” of the American Revolution… Donde Estan?

 04/14/2017 - 13:13
The Museum of the American Revolution is set to open to the public April 19th in Center City.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Latinos should not be excluded from a pivotal moment in the infancy of American history!

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:45pm
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The Museum of the American Revolution is set to open to the public April 19th in Center City.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

[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

[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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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
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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.

The quest for wage equality in Philly takes a hit

 04/06/2017 - 17:46
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is holding on to its promise and suing the city for the wage equality law.

When Washington sneezes, all Europe catches a cold

 03/29/2017 - 12:30
Foto de archivo: EFE/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH
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The reversion of the famous nineteenth-century proverb is the accurate description of what seems to be happening in international politics: roles have not only been reversed, but are now traversing an ocean.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:45am
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Archive photo: EFE/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH

[OP-ED]: Cacería de periodistas en México

 03/28/2017 - 13:40
Periodistas protestan por el asesinato de tres de sus compañeros, en Guadalajara (México) en 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) y Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE
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Libertad de prensa a la mexicana. Es una manera triste, cínica quizás, de referirse a la interminable matanza de periodistas en el país azteca.  Perpetrada con total impunidad, todo indica que hay una cacería inmisericorde de comunicadores sociales al sur de la frontera.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:15am
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Periodistas protestan por el asesinato de tres de sus compañeros, en Guadalajara (México) en 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) y Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE

[OP-ED]: Open Season on Mexican Journalists

 03/28/2017 - 08:24
Journalists are protesting the murder of three of their comrades, in Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) and Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE
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Freedom of the press Mexican style. It is a sad, even cynical way of referring to the unending slaughter of journalists perpetrated with impunity in our neighbor to the South, where it’s open season on freedom of speech.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:15am
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Journalists are protesting the murder of three of their comrades, in Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) and Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE

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