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A friendly game of ping pong during the SPiN Launch Party at the One Liberty Observation Deck

 06/13/2017 - 16:40
SPiN Philadelphia held their launch party at the One Liberty Observation Deck Monday evening.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Angela Merkel in Mexico Condemns Building Walls

 06/12/2017 - 04:08
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saturday, June 10, 2017, with those attending the PopUp Tour in Mexico City, including members of the German community in Mexico, to whom she spoke about her love for science. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

During official visit to Mexico City, the German Chancellor said walls are no answer to migration and lent support to Mexico over NAFTA

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 3:30am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Saturday, June 10, 2017, with those attending the PopUp Tour in Mexico City, including members of the German community in Mexico, to whom she spoke about her love for science. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

"Cops Helping Kids" for 70 years. The Police Athletic League's Anniversary Gala

 05/11/2017 - 12:31
The Police Athletic League held its 70th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring ondividuals for their leadership.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Awards presented to individuals displaying a passion to giving back to the youth of Philadelphia

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:15am
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The Police Athletic League held its 70th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring individuals for their leadership.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Opening Night for the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

 05/09/2017 - 23:32
The Gate of Spring is one of the many lanterns on display during the Chinese Lantern Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News

[OP-ED]: Why should Obama have to be saintlier than his predecessors?

 05/08/2017 - 11:19
Former US President Barack Obama is being honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. EFE
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The best thing about President Barack Obama’s historic presidency is that it’s over. We can now look back on it -- and him -- in far fonder terms than it was experienced live.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:15am
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Former US President Barack Obama is being honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. EFE

[OP-ED]: How to laugh off the foolishness of Cinco de Mayo

 05/04/2017 - 08:25
Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File
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Last year at this time, Donald Trump loomed over a taco bowl at Trump Tower and tweeted out the message: “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am
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Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File

A day of fun and learning at the Norris Square Carnival

 04/30/2017 - 19:08
Children participate in the frog dance as part of the Norris Square Community Alliance Carnival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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A family friendly day with music, games for the community

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Children participate in the frog dance as part of the Norris Square Community Alliance Carnival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Freshly Baked Reggaeton Singer In Philadelphia

 04/07/2017 - 12:26
Christian Martinez performs at La Boom nightclub in N.Y.C.

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.