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In the 1950s, Barcelona City Hall expropriated the land where Assumpta's house is located to implement a new urban development plan for Poblenou. This old working-classs neighborhood by the seaside has become one of Barcelona's most trendy areas. Foto: Andrea Rodés

Mrs. Assumpta, a descendant of working-class immigrants from rural Spain, explains how she managed to keep her little house with a garden in the middle of one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Barcelona.

Denver contra la gentrificación

 07/16/2018 - 15:48
Foto de archivo: El alcalde de Denver, Michael Hancock, pronuncia el discurso sobre el estado de la ciudad de 2017 el 10 de julio de 2017. Helen H. Richardson/Denver Post

En su discurso anual sobre el Estado de la Ciudad, el alcalde de Denver, Michael Hancock, anunció este una nueva plataforma para la capital de Colorado enfocada en una "equidad económica" que le permita a los inmigrantes y desamparados beneficiarse con la época de bonanza que vive la ciudad.

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EFE

Edgar Allan Poe: Una cara redescubierta en una Filadelfia gentrificada.

 10/19/2016 - 02:45

"Jamás he conocido a nadie tan dispuesto a celebrar una broma como el rey. Parecía vivir tan sólo para las bromas. La manera más segura de ganar sus favores consistía en narrarle un cuento donde abundaran las chuscadas, y narrárselo bien. Ocurría así que sus siete ministros descollaban por su excelencia como bromistas. Todos ellos se parecían al rey por ser corpulentos, robustos y sudorosos, así como bromistas inimitables. Nunca he podido determinar si la gente engorda cuando se dedica a hacer bromas, o si hay algo en la grasa que predispone a las chanzas; pero la verdad es que un bromista flaco resulta una rara avis in terris..."

Edgar Allan Poe: A Rediscovered Face in a Gentrified Philadelphia

 10/18/2016 - 23:53

"I NEVER knew anyone so keenly alive to a joke as the king was. He seemed to live only for joking. To tell a good story of the joke kind, and to tell it well, was the surest road to his favor. Thus it happened that his seven ministers were all noted for their accomplishments as jokers. They all took after the king, too, in being large, corpulent, oily men, as well as inimitable jokers. Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine; but certain it is that a lean joker is a rara avis in terris..."

Philadelphia examines crisis in Puerto Rico

 08/01/2016 - 17:34
Protests in Philadelphia continue.

In a packed auditorium inside of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, community leaders, activists and guests lined up to attend the special event, Latino Politics: Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. During the impressive panel discussion, notable community leaders discussed the rich and unique history shared between Puerto Rico and Philadelphia.

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Jamila Johnson