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Eduardo “Lalo” Sánchez: the mask maker without borders

 04/19/2017 - 11:27
To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez
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The mystical power that many attribute to the masks of the fighters begins in the patient hands of a seamstress who has dedicated his life to give a face to the Mexican superheroes.

 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
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To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez

Trump firmará hoy un decreto para limitar los visados a profesionales extranjeros

 04/18/2017 - 06:06
Members of the "Caravan Against Fear" , an activist group that fights against Trump anti-immigration policies in San Diego, California. EFE/David Maung
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El presidente, Donald Trump, firmará este martes una orden ejecutiva para imponer un escrutinio más riguroso a los peticionarios de la H-1B y en lugares de empleo con empleados que tengan esa visa, para confirmar que no hayan desplazado a trabajadores estadunidenses.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:30am
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Miembros de la "Caravan Against Fear" , una organización que informa sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes en la zona fronteriza entre Mexico y California.  EFE/David Maung

[OP-ED]: A strike is not a strategy

 04/11/2017 - 14:40
A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA
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There is much to applaud in President Trump’s decision to attack the Bashar Assad regime this week. It punished a regime that has engaged in war crimes against its own people. It upheld an international norm against chemical weapons.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:30pm
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A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA

Want to Save a Life? Push a Few Buttons

 04/11/2017 - 12:19
Hundreds of people live in begging in Philadelphia. Donafy is a mobile application that helps direct donations to better serve these people. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.
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As Nikki Johnson-Huston was click-clacking her heels to get to her office on 15th and Market, she suddenly craved a steaming cup of Wawa coffee to get her through the 9-to-5 grind.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Hundreds of people live in begging in Philadelphia. Donafy is a mobile application that helps direct donations to better serve these people. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

Investigation of Trump's Charity Wins Pulitzer Prize

 04/11/2017 - 04:53
The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes this year in the categories of best feature writing, best special reporting and best breaking news photography. EFE/JUSTIN LANE
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David A. Fahrenthold won the prize for national reporting, with the judges citing stories that examined Trump's charitable foundation and called into question whether the real estate magnate was as generous as he claimed.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:45am
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The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes this year in the categories of best feature writing, best special reporting and best breaking news photography. EFE/JUSTIN LANE

Miami Invention Fair Showcases Latino Entrepreneurial Ingenuity

 04/10/2017 - 05:25
The "Maker Faire Miami," which will conclude on April 9, 2017, has transformed the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC), into a zone of experimentation, bringing together more than 150 exhibitors of all ages and backgrounds, from science students to adults with far-ranging imaginations. EFE/Jorge Ignacio Perez
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 A broad spectrum of curious minds and lovers of scientific exploration are attending a fair for independent creators held in Miami that is proving to be a showcase for creativity and inventiveness with a Latin American stamp.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 5:15am
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The "Maker Faire Miami," which will conclude on April 9, 2017, has transformed the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC), into a zone of experimentation, bringing together more than 150 exhibitors of all ages and backgrounds, from science students to adults with far-ranging imaginations. EFE/Jorge Ignacio Perez

Trump's Plan for Syria: Wait for Global Response

 04/10/2017 - 03:39
State Rex Tillerson said Sunday in an interview that last week"s chemical attack in Syria was due to Russia"s "failure" to guarantee the destruction of the chemical arsenal controlled by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.  EFE/Virginia Mayo/Pool
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The U.S.-led forces battling the Islamic State in Syria have sharply reduced airstrikes as they await a possible response from Russian and Syrian government forces to President Trump’s missile strike on a Syrian base last week.

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State Rex Tillerson said Sunday in an interview that last week"s chemical attack in Syria was due to Russia"s "failure" to guarantee the destruction of the chemical arsenal controlled by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.  EFE/Virginia Mayo/Pool

[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.

[OP-ED]: El desastre parlamentario de Estados Unidos

 04/07/2017 - 12:11
Durante décadas, Estados Unidos se gobernó por un sistema que favoreció el consenso centrista—no siempre sensato, sin duda—mientras que nuestro invisible sistema parlamentario hace justo lo opuesto. Potencia los extremos y debilita el centro. Es cierto, la mayoría de nuestros principales conflictos sociales y políticos tienen orígenes independientes. Pero la política parlamentaria los está empeorando.
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El Congreso de Estados Unidos se está convirtiendo calladamente en un parlamento al estilo europeo—y esa transformación no es positiva. El Congreso está avivando el conflicto, en lugar de disiparlo.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Durante décadas, Estados Unidos se gobernó por un sistema que favoreció el consenso centrista—no siempre sensato, sin duda—mientras que nuestro invisible sistema parlamentario hace justo lo opuesto. Potencia los extremos y debilita el centro. Es cierto, la mayoría de nuestros principales conflictos sociales y políticos tienen orígenes independientes. Pero la política parlamentaria los está empeorando.

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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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

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