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Philadelphia's Revolutionary Battleground - Fort Mifflin

 05/18/2017 - 18:55
During the American Revolutionary War, the British Army bombarded and captured the fort as part of their conquest of Philadelphia in the fall of 1777.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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One of the only intact Revolutionary War battlefields and the only fort in Philadelphia

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During the American Revolutionary War, the British Army bombarded and captured the fort as part of their conquest of Philadelphia in the fall of 1777.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

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. 

[OP-ED]: The perils of assuming anything about the Latino vote

 05/18/2017 - 08:20
You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.
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At the outset of their new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes note that adviser David Plouffe prioritized three goals for Clinton to win: “It was important to have the right culture and mission, to manage Bill Clinton, and to effectively target Latino voters.”

We know how well that turned out.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
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You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.

Big Texas cities to sue state over recent law prohibiting sanctuary cities

 05/17/2017 - 03:41
Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

The new law ratified by Gov. Greg Abbott allows law enforcement officers to ask legally detained or arrested people for their the immigration status and punishes officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies, including ICE.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:30am
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Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

Puerto Rico government bank reaches deal with some creditors

 05/16/2017 - 04:55
 Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, speaking in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 15, 2017. EFE/Puerto Rico's Governors Office

Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank (GDB) reached a debt-restructuring agreement with a "significant group" of creditors,  avoiding a protracted bankruptcy.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:45am
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 Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, speaking in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 15, 2017. EFE/Puerto Rico's Governors Office

Latinos demand that Texas governor show their community more respect

 05/16/2017 - 04:42
Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

 Under the  recently approved SB4 law, known as the "show me your papers" law, police can request the immigration status of anyone stopped, for example, because of a traffic violation.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:30am
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Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

Gov. of California budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to help immigrants facing deportation

 05/15/2017 - 02:57
Las familias Latinas como los Tuch, originarios de Guatemala, viven con miedo a las deportaciones bajo el gobierno de Trump.. EFE/IVAN MEJIA
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Governor of California Jerry Brown has included an extra $15 million in the state’s budget to expand legal defense services for people facing risk of deportation, in response to the Trump administration’s though immigration policies.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30am
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Latino inmigrant families like the Tuch's, a Guatemalan migrant family from Los Angeles, are living in fear under Donald Trump's Government. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

Venezuela Protests: Opposition marchers in Caracas clash with police

 05/09/2017 - 02:10
 Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving 37 people dead and hundreds injured. A protester holds a a gas canister during clashes with the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) following a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ
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Opposition leaders asked their supporters to resist the government's moves with a series of protests in several cities around the country, including the capital, despite the fact that it would disrupt daily activities for thousands. 

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:00am
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 Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving 37 people dead and hundreds injured. A protester holds a a gas canister during clashes with the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) following a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Texas prohíbe las "ciudades santuario"

 05/08/2017 - 07:33
 Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images
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El gobernador de Texas, el republicano Greg Abbott, ratificó hoy el polémico proyecto de ley estatal que prohíbe las "ciudades santuario" en el estado y autoriza la norma conocida como "enséñame los papeles", que permitirá a la policía cuestionar el estatus migratorio de las personas detenidas.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:15am
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El gobernador de Texas ha firmado un decreto para prohibir las ciudades "santuario" en todo el estado. Foto de Abbot durante el  WTTC Global Summit 2016. World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban

 05/08/2017 - 06:32
 Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images
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According to a press release from the governor's office, the law signed would ban sanctuary cities in the state of Texas, and would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws.

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Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has signed the SB 4 law, banning sanctuary cities in the state. Gov. Abbot during a speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2016. Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr images

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