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New York celebrates annual Gay Pride Parade

 06/26/2017 - 05:19
People participate in the annual New York LGBT Pride March in New York, New York, USA, 25 June 2017. EPA/ALBA VIGARAY
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Participants in this year's march were families with children, old and young couples, groups of friends or individuals, who whether or not they belonged to the LGBT community, declared themselves openly proud to support the equality of rights.

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People participate in the annual New York LGBT Pride March in New York, New York, USA, 25 June 2017. EPA/ALBA VIGARAY

Stepping-up the fight for immigrants

 06/21/2017 - 17:04
Abel Rodríguez, Cabrini University, Center on Immigration
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A Latino professor leads Philadelphia's first academic Center on Immigration issues.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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With the Center on Immigration, Cabrini's goal is to become a regional leader in creating knowledge about issues that affect immigrant communities in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

In low-turnout referendum, Puerto Rico opts for statehood

 06/12/2017 - 05:09
A view of the exterior of a polling place on June 11, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where residents are voting in a non-binding referendum on the island's political status. EFE/Thais Llorca
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Gov. Ricardo Rossello said that the "historic" triumph of the statehood option is a call "to put an end to the colonial relationship with the United States."

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 5:00am
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A view of the exterior of a polling place on June 11, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where residents are voting in a non-binding referendum on the island's political status. EFE/Thais Llorca

Pura Vida: A Pan-Latin paradise in Northern Liberties

 06/07/2017 - 19:39
Charles Álvarez, Pura Vida, Philadelphia Latino Food Revolution
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When it comes to food, Philadelphia has little to envy to cities like New York. The culinary scene here is a reflection of the demographic explosion in which Latino immigrants have played a revolutionary role. With this article, AL DÍA News presents the series "Latino Food Revolution", a recognition to a social, cultural and economic phenomenom that creates employment and wealth in the city of brotherly love. 

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:15pm
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Charles Álvarez, chef and owner of Pura Vida. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

San Miguel Pérez: "I wanted to mix the Cuban culture with the California sound"

 06/05/2017 - 04:13
Cuban musician San Miguel Perez has burst onto the Los Angeles music scene with his electro-acoustic "tres" - a traditional Cuban guitar-like instrument with three double steel strings and pedals - and has created a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop. EFE/Courtesy Criteria Entertainment
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Cuban musician San Miguel Perez, who lives in Los Angeles, presented this week his new disc, "Un Poquito de Amor Everyday,"  a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop.

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Cuban musician San Miguel Perez has burst onto the Los Angeles music scene with his electro-acoustic "tres" - a traditional Cuban guitar-like instrument with three double steel strings and pedals - and has created a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop. EFE/Courtesy Criteria Entertainment

Almendrones, the real stars of Miami's CubaNostalgia fair

 05/22/2017 - 04:58
 One of the cars shown at the CubaNostalgia fair, in Miami, United States. EFE/CubaNostalgia/Justinmar Perez
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The popular US vintage cars of the 1940s and '50s, still seen driving around the streets of Cuba, played the leading role at the CubaNostalgia fair in Miami. The CubaNostalgia program commemorates the independence of the Caribbean country that is celebrated every May 20.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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 One of the cars shown at the CubaNostalgia fair, in Miami, United States. EFE/CubaNostalgia/Justinmar Perez

First Hispanic woman in space receives highest astronaut honor

 05/22/2017 - 04:49
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA

Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel in space, became a member of the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, an elite group created to pay tribute to US explorers of outer space.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA

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. 

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

Donald Trump Prepares to Travel Abroad

 05/15/2017 - 03:43
US President Donald J. Trump boards the 'Air Force One' at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, USA, 13 May 2017. EFE/EPA/RON SACHS / POOL
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Breaking the presidential tradition of paying first a visit to neighbors, Canada and Mexico, Trump will fly first to Saudi Arabia, and will continue to Israel and Italy, the three centers of the three great monotheistic religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity. 

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US President Donald J. Trump boards the 'Air Force One' at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, USA, 13 May 2017. EFE/EPA/RON SACHS / POOL

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