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[OP-ED]:DACA Opponents Are American Dream Killers

 08/22/2017 - 10:14
Prudence Powell (right) with his sons Jalen Latiner (left) and Bryana Nunes (center). Photo: Edwin López Moya AL DÍA News

Among the persons that provided poignant testimonials on positive benefits from DACA during the recent ceremony in Philadelphia’s City Hall commemorating the fifth anniversary of that fair-minded initiative instituted by former President Obama were two persons from countries that few ever connect with the controversy around undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:05am

[OP-ED]: Los opositores del DACA son asesinos del “sueño americano”

 08/22/2017 - 10:11
Prudence Powell (a la derecha) junto a sus hijos Jalen Latiner (a la izquierda) y Bryana Nunes (en el centro). Foto: Edwin López Moya/AL DÍA News

En la ceremonia llevada a cabo la semana pasada en la alcaldía de Filadelfia para celebrar el quinto aniversario del DACA, hubo dos personas en concreto que aportaron testimonios muy convincentes sobre los beneficios de este programa, instaurado por el expresidente Obama para dar estatus legal temporal a los inmigrantes que entraron ilegalmente en el país siendo menores.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:05am

Trump's new Afghan strategy

 08/22/2017 - 05:12
Afghan refugees wait to be processed at a border post in Quetta, Pakistan, on Monday, Aug. 21. EFE/Jamal Taraqai

In a televised speech, Trump said he wants to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan and South Asia. However, he didn't give specific detail on how he plans to do it, how many troops he would commit or how he would evaluate success. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 4:53am
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Open Your Eyes: A South Philly Gallery Celebrates Latin American Art for Nearly 50 Years

 08/04/2017 - 15:53
One of the many multihued and adorned walls of Eye's Gallery. Photographed by Mónica Marie Zorrilla. 

If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents. 

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:33pm

[OP-ED]: Postponing the next recession?

 06/30/2017 - 08:37
Economists from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland -- a bank for government central banks -- find that the pass-through from wage increases to price increases has weakened. If this is confirmed and continues, it implies that inflation will remain tame for some time even if the economy continues to grow. EFE

This is not your father’s inflation -- and that’s good news. Business cycles often end when higher inflation causes a country’s central bank (the Federal Reserve in the United States) to raise interest rates, slowing the economy and, perhaps, triggering a recession. The good news: The next recession may be delayed, because the Phillips Curve has shifted.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:15am

[OP-ED]: ¿Postergar la próxima recesión?

 06/30/2017 - 08:33
Los economistas del Banco de Pagos Internacionales (BPI) en Basilea, Suiza—un banco para bancos centrales gubernamentales—halló que el pasaje de los aumentos salariales a los aumentos de precios se debilitó. Si eso se confirma y continúa, implica que la inflación seguirá controlada durante algún tiempo, incluso si la economía continúa creciendo. EFE

Ésta no es una inflación habitual—lo que es una buena noticia. Los ciclos económicos a menudo se acaban cuando, debido a una inflación elevada, el banco central de un país (la Reserva Federal en Estados Unidos) eleva las tasas de interés, ralentizando la economía y, quizás, desencadenando una recesión. La buena noticia es que la próxima recesión quizás se retrase, porque la Curva Phillips se modificó.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:15am

Global Cyberattack: What We Need to Worry About?

 06/28/2017 - 06:00
An engineer checks live cyber threat maps and statistics at his office in Istanbul, Turkey, 27 June 2017. EPA/ERDEM SAHIN

Most damaging acts of cyber aggression have not been 'acts of war' according to the rigid standards of international law. Thus governments and international organisations struggle to prescribe an effective response to cyber actions -- even as they continue to cause grave economic, social, and political harm, Oxford expert says.  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:30am
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US-India: Trump and Modi pledge cooperation, avoid tensions on immigration

 06/27/2017 - 06:57
US President Donald J. Trump (R), with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), delivers remarks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

In their first official meeting, the President of the United States and the Indian Prime Minister talked about trade and defense cooperation, terrorism, but avoided immigration and climate change, issues in which both leaders differ. India is the country most affected by Trump's decision to tighten controls on granting the H-1B visa, which benefits foreign workers.

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:45am
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[OP-ED]: David y Goliat

 06/23/2017 - 13:18
Es necesario hojear las páginas de la historia para encuadrar nuestro presente dentro de una visión de conjunto: conocer la ideología característica de nuestra cultura, de lo que hemos hecho con nuestros recursos, tanto humanos como materiales. Así sabremos lo que debemos cambiar, y lo que hay que conservar de nuestra nación. A como de lugar.

En este preciso momento tomamos un nuevo derrotero, el cual nos llevará por caminos del todo diferentes: nuestra anterior forma de vida no podrá retornar jamás.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Blanca Esthela Treviño Pepi