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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. 

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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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:00am
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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

Women march for freedom in Venezuela

 05/07/2017 - 13:01
More than 20,000 women took to the streets in the Venezuelan capital, to show their discontent with the measures of repression of the Government of Nicolás Maduro. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ
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As part of the agenda of protests organized by the Venezuelan opposition, on Saturday women were the protagonists of a mass demonstration in the main cities of the nation.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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More than 20,000 women took to the streets in the Venezuelan capital, to show their discontent with the measures of repression of the Government of Nicolás Maduro. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ

"Europeans think I'm more serious than I am, but Latin Americans laugh at my black humor."

 05/03/2017 - 04:52
Peru's best-selling author and journalist Santiago Roncagliolo, during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 29, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

Peru's best-selling author Santiago Roncagliolo is in Bogota to present his Alfaguara prizewinning novel "La Noche de los Alfileres" (Night of the Pins). Violence is very present in his work and particularly Peru's armed conflict.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:45am
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Peru's best-selling author and journalist Santiago Roncagliolo, during an interview with EFE in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 29, 2017. EFE/MAURICIO DUEÑAS CASTAÑEDA

Largest vessel to date traverses expanded Panama Canal

 05/03/2017 - 04:33
The COSCO Development vessel, with capacity to transport up to 13,435 containers, transits the Agua Clara lock through the canal expansion, on the Atlantic slope in Colon, Panama, May 2, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolívar
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The COSCO Development, a huge container vessel, on Tuesday became the largest ship to date to traverse the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:30am
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The COSCO Development vessel, with capacity to transport up to 13,435 containers, transits the Agua Clara lock through the canal expansion, on the Atlantic slope in Colon, Panama, May 2, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolívar

A trip down the line that gives life to Philadelphia

 04/24/2017 - 15:07

80 Cuban doctors desert Venezuela, await US visas in Bogota

 04/18/2017 - 05:22
A group of Cuban doctors, in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 16, 2017. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ
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Some 180 Cuban doctors, up to now part of their island's medical mission in Venezuela, have deserted that country and are now waiting in Bogota in hopes the United States will provide them with visas.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:15am
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A group of Cuban doctors, in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 16, 2017. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

[OP-ED]: “Latino Patriots” of the American Revolution… Donde Estan?

 04/14/2017 - 13:13
The Museum of the American Revolution is set to open to the public April 19th in Center City.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Latinos should not be excluded from a pivotal moment in the infancy of American history!

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:45pm
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The Museum of the American Revolution is set to open to the public April 19th in Center City.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

American Revolution Museum to open in Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 04:28
 
The Museum of the American Revolution opens on April 19 at 3rd and Chestnut in Old City.
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Using thousands of historic artifacts and digital recreations of historic events,  the new museum tells the story of how the United States became an independent nation.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 4:15am
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The Museum of the American Revolution opens on April 19 at 3rd and Chestnut in Old City.

Honduran woman saves herself, family from violent extortion gang

 04/12/2017 - 07:42
Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez
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Carolina and her family fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business."Their original destination had been the United States until Donald Trump's arrival in the White House temporarily put the brakes on that idea.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:30am
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Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

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