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The American author of Dominican origin, Junot Díaz. Source: EPA.

The award-winning author Junot Diaz has been accused of sexual abuse and has assumed its consequences, but many academics warn that there is a risk of perpetuating the stigmatization of Latinos as "rapists."

Claudia Meléndez: “En California ya vivimos esta oleada de anti-inmigración en los 90"

 05/22/2017 - 13:54
Nacida en Mexico y residente en California, Claudia Meléndez es autora de la novela"A Fighting Chance", un retrato de la comunidad inmigrante mexicana en Salinas. 

Entrevista con la periodista y escritora Latina Claudia Meléndez, especializada en temas de inmigración ilegal para el Monterey Herald. En 2015 publicó la novela"A Fighting Chance", un retrato de la comunidad inmigrante mexicana en Salinas. 

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Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick

The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.

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Se lanzará la primera antología de ficción especulativa latina desde Philly

 09/18/2014 - 10:31
Matthew Goodwin con su esposa, Nahir Otaño-Gracia, e hija, Violet Goodwin-Otaño. 

El próximo verano, Matt Goodwin tiene planes de lanzar la primerísima antología de ficción especulativa escrita por Latinos titulada “Latino/a Rising”. Desde este momento su lista de autores es geográficamente diversa: los escritores proceden de California y Carolina del Norte, Filadelfia y Arizona.

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First ever anthology of speculative fiction by U.S. Latino writers will be launched from Philly

 09/18/2014 - 10:13
Matthew Goodwin with his wife, Nahir Otaño-Gracia, and daughter, Violet Goodwin-Otaño. 

Next summer, Matt Goodwin plans to launch the first ever anthology of speculative fiction by Latino/a writers called “Latino/a Rising.” As of now his authors list is geographically diverse: writers come from California and North Carolina, Philadelphia and Arizona.

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