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Let’s dance Tango, Philly!

 05/24/2017 - 11:52
Adrián Veredice & Alejandra Hobert, maestros invitados al VII Festival Internacional de Tango de Filadelfia.  Foto suministrada / Michele Maccarrone.
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Between the first and the fourth of June, the city will celebrate the VII International Tango Festival in which dance figures will meet to teach Philadelphians the secrets of this South American music and dance, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco in 2009.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:45pm
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Adrián Veredice and Alejandra Hobert, invited teachers to the 7th Philadelphia International Tango Festival. Photo provided by the PITF / Michele Maccarrone.

Latin America doubles students in higher education, but inequality persists

 05/18/2017 - 06:02
 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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 Students during a public event in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 3, 2017. EFE/Jorge Nuñez

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

[OP-ED]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.
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 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

[OP-ED]: Why should Obama have to be saintlier than his predecessors?

 05/08/2017 - 11:19
Former US President Barack Obama is being honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. EFE
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The best thing about President Barack Obama’s historic presidency is that it’s over. We can now look back on it -- and him -- in far fonder terms than it was experienced live.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:15am
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Former US President Barack Obama is being honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. EFE

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera took to the streets of Philadelphia

 05/05/2017 - 02:44
Tania Bruguera,
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"Artivist" Tania Bruguera took part in the exhibition Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, organized by The Barnes Foundation. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Tania Brugera calls herself an "artivist". Her work shows a critical view of Cuba's Castro government. 

Luis Miguel free on bail after his arrest in the US

 05/03/2017 - 04:09
 Mexican singer Luis Miguel performs onstage during a concert in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 27 April 2012. EPA/LAVANDEIRA JR.
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Mexican singer Luis Miguel was released on bail after being arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles for failing to appear in court in a case that pits him against his former manager.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:00am
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 Mexican singer Luis Miguel performs onstage during a concert in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 27 April 2012. EPA/LAVANDEIRA JR.

Facebook Admits It's Being Used by Governments to Manipulate Opinion

 04/28/2017 - 05:14
EFE/Richie B. Tongo

Facebook has publicly acknowledged that its platform has been exploited by governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries.

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March for Science: Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump

 04/24/2017 - 03:12
Tens of thousands of protestors walk along Constitution Avenue during the March for Science in Washington, DC, USA, 22 April 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US to prosecute parents who pay "coyotes" to ferry kids over border

 04/21/2017 - 03:50
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks next to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during a press conference in El Paso, Texas, United States, Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Luis Pablo Hernandez
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised Thursday to prosecute parents who pay people-traffickers to help their children illegally cross the border into the US from Mexico and confirmed that the White House is still committed to build a wall along the two countries

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:45am
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks next to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during a press conference in El Paso, Texas, United States, Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Luis Pablo Hernandez

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