Latin America

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
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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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María Paredes Fernández, Spanish language teacher at Penn University, was awarded "Best Spanish Teacher 2016" by the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP). Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick

[OP-ED]: Cacería de periodistas en México

 03/28/2017 - 13:40
Periodistas protestan por el asesinato de tres de sus compañeros, en Guadalajara (México) en 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) y Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE
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Libertad de prensa a la mexicana. Es una manera triste, cínica quizás, de referirse a la interminable matanza de periodistas en el país azteca.  Perpetrada con total impunidad, todo indica que hay una cacería inmisericorde de comunicadores sociales al sur de la frontera.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:15am
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Periodistas protestan por el asesinato de tres de sus compañeros, en Guadalajara (México) en 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) y Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE

[OP-ED]: Open Season on Mexican Journalists

 03/28/2017 - 08:24
Journalists are protesting the murder of three of their comrades, in Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) and Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE
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Freedom of the press Mexican style.

It is a sad, even cynical way of referring to the unending slaughter of journalists perpetrated with impunity in our neighbor to the South, where it’s open season on freedom of speech.

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Journalists are protesting the murder of three of their comrades, in Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) and Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE

Disabled Latina activist heads University of Texas student body

 03/28/2017 - 03:14
Photo provided on Mar. 27, 2017 showing Alejandrina Guzman, at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. EFE/Alex Segura
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Alejandrina Guzman is the new student body president at the University of Texas at Austin. As the top representative of the UT student body, Guzman will focus on protecting undocumented students and promoting a petition to declare U.T a "sanctuary campus."

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00am
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Photo provided on Mar. 27, 2017 showing Alejandrina Guzman, at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. EFE/Alex Segura

Vicente Fox estará en Filadelfia

 03/27/2017 - 15:39
Vicente Fox fue presidente de México entre los años 2000 y 2006. Foto: EFE
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El exmandatario de los mexicanos participará en un conversatorio organizado por el World Affairs Council of Philadelphia sobre el papel de Latinoamérica en el mundo actual. 

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:15pm
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Vicente Fox fue presidente de México entre los años 2000 y 2006. Foto: EFE

[OP-ED]: In discussing immigration, you might be a racist if ...

 03/27/2017 - 09:35
El presidente del Caucus Legislativo Mexicano Americano (MALC), Rafael Anchia (c), habla durante una conferencia de prensa enfrente del Capitolio en Austin, Texas. En un acto celebrado frente a más de trescientas personas congregadas frente al Capitolio estatal texano legisladores estatales y agrupaciones latinas y afroamericanas pidieron hoy a la legislatura texana que no apruebe proyectos de ley que consideran "racistas". EFE
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With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, I don’t know what makes someone a redneck. But, in the immigration debate, I have a pretty good idea of what makes someone a racist.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:15am
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The president of the American Mexican Legislative Caucus (MALC), Rafael Anchia (c), speaks during a press conference in front of the Capitol in Austin, Texas. At a rally held in front of more than 300 people gathered outside the state Capitol, Texas state legislators and Latino and African-American groups today called on the Texas legislature not to pass bills they consider "racist." EFE

Thousands march in Dominican Republic against Odebrecht corruption

 03/27/2017 - 04:10
Thousands of Dominicans march against corruption and impunity in Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, on March 26, 2017, to support an initiative calling for the prosecution of those involved in taking $92 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht construction firm. EFE / Luis Tavarez
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Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in the northern Dominican province of Santiago to demand that officials involved in taking bribes from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht be brought to trial.

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Thousands of Dominicans march against corruption and impunity in Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, on March 26, 2017, to support an initiative calling for the prosecution of those involved in taking $92 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht construction firm. EFE / Luis Tavarez

"Wall of backpacks" set up as immigrant exhibit in opposition to Trump

 03/23/2017 - 06:11
View of the "State of Exception" exhibit at the Parsons School of Design, in New York, United States on Mar. 22, 2017. EFE/AGUSTIN DE GRACIA
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A "wall of backpacks" abandoned by dozens of migrants who crossed the Sonoran Desert trying to reach the United States is on display - and is still being added to - as an exhibit in New York in answer to the immigration policy of President Donald Trump.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00am
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View of the "State of Exception" exhibit at the Parsons School of Design, in New York, United States on Mar. 22, 2017. EFE/AGUSTIN DE GRACIA

[OP-ED]: ¡Fuera los racistas de México!

 03/21/2017 - 17:37
The director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Pablo Alvarado (L), demand the release of Carlos Ortiz, after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in Pasadena, California, United States. EFE
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No se da a querer. Ni siquiera es agradable. Lo que Donald Trump sí es, es el presidente de EE. UU. más impopular del que se tenga memoria, lo cual tiene muchísima lógica.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Pablo Alvarado (i), Director de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros, denuncia la captura de Carlos Ortiz, un inmigrante Mexicano arrestado en un operativo de ICE en el que se buscaba a otra persona.  EFE

[OP-ED]: Keep the Bigots Out of Mexico

 03/21/2017 - 14:25
The director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Pablo Alvarado (L), demand the release of Carlos Ortiz, after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in Pasadena, California, United States. EFE
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Lovable he is not. He is not even nice, for goodness’ sake. What Donald Trump is, is the most unpopular U.S. president in modern history, which coming to think of it, was to be expected.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:15pm
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The director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Pablo Alvarado (L), demand the release of Carlos Ortiz, after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in Pasadena, California, United States. EFE

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