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Hispanics are 8% of Philly's firefighters

 03/30/2017 - 14:59
Adam Thiel es el Comisionado del Departamento de Bomberos de Filadelfia. Foto: Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.
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In a dialogue with AL DÍA News, the Philadelphia Fire Department leader spoke about the presence of Latinos in the organization and the importance of strengthening community relations to prevent emergencies.

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Adam K. Thiel, Philadelphia's Fire Department Commissioner Photo: Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

Newsmax's 50 Most Influential Latino Republicans

 03/28/2017 - 16:58
Marco Rubio speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia
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For decades, Republicans have struggled to win a large minority of Latino voters. However, the GOP has a strong corps of Hispanic leaders in their ranks. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:45pm
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Marco Rubio speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia

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

Top 5 de Artistas que debes estar escuchando esta semana

 03/28/2017 - 13:00
Buena Fe, Café Tacvba, Monsieur Periné, Perota Chingó y Catupecu Machu

Esta es la selección semanal de música que deberías estar escuchando, por AL DÍA News.

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Buena Fe, Café Tacvba, Monsieur Periné, Perota Chingó y Catupecu Machu

Julianne Pachico: “Es más fácil escribir de un país cuando no estás allí”

 03/28/2017 - 07:22
Julianne Pachico es la autora de The Lucky Ones, una novela de relatos cortos que ha sido aclamada por la prensa de Estados Unidos por ser un fiel retrato de la violenta realidad de Colombia durante los últimos veinte años. 

De madre inglesa y padre americano,  Julianne Pachico creció en Cali, Colombia, en un ambiente marcado por las fuertes diferencias sociales y el miedo a la guerrilla pero también por el calor y el afecto de la gente colombiana. Siete años después, la escritora publica The Lucky Ones, una novela de relatos cortos que ha sido aclamada por la prensa de Estados Unidos por ser un fiel retrato de la violenta realidad del país en los últimos veinte años. 

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Julianne Pachico es la autora de The Lucky Ones, una novela de relatos cortos que ha sido aclamada por la prensa de Estados Unidos por ser un fiel retrato de la violenta realidad de Colombia durante los últimos veinte años. 

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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Photo provided on Mar. 27, 2017 showing Alejandrina Guzman, at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. EFE/Alex Segura

District 197th Elections: More of the same?

 03/27/2017 - 12:31
The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DAY News

Democratic candidate Emilio Vazquez won with just over 1,950 votes. Candidates Lucinda Little and Cheri Honkala reported alleged acts of electoral fraud.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:45am
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The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Elecciones del Distrito 197: ¿Más de lo mismo?

 03/27/2017 - 11:50
Las elecciones extraordinarias del Distrito 197, el pasado martes 21 de marzo, estuvieron protagonizadas por el ausentismo en las urnas, solo el 6 por ciento de los electores registrados ejercieron su derecho al voto. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

El candidato demócrata Emilio Vázquez ganó con poco más de 1.950 votos. Las candidatas Lucinda Little y Cheri Honkala denunciaron presuntos hechos de fraude electoral.

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Las elecciones extraordinarias del Distrito 197, el pasado martes 21 de marzo, estuvieron protagonizadas por el ausentismo en las urnas, solo el 6 por ciento de los electores registrados ejercieron su derecho al voto. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

[OP-ED]: Philadelphia DA Seth Williams: Cold to Injustice/Hot for Corruption?

 03/24/2017 - 15:41
At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.
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The 50-page federal indictment released recently that charged Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams with 23 counts of corrupt misconduct did not reference an egregious injustice committed by Williams that revolved around defiant refusal to acknowledge grievous errors.

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At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.

No one wins battle over box ban

 03/24/2017 - 14:45
Ban on the box could be harming black, Latino, and low income communities, research says. Photo Courtesy: Kathryn Decker via Flickr.
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Local legislation presumed to help African Americans and Latinos could be upping unemployment rates.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Ban on the box could be harming black, Latino, and low income communities, research says. Photo Courtesy: Kathryn Decker via Flickr.

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