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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. 

"Cops Helping Kids" for 70 years. The Police Athletic League's Anniversary Gala

 05/11/2017 - 12:31
The Police Athletic League held its 70th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring ondividuals for their leadership.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Awards presented to individuals displaying a passion to giving back to the youth of Philadelphia

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:15am
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The Police Athletic League held its 70th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring individuals for their leadership.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

More than Tacos: Mexican telenovela actor quits cameras, opens his own restaurant

 05/08/2017 - 06:02
Rodolfo Jiménez has left the cameras behind to be with his family and launch a new chapter in his life in Dallas, where he has opened a restaurant inspired by Mexican "lucha libre" freestyle wrestling. EFE/ALICIA PEREZ
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Rodolfo Jimenez, who has acted in more than 10 telenovelas and films and is also known for modeling and hosting TV shows on the top Hispanic networks, has opened a Mexican restaurant in Dallas which is also a museum of "Lucha Libre".

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:45am
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Rodolfo Jiménez has left the cameras behind to be with his family and launch a new chapter in his life in Dallas, where he has opened a restaurant inspired by Mexican "lucha libre" freestyle wrestling. EFE/ALICIA PEREZ

"You crossed over before, right?"

 05/03/2017 - 05:12
Honduran citizen Fredy Hernandez has been deported twice on his way north, but he'll try again. He wants to spend five years in the United States to make money. Staying there to live permanently hasn't crossed his mind."There's no sense in staying, it's like living in prison. A golden cage," he said. EFE/Jose Mendez

Two Honduran cousins determined to migrate to US despite stricter immigration controls imposed by the Donald Trump administration. 

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:00am
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Honduran citizen Fredy Hernandez has been deported twice on his way north, but he'll try again. He wants to spend five years in the United States to make money. Staying there to live permanently hasn't crossed his mind."There's no sense in staying, it's like living in prison. A golden cage," he said. EFE/Jose Mendez

US art patron opens flamenco school in heart of Seville

 04/17/2017 - 02:45
Flamenco performance in Palacio Andaluz, Sevilla, Spain (Wikimedia)
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Cristina Heeren has spent 25 years training professionals of this art in Seville.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 2:30am
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Flamenco performance in Palacio Andaluz, Sevilla, Spain (Wikimedia)

“Help Wanted” at the City of Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 09:54
Director of the Office of Human Resources, Pedro Rodriguez, wants to bring diversity to city government.

“Me arrepiento de no haber seguido aprendiendo español”

 04/12/2017 - 05:29
Gene Schriver, an entrepeneur of Argentinian descendance from Philadelphia, is the founder and CEO of Globo.

Gene Schriver, emprendedor de origen argentino que creció en Filadelfia, es el CEO y fundador de GLOBO, una plataforma tecnológica de servicios de traducción, considerada una de las startups latinas con mayor crecimiento en EEUU en 2016.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:45am
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Gene Schriver, emprendedor de origen argentino de Filadelfia, es el CEO y fundador de GLOBO, una plataforma de servicios de traducción simultánea. 

“I regret that I didn’t stick with Spanish”

 04/12/2017 - 05:06
Gene Schriver, an entrepeneur of Argentinian descendance from Philadelphia, is the founder and CEO of Globo.

Gene Schriver is the CEO and founder of GLOBO, a translation services platform, considered one of the fastest growing Latino startups in the US.

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Gene Schriver, an entrepeneur of Argentinian descendance from Philadelphia, is the founder and CEO of Globo.

The one-year anniversary of Philadelphia’s bilingual program, Atrévete

 04/10/2017 - 15:16
The Atrévete team includes people from different backgrounds, Latin America and the United States. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

An audiovisual project of the PhillyCam NGO became an exercise in social fabric that gives voice to the Spanish-speaking communities of Philadelphia.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 8:15pm
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The Atrévete team includes people from different backgrounds, Latin America and the United States. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 
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Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

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