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Janet Murguia, La Raza: "We need to end the assault on our families"

 03/29/2017 - 02:34
Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

La Raza and several Democratic senators stand together against deportations. Children are the principal victims of Trump's immigration policy, with about 6 million of them vulnerable to having their families broken up.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:15am
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Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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

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. 

US Attorney General slams 'sanctuary cities': No federal grant money without compliance

 03/28/2017 - 04:18
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R), with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (L), responds to a question from the news media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 27 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

 Jeff Sessions on Monday urged the country's so-called "sanctuary cities" to once again begin cooperating with federal authorities to detain and deport undocumented migrants and immigrants who have committed crimes.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R), with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (L), responds to a question from the news media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 27 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Trump's health-care defeat pushes stocks lower

 03/28/2017 - 04:01
The Tokyo Stock Exchange, on Monday. EFE/Kimimasa Mayama
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For a time on Monday, one question appeared to haunt stock market investors from Tokyo to Manhattan: Will President Trump be able to live up to his promises to reduce taxes and cut regulation?

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The Tokyo Stock Exchange, on Monday. EFE/Kimimasa Mayama

Senate committee wants to question Trump's son-in-law on Russian contacts

 03/28/2017 - 03:47
File photo showing US President Donald Trump (R) walking next to his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, at the White House in Washington DC, United States on Mar. 15, 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

Antonio Banderas: "The best of my career is yet to come"

 03/27/2017 - 05:17
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who suffered a heart attack two months ago, tells a press conference at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival on March 25, where he won a lifelong career award, that he is well and that the best of his career is yet to come. EFE/Daniel Perez
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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who suffered a heart attack two months ago, said he is well and and wanting to get back to work." He is waiting to play Pablo Picasso in a film by Carlos Saura showing the creative process of the famous painting "Guernica." 

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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who suffered a heart attack two months ago, tells a press conference at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival on March 25, where he won a lifelong career award, that he is well and that the best of his career is yet to come. EFE/Daniel Perez

A House Divided: Why the Republican healthcare bill was doomed and what to do next?

 03/25/2017 - 05:47
US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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Backing off from their key campaign promise marks a big defeat for both Ryan and the president, who’d pushed hard for the bill and then pressed for a vote on it. Trump is now presenting himself as a bystander to the loss, and Republican voters may well side with him.

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US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

[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.

[OP-ED]: Trump’s Latino enablers will be neither forgiven nor forgotten

 03/24/2017 - 09:24
Durante la campaña, Trump trató a la mayor minoría de Estados Unidos como a una piñata a la que aporrearía para entretener a los electores blancos. EFE
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Latinos are much like the Irish. Both came to America as down-on-their-luck Catholic immigrants from failing countries only to be despised when they got here.

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During the campaign, Trump treated America’s largest minority like a pinata that he’d smack to entertain white voters. EFE

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