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The diverse kitchen staff of Chalaco’s (from left to right): María Fajardo from Venezuela, Saúl Rojas from Mexico, Yuki Nakandakari from Perú and Phil Keese from Philly.

Chef Yuki Nakandakari serves Peruvian staples as well as dishes influenced by the Andean country’s immigrant communities.

Award-winning journalist Alfredo Corchado launches new book in Philadelphia

 06/05/2018 - 13:13
Alfredo Corchado, Mexican-American journalist and current Mexico City bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, spoke about his new book, "HOMELANDS: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration," on June 4. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

In Alfredo Corchado’s latest work, "Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration," the author traces the Mexican-American migration story through his own experience and that of three friends he first met in Philadelphia 30 years ago.

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The built-in insanity of believing promise breakers will keep promises

 05/23/2018 - 15:22
Facsimile of former Councilman Angel Ortiz's report "The Illusion of Inclusion". Photo: Linn Washington.

Former Philadelphia City Councilman Angel Ortiz, the first Latino to serve on that legislative body, released a perceptive report in February 2001 that detailed deep discrimination in this city’s public and private sectors that deliberately disadvantaged racial minorities and women.

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