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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.

The sweet taste from the South: a gift from Chile to Philadelphia

 10/16/2017 - 13:32
Christina Lista (D) y Miriam Borja-Fisher (I), junto con representantes de la Cámara Chileno-Americana de Comercio de Filadelfia, en el encuentro de comercio Fruittrade, en Casapiedra, Santiago de Chile, 27 de Septiembre del 2017.Yamily Habib/AL DÍA News.

Have you ever wondered where those strawberries in your breakfast come from? Or the papayas, mangoes and pineapples that make fantastic smoothies? We are frequently used to buying fruits without realizing that we have access to some that are not produced in our country or that normally grow in summer and yet we can buy them in winter without a problem. We only notice the label that we must remove - with some nuisance, to be honest - every time we wash it and that timidly reads "Chile".

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[OP-ED]: New Analysis Confirms What Philadelphia Officials Deny: Racist Policing

 10/09/2017 - 10:14
Race targeted policing is not exclusive to Philadelphia. Prejudicial policing in London (in photo) and Paris spark persistent protests. LBW Photo

The avalanche of news last week from that vile rampage in Las Vegas to more repugnant ooze from President Trump – like his unseemly antics in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico – buried a disturbing local news item about a prejudice-stained police practice in Philadelphia.

Puertorriqueños de Filadelfia lanzan campaña para ayudar a damnificados en la isla

 09/21/2017 - 12:01
Detalle de un árbol caído por el paso del huracán María este miércoles 20 de septiembre, en San Juan, Puerto Rico.

La organización Concilio, junto a líderes sociales y políticos de la comunidad, pondrá en marcha la campaña UnidosPa'PR con la que buscan reunir dinero para apoyar las labores humanitarias en Puerto Rico tras el paso del huracán María. 

A March for the Lost

 09/05/2017 - 14:15
Participants in the march emerge from underneath the bridge at Lehigh and Kensington avenues. The march took individual's past Tusculum street, which is known for high volumes of drug activity in the area. Photos: Matthew Haubenstein

Members of the community take to the streets of Kensington to remember those who’ve died from overdose and to spread awareness of the growing opioid epidemic in the City. 

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[OP-ED]: Children Made MOVE Adults Refused To Do

 08/29/2017 - 11:47
Ramona Africa (center) at ATAC meeting with Jubilee School students (lt to right) Ishtar El, Nigel Carter, Ella Adams and Hannah Roemer-Block and teacher Karen Falcon. LBWPhoto

Just three-years after the June 2013 tragedy that left six dead and 13 injured when a demolition disaster crashed tons of bricks into a Salvation Army store, top Philadelphia City Hall officials, relatives of victims and others gathered at the site of that deadly Center City incident to break ground for a memorial honoring those killed and injured.

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