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Viral: Terminator Vs. Gerrymandering

 03/30/2017 - 00:10
En las primeras doce horas, el video de la estrella de Hollywood logró más de 800 mil reproducciones en Facebook. 

When Washington sneezes, all Europe catches a cold

 03/29/2017 - 12:30
Foto de archivo: EFE/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH
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The reversion of the famous nineteenth-century proverb is the accurate description of what seems to be happening in international politics: roles have not only been reversed, but are now traversing an ocean.

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Archive photo: EFE/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH

Philly Grows Into Its Anarchist Shoe

 03/29/2017 - 09:18
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.
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Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Wooden Shoe is a library that contains an atmosphere different from other establishments dedicated to the sale of books, here the approach is collaborative and political. The bookstore is located at 704 South Street. Photo: Mónica Marie Zorrilla.

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

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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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00am
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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

"Zully, Enrique, Alex, listen, we're fighting"

 03/28/2017 - 02:53
Kate Canelstein with Vermont Workers Center, address a rally demanding the release of two activists, Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, who are community organizers with Migrant Justice, and detained migrant worker Alex Carrillo, outside the John F Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 27 March 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Some 200 people took to the streets of Boston Monday calling for the release of three undocumented migrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:45am
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Kate Canelstein with Vermont Workers Center, address a rally demanding the release of two activists, Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, who are community organizers with Migrant Justice, and detained migrant worker Alex Carrillo, outside the John F Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 27 March 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

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]: The national slush fund

 03/27/2017 - 09:29
El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump (i), y la administradora de los Centros de los programas de seguros de salud Medicare y Medicaid, Seema Verma (d), durante un panel sobre el plan sanitario republicano en la Sala Roosevelt de la Casa Blanca en Washington, Estados Unidos,
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There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:30am
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President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday redoubled their efforts to try and secure the necessary votes to pass their healthcare reform bill in the House of Representatives later this week.

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