poverty

When the poor rob the poor, who profits?

 03/29/2017 - 17:56
Protesters gather in City Council Chambers.

Candidates for AD: they agree on everything except in who is the best

 03/29/2017 - 11:44
The forum was held Monday at the University of Pennsylvania UPenn Law School. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.
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The seven Democratic pre-candidates participated in a forum organized by the UPenn School of Law. Everyone agrees with the need to reform the Pennsylvania judicial system.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:15pm
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The forum was held Monday at the University of Pennsylvania UPenn Law School. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

As Vigilance on US Border Rises, Migrant Smugglers Up Rates

 03/24/2017 - 04:33
Photo provided on Mar. 23, 2017 showing a Border Patrol vehicle guarding the fence between Calexico, United States and Mexicali, Mexico. EFE/Beatriz Limon
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President Donald Trump's immigration policy has caused people smugglers known as "coyotes" to raise their rates to bring migrants into the US now that the routes are longer and have become more dangerous because of the increased border vigilance, undocumented immigrants say.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4:30am
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Photo provided on Mar. 23, 2017 showing a Border Patrol vehicle guarding the fence between Calexico, United States and Mexicali, Mexico. EFE/Beatriz Limon

[OP-ED]: Making Medicaid great

 03/21/2017 - 14:07
Seema Verma, escucha al vicepresidente de EEUU, Mike Pence, tras tomar juramento como administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS), en la oficina Eisenhower de la Casa Blanca, en Washington, DC, EEUU. EFE
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It’s time to take control of Medicaid before it takes control of us. Unless we act -- and there is little evidence that we will -- Medicaid increasingly becomes another mechanism by which government skews spending toward the old and away from the young.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Seema Verma, listens to US Vice President Mike Pence after taking the oath of office as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Eisenhower White House office in Washington, DC. EFE

Presupuesto de Trump, un golpe fuerte contra los pobres

 03/17/2017 - 16:06

Una vez conocida la propuesta del plan presupuestal de Trump, se ratifican los temores: muchos en Filadelfia serían afectados ante los previsibles recortes de programas sociales.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:45pm
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El plan presupuestal propuesto por el presidente Trump prevé un significativo aumento de las carteras de Defensa y Seguridad Nacional.

Abuela at 26

 12/06/2016 - 04:38
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In 2015 more than 135,000 babies were born in Colombia to 15 to 19 year old mothers.

This problem has less to do with social and cultural stigmas, but with extreme poverty, says Catalina Escobar, chair of Juanfe, an non profit organization in Colombia that works with teenager mothers living in extreme poverty conditions and has saved the lives of more than 300 new-borns since its foundation, in 2001.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 4:26am
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Activists gathered in Bogotá on Sunday to protest against increasing violence and crime in Colombia. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Underbanked

 12/01/2016 - 05:46
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More than one-quarter of Americans don’t have adequate access to basic banking tools, such as checking accounts, credit cards, or loans for instance. Mostly all of these people belong to communities with low incomes, with less than a college degree, and minorities.

Depending on alternative products such as payday or auto loans to make ends meet, increase their risk of marginalization. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:36am
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PECO and PGW underfire amidst Philadelphia Eviction Crisis

 03/20/2017 - 19:50
City Council members host public hearing of Philadelphia eviction crisis.
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PECO and PGW were directly mentioned by members of the Council and the public for not releasing information to the city in regards to the issuing of multiple meters to property owners that may not have a rental license.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:45pm
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City Council members host public hearing of Philadelphia eviction crisis.

Campaña Kickstarter busca llevar la lucha de Filadelfia a través de EE.UU.

 03/01/2016 - 14:00
Campaña Kickstarter busca llevar la lucha de Filadelfia a través de EE.UU.
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Media Mobilizing Project (MMP), organización sin fines de lucro que utiliza medios visuales para empoderar a personas de bajos recursos a que relaten su historia, lanzó el proyecto en 2015 y ahora busca exhibir el filme en otras ciudades del país.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 1:09pm
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Help get the fight of Philadelphians across the U.S.

 03/01/2016 - 13:15
Help get the fight of Philadelphians across the U.S.
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Media Mobilizing Project (MMP), a non-profit organization that utilizes media to organize poor and working people to tell their stories, released the film in 2015 and now wants to take the project on the road.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 1:09pm
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