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Trump’s budget: “a reverse Robin Hood agenda”

 05/23/2017 - 14:09
View of several copies of the full budget proposal for 2018 at the Capitol in Washington DC today, May 23, 2017. EFE / Shawn Thew
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According to financial analysts, President Trump's budget for 2018 clearly indicates a cut in the benefits of the poor and an increase in the cash flow for wealthy taxpayers.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
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View of several copies of the full budget proposal for 2018 at the Capitol in Washington DC today, May 23, 2017. EFE / Shawn Thew

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

[OP-ED]: Trump could fix health care

 04/07/2017 - 13:23
Manifestación en contra de las políticas de Donald Trump y en defensa del Obamacare en Vista (California). EFE
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The recent Republican debacle on health care could prove to be an opportunity. It highlighted, yet again, the complexity of America’s system, which continues to be by far the most expensive and inefficient in the advanced world.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Demonstration against the policies of Donald Trump and in defense of the Obamacare in Vista (California). EFE

Fireman's Hall Museum (Photo Gallery)

 04/02/2017 - 16:50
One of the vintage fire trucks used during its years of service in the city of Philadelphia.   Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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A vast collection of antique vehicles and other equipment used by firefighters over three centuries. 

 

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
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One of the vintage fire trucks used during its years of service in the city of Philadelphia.   Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Hispanics are 8% of Philly's firefighters

 03/30/2017 - 14:59
Adam Thiel es el Comisionado del Departamento de Bomberos de Filadelfia. Foto: Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

In a dialogue with AL DÍA News, the Philadelphia Fire Department leader spoke about the presence of Latinos in the organization and the importance of strengthening community relations to prevent emergencies.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Adam K. Thiel, Philadelphia's Fire Department Commissioner Photo: Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

Trump creates commission to seek solutions to opiate addiction epidemic

 03/30/2017 - 03:09
US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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As part of his anti-drug strategy, Trump is defending the construction of the controversial wall along the border with Mexico and increasing deportations to expel drug traffickers and criminals.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

[OP-ED]: Cyberwarfare is the real menace to America

 03/14/2017 - 17:11
Cyberattacks happen all the time, everywhere. The Pentagon already reports getting 10 million attacks a day. Second, there is the problem of attribution.

This week, we have watched the perfect example of a country fighting the last war. 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Cyberattacks happen all the time, everywhere. The Pentagon already reports getting 10 million attacks a day. Second, there is the problem of attribution.

Mexico City sex workers in an endless battle against oppression

 03/08/2017 - 12:38
"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán
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The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:29pm
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"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán

[OP-ED]: A Latino health-outreach program is a reminder that it’s all in the name

 02/14/2017 - 14:21
A decade ago, the hot medical news was the emerging use of “promotoras” -- Spanish-speaking Latina community volunteers who worked with medical organizations to coordinate health outreach activities in their neighborhoods -- as a cutting-edge tactic to produce better outcomes in predominantly Mexican populations suffering from obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

If culture can be used as a currency to understand and serve a community, it can also be a trap, if the culture is painted with too broad a brush. We think we “know” the so-called Hispanic community -- generalizing to certain tropes about language, love of family, deference to authority figures, etc. -- and we rarely stop to question whether our initial assessments still hold true.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:11pm
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A decade ago, the hot medical news was the emerging use of “promotoras” -- Spanish-speaking Latina community volunteers who worked with medical organizations to coordinate health outreach activities in their neighborhoods -- as a cutting-edge tactic to produce better outcomes in predominantly Mexican populations suffering from obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

En el camino de una Filadelfia saludable

 06/14/2017 - 12:48
The City of Philadelphia has several options to live a healthier lifestyle.
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La población latina de Filadelfia podría tener los mayores índices de enfermedades cardiovasculares, pero algunos cambios puntuales con el apoyo de iniciativas del ayuntamiento podrían ayudar a una familia más saludable.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:15pm
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The City of Philadelphia has several options to live a healthier lifestyle.