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An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

[OP-ED]: The perils of assuming anything about the Latino vote

 05/18/2017 - 08:20
You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.
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At the outset of their new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes note that adviser David Plouffe prioritized three goals for Clinton to win: “It was important to have the right culture and mission, to manage Bill Clinton, and to effectively target Latino voters.”

We know how well that turned out.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
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You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.

[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]: This Democrat shows how out of practice his party is at defending immigrants

 05/15/2017 - 08:14
Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube
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Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.

When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:00am
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Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube

Gov. of California budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to help immigrants facing deportation

 05/15/2017 - 02:57
Las familias Latinas como los Tuch, originarios de Guatemala, viven con miedo a las deportaciones bajo el gobierno de Trump.. EFE/IVAN MEJIA
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Governor of California Jerry Brown has included an extra $15 million in the state’s budget to expand legal defense services for people facing risk of deportation, in response to the Trump administration’s though immigration policies.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30am
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Latino inmigrant families like the Tuch's, a Guatemalan migrant family from Los Angeles, are living in fear under Donald Trump's Government. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

Trump, el FBI y la amenaza de la “tiranía”

 05/12/2017 - 16:18
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La Directiva de la FBI alegó no haber jurado lealtad a Trump, poniéndose del lado de los estándares del bureau.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
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"Cops Helping Kids" for 70 years. The Police Athletic League's Anniversary Gala

 05/11/2017 - 12:31
The Police Athletic League held its 70th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring ondividuals for their leadership.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Awards presented to individuals displaying a passion to giving back to the youth of Philadelphia

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:15am
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The Police Athletic League held its 70th Anniversary Awards Gala honoring individuals for their leadership.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

A Guatemalan indigenous land rights activist wins the Goldman Environmental Prize

 04/25/2017 - 03:26
Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Rodrigo Tot, born in central Guatemala during the mining boom of the 1960s, spent much of his 59 years in a tenacious battle against the mining industry in the Lake Izabal region.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:15am
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Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Soda tax generates millions of profits for the city

 04/24/2017 - 15:31
Philadelphia is the first city in the United States to implement a tax on sugary drinks.

“Help Wanted” at the City of Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 09:54
Director of the Office of Human Resources, Pedro Rodriguez, wants to bring diversity to city government.

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