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[OP-ED]: All Spain has fallen in love with midfielder Isco

 05/12/2017 - 12:33
Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcón celebrates his goal, first of the team against Atletico Madrid, during the return leg of the Champions League semifinals. EFE
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Nobody doubts the skill level of Francisco Alarcón “Isco” since he was selected in 2012 as the Golden Boy: Europe’s top Under 21 soccer player. Despite being born in Benalmádena in Málaga, the finesse midfielder was developed in Valencia’s farm system, but the club let him go back to his native province not wanting to renew his contract in 2011.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcón celebrates his goal, first of the team against Atletico Madrid, during the return leg of the Champions League semifinals. EFE

[OP-ED]: Paulo Dybala: The Emerging Argentinean Jewel

 05/05/2017 - 15:13
Juventus player Paulo Dybala (l) fights the ball with Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko (r) during a game for one of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals between Monaco and Juventus at the Luis II stadium of Monaco (Monaco). EFE
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There is no doubt. In Argentina, just by looking at the qualifying South American standings for the 2018 Russia World Cup people get nervous. The white and light blue squad ranks fifth with 22 points behind Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Juventus player Paulo Dybala (l) fights the ball with Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko (r) during a game for one of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals between Monaco and Juventus at the Luis II stadium of Monaco (Monaco). EFE

Veteran Latino lawmaker announces retirement from US Congress

 05/01/2017 - 16:12
Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (c) of Florida speaks with reporters after a press conference on Aug. 12, 2015, in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen announced on April 30, 2017, that she would not seek reelection in the 2018 election and would leave Congress to "spend more time with her family." EFE/Gaston de Cardenas
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After 38 years representing South Florida in Congress, where she was the first Cuban-American representative in the lower house, the Republican will withdraw from legislative life, she said in an interview with the daily Miami Herald.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (c) of Florida speaks with reporters after a press conference on Aug. 12, 2015, in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen announced on April 30, 2017, that she would not seek reelection in the 2018 election and would leave Congress to "spend more time with her family." EFE/Gaston de Cardenas

A Tea Miracle: Small Chinese city of Zunyi transforms tea industry

 05/01/2017 - 12:43
A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
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The small southern Chinese city of Zunyi, an emblematic place where Mao Zedong took the reins of the Communist Party, is now a pioneer in implementing a new system of land distribution that has transformed the tea industry, an economic engine of this area.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
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A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

Lionel Messi's 500th Barcelona Goal Earns El Clasico Win vs. Real Madrid

 04/24/2017 - 02:43
FC Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi jubilates the 3-2-victory against Real Madrid during the Liga Primera Division 33rd round match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, 23 April 2017. EPA/Juan Carlos Hidalgo

Leo Messi led Barcelona to a desperately needed 3-2 away victory in its "El Clasico" matchup on Sunday against Real Madrid, scoring the winning goal in extra time and keeping the team"s title hopes alive.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:30am
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FC Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi jubilates the 3-2-victory against Real Madrid during the Liga Primera Division 33rd round match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, 23 April 2017. EPA/Juan Carlos Hidalgo

[OP-ED]: Juventus is back amongst Europe’s very top teams

 04/14/2017 - 10:05
Los jugadores de Juventus celebran su victoria 3-0 contra Barcelona durante el juego de ida de los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones. EFE
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Juventus has won the last five Italian League championships, but that is not big news anymore. The club from Torino has won more times the scudetto (32) than any other Italian squad.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:00am
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Juventus players celebrate their 3-0 victory against Barcelona during the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League. EFE

Play Ball! - Philadelphia Phillies First home game at Citizens Bank Park

 04/09/2017 - 17:57
Opening Day for the 2017 Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News

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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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am
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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

[OP-ED]: Cacería de periodistas en México

 03/28/2017 - 13:40
Periodistas protestan por el asesinato de tres de sus compañeros, en Guadalajara (México) en 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) y Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE
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Libertad de prensa a la mexicana. Es una manera triste, cínica quizás, de referirse a la interminable matanza de periodistas en el país azteca.  Perpetrada con total impunidad, todo indica que hay una cacería inmisericorde de comunicadores sociales al sur de la frontera.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:15am
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Periodistas protestan por el asesinato de tres de sus compañeros, en Guadalajara (México) en 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) y Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE

[OP-ED]: Open Season on Mexican Journalists

 03/28/2017 - 08:24
Journalists are protesting the murder of three of their comrades, in Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) and Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE
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Freedom of the press Mexican style. It is a sad, even cynical way of referring to the unending slaughter of journalists perpetrated with impunity in our neighbor to the South, where it’s open season on freedom of speech.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:15am
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Journalists are protesting the murder of three of their comrades, in Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) and Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE

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