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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. 

Emmanuel Macron: for a new European Community

 05/15/2017 - 14:00
The challenge of the new French president will be to negotiate a European remodeling, in a continental political model dominated by Germany. In the photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (L) upon his arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on May 15, 2017. EFE / Carsten Koall
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After his victory in the national elections, Emmanuel Macron was invested yesterday as the new president of France. His slogan was clear: the European Union must be relaunched.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
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The challenge of the new French president will be to negotiate a European remodeling, in a continental political model dominated by Germany. In the photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (L) upon his arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on May 15, 2017. EFE / Carsten Koall

Donald Trump Prepares to Travel Abroad

 05/15/2017 - 03:43
US President Donald J. Trump boards the 'Air Force One' at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, USA, 13 May 2017. EFE/EPA/RON SACHS / POOL
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Breaking the presidential tradition of paying first a visit to neighbors, Canada and Mexico, Trump will fly first to Saudi Arabia, and will continue to Israel and Italy, the three centers of the three great monotheistic religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump boards the 'Air Force One' at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, USA, 13 May 2017. EFE/EPA/RON SACHS / POOL

Who is Emmanuel Macron, the new President of France?

 05/08/2017 - 14:41
With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON
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Yesterday's elections in France gave the victory to Emmanuel Macron, with 65.5% of the votes, transforming him into the youngest president in the history of the European country.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:15pm
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With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON

Richard Negrin wants a "community-based" DA's Office

 05/02/2017 - 16:22
Richard Negrín es el primer hispano en tener opciones reales de ganar una elección a nivel de toda la ciudad. 
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The former City's Managing Director proposes to give a comprehensive approach to the mission of the judicial body of Philadelphia. He says that the secret to reducing crime is working directly with people, in the city's neighborhoods.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Richard Negrin is the first Latino with a real chance of wining the city-wide elections.

Attacks in Paris: when terrorism is the best political campaign

 04/21/2017 - 12:02
Some people place a poster in which you can read 'All my heart with the police. Vive la France', in the place where a policeman was killed last night during a jihadist attack on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris (France). EFE / Christophe Petit Tesson
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In the most critical moment of French democracy, terrorism is once again the driving force behind the electoral machinery.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:30am
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Some people place a poster in which you can read 'All my heart with the police. Vive la France', in the place where a policeman was killed last night during a jihadist attack on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris (France). EFE / Christophe Petit Tesson

Eduardo “Lalo” Sánchez: the mask maker without borders

 04/19/2017 - 11:27
To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez
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The mystical power that many attribute to the masks of the fighters begins in the patient hands of a seamstress who has dedicated his life to give a face to the Mexican superheroes.

 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
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To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez

Thousands came to enjoy Japanese culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

 04/10/2017 - 10:49
The Tamagawa Dance and Drum Troupe perform at the 20th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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From Japanese calligraphy to fans dressed as their favorite anime, the spring celebration had a wide array of events for people to enjoy!

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:30am
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The Tamagawa Dance and Drum Troupe perform at the 20th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 
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Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

Republicans Turn to Nuclear Option

 04/06/2017 - 14:47
Republican Senator for Arizona, John McCain (c) following the voting process for the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s candidate. EFE / Jim Lo Scalzo

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