AL DÍA PRESS ROOM

La construcción del oleoducto de Dakota se detiene, pero los manifestantes siguen en pie de guerra

 12/06/2016 - 13:07
Los manifestantes se aglutinan a las afueras del TD Bank demandando el retiro de la inversión en el Oleoducto de Dakota. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.
 
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DAPL

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Jamila Johnson
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DAPL, Dakota, Standing-Rock Sioux, Philadelphia
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Los manifestantes se aglutinan a las afueras del TD Bank demandando el retiro de la inversión en el Oleoducto de Dakota. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.
 

Protesters refuse to relent as DAPL construction halts

 12/06/2016 - 13:03
Protesters gather outside of TD Bank to demand divestment in Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.
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Philadelphia DAPL protest.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Jamila Johnson
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DAPL, Dakota, Standing-Rock Sioux, Philadelphia
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Protesters gather outside of TD Bank to demand divestment in Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.

City Solicitor, Sozi Pedro Tulante, to Acknowledge Latino Lawyers in Philadelphia

 12/05/2016 - 12:30
 
 
 

Sozi Tulante to speak at local event honoring lawyers.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:15pm
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[OP-ED]: ¿Es ésta "La Pared” de la que habla el Señor Trump?

 10/25/2016 - 16:27

Llamémosla “La Bendita Pared."

Este fin de semana pasado tuvimos el privilegio de mirarla con nuestros propios ojos y, al final, no pudimos creer lo que veíamos.

“La Pared”, en la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos, esa que vemos ocasionalmente en la televisión, o esa construida en la imaginación popular por políticos que hablan sin parar de ella, no tiene nada que ver con lo que se ve y se siente al llegar allí y no resistir la tentación de tocarla con tus propias manos.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:12pm
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El muro en la frontera se erige  alto, como aquí, pero a veces es tan corto que un niño podría saltar sobre él. La mayoría de las veces la pared no existe en absoluto en el espacio abierto cerca de la ciudad de Hidalgo, Texas. Fotos AL DÍA News

AL DÍA Announces New Vice President

 08/24/2016 - 23:19
Carlos M. Olea, AL DÍA's new Vice President, reads the latest edition.

[OP-ED]: Why I failed to become an Engineer..

 08/16/2016 - 17:33

Well, there were already 2 in my family. 

My brother Agustín, Electrical Engineer, and my brother Raúl, who just retired from his noble profession, after a long and meritorious career as a Mechanical Engineer.

At age 16, I wanted to be, if not "somebody", at least somebody else.

Make my life count for something —not like in an act of heroism— but, in a more earthly purpose, to avoid being a blatant redundancy.

Or perhaps, God forbids, a plain-vanilla, mediocre, self-conceited brat.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 5:27pm
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In 2008, The AL DÍA Foundation, a non profit organization founded by Hernán Guaracao, presented the first two awards, worth $20,000, to two distinguishing journalists, both of them from California. Far right, Matt O’Brien, from Daily Review, and Claudia Núñez, from La Opinion, with the Félix Varela medals which accompanied the cash award of $10,000 each. At the center, Alberto Ibargüen, president & CEO of the Knight Foundation, and Zita Arocha, professor of the University of Texas at the presentation of the Varela Awards, at Temple University. Arocha, of Cuban origin, is juror of this award, alongside journalists Albor Ruiz, Emilio Sanchez and Linn Washington. Instead of engineering, Hernán chose to reward the good “engineers of the language,” acknowledging those who use it for the purpose of divulging the little known reality of the latino community of the United States. Photo Archivo AL DÍA News.

 

 

The ‘García Márquez Newsroom’ at AL DÍA

 04/05/2016 - 21:22
The "Gabriel García Márquez" Newsroom in AL DIA News, in the city of Philadelphia, PA, boast a group of young and committed writers whose average age is around 25. Exactly what the Nobel Prize Winner, whose picture presides our newsroom right in the middle of the red wall, imagined, but could never execute in his own country.

I recently walked by the house Gabriel García Márquez owned and used to stay at in Cartagena, Colombia, and I couldn’t wait to get to the keyboard to tell a personal story about this maestro of good literature and even better journalism.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:11am
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The "Gabriel García Márquez" Newsroom in AL DIA News, in the city of Philadelphia, PA, boast a group of young and committed writers whose average age is around 25. Exactly what the Nobel Prize Winner, whose picture presides our newsroom right in the middle of the red wall, imagined, but could never execute in his own country.

‘Only the best is good enough:’ The Johan Cruyff Legacy

 03/29/2016 - 11:11
‘Only the best is good enough:’ The Johan Cruyff Legacy
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Only the best is good enough,” Johan Cruyff wrote in his weekly column in “De Telegraaf” at the end of last year, when he had no idea death was going to ambush him this week in Barcelona, Spain.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:08am
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An American saint of Latino descent: Father Félix Varela

 03/22/2016 - 14:15
Padre Felix Varela started his American journey right here in Philadelphia, in 1824, when he came to our city that year in search for a printer to publish a little journal with a huge vision he called “El Habanero.” Above, a painting of Varela, in an artistic rendition by local artist Orlando Quevedo, displayed in AL DIA News Media office in downtown Philadelphia. To the right, the cover of the first issue of "El Habanero," printed in Old City in 1824.

Although his sainthood is yet to be declared by the Catholic Church, miracles abound in the life of Father Felix Varela, the champion of thousands of Irish immigrants who in the 19th century suffered, fought and, eventually, prevailed in carving out their own space in the American society, just as Latinos are doing today.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Ana Gamboa
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Padre Felix Varela started his American journey right here in Philadelphia, in 1824, when he came to our city that year in search for a printer to publish a little journal with a huge vision he called “El Habanero.” Above, a painting of Varela, in an artistic rendition by local artist Orlando Quevedo, displayed in AL DIA News Media office in downtown Philadelphia. To the right, the cover of the first issue of "El Habanero," printed in Old City in 1824.

Can journalists dare to become media owners?

 03/07/2016 - 10:48
This blunt slide showed up during a Power Point presentation on the subject of Entrepreneurial Journalism in Germany. The need for Journalists to command the business side of the news media enterprise keeps growing and more universities in the US are undergoing a radical transformation of their School of Journalism. CUNY has a graduate center for "Entrepreneurial Journalism," and both Temple University and the University of Texas teach courses on the subject.
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Or entrepreneurial journalists, or new media innovators, or savvy technology empresarios, to use the lingo now in fashion..

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:40am
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Yesid Vargas
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This blunt slide showed up during a Power Point presentation on the subject of Entrepreneurial Journalism in Germany. The need for Journalists to command the business side of the news media enterprise keeps growing and more universities in the US are undergoing a radical transformation of their School of Journalism. CUNY has a graduate center for "Entrepreneurial Journalism," and both Temple University and the University of Texas teach courses on the subject.