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Miriam Ramírez: “Lo importante es confiar en uno mismo y pensar en positivo”

 02/28/2017 - 11:49
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La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Tras el asesinato de su marido, Ramírez se dedica a un negocio de agricultura sostenible en el sur de Puerto Rico.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:31am
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La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Foto: Miriam Ramírez

Bush publishes his first book of oil paintings, “Portraits of Courage”

 02/28/2017 - 05:50
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Former President George W. Bush’s first book of oil paintings, “Portraits of Courage,” appears in bookstores today. Bush has weighd in on Trump's presidency, calling the media 'Indispensable To Democracy'

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Former President George W. Bush’s first book of oil paintings, “Portraits of Courage,” appears in bookstores today.
File photo dated July 28, 2003 showing US President George W. Bush waving as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC., USA. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Books: Philadelphia’s abandoned power plants

 02/28/2017 - 03:58
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New photobook Palazzos of Power explores the neoclassical grandeur of these artifacts of the early electric age

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The book Palazzos of Power by Aaron V Wunsch and Joseph E B Elliott, compiles a series of black and white photos of the Philadelphia Electric Company: built as an enormous metropolitan power station at the turn of the 20th century, now is vacant and decaying. Palazzos of Power is published by Princeton Architectural Press. 
Richmond station’s turbine hall. Photo: Joseph Elliott.

Mexican Migrants are under a "Fascist Offensive"

 02/24/2017 - 05:37

In an interview with El País, Mexican writer Yuri Herrera says there is "a fascist offensive" against Mexican immigrants in the United States.

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:08am
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In an interview with El País, Mexican writer Yuri Herrera says there is "a fascist offensive" against Mexican immigrants in the United States.

El viaje de Juana

 02/22/2017 - 14:48
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La ilustradora colombiana Juana Medina ganó el pasado enero el premio de literatura infantil Pura Belpré al mejor autor latino por Juana & Lucas, un cuento que realza los valores del bilingüismo y la multiculturalidad.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:43pm
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La  ilustradora colombiana Juana Medina ganó el pasado enero el premio de literatura infantil Pura Belpré al mejor autor latino por Juana & Lucas, un cuento que realza los valores del bilingüismo y la multiculturalidad.  Foto: Juana Medina

Nothing But a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful by Daniel Levin – review

 02/22/2017 - 13:06
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Book Review: "Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful", by Daniel Levin

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:23pm
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In "Nothing but a Circus", New York consultant Daniel Levin exposes his meetings with global movers and elitist powers, in order to -naively - discover that such people are often corrupt.

Políticos y poderosos: esos grandes tomadores de pelo

 02/22/2017 - 12:32
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Crítica de libro: "Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful", de Daniel Levin

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:23pm
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En "Nothing but a Circus", el consultor Daniel Levin cuenta sus aventuras con los hombres más ricos y poderosos del mundo, y llega a una conclusión: solo miran para ellos. 

Latina Gymnast Laurie Hernández Tells in a Book How to be a Gold Medallist

 02/15/2017 - 10:49

Not many Latino women can say they won a gold medal in their first Olympic Games. But Laurie Hernández, a 16-year-old gymnast born in a Puerto Rican family from New Jersey, did it. Five months after the US team won the gold in Rio Olympic Games Laurie comes out with a book to explain her fans the secret of her success. 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:17am
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Laurie Hernández during a perfomance in Rio, last summer. Photo: Wikipedia

El Excavador de Personalidades

 02/14/2017 - 13:30
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El escritor peruano Julio Villanueva Chang, fundador y director de la revista Etiqueta Negra, sigue apostando por el periodismo narrativo y rehúye de la inmediatez informativa.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 1:11pm
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El escritor peruano Julio Villanueva Chang, fundador y director de la revista Etiqueta Negra, sigue apostando por el periodismo narrativo y rehúye de la inmediatez informativa.  Foto: Casa América Catalunya. 

"My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout review – learning to love

 02/12/2017 - 10:13

An exploration of the love between mother and daughter is both affecting and wise

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An exploration of the love between mother and daughter is both affecting and wise

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a "Get Out the Caucus" rally at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, on 24 January 2016. Source: Wikimedia

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