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"In Times of Crisis, Don't Look for Saviors". The Pope's Views on Trump

 01/24/2017 - 04:31
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The same day Donald Trump was being sworn into office in Washington DC, Pope Francis granted EL PAÍS a long interview at the Vatican, during which he called for prudence in the face of widespread alarm over the new US president.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:03am
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Pope Francis in St Peter's square - Vatican, in 2014. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

El surgir del Musulmán en Cuba

 12/28/2016 - 12:11
El surgir del Musulmán en Cuba

Desde que Fidel Castro prohibió la religión al tomar el control de Cuba en 1959, la mayoría de la población en la Isla es católica. Cuando el Papa Juan Pablo II visitó Cuba en 1998, hubo un pequeño porcentaje de cubanos que supusieron que quizás el gobierno se estaría volviendo más tolerante a la religión. ¿Aceptarían también el Islam?

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 12:07pm
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The emergence of Muslims in Cuba

 12/28/2016 - 12:09
The emergence of Muslims in Cuba
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Since Fidel Castro banned religion when he took control of Cuba in 1959, the majority of the population on the island is Catholic. By the time Pope John Paul II visited Cuba in 1998, there was a small percentage of Cubans who figured that the government was becoming more tolerant of other religions. Could they be more accepting of Islam?

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 12:07pm
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Tradiciones de Año Nuevo Latinas

 12/28/2016 - 11:55
Tradiciones de Año Nuevo Latinas

Tanto como las tradiciones Americanas cuentan con abrir una botella de champaña o ver la bola de Times Square descender a la media noche, asimismo existen tradiciones Latinas que se llevan a cabo el 31 de Diciembre y que quizás desconocías.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:47am
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Latino New Year’s Eve traditions

 12/28/2016 - 11:50
Latino New Year’s Eve traditions

As much as popping a bottle of champagne or watching the ball drop in Times Square at the stroke of midnight is a very traditional American custom. There are several Latino customs done on December 31st that you might not have known existed.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:47am
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In School We Trust

 12/14/2016 - 04:54
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Tell me what is your religion and I will guess if you went to College.

Religious minorities in the United States are far more likely to have attended college or a vocational school than members of the Christian majority, according to a review conducted by the Pew Research Center, based on data from 151 countries.  

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:25am
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University of Virginia School of Law, Library. Photo: WIKIPEDIA

A Big Toilet

 12/08/2016 - 03:09
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Pope Francis has compared media organizations that focus on scandals and promote fake news to discredit people's lives with those who are obsessed with excrements. Using striking terminology, Francis said journalists and the media must avoid falling into “coprophilia” – an obsession with eating faeces. 

 Spreading disinformation is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”, the Pope told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. It is a sin to defame people, he added.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:56am
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Abuela at 26

 12/06/2016 - 04:38
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In 2015 more than 135,000 babies were born in Colombia to 15 to 19 year old mothers.

This problem has less to do with social and cultural stigmas, but with extreme poverty, says Catalina Escobar, chair of Juanfe, an non profit organization in Colombia that works with teenager mothers living in extreme poverty conditions and has saved the lives of more than 300 new-borns since its foundation, in 2001.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 4:26am
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Activists gathered in Bogotá on Sunday to protest against increasing violence and crime in Colombia. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

God Pays

 12/02/2016 - 06:43
Saint Mary's Church, Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. Photo: COMMONS Wikimedia
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Churches not only bring faith and civic value, but also an economic value, an "economic halo" that averages $1.5 million per congregation in Philadelphia, according to a recent report by Partners for Sacred Places and University of Pennsylvania professor Ram Cnaan.

That report, "How Catholic Places Serve Civic Purposes: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Economic 'Halo Effects,' " put the economic weight of the archdiocese and other Catholic entities in Southeastern Pennsylvania at $4.2 billion in fiscal 2015.

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:38am
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Saint Mary's Church, Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. Photo: COMMONS Wikimedia

Dr. Flirt

 12/02/2016 - 06:18
Bosnian football player Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha BSC) visited a refugee camp in Berlin, Germany, on November 28.  There are several initiatives coming from the civil population to help to integrate the Syrian and Iraq refugees in the German culture. EFE/Kay Nietfeld
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Horst Wenzel is a 27 year old German from Dortmund who is helping refugee men from Muslim countries integrate into German society by learning how to hit on German women.

"I'd love to marry a German woman and live with her. She could help me with the language, and she knows the place and the laws much better than I do" , says Omar Mohammed, a shy 24-year-old Syrian refugee that attends ‘flirting classes” from Horst Wenzel.

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:05am
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Bosnian football player Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha BSC) visited a refugee camp in Berlin, Germany, on November 28.  There are several initiatives coming from the civil population to help to integrate the Syrian and Iraq refugees in the German culture. EFE/Kay Nietfeld

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