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Three Latina candidates represent a new progressive movement in New York. 

Not surprisingly, many mainstream media pundits, experts and brainy political columnists failed to understand what could be the most relevant takeaway of last Thursday’s New York Democratic Party primaries.

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Funny-guy John Leguizamo gets serious, talking politics and Perros

 09/25/2016 - 21:45
John Leguizamo. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

On Sunday, September 25th 2016, Leguizamo came to Philadelphia with the Campaign for Hillary for America, in which he frantically zig-zagged through four events across the city that celebrated hispanidad to promote voter registration and the official launch of But, before he got to The Puerto Rican Day Parade, Festival El Coqui, Boricuafest, and Pennsylvania Victory, he spoke with AL DÍA, bluntly effusing about his political interests and his experience as a Latino in Hollywood.

Actress and advocate Diane Guerrero canvasses and gets candid in Philadelphia

 09/25/2016 - 20:22

Guerrero visited Equality Pennsylvania canvassers before they left to knock doors on September 24th 2016, and gave us an exclusive look into the work she has done and hopes to achieve beyond Orange Is The New Black and Jane The Virgin.

[OP-ED]: Lessons from Herodotus for U.S. Latinos: History indeed matters

 09/22/2016 - 09:59

This was the text of my introduction speech at the first annual “Latino History Awards Luncheon”, hosted by AL DIA News at the Union League Club of Philadelphia, on September 21st, 2016

~The Editor


The official recording of the science we now called History began 484 years before Jesus Christ.

Breaking Down His Horns: Alberto Gonzales in a New Light

 09/09/2016 - 16:36

The former U.S Attorney General to President George W. Bush visited The National Constitution Center on September 8th to shed more than a few tidbits about his new book “True Faith & Allegiance.” Hosted by Chris Stigall of CBS Philly, Gonzales illuminates the doubtful and the arcane of one of our most hotly contested presidential administrations in the face of the Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11.

PA State Department proposes to increase participation in elections

 03/10/2017 - 02:48
PA State Department Secretary, Pedro Cortés, spoke about his office's efforts to improve the electoral participation in the state. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

There is little to be done throughout Pennsylvania for the primary elections that will define who will be the candidates from each party that will compete to occupy judicial and executive positions in the different municipalities of the state. And, as is often the case in the election season, some of the concerns are focused on citizen participation.

Pedro Cortés, Secretary of State of Pennsylvania, spoke with AL DÍA News about the actions his office is taking to ensure that the largest number of residents exercise their right to vote in May and future days.

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Tres candidatos por la presidencia de Ecuador

 02/16/2017 - 15:12

El domingo, el pueblo de Ecuador escogerá un nuevo presidente para el próximo período de cuatro años, tras una década bajo el mandato del socialista Rafael Correa, como reporta Reuters.

La mayoría de las encuestas dan al candidato del Gobierno, el escritor y activista Lenín Moreno, la delantera, pero su apoyo quizás no fuese suficiente para ganar la primera vuelta.

En el balotaje del 2 de abril, Moreno se enfrentará a Guillermo Lasso o a Cynthia Viteri.

El escándalo del Fiscal de Distrito: un ultraje, según Negrin

 01/19/2017 - 14:12
El escándalo del Fiscal de Distrito: un ultraje, según Negrin

El Fiscal de Distrito de Filadelfia ha sido recientemente multado con 62.000 dólares por violaciones éticas y por no haber reportado fuentes de ingresos y 89 regalos en las declaraciones financieras de la ciudad durante seis años. Esta es la primera vez que Williams no sólo ha admitido las alegaciones sino que también ha hecho público el registro de las demandas en su contra. Con 5 contrapartes por su asiento en Mayo, el escándalo lo ayuda en mucho a su campaña durante la Primavera.

Protestas generalizadas en Filadelfia por la elección de Trump

 11/15/2016 - 15:07

Los manifestantes se reunieron en al plaza Thomas Paine, al otro lado de la Alcaldía, para protestar después de la elección de Trump. Foto: Jamila Johnson/AL DÍA News

Los manifestantes se reunieron en al plaza Thomas Paine, al otro lado de la Alcaldía, para protestar después de la elección de Trump.Los manifestantes se reunieron en al plaza Thomas Paine, al otro lado de la Alcaldía, para protestar después de la elección de Trump.

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[OP-ED] An Irish/Colombian: The Devil you know and the Devil you don’t know

 11/02/2016 - 08:28

It’s been about two months since I left a stable government job to have the opportunity to live out my dream.  The back and forth battle in my mind that kept me up at night was, “Will I be able to keep the lifestyle I already have?” “Can I still support my family?”  

“Am I making a big mistake?”

This election season we all have witnessed the back and forth mudslinging between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. One day it’s deleted emails. The next day it’s about sexual harassment accusations. This election is its own reality TV series or a very bad Telenovela.