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A handout photo made available by the Press of the Presidency of Peru shows the President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (C) speaking while accompanied by Prime Minister Mercedes Araoz (L) and the Chancellor Ricardo Luna (2-R), during a message to the nation, in the Government Palace in Lima, Peru, Dec. 14, 2017.

The president of Peru on Thursday refused to step down despite mounting pressure from the opposition over accusations that he received payments from under fire Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

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Venezuelan constitutional assembly abolishes Caracas mayor's office

 12/21/2017 - 09:24
The interim mayor of Caracas Ali Mansour attends a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 20, 2017.

Venezuela's government-supporting Constituent National Assembly (ANC) on Wednesday unanimously approved abolishing the Metropolitan Mayor's Office of Caracas, whose latest elected mayor, opposition figure Antonio Ledezma, fled the country last month after being deprived of his freedom for more than 1,000 days.

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[OP-ED]: New Head of U.S. Embassy in Cuba is No Diplomat

 12/12/2017 - 18:17
Philip Goldberg.

For those innocent souls who believed Donald Trump’s Cuba policy would not be “too bad” or “all that different” from President Obama’s, the appointment of Philip Goldberg as head of the U.S. embassy in Havana should make them understand that only the worst can be expected from the current White House dweller. 


[OP-ED]; Nuevo hombre de Trump en La Habana no tiene nada de diplomático

 12/12/2017 - 18:14
Philip Goldberg.

Para esos espíritus inocentes que creían que la política de Donald Trump hacia Cuba no iba a ser “tan mala”, o “tan distinta” a la de presidente Obama, la nominación de Philip Goldberg, un diplomático de carrera, para dirigir la embajada norteamericana en La Habana debe hacerlos recapacitar. 


Living with HIV, Fighting with Hope

 12/01/2017 - 12:31
Kevin Burns, Executive Director of Action Wellness. Photograph by Samantha Laub for AL DÍA News. 

Action Wellness has been providing hope to Philadelphians living with (or at risk of) HIV/AIDS via pre-exposure prophylaxis medication, prevention education, case management, testing, and overall support since 1986. Its office is featured in the pioneering drama Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, and Antonio Banderas, widely regarded as the first mainstream film to depict a sincere narrative on homosexuality and homophobia.


Una conexión segura: una prioridad para el Alcalde Kenney y para el Fiscal General Shapiro

 10/24/2017 - 14:01
El Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Comcast, David L. Cohen, con los asistentes del evento donde se anunció Internet Essentials, el 5 de octubre del 2017. Foto cortesía de Jennifer Bilotta.

Comcast se ha unido con los líderes del gobierno de Pennsylvania para asegurar que los más vulnerables – los adultos mayores y los niños – estén a salvo al estar en línea. Internet Essentials es el primero de su tipo; una campaña multidimensional y un esfuerzo concertado para expandir el alcance de la alfabetización digital y de los programas informativos a través del estado entero.

Internet Safety: A Top Priority for Mayor Kenney and Attorney General Shapiro

 10/23/2017 - 17:46
The Executive Vice President of Comcast, David L. Cohen, with attendees of the Internet Essentials announcement event on October 5th, 2017. 

Comcast has teamed up with the leaders of Pennsylvania’s government to ensure that our most vulnerable- the elderly and children -are safe online. Internet Essentials is the first of its kind; a multidimensional campaign and concerted effort to expand digital literacy outreach and informative programs across an entire state.

Biden and Calderón talk Trade and Trump

 09/27/2017 - 17:26
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Felipe Calderón. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

On the evening of September 26th, hundreds of students, faculty members, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners gathered at the breathtaking Irvine Auditorium to hear from the 47th Vice President of the United States and the former Mexican President. The topic of the Perry World House dialogue? “The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Nationalism, Populism, and Retrenchment.”


Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins forces to Legally Fight for DACA

 09/11/2017 - 17:43
DACA Rally in Philadelphia, September 5th 2017. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

Sixteen attorney generals reviewed the facts, and determined that Trump’s DACA directive violates the rule of law. Of the sixteen, the attorney general for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, is standing up for the 5,889 DREAMers in his state.


En Filadelfia, el DACA sigue con vida y la lucha continúa

 09/07/2017 - 02:05
DACA Rally on September 5th 2017 by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

En la mañana del 5 de setiembre, funcionarios y organizadores de la ciudad de Filadelfia se reunieron en una marcha de solidaridad frente al Departamento de Justicia para protestar en contra de la eliminación del DACA.  La marcha terminó frente a la nueva sede del ICE de la ciudad.



“El General” y “Policía Asesino” es desfigurado en el mural del mercado italiano

 08/22/2017 - 09:31
Mural de Frank Rizzo. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

Un nuevo día, un nuevo monumento al polémico Rizzo vandalizado en Filadelfia. Manifestantes de ambos bandos, a favor y en contra de este controvertido y corrosivo ex alcalde y comisario de policía de la ciudad, han sido convocados hoy para protestar frente a su estatua. Una de las manifestaciones tendrá lugar hoy lunes a las 4PM, mientras que la otra, convocada por los seguidores de Rizzo, ha sido denegada por el Ayuntamiento.


"The General" and “Killer Cop” Defaced on Italian Market Mural

 08/21/2017 - 12:20
Frank Rizzo mural. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News 

Another day, another controversial Rizzo monument vandalized in Philadelphia. Ralliers, both those in favor and those against the notoriously corrosive and prejudiced former police commissioner and Mayor, were set to protest today. One is set to occur at 4PM today, while the other, comprised of Rizzo's devotees, has been shut down by the City. 


[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?