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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.
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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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Hell, Part 2: While Homicide Rate falls, Suicide is on the rise in Ciudad Juárez

 02/09/2017 - 04:53

Ciudad Juarez, the border city in northern Mexico which between 2008 and 2011 had the dubious reputation of being the murder capital of the world, has seen its homicide rate fall since 2012. But as the BBC reports, the city's high levels of violence have had long-term psychological effects on its residents, especially its youth.

The face of the new resistance

 02/07/2017 - 10:36
The face of the new resistance

Two marches on Tuesday in Philadelphia have spoken to the concept of what it means to really have a force of resistance against a political system.

A group numbering close to the hundreds, a large collection of Comcast employees in Philadelphia walked out of the Comcast Center midday on Thursday to protest President Trump's recent executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Sanctuary Cities Under Fire by Trump Administration

 02/01/2017 - 09:13
Sanctuary Cities Under Fire by Trump Administration

President Donald Trump has signed a total of 7 Executive orders in his first eight days of office, many orders focusing specifically on issues that were the cornerstone of his campaign. Among them, the executive order titled, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, specifically tackles is policies on immigration reform and sanctuary cities.

El pueblo lo ha dicho: todos son bienvenidos

 01/30/2017 - 14:55

Tan sólo 48 horas después de que el Presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald J. Trump, firmara la orden ejecutiva que prohíbe la entrada de individuos provenientes de Irán, Irak, Libia, Somalia, Sudán, Siria y Yemen – países mayoritariamente musulmanes – las multitudes tomaron los aeropuertos principales del país en manifestación por lo que consideran “un acto extremo de racismo”.

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La multitud en Filadelfia se hizo escuchar

 01/27/2017 - 12:57

Mientras el Presidente Trump se dirigía a los Republicanos que asistieron al retiro del Gran Viejo Partido (GOP por sus siglas en inglés) en Filadelfia, varios miles de manifestantes tomaron las calles para expresar su descontento.

Mientras el presidente se enfocaba en tocar temas familiares a los de su campaña, incluyendo el ayudar a los trabajadores Americanos, acabar con la inmigración ilegal y reconstruir la fuerza armada nacional, los manifestantes estaban afuera protestando por todo: desde los derechos migratorios hasta los reproductivos.

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City Under Siege: Trump Against Sanctuary Cities

 01/25/2017 - 19:26
City Under Siege: Trump Against Sanctuary Cities

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to strip federal funds from sanctuary cities. As Philadelphia maintains its status as a "4th Amendment" or sanctuary city, the order will prevent cities such as Philadelphia from getting access to any federal grants, blocked by the Department of Homeland Security.

Racismo en el Gayborhood: una realidad

 01/24/2017 - 14:37
Racismo en el Gayborhood: una realidad

En reacción a varias quejas informales sobre racismo en el barrio del centro de la ciudad, incluyendo un vídeo viral del dueño de iCandy utilizando injurias racistas en repetidas ocasiones, la Comisión de Relaciones Humanas de Filadelfia (PCHR por sus siglas en inglés) la publicado el reporte “Ejecución del Informe Monitor: En Referencia al Racismo y la Discriminación en la Comunidad LGBTQ de Filadelfia”, basándose en una audiencia pública que fue llevada a cabo el 25 de Octubre del 2016.

Líderes de la comunidad celebran la liberación de Óscar López Rivera

 01/23/2017 - 14:25
Líderes de la comunidad celebran la liberación de Óscar López Rivera

Con el indulto que otorgara el Presidente Obama a Óscar López Rivera, muchos miembros prominentes e la comunidad han expresado un sentimiento de alivio y alegría frente al anuncio de su clemencia.

Tras haber servido 35 años de una condena de 70 por varios cargos – incluida la conspiración, cargo que es aplicado a personas que han sido acusadas de conspirar para derrocar el gobierno de los Estados Unidos, muchos han expresado su alegría por la liberación de Óscar López Rivera.

City plans to reduce racism in Gayborhood: Bars under investigation

 01/23/2017 - 14:23
City plans to reduce racism in Gayborhood: Bars under investigation

In reaction to several informal complaints about racism in Center City's Gayborhood including a viral video of iCandy's owner using a racial slur several time the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released a report, “Inform Monitor Enforce: Addressing Racism and Discrimination in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ Community, based on a public hearing that was held on October 25th, 2016.

Kenney gana la batalla

 01/20/2017 - 14:04
Kenney gana la batalla

A pesar de las amenazas de Comcast de que la ciudad sería demandada por la ley, el Alcalde Kenney ha compartido que firmará la legislación contra la discriminación salarial que fue introducida en el Ayuntamiento y que se encuentra bajo revisión.

“Podremos ser demandados o no”, dijo Kenney a una multitud a las afueras del Ayuntamiento, “pero el Consejo ha aprobado esta medida por voto unánime, y no veo una razón por la cual no deba firmarla”.

¿Quiere ser un político? Le explicamos cómo

 01/20/2017 - 13:54
¿Quiere ser un político? Le explicamos cómo

Si alguna vez le ha dado curiosidad cómo se lleva a cabo el proceso electoral en Filadelfia, aquí tiene las respuestas a sus preguntas.

En un esfuerzo por educar a aquellos que quieren postularse en política, el Comité Democrático Progresista de Filadelfia ha establecido un panel de discusión que se prolongará durante los próximos meses y durante las próximas elecciones, alentando a las personas a involucrarse en el proceso político.

Recuerdos de mi Presidente

 01/20/2017 - 13:13

El Presidente Barack Obama en la Convención Nacional Democrática en Filadelfia, PA. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/ALDÍANews
 

Durante los últimos ocho años, tuve la oportunidad y el honor de fotografiar al Presidente Barack Obama, durante sus visitas a Filadelfia o durante mis viajes a la Casa Blanca.

El sentimiento no se puede describir con palabras, pero la oportunidad de fotografiar al hombre más poderoso del mundo, te da una sensación de humildad y felicidad. Recuerdo la primera vez que fui a la Casa Blanca en el 2009.

Kenney moves to ban conversion therapy

 01/19/2017 - 18:17
Kenney moves to ban conversion therapy

At a news conference today several legislators made a call for statewide legislation that would ban “conversion therapy” for minors.

In a joint effort with State Rep. Brian Sims, Mayor Kenney spoke with Dr. Gail Edelsohn, the newly-elected president of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, about the form of therapy known to allegedly transform a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to straight.

Kenney wins the war over wage discrimination bill

 01/19/2017 - 17:25
Kenney wins the war over wage discrimination bill

Despite threats from Comcast that the city would be sued for the bill, Mayor Kenney shared that he will sign the wage discrimination legislation that was passed by City Council and under law review.

"We may get sued, we may not," Kenney said to a crowd outside of City Hall. "But Council passed this measure by unanimous vote, and I see no reason why I shouldn't sign it."

Memories of My President

 01/19/2017 - 16:43
President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Photo:Peter Fitzpatrick/ALDIA News

Over the last eight years, I have had the opportunity and honor to have photographed President Barack Obama either during his visits to Philadelphia or during my travels to the White House.

The feeling really can’t be described in words, but the chance to take photos of the most powerful man in the world gives you a sense of humbleness and happiness.  I remember the first time I went to the White House was back in 2009.

Want to be a poltician? Here’s how.

 01/19/2017 - 15:26
Want to be a poltician? Here’s how.

If you’ve ever been curious about the election process in Philly, you can now get answers to all your questions.

An effort from the Philadelphia Democratic Progressive Committee to educate those who wish to run for office, the panel discussion set to continue within the upcoming months and elections have been designed to encourage the public to get involved in the political process.

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