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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.
By EFE

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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South 9th Street BID defeated, and "it's about time to get organized"

 11/06/2016 - 20:38

A plan to create a Business Improvement District in the Italian Market area, where Mexican businesses revitalized once-abandoned storefronts, has been shelved for now. Mexican business owners, who had little say in the original plan, now have another chance to get organized.

She got stood up, once again…

 11/03/2016 - 18:43

She got stood up, once again…

This is how Venezuela felt after the downfall of the oppositional initiative to take the reins of the country and lead it once again to democracy.

After 17 years of social transformations, thanks to the gradually repressive, torturer and even psychotic system founded by Hugo Chávez, the country’s fracture has finally given up, breaking into two irreconcilable halves.

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Con los crespos hechos…

 11/03/2016 - 18:42

Con los crespos hechos…

 

Así quedó Venezuela tras el debacle de la iniciativa opositora por tomar las riendas del país y dirigirlo de nuevo hacia la democracia.

 

Tras 17 años de transformaciones sociales, gracias al sistema paulatinamente represivo, torturador y hasta psicótico fundado por Hugo Chávez, el país finalmente ha cedido en su fractura, partiéndose en dos mitades irreconciliables.

 

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Edgar Allan Poe: A Rediscovered Face in a Gentrified Philadelphia

 10/18/2016 - 23:53

"I NEVER knew anyone so keenly alive to a joke as the king was. He seemed to live only for joking. To tell a good story of the joke kind, and to tell it well, was the surest road to his favor. Thus it happened that his seven ministers were all noted for their accomplishments as jokers. They all took after the king, too, in being large, corpulent, oily men, as well as inimitable jokers. Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine; but certain it is that a lean joker is a rara avis in terris..."

Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to speak at AL DÍA

 10/14/2016 - 14:51
Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to speak at AL DÍA

¿Qué está sucediendo?

La semana que viene el caricaturista Lalo Alcaraz, recientemente radicado en Los Ángeles, vendrá a AL DÍA para discutir su trabajo. Lalo es mejor conocido por “La Cucaracha”, la primera historieta en los Estados Unidos que aborda la política desde una perspectiva latina. Fuera de página, Alcaraz satiriza las noticias en su programa semanal de radio “The Pocho Hour of Power” y en su página web asociada www.pocho.com.

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Liliana Frankel

Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to speak at AL DÍA

 10/14/2016 - 11:44
Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to speak at AL DÍA

What’s happening?

Next week, cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, lately of Los Angeles, is coming to AL DÍA to discuss his work. Lalo is best known for “La Cucaracha,” the United States’ first nationally syndicated comic strip which tackles politics from a Latino perspective. Off the page, he satirizes the news on his weekly radio show “The Pocho Hour of Power” and its associated website, pocho.com.

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Liliana Frankel

Governor Wolf visits the Schuykill River Trail to announce new expansion southwest

 10/10/2016 - 18:04

On Monday, October 10, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf came to Philadelphia to announce a grant which will facilitate the expansion of the Schuylkill River Trail in Southwest Philadelphia, connecting Bartram’s Mile to Passyunk Point. Speaking on the trail itself, just south of its Walnut Street entrance, Wolf praised the work the Schuylkill River Development Corporation has done up till this point and all that their achievements demonstrate about industrial land’s potential for reuse.

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Liliana Frankel

Bernie Sanders vuelve a Philly para apoyar a Clinton

 10/10/2016 - 16:41

El sábado 8 de Octubre el Senador Bernie Sanders, quien perdió por muy poco las Primarias Democráticas frente a Hillary Clinton, asistió a la Universidad de las Artes para hablar en su nombre. El auditorio estaba lleno de sus antiguos partidarios, sobretodo estudiantes, pero también un número impresionante de votantes de mayor edad, y la audiencia estuvo receptiva y vociferante.

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Liliana Frankel

Bernie Sanders returns to Philly, on Clinton's behalf

 10/10/2016 - 13:57

On Saturday, October 8, Senator Bernie Sanders, who narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton, came to the University of the Arts to speak on her behalf. The auditorium was packed with his former supporters—mostly students, but also a surprising number of older voters—and the crowd was loud and reactive.

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Liliana Frankel

Highlights: October 6 City Council meeting

 10/07/2016 - 18:04

Of all the interesting things that happened at the City Council meeting yesterday, two seemed of particular relevance to the community. (A complete agenda can be found here). First, Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez presented a resolution acknowledging and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which goes from September 15 until October 15.

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Liliana Frankel

Habla Tim Kaine en Local 19

 10/07/2016 - 09:44

El día 5 de Octubre, tras su primer y único debate sobre la vicepresidencia, el Senador Tim Kaine hizo acto de presencia en el Local 19 de la Sheet Metal Workers’ Union para apoyar a su compañera de campaña Hillary Clinton, recapitulando la noche previa y hablando sobre cómo ambos planean construir una economía inclusiva.

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Liliana Frankel

Michelle Obama addresses La Salle University

 09/30/2016 - 09:45

First Lady Michelle Obama wasn’t scheduled to speak at La Salle University until noon on Wednesday, September 28, but according to students and security, the eager crowd was lining up outside the arena as early as midnight the night before. Although Obama was not there on her own behalf—she is one of Hillary Clinton’s chosen campaign surrogates, and will spend the weeks leading up to the election speaking in swing states to the merits of her husband’s former rival—the excitement in the mostly young, very diverse crowd was palpable.

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Liliana Frankel

Protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, in context

 09/27/2016 - 13:18

On Saturday, September 17, a coalition of activists and organizations demonstrated at Philadelphia City Hall and TD Bank in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, a Native American nation located in North Dakota whose water protectors have been protesting the proposed construction of an oil pipeline near their land since April.

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Liliana Frankel

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