PONTEALDIA

¿Un nuevo muro de los lamentos?

 01/26/2017 - 16:37

El estandarte de la campaña electoral de Trump fue la promesa de un muro que atravesara toda la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México, cuyo costo sería tomado por el país centroamericano.

Tras su sorpresiva victoria en los comicios presidenciales, el ahora Presidente Donald Trump, demuestra ser un hombre de palabra.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:08pm
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México, Trump, muro, impuesto, Peña Nieto
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26/01/2017.- Vista de una pintada hoy, jueves 26 de enero de 2017, sobre la cerca fronteriza que divide al estado de Mexicali ( México) y Calexico (EEUU).
El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, amenazó hoy con cancelar la reunión con su homólogo de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, fijada para el próximo martes, si ese país no está dispuesto a pagar por el "tan necesario" muro que quiere construir en la frontera. "Si México no está dispuesto a pagar el tan necesario muro, entonces sería mejor cancelar la inminente reunión (con Peña Nieto)", señaló Trump en su cuenta personal de Twitter. EFE/ Juan Barak

[OP-ED]: The Young Writers Still Sharpening Their Quills in the AL DÍA’s Shop, 23 Years Later

 09/20/2016 - 14:49

For over 20 years, AL DIA has empowered the young to write their own story. Our Foundation is about to launch a project to bring the experiment to the next level.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 2:43pm
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This is the new generation of apprentices who recently signed up to be trained in the AL DÍA’s Writing Workshop. They look more diverse than ever. “Empowering our community to write our own story,” continues to be the motto 20 years later. AL DÍA Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non for profit corporation, will take it now to the next level.

 

 

[OP-ED]: Why I failed to become an Engineer..

 08/16/2016 - 17:33

Well, there were already 2 in my family. 

My brother Agustín, Electrical Engineer, and my brother Raúl, who just retired from his noble profession, after a long and meritorious career as a Mechanical Engineer.

At age 16, I wanted to be, if not "somebody", at least somebody else.

Make my life count for something —not like in an act of heroism— but, in a more earthly purpose, to avoid being a blatant redundancy.

Or perhaps, God forbids, a plain-vanilla, mediocre, self-conceited brat.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 5:27pm
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In 2008, The AL DÍA Foundation, a non profit organization founded by Hernán Guaracao, presented the first two awards, worth $20,000, to two distinguishing journalists, both of them from California. Far right, Matt O’Brien, from Daily Review, and Claudia Núñez, from La Opinion, with the Félix Varela medals which accompanied the cash award of $10,000 each. At the center, Alberto Ibargüen, president & CEO of the Knight Foundation, and Zita Arocha, professor of the University of Texas at the presentation of the Varela Awards, at Temple University. Arocha, of Cuban origin, is juror of this award, alongside journalists Albor Ruiz, Emilio Sanchez and Linn Washington. Instead of engineering, Hernán chose to reward the good “engineers of the language,” acknowledging those who use it for the purpose of divulging the little known reality of the latino community of the United States. Photo Archivo AL DÍA News.

 

 

OP-ED: Shakira and her influence in the U.S. Presidential Election

 07/19/2016 - 14:47
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This ‘‘Colombiana,” in the good, not bad sense of the word, is influencing more the U.S. mainstream culture than Julián Castro ever would do, even if he gets the shot of being the running mate of Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 2:39pm
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The arrival of Latino culture into the U.S. is moving fast into the mainstream, while the candidates for President of the United States are mostly confusing the nation with mostly dividing rhetoric. AL DÍA News

 

 

Réquiem por 'El Diario'

 04/23/2016 - 16:47
El Diario arribó a 103 años informando, de manera contínua, a la comunidad hispana de Nueva York.

Igual que lo que puede pasar con el resto de la prensa en español de los Estados Unidos que este periódico neoyorquino ha representado por más de 100 años, la muerte gradual de la casa editorial latina más antigua del país es algo que, tristemente, puede ser el comienzo del fin de una era para los medios hispanos de todo el país.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:15am
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El Diario arribó a 103 años informando, de manera contínua, a la comunidad hispana de Nueva York.

Requiem for 'El Diario'

 04/20/2016 - 09:23
El Diario has had a history of continuously publishing the daily news of the Spanish-speaking community in the capital of the world for the past 103 years.

News of the gradual death of the oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the country is something that, sadly, could be the beginning of the end of an era for Hispanic print media in the United States.

Just like it could happen to the rest of the Latino press in the US — which this newspaper has represented for over a 100 years — news of the gradual death of the oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the country is something that, sadly, could be the beginning of the end of an era for U.S. Hispanic media.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:15am
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El Diario has had a history of continuously publishing the daily news of the Spanish-speaking community in the capital of the world for the past 103 years.

The ‘García Márquez Newsroom’ at AL DÍA

 04/05/2016 - 21:22
The "Gabriel García Márquez" Newsroom in AL DIA News, in the city of Philadelphia, PA, boast a group of young and committed writers whose average age is around 25. Exactly what the Nobel Prize Winner, whose picture presides our newsroom right in the middle of the red wall, imagined, but could never execute in his own country.

I recently walked by the house Gabriel García Márquez owned and used to stay at in Cartagena, Colombia, and I couldn’t wait to get to the keyboard to tell a personal story about this maestro of good literature and even better journalism.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:11am
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The "Gabriel García Márquez" Newsroom in AL DIA News, in the city of Philadelphia, PA, boast a group of young and committed writers whose average age is around 25. Exactly what the Nobel Prize Winner, whose picture presides our newsroom right in the middle of the red wall, imagined, but could never execute in his own country.

‘Only the best is good enough:’ The Johan Cruyff Legacy

 03/29/2016 - 11:11
‘Only the best is good enough:’ The Johan Cruyff Legacy
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Only the best is good enough,” Johan Cruyff wrote in his weekly column in “De Telegraaf” at the end of last year, when he had no idea death was going to ambush him this week in Barcelona, Spain.

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An American saint of Latino descent: Father Félix Varela

 03/22/2016 - 14:15
Padre Felix Varela started his American journey right here in Philadelphia, in 1824, when he came to our city that year in search for a printer to publish a little journal with a huge vision he called “El Habanero.” Above, a painting of Varela, in an artistic rendition by local artist Orlando Quevedo, displayed in AL DIA News Media office in downtown Philadelphia. To the right, the cover of the first issue of "El Habanero," printed in Old City in 1824.

Although his sainthood is yet to be declared by the Catholic Church, miracles abound in the life of Father Felix Varela, the champion of thousands of Irish immigrants who in the 19th century suffered, fought and, eventually, prevailed in carving out their own space in the American society, just as Latinos are doing today.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Padre Felix Varela started his American journey right here in Philadelphia, in 1824, when he came to our city that year in search for a printer to publish a little journal with a huge vision he called “El Habanero.” Above, a painting of Varela, in an artistic rendition by local artist Orlando Quevedo, displayed in AL DIA News Media office in downtown Philadelphia. To the right, the cover of the first issue of "El Habanero," printed in Old City in 1824.