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Juan Rulfo was alive in Philly this week

 04/17/2019 - 15:28
"Literature to listen to" is a new podcast production of AL DÍA News. 

Perhaps because he wrote all his work in Spanish, this master of literature is easily overlooked. In the age of the Internet, not anymore. His words were alive this week in a AL DÍA Studio during the recording of the first episode of a podcast series entitled “Literature to Listen to” (Literatura Oral), soon to be launched.

Ecos de América: Recordar lo que hemos perdido

 03/28/2019 - 10:37
ANTELOPE WELLS, NEW MEXICO - JANUARY 30: A 'Normandy'-style border fence stretches along the U.S.-Mexico border on January 30, 2019 in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Since October, dozens of large groups of 100 or more migrants have crossed the border into the remote 'Bootheel' region of southwest New Mexico to seek political asylum. Most of the new arrivals are Central American families and unaccompanied minors. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

La novela de la escritora mexicana Valeria Luiselli titulada Lost Children Archive presenta una crónica de grandes y pequeñas pérdidas, personales, nacionales, e históricas, al tiempo que sirve como evidencia de los aspectos de la verdad que se cuelan entre las rendijas, incluso en el acto de informar sobre la llegada de inmigrantes de Centroamérica a la frontera del sur.


Humanizing genius: One writer’s search for the true stories of Gabo

 03/12/2019 - 14:40
Gabriel García Márquez con José Salgar en Monterrey, 2003. Foto Archivo FNPI, Andrés Reyes

Colombian-American journalist Silvana Paternostro’s new book on Gabriel García Márquez uses oral histories of friends, acquaintances, admirers, and colleagues of the legendary journalist and author to construct a portrait of the man behind the iconic works of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” “Love in the Time of Cholera,” and more.


Behold the wall

 02/28/2019 - 11:48
As of January 2019, there were more than 800,000 cases pending adjudication in U.S. immigration courts.

In her new book, Eileen Truax explores how, contrary to popular perception that the question is still up for debate, the U.S. has already “built the wall,” keeping asylum seekers out through the immigration system itself.