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Undocumented Fears

 06/07/2016 - 11:06
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As presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to berate a California judge for his Mexican parentage and alleged conflict of interest in presiding over a case against Trump University, a more nuanced conversation is taking place in small cities throughout the United States.


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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Ana Gamboa

Se lanzará la primera antología de ficción especulativa latina desde Philly

 09/18/2014 - 10:31
Matthew Goodwin con su esposa, Nahir Otaño-Gracia, e hija, Violet Goodwin-Otaño. 

El próximo verano, Matt Goodwin tiene planes de lanzar la primerísima antología de ficción especulativa escrita por Latinos titulada “Latino/a Rising”. Desde este momento su lista de autores es geográficamente diversa: los escritores proceden de California y Carolina del Norte, Filadelfia y Arizona.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias

First ever anthology of speculative fiction by U.S. Latino writers will be launched from Philly

 09/18/2014 - 10:13
Matthew Goodwin with his wife, Nahir Otaño-Gracia, and daughter, Violet Goodwin-Otaño. 

Next summer, Matt Goodwin plans to launch the first ever anthology of speculative fiction by Latino/a writers called “Latino/a Rising.” As of now his authors list is geographically diverse: writers come from California and North Carolina, Philadelphia and Arizona.


Gabo and Faulkner

 04/23/2014 - 21:44

Gabriel García Márquez's certainty of the genius of William Faulkner compelled him to write columns full of praise for the American writer in the columns published in El Heraldo in Barranquilla in the 1950s. 

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