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[OP-ED]: ¿Es ésta "La Pared” de la que habla el Señor Trump?

 10/25/2016 - 16:27

Llamémosla “La Bendita Pared."

Este fin de semana pasado tuvimos el privilegio de mirarla con nuestros propios ojos y, al final, no pudimos creer lo que veíamos.

“La Pared”, en la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos, esa que vemos ocasionalmente en la televisión, o esa construida en la imaginación popular por políticos que hablan sin parar de ella, no tiene nada que ver con lo que se ve y se siente al llegar allí y no resistir la tentación de tocarla con tus propias manos.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:12pm

[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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 5:27pm

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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
Plain Text Author: 
Ana Gamboa