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Algunos de los colaboradores de la exposición Extension or Communication: Puerto Rico habla del proyecto frente de un grupo de estudiantes del Philadelphia Photo Arts Center el 10 de abril. Foto: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

A new exhibit and open workshop space at Taller Puertorriqueño is starting a conversation on Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and inviting community participation and collaboration to create a dialogue.

Showcasing our unique Hispanic Cultural experience with spotlight on music, health, lifestyle, film and television, cuisine, science and more on aldianews.com

Audio recordings from the doomed Champecoense flight

 12/01/2016 - 09:44
Crash scene in Medellin, Colombia that took the lives of 71 passengers including all but three members of the Champecoense Futbol team. Photo:EFE

The pilot of the jet that crashed Monday evening with all of the staff and players of the Brazilian Champecoense futbol team told the tower that he was out of fuel.

In the air traffic tower recordings, the pilot is heard requesting immediate permission to land at Medellin’s International Airport due to a  “total electrical failure” and no fuel eight miles from the airport.

A German joke

 12/01/2016 - 06:21
 Photo: Charlie Hebdo

On January 7 2015, two Islamic terrorists attacked the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 reporters. Terrorists claimed that the magazine cartoons mocked at Islam.

Talk to her

 12/01/2016 - 06:04
Feminist activists protesting against gender violence and femicides in Quito, Equador. EFE/José Jácome

Gender violence has become a worrying issue in Latin America, not only because of its social and Human impact, but because it has an economic cost too. The economic cost of gender violence in Latin America represents between 1% and 4% of the Latin America's GDP, according to a recent report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Un tributo conmovedor de parte de un compañero brasilero

 11/30/2016 - 14:13
El jugador del Chelsea, David Luiz, ha enviado un tributo conmovedor a un compañero del Champecoense, quien murió junto con la mayor parte del equipo en un accidente aéreo a las afueras de Medellín, Colombia. Foto: EFE.

El Jugador del Chelsea, David Luiz, s ha tomado el accidente aéreo de Medellín (Colombia) peor que cualquier otro jugador. Luiz fue, al igual que el jugador Champecoense Arthur Maia, compañero de equipo cuando eran más jóvenes. Ambos jugadores formaron parte del equipo de fútbol de Victoria, en Salvador, Bahía.

Luiz recurrió a Instagram para expresar su dolor con un conmovedor mensaje que dice:

The voice of Cuba's future - A profile of Yoani Sánchez

 11/30/2016 - 11:11
Cuban blogger and journalist Yoani Sánchez in 2013. Photo: WIKI COMMONS
 

Yoani Sánchez is one of the most influent bloggers and journalists in Cuba

"#Cuba The official press says that there are few people in the street because they are gathered in their pain ... the truth is that there is fear, much fear."

"The most repeated words on public TV: eternal, always, immortal ... #LaMuerteDeFidelCastro.

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A touching tribute from a fellow Brazilian

 11/30/2016 - 10:25
Chelsea player David Luiz, sent a touching tribute to a fellow Champecoense player who died with most of the team in a plane crash outside of Medellin, Colombia. Photo:EFE

Chelsea player David Luiz took the plane crash in Medellin, Colombia harder than most. Luiz, as well as Champecoense player, Arthur Maia were team players then they were younger.  Based in Salvador, Bahia Brazil, both Luiz and Arthur were part of the Vitoria soccer team.

Luiz took to Instagram to express his sorrow with a touching message that read:

Los millennials cubanos no entonarán “Viva Fidel” - Perfil de Yoani Sánchez

 11/30/2016 - 07:23
La bloguera cubana Yoani Sánchez en 2013. Foto: WIKI COMMONS
La muerte de Fidel Castro no ha sido tan trascendente para los millennials cubanos, según la conocida bloguera y periodista cubana Yoani Sánchez, una de las voces más críticas con el gobierno de la isla.

“La prensa oficial dice que hay pocas personas en la calle porque están recogidas en su dolor… lo cierto es que hay miedo, mucho miedo.”; “Las palabras más repetidas en la TV oficial: eterno, siempre, inmortal… #LaMuerteDeFidelCastro.

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Amores perros

 11/30/2016 - 05:56
Mexico could ban dog fighting soon, but this brutal practice is still legal in other countries like Japan. Photo: WIKI COMMONS

Dog fighting is deeply rooted in the Mexican culture, but it could soon be banned. Last week, the Mexican Senate green-lighted draft legal reforms which would, if passed, see organization of events banned at the federal level. Animal rights activists have been fighting against dog fight for many years, arguing that the dogs are brutally treated.

Will history absolve him?

 11/29/2016 - 16:36
"History will absolve me" was the phrase that Fidel Castro used when he was condemned in a trial for the assault to the Moncada headquarters at the beginning of his political career in the 1950.

“History will absolve me”, was the phrase that Fidel Castro used when he was convicted in a trial for the assault to the Moncada barracks at the beginning of his political career in the 1950s. This story began to officially run since his decease, announced the past weekend in La Habana. This is the account of his history.

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¿Lo absolverá la historia?

 11/29/2016 - 16:22
“La historia me absolverá,” fue la frase que usó Fidel Castro cuando fue condenado en un juicio por el asalto al cuartel Moncada, a principios de su carrera política en los años 50. Esa historia empezó oficialmente a correr a partir de su muerte, anunciada el fin de semana pasado en La Habana. El siguiente es el recuento de su vida.

“La historia me absolverá,” fue la frase que usó Fidel Castro cuando fue condenado en un juicio por el asalto al cuartel Moncada, a principios de su carrera política en los años 50. Esa historia empezó oficialmente a correr a partir de su muerte, anunciada el fin de semana pasado en La Habana. El siguiente es el recuento de su vida.

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Two pipelines; one history

 11/29/2016 - 15:25
Protests against the building of the Dakota Pipeline in Morton County, North Dakota. 20/11/2016. EFE/Morton County Dept.

Dakota Pipeline awakes fear in the hearts 

Humans are recognized for being stubborn and unwary when it comes to learning from past defeats. The current and shaky history of the economies and policies of the United States of America is no exception to this rule.

Not only have we consciously repeated the same political judgments over and over again, but we have also forgotten that history is often corroborated factually.

Nixon and the TAPS 

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Dos oleoductos, una historia

 11/29/2016 - 15:14
Protestas contra la tubería de crudo en Morton County, North Dakota. 20/11/2016. Una fotografía cortesía del Departamento de Morton County muestra los oficiales de policías envueltos en una disputa contra los manifestantes del Backwater Bridge, en el norte de un campamento de protesta en Morton County, North Dakota. EE.UU.

El oleoducto de Dakota despierta fantasmas en el corazón de las minorías

Los seres humanos son reconocidos por ser testarudos e incautos cuando se trata de aprender de derrotas pasadas. La actual y temblorosa historia de economías y políticas de los Estados Unidos de América, no es la excepción a esta regla.

No sólo hemos logrado repetir conscientemente los mismos juicios políticos una y otra vez, sino que también hemos olvidado que la historia suele corroborarse fácticamente.

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[OP-ED]: La voz de un “millenial” de origen cubano

 11/29/2016 - 14:26
Fotografía del 26 de noviembre de 2016, de cientos de personas que celebran tras el fallecimiento del líder de la revolución cubana Fidel Castro, en Little Havana en Miami (EE.UU.). La calle Ocho de la Pequeña Habana vivió un día entero de fiesta después de conocerse la muerte de Fidel Castro, con la música de altavoces y bongós a pleno volumen y los presentes dispuestos a estar allí “hasta el amanecer”. EFE
 
 

La noche del 25 de noviembre del 2016 caminaba por Sunset Place en South Miami tras haber visto una película con mi mejor amiga de la infancia, y sentía que ese día había sido importante para mi, sencillamente, porque me habían quitado el aliento  los efectos visuales y los cánticos espirituales de la película polinésica de Disney “Moana”, cuando de repente mi teléfono vibró: El New York Times reporta: Fidel Castro, el Revolucionario Cubano que desafió a los Estados Unidos muere a los 90 años.

[OP-ED]: The voice of a Cuban-American Millennial

 11/29/2016 - 14:06
Photograph of November 26, 2016, of hundreds of people celebrating after the death of the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro, in Little Havana in Miami (USA). Echo Street in Little Havana lived a full day of celebration after the death of Fidel Castro, with the music of loudspeakers and bongos in full volume and those present ready to be there "until dawn." EFE
 
 

On the night of November 25th 2016, I walked out of Sunset Place in South Miami after watching a film with my childhood best friend, and had expected the day to be of importance to me simply because I felt like my breath had been taken away by the stunning visual effects and spirited Polynesian chants of Disney’s “Moana”, when suddenly, a buzz from my phone:
The New York Times Reports: Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies At 90!

Man in a sticker

 11/27/2016 - 16:48
Improvised altar for Fidel Castro in front of the Cuban embassy in Mexico City. EFE/Alex Cruz.

Che Guevara? Fidel Castro? Are they just icons or men in stickers? In a moment where the Left wing movements in Latin America are losing power against Right-Wing governments – Kirchner against Macri in Argentina, Mujica against Tabaré Vazquez in Uruguay; Ricardo Lagos in Chile, maybe –  , we should ask ourselves what Latin America populations remembers from Cuban revolution of 1959?  As reported in Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
 

So Long Solo

 11/27/2016 - 16:33
Cuban propaganda, 2014. Photo: WIKI COMMONS

Fidel Castro outlasted 10 American presidents and managed to give the Caribbean island a leading role in world geopolitics. But how Did Fidel Castro Hold On to Cuba for So Long? It was thanks to a combination of geography, charisma, and authoritarianism, says Peter Kornbluh, co-author of the recent book Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana, which chronicles the countries’ history of discord and long path to normalized relations.

How do we do that?

 11/27/2016 - 15:54
Bernie Sanders in the South Bronx, on March 31st, 2016. Photo: Michael Vadon/WIKI COMMONS

What happens when an artist tries to understand a politician? Famous film-maker Spike Lee interviews Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss Donald Trump victory, what the Democrats did wrong, and how the US is going to survive 2017.

Spike Lee: Let me ask you another question. How can you tell another country that they’ve got to pay for a wall? Or fences? How does that work?

"We are all migrants"

 11/24/2016 - 03:56
On Nov 15th, the Mexican priest Alejandro Solalinde, founder of Hermanos en el Camino, gave a conference about Human Rights and Migration in Barcelona.Photo: CASA AMERICA CATALUNYA

Father Alejandro Solalinde is 71 years old and holds a backpack of hard experiences in his back, but his small dark eyes have not lost even a spark of vitality. Born in Texcoco, Mexico, this Mexican Catholic priest has become a champion in the fight for the human rights of migrants in Central America. Solalinde is the founder of Hermanos en el Camino, a network of shelters and parishes that provide food, medical care and accommodation to Latin American immigrants who cross Mexico to reach the United States.

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"Todos somos migrantes"

 11/24/2016 - 03:49
El sacerdote mexicano Alejandro Solalinde, fundador de Hermanos en el Camino, dio una conferencia sobre Derechos Humanos y Migración el pasado 15 de noviembre en Barcelona. Foto: CASA AMERICA CATALUNYA

El padre Alejandro Solalinde tiene 71 años y una mochila de duras experiencias colgada a la espalda, pero sus ojos pequeños y oscuros no han perdido ni una chispa de vitalidad. Nacido en Texcoco, México, este sacerdote católico mexicano es uno de los referentes en la lucha por los derechos humanos de los migrantes en América Latina.

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Sacando brillo a la verdad

 11/23/2016 - 11:47
Sacando brillo a la verdad

Lucia Berlin (Juneau, Alaska, 1936-Marina del Rey, California, 2004) empezó a escribir de jovencita, pero en vida fue una escritora desconocida. Hija de un ingeniero de minas, pasó la mayor parte de su infancia y juventud en diversas ciudades mineras del Oeste - Idaho, Montana, Kentucky-, hasta que su padre se marchó a la guerra y ella y su madre se trasladaron a El Paso, en Mexico, donde vivía su abuelo materno.

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Polishing the truth. A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin

 11/23/2016 - 11:18
Polishing the truth. A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin

Lucia Berlin (Juneau, Alaska, 1936-Marina del Rey, California, 2004) started to write when she was very young, but spent almost all her life as an unknown writer. Her father worked in a mining company, and little Lucia and her Mum followed him everywhere. She spent her childhood in Western mining towns, manly in California and Mexico, then she moved to New York and Oakland, before ending up in Boulder, Colorado, where she became a Writing professor until she got really sick and moved to California to spend the last days of her life.

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The Price is Right

 11/22/2016 - 15:07
The Holiday Season has arrived and many people get stressed when it comes to decide how much to spend on presents. The Internet is full of guidelines to help you not to collapse, mentally and economically. EFE/ERIK S. LESSER

Time for shopping is around the corner, but you don’t need to bankrupt to show off how generous you are. This accurate guideline made by etiquette experts on how much to spend on holiday gifts based on who you are shopping for will help you: Siblings and cousins: $20 and up; Nieces and nephews: $25 and up (what about asking the parents about making a contribution to the child’s college fund?). Ups. Sorry for your close friends and coworkers: assign $15, for them; while for your  in-laws: $20 and up.

The Great Wall of Facebook

 11/22/2016 - 15:00
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, participated in the Asia Pacific Cooperation summit (APEC) last weekend in Lima (Peru). Facebook has been criticized for developing an internal software to help censure posts in China.  EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ

Three current and former employees of Facebook who asked for anonymity have accused Zuckerberg ‘s company to have developed a new censure tool that would help the company to get back into the Chinese market, where the social network has been blocked. The new software helps the social network to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees. Mr. Zuckerberg has supported and defended the effort, the people added, according to The New York Times.

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