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Sen. Robert Menendez leaves the Martin Luther King Jr. Building and U.S. Courthouse in Newark on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. (Photo: Michael Karas/Northjersey.com)

Less than two weeks after announcing that it would retry Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, the Department of Justice has decided to abandon the case.

[OP-ED]: Retirar la estatua de Rizzo, un momento decisivo para Filadelfia

 10/18/2017 - 08:11
Policías en escena están demandando el retiro de la estatua de Rizzo

El arresto, en agosto pasado, de Brandon Templin por haber lanzado huevos contra la estatua de Frank Rizzo disipó un mito reconfortante para algunos: que la oposición a un monumento público en honor al polémico alcalde de Filadelfia era  solo una “cosa de negros”.

Republican health plan is a death sentence for US Latinos, Democrats say.

 06/29/2017 - 03:51
Spectators listen as US Democratic Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez delivers remarks at a press conference in opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill on the US Capitol grounds in Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the bill drafted by Republican senators, roughly 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026.  That number includes some 6 million Latinos, 1 million of them children, according to La Raza.

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Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 

Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Eli Siegel