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New York police have has informed that a person is in custody after an "explosion of unknown origin."

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King of my castle

 11/16/2016 - 16:25
The Trump Tower serves as provisional office for Donald Trump until further notice. Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Bin im Garten

The Trump Tower, home of a reality show, a shopping center, and a headquarters’ campaign, has become the private office of Donald Trump until he gets the Oval. His decision has forced the Secret Service and the New York City Police Department to devise an elaborate protection plan for at least the next two months. Trump is expected to pick up his Cabinet in the weeks to come, while people outside complain that they cannot go inside the Tower to shop their Gucci bags.

El mundo se pregunta por qué

 11/15/2016 - 03:58
Un hombre observa un periódico en cuya portada se observa al presidente electo estadounidense, Donald Trump. EFE/Archivo

Tras la victoria del republicano Donald Trump en las presidenciales americanas, los comentaristas y analistas políticos del mundo entero se preguntan cómo pudo cuajar su discurso nacionalista y anti-inmigrante en la primera democracia del mundo.  AL DIA ha recopilado 10 de los mejores artículos de opinión publicados en la prensa internacional después de las elecciones. 

 

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The world wonders why

 11/15/2016 - 03:35
A man in Bangkok reads the front page of the newspaper the day after the US Elections. The victory of Donald Trump astonished the world. EFE/Archivo

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the American elections, commentators and political analysts from around the world keep wondering how his nationalist and anti-immigration speech persuaded the world's first democracy to vote for him. AL DIA has compiled 10 of the best OP/ED pieces published in the international press after the elections.

 

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“¿Estoy hecho para ésto?”: La realidad de los jóvenes sin hogar en Filadelfia

 11/14/2016 - 18:35
La instalación artística: “¿Estoy hecho para ésto?” Fuente: Comunicado de prensa de Covenant House

“Un adolescente sin hogar no se parece a lo que probablemente te imagines como un adolescente sin hogar”, explica John Ducoff, director ejecutivo de Covenant House Pennsylvania. “Los adolescentes y los niños se preocupan mucho por las apariencias y por cómo son percibidos. Por esta razón, se vuelven una comunidad invisible, y nuestra misión es sacarlos de la sombra”.

"Am I Cut Out?": The Realities of Philadelphia's Youth Homelessness

 11/14/2016 - 18:29
"Am I Cut Out?" Art Installation. Source: Covenant House Media Release 

“A homeless teen isn’t what you probably think a homeless teen looks like,”John Ducoff, the Executive Director of Covenant House Pennsylvania, explains.“Teens and kids care too much about keeping up with appearances and how they’re perceived. For that reason, they remain an invisible community, and our mission is to bring them out of the shadows.”

Pude hacerlo, debí hacerlo, lo hubiese hecho… pero no lo hice.

 11/14/2016 - 11:56
La candidata demócrata a la Casa Blanca, Hillary Clinton (d), durante su primera aparición pública tras los comicios ante miembros de su campaña y simpatizantes en un hotel de Nueva York, EEUU Foto: EFE

Millones de Demócratas se están preguntando cómo la maquinaria política denominada Hillary Clinton, se quedó sin combustible el día de las Elecciones. Hubo una variedad de asuntos que la persiguieron incluso hasta el momento de la apertura de los centros de votación.

Uno de los mayores problemas fue la confianza o la falta de ella por parte de algunos Americanos. Empezó con una multitud de discursos pagados descubiertos por el antiguo candidato Bernie Sanders.

Coulda', Shoulda', Woulda',...but Didn't

 11/14/2016 - 11:50
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her concession speech after the 2016 Presidential election. Photo:EFE

Millions of Democrats are wondering how the political machine named Hillary Clinton ran out of gas on Election Day. There were a myriad of issues that followed her up until the opening of the polls.

One major issue was the trust, or lack of some Americans could not get over. It started with a multitude of paid speeches unearthed by former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. 

Speeches at Goldman Sachs and some supposedly questionable business connections to the Clinton Foundation charity had people doubting her honesty concerning the economy.

La tormenta perfecta para el presidente imperfecto

 11/14/2016 - 11:24
PRESIDENTE OBAMA SE REÚNE CON PRESIDENTE ELECTO TRUMP. Foto: EFE

Viendo las elecciones presidenciales del martes, ¿cuáles fueron los factores que conllevaron a la sorpresiva victoria del Presidente electo, Donald Trump? El primero es que no es un político. Trump es el primer candidato sin carrera política desde Dwight Eisenhower en ganar la nominación para presidente por un partido político mayor. Es asimismo, y a la edad de 70 años, la persona más vieja en ser elegida presidente de los Estados Unidos.

[OP-ED]: Los votantes Latinos de Trump me han fallado a mí, a nosotros y a ellos mismos.

 11/14/2016 - 05:02
Donald Trump posa frente a un bol de tacos en el The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Fuente: su propia cuenta de Instagram. 

"Sé que no todos ustedes son rencorosos, sé que no todos los Repúblicanos son deplorables, sé que no todos los conservadores son aborrecibles, sé que no todos los hombres Blancos son odiosos, pero aquellos de ustedes que apoyaron a Trump se transformaron en facilitadores del odio."

[OP-ED]: Latin@ Trump Voters Have Failed Me, Us, and Themselves

 11/13/2016 - 16:47
Donald Trump posing with a taco bowl from The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Source: His own Instagram account. 

"I know that not all of you are hateful. I know that not every registered Republican is hateful. I know that not every conservative thinker is hateful. I know that not every White person is hateful. However, those of you who supported Trump all became enablers of hate."

[OP-ED]: Advice to GOP: You must do better

 11/10/2016 - 16:27
US President-elect Donald Trump (2r) and wife Melania Trump (r), along with Vice President-elect Mike Pence (l) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (2l) upon arrival at the meeting with Republican Congressional Leaders at the Capitol, Washington, United States. EFE

This week, the nation voted Donald Trump into office despite a loud clarion cry from progressives hoping to see a more equitable world. What his administration will look like remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: If Republicans are to survive past these next four years, they will have to dramatically change their platform to become one of inclusion, not unrepentant exclusion. 

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Trump’s winning: How its been perceived in the web

 11/10/2016 - 00:47
Trump’s winning: How its been perceived in the web

One of the most important platforms of media coverage has been Twitter, especially during the Presidential Elections of 2016. The positive outcome of digital platforms like these is the immediate process of data and information through the “trending topics”. Such direct access to public opinion, with no intervention of a specific network, allows the few objective medias that are left to access the public opinion on a different way.

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The Presidential Election: a French mirror

 11/09/2016 - 08:44

The Presidential Election

In French

Today’s political landscape has engulfed the international attention into a generalized incertitude.

Since the beginning of the Elections, the international media has been following closely the development of the United States exercise of the fundamental right in democracy.

The French media specially seems to witness the American Election as premonitory for its own political scenario.

 

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"The first thing I'll do when I wake up is to check the US Elections result"

 11/08/2016 - 15:07

At 7.30 pm (1.30 pm in Philadelphia), Rafa Soto, director of an advertising agency in Barcelona, ​​had not yet consulted the Internet in all day to follow the course of the American elections. Like most Barcelona citizens, and Europeans in general, Rafa expects Hillary Clinton to win. He does not know very well if she is as corrupt as some media say, or why she is so umpopular, but any alternative to Trump is better.

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"Lo primero que haré cuando me levante será mirar el resultado de las elecciones"

 11/08/2016 - 14:21

(Barcelona) A las 7.30 pm (1.30 pm en Filadelfia), Rafa Soto, director de una agencia de publicidad en Barcelona, todavía no había consultado Internet en todo el día para seguir el transcurso de las elecciones americanas. Cómo la mayoría de barceloneses, y europeos en general, Rafa espera que gane Hillary Clinton. No sabe muy bien si es tan corrupta como señalan algunos medios de comunicación, ni porqué cae tan mal, pero cualquier alternativa a Trump es mejor.

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Katie McGinty speaks at AL DÍA

 10/28/2016 - 15:01
On Tuesday, October 25, AL DÍA News hosted a question and answer session with U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty, a Democratic running against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey. McGinty's race is one of five in the nation which has the potential to flip the Senate majority to the Democrats. Although she has never held elected office previously, she has worked in politics for decades, serving in the Clinton administration and most recently as Gov.

Raíces Cuáqueras: Benigno Sánchez-Eppler y la Hospitalidad Espiritual a través de las fronteras.

 10/28/2016 - 11:03

La Virgén de Guadalupe, La Virgén del Cobre y La Virgén del Rosario son las imágenes veneradas en las velas vendidas a tres dólares en los mercaditos de los barrios. San Lázaro, San Antonio y San Juan son rezados también, pero sus poderes no pueden competir con los de las entonaciones en Yoruba que los abuelitos suelen decir antes de colocar vasos llenos de agua por toda la casa para absorber malos espíritus.

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