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State Senator Anthony Williams recently visited the AL DÍA to discuss his bid in the Democratic primary election for Philadelphia Mayor. Photo: Ed Newton / AL DÍA News

State Sen. Williams cites a static 26 percent poverty rate and the inability of the Kenney administration to fully understand communities of color in Philadelphia as reasons why he's challenging the Mayor in the Democratic primary election on May 21.

Anthony H. Williams apuesta por convertirse en alcalde de Filadelfia

 05/15/2019 - 11:13
State Senator Anthony Williams recently visited the AL DÍA to discuss his bid in the Democratic primary election for Philadelphia Mayor. Photo: Ed Newton / AL DÍA News


Según el Senador del estado, Williams, la incapacidad de la administración del alcalde para entender en su totalidad a las comunidades diversas, sumado a un indice de 26% de pobreza lo llevan a desafiar a Kenney en las elecciones primarias del partido democártico este 21 de mayo.


Former Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz’ challenge to Jim Kenney in the Democratic primary election

 05/13/2019 - 11:55
Former Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz speaks with AL DÍA reporter Lee Nentwig on his candidacy for mayor in the Democratic primary election.

Alan Butkovitz is running against Jim Kenney in the Democratic primary election because he believes the mayor has demonstrated a “very limited” vision for the City of Philadelphia in his first term.


Barcelona attack: Ripoll, the Pyrenees town that spawned a terrorist cell

 08/21/2017 - 08:07
Varias mujeres familiares de los jóvenes de Ripoll (Girona) presuntos autores de los atentados de Barcelona y Cambrils (Tarragona), durante la concentración que ha realizado la comunidad musulmana esta tarde en la plaza del Ayuntamiento para expresar, "rotos" de dolor, el rechazo a lo ocurrido y guardar un minuto de silencio por las víctimas. EFE/Robin Townsend

 The Spanish authorities said that the attacks that killed at least 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared to be part of a terrorist cell’s extensive plot led by the imam of a the small mountain town of Ripoll. He may have died a day before the attacks when explosives that the group was manufacturing accidentally detonated.


El legado de Rizzo: ¿se merece una estatua?

 08/18/2017 - 10:31
Frank Rizzo as mayor in 1977. Photo courtesy Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Originally published on VICE. 

El futuro de la estatua del polémico ex comisario de policía y alcalde Frank Rizzo está en el banquillo, especialmente después de las manifestaciones de la semana pasada en Charlottesville, Virginia, que empezaron como una protesta en contra de la retirada de un monumento al general Confederado Robert E. Lee.

The Legacy of Rizzo: Does He Deserve to be Commemorated in Bronze?

 08/18/2017 - 10:25
Frank Rizzo statue. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

The future of a statue in the likeness of highly contentious former police commissioner and mayor Frank Rizzo is on the fritz, particularly after this past week’s rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia which began as a protest to keep a memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being removed.

Mexicans Protest Against NAFTA talks, as Their Government Fights to Save It

 08/17/2017 - 06:11
Civil organizations demonstrate to protest the start of NAFTA renegotiations, in the streets of Mexico City, Mexico, 16 August 2017. EPA/Jose Mendez

While Mexican government negotiators fight to save the North American Free Trade Agreement during talks in Washington, thousands of members of social and trade unions on Wednesday protested in Mexico City against the deal, claiming it marginalizes local farmers and hurts the country.

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Sessions calls for punishing, not protecting, criminals in sanctuary cities

 08/17/2017 - 05:09
A group of people protest against the immigration policies of President Donald Trump during the visit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Miami on Aug. 16, 2017. Sessions urged the local authorities to follow the example set by Miami-Dade County of "punishing, not protecting" criminals during a speech in which he criticized Chicago's policies. EFE/Giorgio Viera

In Miami, Sessions lambasted so-called "sanctuary cities" - municipalities and other local entities that refuse to cooperate with voluntary immigration programs and including Chicago and San Francisco - and he blamed them for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.

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