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Family of 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa Normal school lead a protest, September 26, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: Brett Gundlock/Getty Images.

Paco Ignacio Taibo II confronts the deep-rooted corruption of Mexico through the crime novel genre, where there are few happy endings. It doesn't mean he isn't fighting for something 

Gisele Fetterman speaks softly but powerfully from her new platform as Second Lady of Pennsylvania

 04/11/2019 - 11:35
Gisele Fetterman at the AL DÍA newsroom for an AL DÍA Talk on March 25. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

On Mar. 25, Gisele Fetterman visited AL DÍA Newsroom to discuss her journey to becoming Second Lady of Pennsylvania, and her plans for using her new platform to advance the work that she has done on immigrant rights, poverty, and the power of “soft” leadership.

DA Krasner enacts new vision for criminal justice system in Philadelphia

 04/04/2019 - 15:09
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In the first year of his administration, District Attorney Larry Krasner has fulfilled several of the campaign promises which gained him the support of nearly 75 percent of Philadelphia voters and swept him into office in 2017. But how successful have the changes that Krasner has introduced been in reducing the city's out-sized incarceration rate - and what will be the consequences locally and nationally as he continues in his efforts to reform the criminal justice system?

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Behold the wall

 02/28/2019 - 11:48
As of January 2019, there were more than 800,000 cases pending adjudication in U.S. immigration courts.

In her new book, Eileen Truax explores how, contrary to popular perception that the question is still up for debate, the U.S. has already “built the wall,” keeping asylum seekers out through the immigration system itself.

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