The Miss Universe contest will be held tonight and perhaps no other country is more synonymous with the world’s top beauty pageant than Venezuela. Seven representatives from the South American country have won Miss Universe tonight including reigning titleholder Gabriela Isler. Show More Summary
Elizabeth Peña was a Latina actress and pioneer. The actress who died Tuesday in Los Angeles at 55 performed in many roles where she broke stereotypes. Among my favorites were “Lone Star” and “Tortilla Soup.” She also co-starred in “Jacob’s...Show More Summary
Mexican-American comedienne Cristela Alonzo might not be as stunning as Sofía Vergara -and chances are the EMMY Academy will never put her on a rotating pedestal. However, judging from the following trailer -and description- of the upcoming ABC comedy Cristela, she has the potential to … Continue reading ?
“The Weekender” is our new feature where every weekend we hope to highlight a short film, movie or documentary pertaining to the Americas. For over a century, the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo has grown and become highly diverse due to its constantly growing immigrant population. Show More Summary
Peru officially added femicides to the country's penal code in 2011. Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is usually associated with the gender-based murders of women yet femicides are a problem throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Such is...Show More Summary
ON THE SURFACE, it would appear that LATISM is just another of the thousands of “grass-roots” start-ups trying to find its niche in American society but a deeper look is necessary for those who care for our culture and community's health.
Spain: King Juan Carlos I of Spain will abdicated his throne after nearly four decades that included numerous accomplishments like promoting better political, economic and cultural ties with the Latin America. Colombia: 2013 Tour deShow More Summary
Call me crazy, but I believe Shakira’s latest World Cup video does little to beat the drum for sponsor Activia, a Dannon Company. Instead, La La La (Brazil 2014) sounds like the perfect song to sell products from this Mexican food giant…. or even these other guys…. Watch … Continue reading ?
You may have heard that MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” program embarrassed itself with a Cinco de Mayo segment showing a guy with a sombrero downing a tequila. They invited viewers to a tequila drinking game. Really? It wasn’t funny and MSNBC apologized. Show More Summary
Argentina: Emiliano Lasalvia won a World Press Photo award in the Sports category for his image of a polo player falling underneath his horse. Latin America: Mexico City could become the latest Latin American area to decriminalize marijuana use while the Colombian government and FARC guerrilla might soon reach an agreement on drug trafficking. Show More Summary
I don’t really know what’s worse: If watching a video of Tim Donnelly pledging to put a goddam gun in every goddam American home, or witnessing the pathetic, supposedly funny translation by María Conchita Alonso while clutching a pet named Tequila … Continue reading ?
I don’t mean to brag, but you know? I wrote a book. Yes, a physical thing made of paper and ink, which was actually sold in Amazon.com and all, making it –at some point– to the New York Times list of The … Continue reading ?
On December 18, 2000, English singer–songwriter Kirsty MacColl died under mysterious circumstances while vacationing with her family in Mexico. While scuba diving off the coast of Cozumel with her two sons, MacColl was hit and killed by a speedboat that entered illegally into a swimming-only area. Show More Summary
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Happy Holydays! That's the greeting from Panadería del Refugio at 1339 W. 18th St. in Pilsen. Their specialty is pan de Acámbaro, or sweet bread recipe from Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. Enjoy a sweet treat there or at any of the panaderías on 18th Street this holiday season.
Please don’t pretend you don’t know Daft Punk’s Lucky is a song about Uruapan and Mexican Lucky stuff. This is clear from the French duo’s very Mexican lyrics. Like the legend of the Phoenix, All ends with beginnings. What keeps the … Continue reading ?
Over the next few days we’ll look at several memorable World Cup (WC) qualifying matches involving teams from around the Americas.Argentina and Colombia are on the cusp of earning automatic spots in next year’s WC that will be held in Brazil. Show More Summary
The governments of Mexico and Brazil are each looking for answers from U.S. officials over new allegations of intelligence surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).The U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Anthony Wayne, was summonedShow More Summary
Veteran British journalist, satirist and broadcaster David Frost passed away on Saturday at the age of 74.As part of a career that spanned over half a century, Frost conduced hundreds of interviews of heads of government, famous celebrities and other public figures. Show More Summary