EXCLUSIVE: Cuban Lab Preps the Fidel Castro Fragrance

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After all, what are we going to do now that the Cuban government has decided to ruin the Ché-Chávez fragrance fun?

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Who Wants to Smell Like Hugo Chávez and Ché Guevara?

ErnestoHugoPerfumesFrom the #NotTheOnion archives of this venerable blog, come the new “Ernesto” and “Hugo” fragrances, created in honor of -who else?- Ernesto “Ché” Guevara, and the late Hugo Chávez himself.

“Ernesto” is being described as having a touch of “wood,” while “Hugo” is “softer, with a touch of subtle, tropical scents.”

This is not a joke, you people. It’s the creation of a serious Cuban enterprise, Labiofam, whose founder spoke personally to my friend Andrea Rodríguez, of AP in Havana.

Now you know.

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‘Cristela’ is a Latin-themed TV Show I Might Actually Watch

'Cristela' stars Mexican-American comedienne Cristela Alonzo

‘Cristela’ stars Mexican-American comedienne Cristela Alonzo

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 help restore my faith in Latino-themed programming for the so-called English-language crowd.

Per a press release:

Cristela is in her 6th year of law school (having juggled family obligations and worked multiple jobs to pay her way); she lands an internship at a prestigious Dallas law firm.  She lives with her sister, her brother-in-law, their two young kids, and her old-school mom. Felix’s cousin and co-worker, Alberto flirts shamelessly with Cristela, but the only feeling she has for him is a shared passion for the Dallas Cowboys.

Well that sounds interesting. Let’s see if the show actually delivers and makes us all want more -or suffer the fate of so many other “Latino TV projects.”

It premieres Oct. 10, so I will -of course- be watching and keep you guys posted.

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JLo’s ‘Booty’ Is Proof that Latinas are Proud of their Buttocks

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Pay no attention to all the hoopla about stereotyping Latinas as sexy, hot and curvy individuals. In fact, and judging from Booty, the latest artistic creation of our own Jennifer Lopez, we are not only proud of our behinds, but spend quite a bit of time, money and effort showcasing them to the whole wide world. Just WATCH.

Oh, and while you’re at it, you might want to see proof that eating chips and guacamole for breakfast does wonders for your figure.

So… ¡a mover la colita y a desayunar guacamole!

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Environmentalists; They’re Just Like us. They Litter

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… At least their garbage makes a statement, I guess.

Photo: Laura Martínez, NYC. Sep. 21 at the Climate Change March

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Estrella TV Premieres Show Featuring Rich, Desperate Latinas

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Latina, Rica, Famosa is Estrella TV’s answer to the Real Housewives franchise, except this new reality show features five “beautiful, successful Latinas that invite you all the way to their living room -and bedroom- to see what they are really made of.”

I must confess I have not seen this thing, but judging from the promo -below- and other Spanish-language TV spinoffs out there, including this and this, I think I will pass.

There’s already too much desperation in my own, real, Latin life…

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Gov. Rick Scott -and Wife- Wish us a Happy Hispandering Month

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Watch Governor Rick Scott and wife wishing us a happy Hispanic Heritage Month, which according to this, means “living the American Dream in the Sunshine State.”

Thanks, but no thanks. I’d rather state in the Empire State and drown my sorrows in mezcal, hoping this way to forget this monthlong torture celebration.

¡Salud!  

hat tip: @LatinoRebels

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