Monthly Archives: May 2007

Hispanic TV Upfronts: Chismes Part I

Forget Barbara Bermudo and Jackie Guerrido. This afternoon, during Univision’s upfront presentation at Time Warner Center, the ones making heads turn were some top media and advertising executives who have been shedding some serious pounds lately to look good and … Continue reading

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El Gordo y la Flaca of Hispanic Advertising

The Hispanic television upfronts are always great for networking. For several days, you get to share food and drinks (sometimes too many) with some of the main players in Hispanic media and advertising. But besides the fun, there’s never really … Continue reading

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Have visa — will rent

The good thing about immigration-related stories is that they still manage to surprise me. Take Farmers Branch, a suburb of Dallas with a population of 27,000. According to the New York Times, some 6,000 residents of the suburb this week … Continue reading

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Want a $5 empanada? go to the Bronx

Go Yankees! A new concession stand at the venerable Yankee Stadium is now offering “Latin food” (though I still don’t know what that means!) According to a story today in the New York Times, the food at “Salsa on the … Continue reading

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Moore is ‘less’ after Cuba visit, says U.S.

Well, it’s not only high-school professors that have to pay the price of going to Cuba for educational purposes. Oscar-winning director Michael Moore is now being investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department after he took a group of rescue workers … Continue reading

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Univision Radio’s ‘Highest Standards’

Just when we thought only mainstream media was concerned about punishing un-politically correct people -and comments- Univision Radio this week said it suspended The Luis Jiménez Show for a month, following the hosts’ anti-gay slurs on May 1. According to … Continue reading

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Good-bye Big Juan

Hispanic leaders in Ohio can now be happy. The local radio station WLW has agreed to bring down a billboard considered by many as offensive. The culprit is a huge billboard showing a donkey and a man wearing a Mexican … Continue reading

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Quatro? Cuarto? No, it’s Cinco de Mayo!

Speaking today at the White House, Mr. Bush made one of his typical “funny” remarks about Cinco de Mayo. “Thank you for coming. Welcome to El Jardin de las Rosas [sic]. It’s a great place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. … Continue reading

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