Monthly Archives: October 2007

It’s Official: Cavalli Doesn’t Follow Hispanic Media

…Otherwise, he would have kept his bocca chiusa, instead of propagating to half the world (meaning People magazine) that JLo is in fact pregnant. Doesn’t he see it? Should he read People en Español, LatinGossip or watch El Gordo y … Continue reading

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Michigan Reporter Gets the Scoop on Tacos

It is not often that I read a 700-plus-word article online in its entirety. But this one from Michigan’s Bay City Times caught my attention. The subject? The never ending “gastronomic” choices found in Qdoba. Under the headline Choices are … Continue reading

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Latin American Politics According to ‘The Police’

If you know The Police, you know what Stewart Copeland is all about. But in a recent interview with the Chilean press he managed to piss off a lot of people, well mostly feminists and… the country’s President. Speaking about … Continue reading

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Knight of Malta Seeks Spanish American Voters

Thanks to my friend Luis Clemens at La Política, I learned today that Boston-native Daniel J. Imperato is running for President in 2008. But Mr. Imperato is not only running as an independent; he is also calling on “the Spanish … Continue reading

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I’m Fine, But Thanks for Asking!

I want to thank all my concerned friends and colleagues nationwide who have written and called today asking if I’m OK. See? I’ve been writing some stuff that pissed some people off, and then, all of a sudden, ¡Pum! Some … Continue reading

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Green With Envy: I Want My Own Fragrance

As soon as I heard the Chica Dorada (aka Paulina Rubio) will be launching her own fragrance in 2008, I decided to check out the market and explore the chances of getting myself my very own eau de parfum. Alas, … Continue reading

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Los Tigres to Receive 100-Kilo Star on Vegas

It might not be Hollywood, but Los Tigres del Norte are getting a 100-kilo star on Las Vegas Walk of Stars, also known as El Paseo de las Estrellas. During a special ceremony on Nov. 7 the award-winning Sinaloa banda … Continue reading


How do you Say Coyote in Romanian?

I love the Internet simply because you can get your news from unlikely sources… such as Hot News, the Source for Romanian News. Anyhow, it was thanks to my fellow journalists at Hot News that I learned that more and … Continue reading

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Can Mexicans Please Stick to Beige?

Earlier this year, residents of Farmers Branch, a Dallas suburb, voted on a proposal to ban landlords from renting apartments to illegal immigrants. And since the proposal never really got anywhere, now they want Hispanics to tone down their “tropical” … Continue reading

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Quick! Get Yourself a ‘Hispanic’ Name!

I love politicians. Now it turns out that in order for your campaign to “resonate” with your U.S. Hispanic constituency, you gotta go the “extra mile” and change your name until it sounds Latino enough. According to the Kansas City … Continue reading

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Juan & Maria Win Top Award in Rochester, NY

And speaking of awards for outstanding Hispanics, I am happy to report that Mr. Juan Contreras, owner of Juan & Maria’s Empanada Stop of Rochester, NY, has been named Hispanic Business Person of the Year by the local Rochester Hispanic … Continue reading

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Mexicans Can Save Your Life… No Kidding!

(photo: G.J. McCARTHY/DMN) I know. I know how you feel sometimes about these Mexicans taking away that gardening job you always dreamed of… But don’t despair! If you cannot get rid of us and send us packing where we came … Continue reading

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Misbehaving Latinos Wanted for Reality Show

Let me tell you, it’s so hard to concentrate on a regular job when so many wonderful things keep showing up on the Internet. According to a job posting on Craigslist, a New York-based casting office, Paladino Casting, is searching … Continue reading

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Those Spanish Illegal Immigrants…

Steve Lonegan, the embattled anti-immigrant New Jersey mayor accused of hiring two undocumented Guatemalan workers to do some gardening work, seems to be running out of excuses and explanations. In his latest statements to the New York Times, Mr. Lonegan … Continue reading

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¡Jesús! A ‘Hispanic’ Jesus Shows up in Texas!

Reality is definitely weirder –and more fun– than fiction. Take the dark-skinned, black-haired Jesus that was unveiled Sunday at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. According to the local press, a “Hispanic” Jesus (yes! as Hispanic … Continue reading