Monthly Archives: March 2008

In an Absolut World…

In a perfect world, our loved ones wouldn’t die leaving us terribly saddened and alone. But in an “Absolut World,” wonderful things can happen, including getting the U.S.-Mexico border straight once and for all. (This print ad was taken from … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Cuquita

Here´s to my best friend, mentor, amiga, madre, travel companion and accomplice. I love you, Cuquita, wherever you are.

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Can’t Afford the Real Thing?

I’m back in Mexico City attending an unfortunate family emergency, so blogging is not really on my mind. However, as is always the case, the nation’s capital and the brilliancy of its people never cease to amaze me. Hat tip … Continue reading

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Wanna Look Like This Guy? Drink Lots of Milk

I don’t care too much for milk but if hottie Enrique Iglesias asked me to take three glasses a day, I might very well do so. Iglesias is the latest celebrity to appear on bodybymilk.com to encourage Hispanic teens to … Continue reading

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Seasoning: $3. Advertising in a Slum: Priceless

Marketers would do just about anything to get their message across. But paying off a group of home-owners in a Caracas slum to have their brand exposed is a bit of a stretch. The following is a real outdoor execution … Continue reading

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‘People’ Doesn’t Think I’m Influential Enough

Almost a year after I expressed my disappointment about not making it to People en Español’s 50 Most Beautiful Latinos, the Time Inc. title has found yet one more way to disappoint me: I am not happy to report that … Continue reading

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