Monthly Archives: June 2008

Yahoo!Telemundo Doesn’t Think I’m Hot Enough

Remember how pissed I was when People en Español didn’t pick me as one of its 100 Most Influential Latinos? Well, this time it was Yahoo!Telemundo’s turn to dash my hopes. Today, the Spanish-language joint effort by Yahoo and Telemundo … Continue reading

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Caution: Fiddlers on the Road

Guatemalans take their Latin roots very seriously, especially when it comes to their music. So much so, that they even need to warn drivers about musicians crossing the road. Photo: Laura Martínez (Guatemala City, June 2008.)

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Wondering Where I am?

OK, Ok… I am NOT the chic in the picture, nor could I ever sport such a figure (especially not after gulping down my Latino-themed mango yogurt and not eating enough tomatillos.) But if you look past Miss Guatemala here, … Continue reading

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My Latino-Themed Yogurt Tasted Only Like Fruit

Driving back from Poughkeepsie the other day (no, I didn’t go there looking for the now infamous Sex & The City pudding) I stopped by at a road store, where I spotted this Latino-themed delicacy. Intrigued, I bought it immediately, … Continue reading

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McCain Has a Plan to Burn Our Babies

Upon learning that the Hispanic population continues to growth at a dramatic speed, and that Hispanic babies now represent 24% of the nation’s total, the Republican presidential candidate had this to say:

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Grab your Sombreros! We’re Off to Beijing

What’s the point of bitching about stereotypes when everybody knows that the first thing a Mexican athlete packs before going to the Olympics is a sombrero? Yes, my friends. This is the official garb of the 81 athletes who will … Continue reading

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Beware of Geeky-Looking Latino Kids

And speaking of risky behavior and Hispanic teens, the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, has just launched a series of Spanish-language PSA’s targeting parents and urging them to talk to their kids about the … Continue reading

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