Monthly Archives: May 2009

From Soccer Star to Pizza Delivery Boy

You know the economy is tough when Hispanic celebrities have to moonlight as pizza delivery boys and promoters of the Yellow Pages on the same issue of a nationally-distributed magazine whose cover they are also gracing. This is Cuauhtémoc Blanco … Continue reading

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Media’s First Order of Business: Learn How to Spell Sotomayor

Needless to say: my favorite part about American media’s coverage of Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to the Supreme Court is that very few people seem to get her name right. I mean: not even the L.A. Times, hailing from a city … Continue reading

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Chávez Celebrates Everlasting Presidency With Endless Broadcast

How else would you celebrate a 10-year presidential term with no end in sight than with a 4-day radio and television broadcast of the president himself? Yes, my friends. Just when you thought Venezuelan media couldn’t get any more interesting, … Continue reading

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Veracruz Finds Novel Idea to Attract Tourism

If you thought there was no smart way to attract tourism to La Gloria, the impoverished Mexican village that is supposedly the epicenter of swine flu, think again: Veracruz governor Fidel Herrera has found a novel idea: He is building … Continue reading

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Whites Become Minority in Kansas County. [Still Majority in San Miguel de Allende, Puerto Vallarta]

It was just a matter of time: Finney County, Kansas became majority-minority [sic] between 2007 and 2008. Put it simply, this means than more than half the population is made up of a group that is not single-race, non-Hispanic white, … Continue reading

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And You Thought Stanford School of Business Was for Suckers!

If you thought fancy colleges were for suckers, think again: Los Tigres del Norte, the adorable band of originally undocumented norteño musical brothers on Tuesday (May 19) gave a crash course on Business at the university. Why? Because they make … Continue reading

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Looking Like a Flu-Sickened Mexican Will Help you Get a Seat in London’s Underground

That’s it! First it was Burger King, then South Park. And now Schweppes is reportedly using a sombrero-wearing Mexican fellow suffering from swine flu to pitch their ridiculously refreshing beverages! Wanna seat on the tube? Grab a box of kleenex … Continue reading

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People en Español’s ‘Bellos’ Party Treated Guests to an Awesome Almodóvar Moment

As you might imagine, this blogger is not well this morning. Too much partying reporting last night at People en Español‘s Bellos party, something that has become sort of an annual ritual -for me and 50 other beautiful people. Unlike previous … Continue reading

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Influenza Virus Was Brought to Cuba by a Mexican Student, Not the CIA: Fidel

The swine flu case found this weekend in Cuba was brought to the island by a Mexican student in Havana, and NOT the CIA as everybody Fidel Castro had feared. According to Granma’s Reflexiones del Compañero Fidel:  Hoy se anunció … Continue reading

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Father Alberto Speaks Up: I Wear Pants Under My Cassock. Not at the Beach, Though

Father Alberto Cutié tells Univision’s Teresa Rodríguez that he doesn’t really regret his canoodling on the beach because, as a man, he wears pants under his cassock. However, judging from the TV Notas pics, I think he prefers not to … Continue reading

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Location Played Key Role in Father Alberto Cutié’s Fall From Grace: NYT

Forget all you’ve heard (or not) about the now infamous Hispanic celebrity priest Padre Alberto Cutié, who this week was caught on camera canoodling with some woman on the beach. As far as the New York Times is concerned, the … Continue reading

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Religious Jews Join the Cinco de Mayo Fun. Realize Kosher Tequila Also Gives Bad Hangovers

Any day is a good day to drink. But religious jews living in New York City this week were treated with a taste of a very special, Kosher tequila made just for them. At an event aptly named “Hava Tequila” … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To Me! There’s Nothing Like Beauty Queens to Cheer Up an Aging [Grumpy] Blogger

After several hours months struggling about what to post on this perfect occasion (birthday number *#$%^&*) I decided to go with my favorite video, ever. E-V-E-R. Not only because it provides me with 45 seconds of uncontrollable laughter, but because … Continue reading

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Meet The ‘Pig-ñata’. Have a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

What better way to celebrate this influenza-themed Cinco de Mayo than with a $19.99 piggy-themed pig-ñata? Bash this baby, eat your Flaguamole and have a Happy and Safe Cinco! (And remember: This blogger’s birthday is on the 6th so don’t … Continue reading

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Confucianism According to a Panamanian Beauty Queen

Miss Panama Bella 09 candidate gives us a lesson on Confucio, that extremely old Chinese-Japanese guy who invented Confusion. This one is worst than Miss Teen USA South Carolina 2007. By far.

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