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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