Monthly Archives: February 2010

I Missed National Tortilla Chip Day. I’m Now Officially Ashamed of Myself

I guess I’ve been in this country far too long… So long, that I spent the whole day yesterday (Feb. 24) worrying about the whole re-design of the hot-dog thing, and failed to acknowledge it was National Tortilla Chip Day. … Continue reading

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José José Becomes Latest Hispanic Famous Person to Launch Fragrance

Mexican legendary singer José-José has joined the throngs of Latino celebrities pitching a fragrance of their own. But unlike other Latino-themed aromas, the proceeds from José-José’s eau de parfum (should there be any) are expected to help the fight against … Continue reading

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Tired of Waiting for Your U.S. Residency Papers? Try Becoming Miss Universe First

If you have been waiting, like, forever for your U.S. residency -or citizenship- papers, worry no more. Immigration lawyer and former Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey Michael Wildes can help… as long as you are, ahem, a Miss Universe. A … Continue reading

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Shakira, World Bank Launch $300M Initiative. Socks for Former Chief Not in the Agenda

Attention Shakira lovers -and World Bank haters: The Colombian singer is expected to announce today (Monday, Feb. 22) a $300 million joint initiative with the World Bank aimed “at expanding development programs for young children in Latin America.” According to … Continue reading

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Hispanic Members of the CSPCNMAL Inch Closer to Potential Museum Possibility

Are you clueless about Latino culture? Worry no more. The Nobel-prize-winning Obama administration this week got a step closer to the creation of a National Latino Museum in Washington. A dedicated commission, aptly named “The Commission to Study the Potential … Continue reading

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Washington Hispanics Excel at Spanish. I Want to Move There to Excel at Something

Of all the shocking revelations I’ve been exposed to lately, this one takes the cake: Hispanics and Chinese students are packing college-level Spanish and Chinese language classes and acing their AP tests at rates far higher than their English-speaking peers. … Continue reading

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Slipped on Banana Peel? ‘Meta un Sú’ and Don’t Let a Douchebag Ruin Your Life

If you ever need to sue somebody in “Cuban” and –more specifically– in Miami, you’d be better off hiring a professional lawyer and, more importantly, stay away from the douchebags (mequetrefes). By using the wonderful, un-translatable and cubanísimo concept of … Continue reading

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Do You Think This is Too White? Try Watching Some Spanish-Language Television

Once again, Vanity Fair magazine is under fire for portraying what critics describe as a very narrow -and white- face of America. At stake is the magazine’s Hollywood 2010 issue, which hits newsstands Feb. 9 and features a group of … Continue reading

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Mexico Urges UNESCO to Protect Its Food Before it Looks Like This

Not content with having Teotihuacán and Chichen Itzá among UNESCO’s protected cultural sites, Mexican officials are lobbying the organization to consider something even more worthy of recognition: Mexican cuisine. Despite undergoing the country’s worst political and economic crisis in decades … Continue reading

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You Can’t Have Your Tits and Name Them Too

If you are remotely familiar with Spanish-language television, you might have noticed that scantily-clad muchachas are never in short supply, whether they are stars of a telenovela, hosts of family game show or simply just delivering the news. But one … Continue reading

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Good Lord, Jean Paul Gaultier Takes Mexican Fashion Cue from Mel Gibson

Parisian haut couture has never been this fun. Mixing images of mariachi hats, agave plants, palm trees and vaquero pants, Parisian designer Jean Paul Gaultier this week introduced the world to his spring-summer 2010 collection, totally inspired in the “sounds … Continue reading

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