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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