You have to give it to marketers for always trying to embrace different cultures. So not content with giving us Currito, Tostitos and fajita dinners from Old El Paso, they are giving us Rogue’s Chipotle Ale, the only thing I can possibly think of to wash down fake Mexican food.
Univision CEO Joe Uva has left the company to “be able to seek other opportunities,” Univision announced today.
But what’s really weird is that they don’t want to tell me where the hell it is that he is going, and rumor has it that he might have gotten the boot. His last day is April 2.
I don’t know you guys but I feel a bit sorry for the guy. After all those years of tireless work and efforts, he didn’t even have time to master his Spanish… But he shouldn’t worry too much. Judging from his stellar appearance as a piragüero in one scene of the hit Brodway show In the Heights, I’m sure he’ll be able to find a gig in the barrio.
His specialty? Piraguas de Uva!
Buena suerte, Mr. Uva. I’ll look you up among my neighborhood’s piragüeros.
It took a bit longer than many would have liked, but California is (almost) back to being Mexican. This week the U.S. Census confirmed Hispanics are about to overtake whites as the largest minority in California. So this blogger is suggesting a slight change of name for the state: How ’bout Mexifornia?
Move over, cucaracha-stomping Mariachi: The new onda app right now is Smuggle Truck, an iPhone and iPad app that allows you to drive a truck full of immigrants through the dessert and try not to have them tossed out in the process.
Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration, developed by Owlchemy Labs in Boston, is set for release this month but it’s already raising the ire of immigration advocates who think the game trivializes the seriousness of the crossings.
Really? I thought it was a major attempt by some app-developer coyote to show gringos that their job is no walk in the park!
In a recent New York Times article about Dakota tenant Alphonse Fletcher and his ongoing fight with the building’s management, one member of the co-op board is said to have made a point about why they turned down an apartment to one famous Hispanic:
I have been writing about Liberman’s Spanish-language programming for quite some time now, and was always appalled at the lack of response by mainstream media about the offensive nature of some of their programming.
Things might change soon.
Today the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) filed a joint complaint with the FCC against Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. and KRCA, a broadcast television station serving the Los Angeles area. The complaint is in response to a string of broadcasts of the Spanish-language television talk show José Luis Sin Censura, which contains indecent, profane, and obscene material, offensive language, nudity, and on-air verbal and physical attacks against women as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Watch for yourself (if you can stomach it, that is.)