Monthly Archives: June 2013

Amaia Salamanca Wants You to Get Wet this Summer

It’s been only a few days since I’ve arrived in Spain, and the summer is in full swing, with Spaniards already preparing for their two-month beach extravaganza (financial crisis or not.) And with the summer and the heat comes the … Continue reading

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Ooops.Telemundo Sells 8-Month-Old Interview as ‘Fresh’ News

It’s amazing what a television outlet would do to beat its competitors. Take Telemundo Puerto Rico’s Dando Candela, which earlier this week (June 13) promised viewers an ¡exclusive! ¡amazing! ¡historic! interview by reporter Yulianna Vargas with Kobbo Santarrosa, the TV … Continue reading

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Going to Cataluña? Bring Back a ‘Mexican’ Hat

It’s that time of the year when this blogger looks to relax and avoid computers altogether, but walking the streets of Tossa de Mar, in Spain’s Costa Brava, I keep bumping into these “typically Mexican” souvenirs. I might be wrong … Continue reading


Does this Building in Spain Discriminate Against Peruvians?

Please bear with me. I’m in Spain and taking it real easy. More complex posts coming soon. Or not. Photo: Laura Martínez, Sabadell, Barcelona.  

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In the Name of Hispanic Marketing, Vonage Trashes the Spanish Language

Call me a mamona purist, but every time I see a Spanish-language commercial for Vonage, I cannot help but cringe, and wonder why the marketing forces behind this campaign didn’t come up with something more creative without trashing the Spanish … Continue reading

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It’s Cold in America, People!

America is not a country. And according to my latest “research,” it may not even be a continent. America, it turns out, is a very far away galaxy place located somewhere in the Salta region of Argentina; it has really … Continue reading

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There’s a Culturally-Relevant Journalism School in NYC

I think I’ve said this a million times, but I love my neighborhood. And not only because I can easily find authentic foods like Hispanic lettuce and ethnically diverse beauty salons, but because business owners really go out of their way … Continue reading

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Can you Please Stop Speculating About Miguel Bose’s Sexuality? Thank You for your Cooperation

The Spain-born singer (God) will forever be this blogger’s favorite artist. Dancer. Singer. Casanova. Gay. Or Not. So. Get Over it. Just enjoy this video and watch it over, and over, and over again (Paying special attention to minute 2:30) … Continue reading

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‘Three Die After Being Killed.’ Lessons in Print Journalism

Print is not dead. It will only be dead when somebody actually goes and shoot it to death. Got it? Hat tip: @tropicarlitos    

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‘East Los High’ Promises No Gardeners, No Gangs, No Maids

Hulu and Hulu Plus today are premiering East Los High, a Latino-themed drama set in a Los Angeles high-school. According to press reports, the show’s creator -and director- has promised “no gardeners, no gangs, no maids,” but apparently tons of cute … Continue reading

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Just What This Blogger Needed: A Taco Encyclopedia

For those of you who still think tacos look like this, there’s literary aid coming your way. Mexican editor Déborah Holtz last night was in Manhattan, presenting La Tacopedia, the result of a five-year taco research documenting everything you’ll ever need to … Continue reading

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