Category Archives: Univision

Trump Sends Ramos Back to Univision; Ramos not Helping Make America Great Again

Donald Trump (aka Mexico’s favorite piñata) this evening decided to kick Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, because Ramos wouldn’t sit down nor shut up, which basically means he’s not helping make America great again. ¡Pinche Ramos, pues! Here’s a Vine from … Continue reading

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Univision to Donald Trump: ‘Hasta la Vista, Baby!’

Well, that was fast. Barely five months after Donald Trump announced he was dumping Telemundo to join forces with Univision for the Miss Universe pageant, the Hispanic media giant decided it was just too much to partner with such a … Continue reading

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Americans Should Fear Mexicans More than ISIS: Ann Coulter

“If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you.”  This is so ridiculous, it’s funny… and deserves a big LOL.    

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What do Jorge Ramos and John Oliver Have in Common? U.S. Machines Don’t Understand their Accent

During a brief trip to New York for Upfronts Week, Univision host Jorge Ramos took some time to interview John Oliver. They touched on many serious — and not so serious — topics, including Oliver’s memorable interview with Edward Snowden, which led to the following exchange: Jorge Ramos: Why … Continue reading

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Armed with a Good Pair of ‘Cojones,’ Jorge Ramos Asks Enrique Peña Nieto to Resign

I know this video has been going around for several days now, and that many of you have already seen it, tweeted it, instagramed it, facebooked it, etc. Still, this blog had to make sure this footage also lives here, not only for ‘posterity’ … Continue reading

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Rodner Figueroa: Hispanic Media’s Convenient Scapegoat

Much has been written this week about the precipitous downfall of Venezuelan TV host Rodner Figueroa, who was fired from his high-paying job in Univision after making an inexcusable, racist comment about Michelle Obama live, during the superpopular daytime show El gordo y … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama Does ‘Sábado Gigante;’ Alas, not for ‘Miss Colita’ Pageant

You might dismiss Don Francisco as your abuela television icon, but his star power seems to be at its highest (and his energy certainly surpasses that of the “other aged Cuban“). Proof of this is tomorrow’s show, which will feature … Continue reading

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Having Run out of Ideas, Univision Steals Ice Bucket Challenge Idea to Support its Own Cause: TeletonUSA

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have noticed that everybody and their abuela have -for some reason- taken an unusual interest in fighting ALS by challenging one another to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, dumping a bucket of ice water on … Continue reading

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The perks of winning Univision’s ultimate beauty contest…

Aleyda Ortiz [center] on Sunday was crowned Univision’s 8th Nuestra Belleza Latina, a title I’m sure comes with tons of responsibilities but also many perks, including cash prizes and jumping into a hot tub with a 50-plus married Cuban-American man: … Continue reading

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Dating a Latina Will Make you Fat [and Other Insights from Univision’s Millennial Channel]

Looks like Univision decided NOT to listen to me, so it went ahead to launch Flama, an English-language video channel, which according to ADWEEK, has “an eye on Hispanics between ages 15 and 30,” (aka Hispanic millennials.) The channel, which … Continue reading

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Univision Telenovela Will Now Feature Footlong Sandwiches

If you thought Subway’s Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt was as culturally relevant as the fast-food chain was going to get, think again. In the latest example that Hispanic-targeted marketing knows no limits, Subway Restaurants this week announced a partnership with Univision to … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know You, but I’ll be Watching #SOTUS with an Accent

It took me forever to admit this. But I am a sucker for Latinos speaking with an accent. So instead of going for some serious journalistic outlet or other kind of Pulitzer-prize-winning publication, I am going to be watching #SOTUS … Continue reading

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At Last! English-language TV I Can Actually Understand

The big news today was the official launch of Fusion, the ABC News/Univision joint cable network, whose tagline, Not Everybody Gets It, is more than fitting, considering I have Time Warner Cable and thus, I don’t GET it. But I … Continue reading

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Univision’s Fernando Fiore is Now Peddling Power Tools

In the latest sign of the hotness of the U.S. Latino market, Univision sportscaster Fernando Fiore has been hired by Makita to promote the one and only “Mexican National Team 7-1/4″ Circular Saw Blade.” Call me crazy, but I’m not … Continue reading

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This New Cable Network is Making me Thirsty!

I don’t know you, but every time I see the Fusion logo, I feel like running to my nearest bodega and grab a Fanta de tamarindo. But I digress… Fusion, the ABC News/Univision joint cable net, has confirmed it will … Continue reading

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