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  • ¡El Cucuy!

    La Bloga
    Rene Colato Lainez
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Review by Ariadna SánchezThe Bogeyman is one of the most iconic figures in the Latin culture. In addition, La Llorona (The Weeping Woman) and El Chupacabras are folkloric characters that seduce old and new generations into a mysterious and magical world. The legends, myths, and folk stories about these unique figures gave birth to a legacy that will last forever in Mexico’s villages and cities as well as the rest of Latin America.¡El Cucuy! A Bogeyman Cuento in English and Spanish as told by Joe Hayes and phenomenally illustrated by Honorio Robledo is a must read…
  • Visualizing ANGEL FLIGHT! As I think of the Angel Children Seeking Asylum, I'm reminded of the Angel Face of Beautiful Little Selena Dancing, Learning the Cumbia! Angel Faces Seeking Refuge!

    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American
    Dee
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    As I think of Angel Flight, the beautiful Latino Children Seeking Asylum from the Vicious Drug Lords in Central American who are seeking refuge to find the American Dream -- as the Pilgrims did when America was founded, I'm reminded of the Angel Dance of Little Selena Dancing, Learning the Cumbia
  • Developing?

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I still hear  people call Mexico a “third world country” (which means it is neither in the Warsaw Pact or Nato alliance… something meaningless since the fall of the Berlin Wall) under the mistaken impression it means an “undeveloped” country.  A few more sophisticated, uninformed types call it “developing”… which I suppose means I country that hasn’t bought into rampant consumerism completely, but is getting there. While Mexico did walk a fine line between the pro-Soviet and pro-U.S. nations (rather gingerly, being far from God, and…
  • Birthday evening

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I'm getting together with friends this weekend to celebrate my 48th birthday, but I told myself that last night I'd go home and do whatever I wanted on the evening of my actual birthday. What did I end up doing? Opening gifts my sister sent*, reading a book and watching product demonstration videos on Zappos.com. They're mesmerizing. Not only can you see photos of an item and read a description, many Zappo items also have a less-than-a-minute video that shows someone wearing it and moving in ways that show how the item will look as people admire you from afar. I love those…
  • Goo Puddles bring Art Experience to LH Residents

    CHANFLES!
    EL CHAVO!
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    A friend recently told me about some new toy loan over by Chapalita, a project based on those wacky book nook ideas that seem better suited to a rural environment rather than an urban area with a nice library nearby. I forgot to check out the toy loan but I did see some of that handiwork down N. Broadway today, looks like they decorated phone booths with some of that cool looking goo. I like the pattern on this one. This goo puddle has some Chinese characters in it, not sure what it means but it looks like cool art, that’s for sure. A sign discourages people from stealing the community…
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    La Bloga

  • ¡El Cucuy!

    Rene Colato Lainez
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Review by Ariadna SánchezThe Bogeyman is one of the most iconic figures in the Latin culture. In addition, La Llorona (The Weeping Woman) and El Chupacabras are folkloric characters that seduce old and new generations into a mysterious and magical world. The legends, myths, and folk stories about these unique figures gave birth to a legacy that will last forever in Mexico’s villages and cities as well as the rest of Latin America.¡El Cucuy! A Bogeyman Cuento in English and Spanish as told by Joe Hayes and phenomenally illustrated by Honorio Robledo is a must read…
  • Dreaming in Chicano. Writer Resource.

    msedano
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    On this side of the curtain Michael SedanoFor the past three weeks my home has been a hospital bed in a room shut off by a blue-green curtain from the other rooms in the surgical ward. All day and through the night noises, sounds, voices penetrate and illuminate my imagination. Who’s flirting with the nurses? Why the sudden silence? Did the helicopter that landed earlier bring in the new admit?Somewhere out there, a family gathers in one of the rooms. Laughter and desultory chatter begins to separate into meaningfulness. Someone’s daughter is going to start college to become a teacher.
  • Trigueña: novela de ficción histórica en la frontera

    Xánath Caraza
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Novela de ficción histórica en la frontera Trigueña por Juana Moriel-PayneReseñada por Xánath CarazaTrigueña (Instituto chihuahuense de la cultura, 2013) de Juana Moriel-Payne es una novela histórica donde conocemos sobre la vida de Juana de Cobos en el norte de un México de los 1700´s, un lugar de tarahumaras, apaches, mestizos, mulatos y europeos.  Moriel-Payne nos lleva de la mano por calles de pueblos por construirse, ilusiones de niña, que en el hacer pan ve una razón para vivir y subsistir.  Con escenas casi cinematográficas Moriel-Payne nos muestra la historia del…
  • Here & Now: A Tribute to tatiana de la tierra in El Sereno

    Olga Garcia Echeverria
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Olga Garcia Echeverriatatiana selfie entre coffee beans en Colombiael pecado original es olvidar que somos diosas         tatiana de la tierra, "Sabidurias"July 31st marks the 2nd-year anniversary of the passing of escritora tatiana de la tierra. If you search tatiana on the internet, you will find pictures of her numerous readings and travels, bios that highlight pieces of her life: Colombian-born. Bilingual Lesbian writer. Immigrant. Librarian.Author of For The Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology. Maker of…
  • A Latino book for kids, about bullying

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    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    U.S. readers definitely need more and more diverse books. Especially for children, both Anglo and the marginalized children of color. A bilingual book by Kat Aragon, published last month, relates to that need, as well as to the U.S. sickness of bullying. Below is the publisher's description of Boy Zorro and the Bully (El Niño Zorro y el Peleón).• ISBN: 978-1-60448-027-6 • Paperback • $8.95• Ages 4 to 8 • 24 pages• Bilingual English/Spanish edition• Published: July, 2014http://www.lecturabooks.com/"Every day Benny Lopez woke up looking for a way to help people. One day he finds…
 
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    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American

  • Visualizing ANGEL FLIGHT! As I think of the Angel Children Seeking Asylum, I'm reminded of the Angel Face of Beautiful Little Selena Dancing, Learning the Cumbia! Angel Faces Seeking Refuge!

    Dee
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    As I think of Angel Flight, the beautiful Latino Children Seeking Asylum from the Vicious Drug Lords in Central American who are seeking refuge to find the American Dream -- as the Pilgrims did when America was founded, I'm reminded of the Angel Dance of Little Selena Dancing, Learning the Cumbia
  • ANGELS vs DEMONS: Meet Barbie Rogers and the MILITIA's HUMAN CHAIN/FENCE along the Southern Border

    Dee
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:44 pm
    We should all be in Fear for the Children. We are experiencing a Humanitarian Crisis along the Southern Border. Thousands of innocent children have been entering into the U.S. seeking Asylum, trying to escape from the dangers of Drug Wars/Cartels and Poverty that is running rampant in Central America and Mexico. This ANGEL FLIGHT of Children is not new. ANGEL FLIGHT has been happening for years, with an influx last year. (see "Catholic Bishops" .pdf here) However now, with the sudden media attention to their plight, the Hate Mongering Militias are up in arms. (Note: The Militias are the armed…
  • Mexican Trucker Reports: US Border Patrol Smuggling Weapons to Drug Cartels South of the Border!

    Dee
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Mexican Trucker.com is reporting: Arms Pipeline to Sinaloa Cartel – US Border Patrol smuggled weapons for “El Chapo” Guzman Today on the front page of El Universal, the declaration of a protected witness in the federal (PGR) case against El Chapo Guzman says that the US Border Patrol escorted trucks of weapons to the border, abandoned the vehicles and assisted members of the Sinaloa Cartel who then took the guns into Mexico. The declarations come from documents in the case as the witness, Javier Sandoval Interial, was assassinated in Mexico City in 2012. (read the rest of the story…
  • Exposing Republican LIES about Benghazi and their LIES against Hillary Clinton.

    Dee
    26 May 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I am so tired of the Republican LIES about Benghazi! How dare them utilize the death of an American Ambassador and 3 other Americans for their own political gain. They've attacked our President, our Secretary of State, the Defense Department, and the CIA.Let's expose:THE REPUBLICAN LIE: "There was a seven hour long attack against the Ambassador at the Libyan Embassy in Benghazi. There was plenty advance warning that this would happen, yet no help was sent and 4 Americans were killed. The president was so concerned about his re-election campaign, he refused to send them help and…
  • Thinking of my Dad on Memorial Day

    Dee
    26 May 2014 | 7:43 am
    My parents had 10 children. They worked very hard to raise us. My parents grew up during the Great Depression. Dad's family travelled the country as migrant workers in pursuit of work. They travelled by crop. They picked cotton in the south and traveled to the Midwest to pick vegetables and fruit. Over the years, my Dad was hired by the State of Michigan to bring pickers up to Northern Michigan. He brought entire families there to pick strawberries and cherries in the Traverse City area. They also picked cucumbers, beets and onions.After a few years he found work at an auto factory and moved…
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    The Mex Files

  • Developing?

    richmx2
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I still hear  people call Mexico a “third world country” (which means it is neither in the Warsaw Pact or Nato alliance… something meaningless since the fall of the Berlin Wall) under the mistaken impression it means an “undeveloped” country.  A few more sophisticated, uninformed types call it “developing”… which I suppose means I country that hasn’t bought into rampant consumerism completely, but is getting there. While Mexico did walk a fine line between the pro-Soviet and pro-U.S. nations (rather gingerly, being far from God, and…
  • ¡Cualli ilhuichihualli, Tenochtitlan!

    richmx2
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    … or, “Happy Birthday, Mexico City” for us Nahuatl-challenged folks. Filed under: Ciudad de México, Mexican History (general), Mexican History -1524 (Pre-Conquest), Nahuatls
  • If you live in the U.S. or have money (or socks) to share

    richmx2
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Shamelessly lifted from “What you can do to help the the US’ 52,000 child migrants” Dara Lind, Vox.com Most of these organizations are based in South Texas — the place where most children and families are entering the country, and where many of them are being held temporarily in short-term facilities. But as children and families get moved through the system, they’re being dispersed throughout the country: in long-term government-provided housing for unaccompanied children, in detention centers for families, and in homes with relatives. So no matter where you live,…
  • Ronald Reagan’s revenge… refugees

    richmx2
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    John Peeler in the L.A. Progressive: What with all the Republican bloviation about the crisis on our Mexican border, about the hordes of brown children coming across and threatening our National Security, it is easy to lose sight of our own responsibility for this situation. The three countries from which the vast majority of these kids come are just the three (Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador) on which Ronald Reagan spent billions in military aid during the 1980s, allegedly to block the Sandinistas of Nicaragua from imposing “Cuban-style communism” on Central America. What we got for…
  • World’s favorite protest song

    richmx2
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The 18th century Veracruz ditty about forced conscription into an anti-piracy naval militia is still a favorite in Mexico… Cuba… Argentina… Colombia… Africa… Australia… Europe…  Filed under: Music
 
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • Birthday evening

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I'm getting together with friends this weekend to celebrate my 48th birthday, but I told myself that last night I'd go home and do whatever I wanted on the evening of my actual birthday. What did I end up doing? Opening gifts my sister sent*, reading a book and watching product demonstration videos on Zappos.com. They're mesmerizing. Not only can you see photos of an item and read a description, many Zappo items also have a less-than-a-minute video that shows someone wearing it and moving in ways that show how the item will look as people admire you from afar. I love those…
  • Just an image, but lovely

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    A friend sent me this photo as part of a birthday greeting and I'm posting it just because I love it.Pink is my favorite color and cake is my favorite thing...
  • My 48th Birthday

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today I am 48 years old. I'm also a middle-aged woman with an edgy haircut.OH, yeah. This is edgy.Please note that I'm turning 48 years old on the 24th. It's a mathematical birthday!
  • Reasons it's great to be 50 years old

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:19 pm
    This Thursday, July 24th will be my 48th birthday. I'm excited about it because I like patterns and 48 is twice 24. I'm also partial to multiples of 12 and have been waiting for this birthday ever since I turned 36. (Anyone familiar with the Chinese Zodiac knows that every twelve years your Chinese animal sign comes around. This is the year of the horse and I'm a horse.)I enjoy birthdays for a few reasons: I like getting together with friends, I like eating cake and I like getting older. When I was a child, people taught me that adult women don't like getting older or letting people know…
  • Judgment after divorce

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Even though I'm divorced, I'm Catholic (actually I'm an atheist, but just follow me here), so I know that on the Day of Judgment when we all rise from the dead, there I'll be, standing next to my only groom. In the eyes of God our marital bond will be unbroken, and at that time I will turn to my eternal spouse, point at him and say: "Ha, ha! You're my husband!"
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    CHANFLES!

  • Goo Puddles bring Art Experience to LH Residents

    EL CHAVO!
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    A friend recently told me about some new toy loan over by Chapalita, a project based on those wacky book nook ideas that seem better suited to a rural environment rather than an urban area with a nice library nearby. I forgot to check out the toy loan but I did see some of that handiwork down N. Broadway today, looks like they decorated phone booths with some of that cool looking goo. I like the pattern on this one. This goo puddle has some Chinese characters in it, not sure what it means but it looks like cool art, that’s for sure. A sign discourages people from stealing the community…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Albert Mexican Food

    EL CHAVO!
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    I had the day off, nowhere really to be and just a few errands to run, let us head over in this direction. I remembered seeing this new spot at a shuttered Popeye’s. Plus I’ve heard of this chain, a ver que tal. It’s one of those affordable places where you look at the menu overhead and order up front. Wasn’t sure if they would have HR’s but they did. Plus, they serve breakfast all day! And look at that bargain price, only $4.75. Also, they have a lil’ salsa bar up in front. Pos que mas quieres? This day is starting to go my way. This place is in that weird…
  • World Cup 2014

    EL CHAVO!
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Back when I first started this stupid blog I did a bunch of posts about futbol and World Cup. I haven’t really kept that up but that doesn’t mean I am no longer a fan, far from it. Actually, I haven’t kept up much about this blog so it just fits in with the pattern. I’ve been trying to work on a final post about Grand Central Market, in which I just give up on the fresh pile of poop it has become but it fills me with so much anger that I don’t want to touch it. Anger and poop, not something I want to deal with after a full day at work. And since I work downtown,…
  • ALZA Jesus

    EL CHAVO!
    16 May 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I don’t go up to Highland Park as much anymore; too many fancy new restaurants and nowhere to eat. Huarache Azteca is still an occasional draw, decent for a meal even though better huaraches can be had elsewhere. I hadn’t seen this update to the ALZA mural on Ave 56, a big ol’ Jesus Christ in some sort of “what’s up?” pose. Its nice. I especially like the fine detail in the crucifixion holes. I like how they kept the cartoon veg and fruits and they hover over him as a holy vitamin-packed halo. Bam! Two religious images for the price of one. Part that water…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Perch

    EL CHAVO!
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Someone I like thought it would be a good idea to treat me to this experience. I’m down with going up– so here we go! It’s smart to make reservations: the gaggle of Bros that showed up this fine Saturday morning expecting to get a table in the nice part ended up sitting at the bar, inside. And I think the whole appeal of this place is the outdoor seating. Pretty much their raison d’etre. It is kinda neat to see El Centro from a different perspective, removed from the street level hostilities of lawyers talking about lawyering or the poor folk forced to public urination…
 
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    Elenamary

  • people I learn from

    elenamary
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:25 pm
    A month or so ago I went to the 60th birthday party of a good friend of mine.  She gave me a great piece of advice and said “Elena, remember the Mae West quote ‘You are only as young as the man you feel’ ” she tossed back her redhead and laughed but she was somewhat serious.  I like to think I have surrounded myself with a variety of people, and that they all help me feel alive. A lovely, young friend (maybe I’ll get to feel that young soon enough) taught me this week how to push my body to physical extremes for triathlon and that it was mostly mental, he…
  • always lube

    elenamary
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    they looked worse a few days ago ;-) Always lube. More importantly for me, always lube the boobs. I need to remember that. A couple weeks ago I did a sprint triathlon and chaffed a tad in the boobs and thought “man, I should’ve lubed”. This past Sunday I did an olympic distance triathlon (a longer distance), I didn’t lube.  I remember thinking, “meh, it will be okay”. It wasn’t okay I chafed the hell out of my boobs this time. When I saw my doctor Monday, she asked during the breast exam if my partner had done that to me or if I’d done it to…
  • gender differences

    elenamary
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I’ve 226 draft emails …they are mostly thoughts, or experiences, things I needed to jot down to remember in the future.  Accidentally, just opened this email gem and it made me smile: I overheard Lonnie tell Quincy that he couldn’t tell or ask him if he had been working out nor that he had lost any weight. I was shocked by their interaction and then Quincy responded “What? I’m not a woman.  I don’t need lied too”.  The two began to explain that men could be more honest more straight forward, it was more clear cut even when asking about working out.
  • love letters

    elenamary
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:08 pm
    I was trying to find an old identification card from when I would visit the federal prison in Mexico.  The ID was in a box of old letters.  Letters from friends, birthday cards, love letters from one boyfriend in particular—I’d forgotten how often he would mail me postcards, send me letters, and leave me little notes, and I didn’t realize I had so many of them.  It was wonderfully nostalgic to read through them. These old letters from the ex, are a reminder of the lesson to accept the present.  I didn’t realize how much my now ex loved me, thought of me, cared for…
  • Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    elenamary
    28 May 2014 | 8:37 am
    Dr. Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman Many women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my…
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    ¿Chicano y que?

  • Two Free 2015 Calendars by Jesús Manuel Mena Garza

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    2015 is just around the corner. Why not get a fabulous calendar to share. It is very simple. Click either or both images to download. The files are in the form of a large PDF. Print on letter, legal, tabloid or other size paper. Print via a basic black and white laser printer or high end photo printer. It is your choice.Another option, you can copy the file to a CD, thumb drive or download to a retail website such as CVS, Walgreens, Costco, etc. Trim the image and you are set. If you have any questions please give me a call or send an email.Print extras. They make great (cheap)…
  • UCLA Chicano Photographers

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    On September 25, 2011, I loaded my vintage 35mm Nikkormat camera with TMax 400 (black and white negative film) and photographed Oscar Castillo and Harry Gamboa, Jr. at UCLA. The two Los Angeles photographers were talking about their photographs taken several decades earlier. I felt incorporating the anachronism that is now film photography would celebrate and bring context to the historic event. Feel free to send me your comments.Click photos to enlargeHarry GamboaHarry GamboaOscar CastilloOscar CastilloUCLA#OscarCastillo #HarryGamboa #UCLA #Chicano…
  • Photographers Conundrum

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    By Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaLike Henry David Thoreau, I long to abandon waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs. A pastoral realm that integrates both nature and culture.Lately, I have imagined a simpler life. Then I acknowledge I am a photographer. Photography requires acquiring and mastering certain technologies. Not so simple.Today, I exist on the margins. A place where nature has been stripped and replaced by a layer of human infrastructure. Still I imagine leaving this artifice behind and assimilating back into the natural realm.Copyright 2014 Jesús…
  • Chicano Dream at Musée d'Aquitaine

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I have several prints on exhibit at Bordeaux, France’s Musée d’Aquitaine. The “Chicano Dream” show runs for several months. Go check it out. Tell me what you think.The Poster The venue My photo on the leftMy three photos on the rightSome info The openingJesus Barraza inspects my work
  • Movie Mañana

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Text and photographs by Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaClick Photo to enlargeCopyright 2014 Jesús Manuel Mena Garza. All rights reserved.Tomorrow is a big day. A movie about César Chávez will be shown across the USA. I feel it will be a great teaching tool. An opportunity to explore the transcendent nature of the UFW movement and its charismatic leader. For many of my generation, Chávez was a source of inspiration. Living in San José I had many opportunities to meet the soft-spoken leader. His modest dress and easy going manner made him approachable. He often asked the community…
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    South Texas Chisme

  • Charter schools performing worse than public schools in Texas

    CouldBeTrue
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    No surprise that a minimum oversight, profit motivated school would bomb.Charter schools have had far more academic and financial problems than traditional school districts, according to last year’s report by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.
  • El Paso County Judge debunks rightwing myths about our southern border

    CouldBeTrue
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    You know its all ginned up racism to get out the republican vote.Rather, the myth of a “crisis” is being used by politicians to justify ever-tighter restrictions on immigration, play to anti-immigrant voters in the fall elections and ignore the reasons so many children are coming here in the first place.In the last month, about 2,500 refugees have been brought to El Paso after crossing the border elsewhere. The community quickly came together to support the women and children and Annunciation House, the organization coordinating the effort.Contrary to the heated pronouncements, this is…
  • Get your tasty TPA blog post here!

    CouldBeTrue
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    The Texas Progressive Alliance prioritizes due process over expediency as it brings you this week's roundup.Off the Kuff is happy to hear that there will be exit polls in Texas this year.From WCNews at Eye on Williamson, an interesting reaction to a sexual assault conviction in Williamson County, The Case Of Greg Kelley. Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos notes that while John Cornyn rails against doing nothing about the Texas/Mexico border crisis, Mr. Cornyn and Ted Cruz have not advanced one name for nomination to the six current federal judicial vacancies in the state. John Cornyn Rails Against…
  • Real people on the border expecting solutions to real problems

    CouldBeTrue
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    From the humanitarian side:More than a dozen Rio Grande Valley leaders, led by Sister Norma Pimentel, visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday to discuss the so-called crisis on the border.In a meeting with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and six other members of the Congress, the Valley delegation announced they firmly oppose any lessening of due process rights for unaccompanied children from Central America and Gov. Rick Perry’s recent deployment of National Guard troops in South Texas.“This humanitarian crisis is an opportunity to share our American values; let us not forget that…
  • Eliot Shapleigh writes letter to Des Moines Register blasting Perry on border efforts

    CouldBeTrue
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    "On Border issues, Rick Perry’s sole motivation is to pander to extremists in the Republican Party," Shapleigh wrote. He said Perry's deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops on the South Texas border during the run-up to the Iowa caucuses was just "plain pandering." But, republicans love pandering to their basest instincts. That's a feature not a bug in today's republican party.
 
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    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective

  • Video: Dad & Daughter Duo Share “A Dicho A Day”

    Latina Lista
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Video: Dad & Daughter Duo Share “A Dicho A Day” by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Loida Casares is a loving mom, talented writer and blogger and an enterprising entrepreneur. Yet, of all the hats Loida balances these days, it’s her role as daughter that has unexpectedly brought new meaning into this 40-year-old Latina’s life. About a year ago, Loida’s elderly father, Nicolas, came to live with her and life as daughter/caregiver has…
  • Wari geoglyph found in southern Peru

    Latina Lista
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Wari geoglyph found in southern Peru by Latina Lista By Rachel Chase Peru This Week Archaeologists undertaking investigations in the Peruvian region of Arequipa discovered a large geoglyph last December. According to Peru21, the geoglyph is approximately 60 meters by 40 meters and is located in the province of Caylloma. Peru21 reports that the initial archaeological investigations were performed at the request of the Consorcio Angostura – Siguas, an…
  • Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Optimizing your sun experience

    Latina Lista
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Optimizing your sun experience by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: Optimizing your sun experience Growing evidence has shown that vitamin D is vital for good overall health. Many studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to numerous diseases, including cancers. Your body can make its own vitamin D when you expose your skin to sunlight. Violet is the first wearable device that provides customized user guidance on optimal sun…
  • Arizonans join those urging White House to include immigrants in debate

    Latina Lista
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Arizonans join those urging White House to include immigrants in debate by Latina Lista By Julianne Defilippis Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Phoenix resident Gerardo Torres said immigrants have “ideas that are really going to help” communities affected by immigration policies – if only President Barack Obama would ask. Torres was one of a number of protesters outside the White House Monday urging the president to include immigrant voices at the table during…
  • Latina artists showcase pride in indigenous culture and folklore

    Latina Lista
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Latina artists showcase pride in indigenous culture and folklore by Latina Lista By James Smith LatinaLista Philadelphia – An extensive exhibition of the works of more than twenty emerging Latina artists was offered by Raices Culturales, Friday, at 1417 N. 2nd street, the spacious Crane Arts Building headquarters of Raices. A showcase of an eclectic selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures and textile weavings from artists who are either recent immigrants…
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    Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos

  • Now that's a party crasher to write home about

    reenee
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Alicia Bishop and Glenn Merrill were preparing a birthday party for Merrill’s son when an unexpected guest dropped in at their Juneau, Alaska, home. A bear.  Glenn said, "I heard this cracking. And the next thing you know, there’s this bear that, I mean, literally, fell right from the skylight. It was like three feet away from me." After he peed his pants, he got his son out of the room and away from the 180 pound bear.As for the bear, once he got his wits about him and looked around, he went for the party food. Alicia said, "The bear walks over and puts its paws up on the table and…
  • Let's see how SCOTUS deals with this...

    LeeSee
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    ..they opened this can of worms and now it will bite them in the ass.Satanist are now seeking "Hobby Lobby like" exemptions because of their "faith" from the Supreme Court. In other words some of the rules anti abortion zealots have created in the states are infringing upon the belief systems Satanist's have.The Satanist's claim they believe in science and not political opinion so now they are seeking freedom from the anti abortion speeches (coercive speeches) so many women are forced to listen to depending upon the state.All of the red states that have stringent rules and regulations…
  • A Sobering Experience

    reenee
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Different IdiotRobert Alan Pullar, age 30, has special talents . . . they might not be not good talents, but they are, well, special.You see, he was driving early one Saturday morning when he managed to fall out of his car and run himself over. Amazingly, he was able to get up, chase down his car, get back in, and continue driving. Someone must have seen this happen and called the cops after they stopped laughing.Police tracked him down and got him medical care — and then arrested him for DUI, driving with a suspended license, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Interestingly enough,…
  • And so it goes...

    LeeSee
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    ...check it out, it is almost poignant these children already understand the deck is stacked against them.Don't bother to read the ignorant comments.It will infuriate you.Some people will never ever understand the inherent inequality in America, and we do not need to waste time trying to school them, that ship has sailed. What we need to focus on is the young children and teach them to appreciate different colors and different races.That is the only way things will change.
  • Every family has "Crazy" running through it...some more than others

    reenee
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Casey Kasem in better daysBecause it's much more interesting to focus on other crazy family units rather than those we happen to be related to, I bring you a Kasem Family update.Casey Kasem's son Mike had something to say when he was asked if step-mother Jean might be hiding his father's corpse from him and his siblings. He said that she's "demonstrated what we have known for 30 years: She's bat-shit crazy."Mike Kasem also poses some questions regarding the sincerity of his stepmother's love for his father, since if she loved him she would have been there at the end of his life when they…
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  • Summer of Feminista: Birthing a new world

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Today Summer of Feminista welcomes one of my dearest friends, Amy, to the conversation...But anyone who knows Amy & me knows she is not Latina. So why am I letting her in? Just read her piece and I think you can agree that it is in the spirit of SoF. I am not a Latina. This was something I wrote to the goddess that writes this blog and she wrote back a short email that said, “Yeah, I figured that out 13 years ago!” The fact is, I didn’t even think about that when I volunteered to write here on this blog. I think that is part of who I am. I met one of my BFF’s online through mama…
  • Apply today for the FOCUS black women in tech Fellows program

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Did you know that there is a program to help support black women kick start their innovations? The digitalundivided FOCUS Fellows program is an intensive weeklong program that has a impressive track record of success: Over 30 percent of the black female startup founders who participated in the program have raised at least $50,000 in venture or angel funding and 10% have raised more than a half of million dollars. In contrast, studies have found that less than one percent of startups backed by tech investors were founded by African-Americans. The FOCUS Fellows program takes place in New York…
  • Summer of Feminista: One Good Friend

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Today Summer of Feminista welcomes Lisa Quinones-Fontanez. She is an award winner blogger. Her blog, Atypical Familia, is a personal blog and family lifestyle site with a focus on autism parenting and work/life balance. Her writing has been featured on several websites including Huffington Post Parents, Yahoo Shine and KatieCouric.com. Lisa is also a contributing writer at Parents.com and Babble.com.“All you need is one good friend,” my mother used to say. But as a teenager, I liked being surrounded by friends. Going out in groups to the movies, the mall or just hanging out in the park…
  • I'm turning 40 this year and here's my birthday wish...

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    To finally make it to Space Camp!And when I let friends know they asked how they can help, so I'm posting this in case anyone reading this also wants to help me make my dream come true. I set up a GoFundMe page for my trip. As of my writing, I'm already over 20% towards my goal! That's a selfie of my Mother's Day gift Ella made me. I had told her to not buy me anything, but to just put the money she would spend in a jar. So she made the jar. And yes, added some money. So why Space Camp?Well, I've always been a big nerd for one. But what is curious about my nerd story is that my love of space…
  • Summer of Feminista: When amigas become familia

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Today Summer of Feminista welcomes Lilian Coral, a novice at blogging, who wants to more actively dialogue with colleagues on specific issues around technology and improving the American social safety net. She comes to this work as a Colombian immigrant, raised and educated in the United States and deeply committed to social justice issues. It’s only fitting that I write about girlfriends a day after the death of the mother of one of my oldest girlfriends. In my home, my parents always encouraged my sister and I to prioritize family over friends. It was always about keeping everything in…
 
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  • Sweet Spot Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Smart Activity Gaming

    José Huitron
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Sanwood, LLC is crowdfunding its launch of Sweet Spot, a smart swing sensor for golf and tennis. Sweet Spot is available for preorder through Indiegogo.com and supporters of the campaign are able to reserve Sweet Spot for $99.95.  Sweet Spot was developed by Sanwood, LLC and founded by Dr. Robert (Bob) Woods and Eric Sanchez with development in Santa Barbara, CA and business development in Las Vegas, NV.   Sweet Spot is a smart swing sensor that connects via BluetoothSmart to an iOS or Android app and works with any golf club or tennis racket. The Sweet Spot sensor records data…
  • Pioneering Hackathon Event to Accelerate Latino Entrepreneurship Takes Off on the Central Coast of California

    José Huitron
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    SANTA MARIA, CA - July 2, 2014 - Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Santa Maria is part of a Central Coast hotbed of rising entrepreneurial activity. Set to take place on August 1st - 3rd, Startup Weekend Santa Maria (http://santamaria.startupweekend.org) is aimed at accelerating entrepreneurship in an arena where Hispanics account for 70% of the population.Offering a dynamic runway for launching new ideas, Startup Weekend Santa Maria brings a robust mix of mentorship, idea generation, unmatched networking, team building, and startup community energy. “Startup Weekend is a…
  • For Latinos Gaining Access to Capital is Like Climbing Mount Everest

    José Huitron
    6 Jun 2014 | 9:42 am
    Capital is a critical resource for accelerating ideas and keeping entrepreneurs on the path to changing the world. However, a recent study highlights significant discrimination in the land of plenty. Conducted by business school professors at Utah State University, Brigham Young University and Rutgers University, the study featured nine businessmen—three white, three black, and three Hispanic. Similar in size and stature, donning the same outfits, and armed with similar education levels and financial profiles, they visited numerous banks seeking a roughly $60,000 loan to expand the…
  • Developments in the Hispanic Media Market

    José Huitron
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Media companies' interest in the booming Hispanic market increasing according to a recent timeline report released by the PewResearch Journalism Project. Providing a solid overview into the growth of media outlets geared towards the Hispanic market, the timeline highlights an important overview of the media landscape."What’s clear from the timeline is that general market companies, those that also own outlets geared to the overall U.S. population have jumped into the Hispanic news industry in recent years. Six of the seven national outlets listed were started by these general market…
  • Entrepreneur Series | Q&A with Kevin Hernandez, Founder of RecCheck

    José Huitron
    23 Jan 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Ideas are better served with inspiration. Sometimes on the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship we need a little bit of motivation and a hard reminder about the possibilities in front of us and the merits of hard work. Kevin Hernandez is the Founder of RecCheck, a mobile application that would allow users to easily set up pick up games with their friends and other players around them. RecCheck is a way for users to discover new parks and players in their area. Following is an interview with Kevin who recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdismo. (Disclosure: I am a Co-Founder of…
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  • Physician, author explains her mind body approach to medicine

    Elena del Valle
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mind Over MedicinePhoto: LissaRankin.com Lissa Rankin, MD, a physician and New York Times bestselling author, is convinced that the lessons she learned over years of medical school and clinical practice are not all set in stone. In her 2013 book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, $24.95), she shares the process that led her to discover what she believes is a better way to health, and what it might mean to patients.Your mental attitude, the author says, is the most important factor in your health even ahead of sleep, nutrition, weight, exercise and…
  • Testicular cancer rising among Hispanic youth, young adults

    Elena del Valle
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rebecca H. Johnson, M.D., co-author, Increase in Testicular Germ Cell Tumor Incidence Among Hispanic Adolescents and Young Adults in the United StatesPhotos: Stephen M. Schwartz, Rebecca H. Johnson, Franklin L. Chien An article published in Cancer, a a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, points to a recent substantial increase in testicular germ cell tumor incidence among Hispanic adolescents and young adults in the United States. The trend was not evident among non-Hispanic whites. Testicular cancer, among the most common types of cancer in adolescent and young adult men,…
  • Head of Human Microbiome Program addresses detrimental effects of modern medical practices

    Elena del Valle
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Missing MicrobesPhoto: Henry Holt and Company, Troi Santos NYULMC The health of our body depends in part on the balance the exists between bacterial and human cells. Experts estimate that for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have coexiste­d in a peaceful symbiosis that resulted in the relative health of our bodies, and that we acquire microbes by the time we are three years old. They thrive in our gut, noses, mouth, and skin, and they play an essential role in keeping us healthy. The excessive dependence of modern medicine on antibiotics and Cesarian sections is…
  • Job Ad Placement

    Elena del Valle
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Welcome to the HispanicMPR Job Ads page! If you’re looking for a job, scroll down to see job ads. If you want to place an ad, see the next paragraph. How to place an ad (if you visited this page before July 2010, please read this again as the instructions have changed) Ads must list an employment opportunity or employment search related to Hispanic marketing, communication, public relations, media, events planning or other job fields. Cost for one ad: $100 The first 50 words will appear on the Job Ads main page. If your ad has more than 50 words, the words “click here for…
  • Communications Coordinator – Bilingual English/Spanish

    Elena del Valle
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Job Title: Communications Coordinator - Bilingual English/Spanish Company Name: SEIU International Location: Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States, 20036 SEIU Communications Coordinator - Bilingual English/Spanish Grade:D Location: This position may be based in Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA or NY, NY * Fluency is Spanish language is required for this position Click to read the entire ad Communications Coordinator - Bilingual English/SpanishThe post Communications Coordinator – Bilingual English/Spanish appeared first on Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations website and…
 
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  • FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The port of Buenaventura, the most important port on Colombia’s Pacific coast, is without electricity after a dynamite attack on several electric towers attributed Tuesday to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, by the Colombian military. “There is one of the towers that is bent in two, whereby we’ve ... confirmed that it’s a terrorist attack (and) about which we have intelligence information to corroborate those impressions,” Pablo Romero, the commander of the country’s Pacific naval fleet, told Radio Caracol, attributing the attack to the…
  • 40,000 Guatemalan Families Affected by Drought

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing preliminary figures. The lack of rain has damaged corn crops in some 28 cities in eight provinces located in the so-called Dry Corridor in the country’s east and north, the minister said. Although experts are still evaluating the situation in those regions, the National Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology Institute, or Insivumeh, says it has not rained there since July 9, Lopez told…
  • Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City Universities Sign Accord

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, or UBA, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, and the University of Sao Paulo, or USP, on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources. Alberto Edgardo Barbieri, of the UBA, the UNAM’s Jose Narro and Marco Antonio Zago, of the USP, signed the agreement during the 3rd International Meeting of Universia Deans, which wrapped up Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro and was participated in by 1,103 heads of academic institutions in 33…
  • Ex-Mexican Governor’s Son Seen Meeting with Cartel Leaders

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    An online video shows the leader of the Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel meeting with a son of Fausto Vallejo, the former governor of the western Mexican state of Michoacan. The meeting took place at an unspecified date in cartel boss Servando Gomez Martinez’s area of influence in Michoacan, based on the video footage uploaded Tuesday to news agency Quadratin’s Web site. In the video, Rodrigo Vallejo, the ex-governor’s eldest son, is seen conversing with Gomez Martinez, known as “La Tuta,” while drinking a beer. Vallejo told the cartel…
  • PEMEX Reports Lower Trade Surplus

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos posted an $8.2 billion trade surplus in the first half of 2014, down 20.42 percent from the same period of last year. The company’s exports of crude, refined products, natural gas and petrochemicals were valued at $22.5 billion, down 7 percent from the first half of last year, Pemex said in a statement Tuesday. By contrast, the value of the company’s imports of refined products, natural gas and petrochemicals between January and June came in at $14.3 billion, 3 percent higher than the same period of 2013, it added. During that…
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