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domingo, 21 de julio de 2013

First Latino inaugural poet coming to Connecticut

First Latino inaugural poet coming to Connecticut
The inaugural poet — the first Latino bestowed the honor and “a child of exiled immigrants” — reflected on his experience with the inauguration, saying,“I finally feel like I'm 100 percent American.” Through the process of writing and reading “One ...

African-American Familes Not Optimistic After Zimmerman Acquittal

African-American Familes Not Optimistic After Zimmerman Acquittal
(CBS) – President Obama's statement that “It could have been me” – a reference to slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin — resonates with many black families in Chicago. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot talks to parents and their sons about life after the George ...

Concerns of Afro-American boys need to be addressed: Obama

Concerns of Afro-American boys need to be addressed: Obama
WASHINGTON: Looking for positive lessons to draw from the shooting to death of Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama said on Friday the nation needed to do some “soul-searching”, to look for ways to bolster African-American boys and examine state ...

Young People Converge On Rio For Pope's Visit

Young People Converge On Rio For Pope's Visit
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Taking dayslong bus trips or expensive plane flights that were paid for by baking cookies and holding garage sales, running raffles and bingo tournaments and even begging for coins in public plazas, thousands of young Roman ...

What Latino businesses can learn from Ted Rubin

What Latino businesses can learn from Ted Rubin
Even if Latinos are naturals at creating relationships, how many people can you personally contact? Building a social media strategy allows small companies to expand their reach and compete in local or regional markets. It can also allow business ...

Hispanics can be victims and perpetrators of racism

Hispanics can be victims and perpetrators of racism
One only need to examine the class system in Latin America to see racism that places white Latin Americans, with more Spanish blood, at the top, and the dark-skinned indigenous population at the bottom. In Los Angeles, Latino gangs have targeted ...

George P. Bush starts small, shuns idea his name, Hispanic heritage can save ...

George P. Bush starts small, shuns idea his name, Hispanic heritage can save ...
How can he ease into his first campaign for elected office amid lofty expectations that he will help save a Republican Party in Texas that's endangered by the state's booming Latino population? Bush, 37, says he's more than just a famous surname. Both ...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Launches "Hispanics For Christie" Coalition

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Launches "Hispanics For Christie" Coalition
New Jersey is home to 1.6 million Hispanics, they are almost 20 percent of the state population, the eighth largest Latino share in the nation. About 680,000 of the state's Latinos are eligible to vote. “It has always been incredibly important for me ...

National Latino advocacy group kicks off conference

National Latino advocacy group kicks off conference
About 5,000 people have registered to attend the four-day event. Another 15,000 to 20,000 are expected to the National Latino Family Expo, a free event with exhibits from more than 200 artists, grocery stores, banks, small businesses and other resource ...

Is a racist's worst fear that some black or Latino people might be ...

Is a racist's worst fear that some black or Latino people might be ...
In my observation, white racists are very insecure and have extremely low self- esteem. I think they are frightened that their whiteness no longer provides them ...

Latinos in Detroit hope city's bankruptcy filing is path to recovery

Latinos in Detroit hope city's bankruptcy filing is path to recovery
Until the city makes it more attractive for people to come here, to hang out after sporting events, we won't get that outside traffic,” Avila says, explaining how her restaurant is making it work amid declining business. ”We went from having 2 million ...

First Latin Fest celebrates culture and dreams big

First Latin Fest celebrates culture and dreams big
The dream of a Latin-centric celebration has come up before, but the idea could never gain any momentum due to differing opinions and agendas in the separate regions represented. Think about it for a second: There are approximately 40 different ...

The first Latin American pope travels to Brazil, world's largest Catholic country

The first Latin American pope travels to Brazil, world's largest Catholic country
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A pope who has become known for his simple ways will walk the streets of a shantytown, visit young prisoners and greet hundreds of thousands of pilgrims this week during World Youth Day celebrations in Brazil, the world's largest ...

Venezuela VP defends support for Snowden

Venezuela VP defends support for Snowden
"Along with other Latin American countries, Venezuela seeks its own peaceful survival, free from interference from the United States. And Snowden unveiled the fact that the US imposed its surveillance on other countries," he said. Brazilian media last ...

Starwood Hotels Plans to Expand Mexico Footprint by 30%

Starwood Hotels Plans to Expand Mexico Footprint by 30%
A general growth in household incomes in countries around the world, combined with a relatively low supply of rooms in Latin America, is driving hospitality investment in the region, especially in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia, industry ...

All four EU countries involved in the Morales plane incident have officially ...

All four EU countries involved in the Morales plane incident have officially ...
The development comes following an ensuing diplomatic scandal that sparked fierce reaction by leaders of Bolivia and numerous Latin American countries, demanding explanations. Leaders and officials of Argentina, Ecuador, Suriname, Venezuela, Brazil ...

Beyond borders: Film festival offers newest, hip Latin American movies

Beyond borders: Film festival offers newest, hip Latin American movies
Latinbeat 2013 features movies from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Uruguay, in many cases co-productions between several countries, including some European countries. “Latin America is changing rapidly, and so is its cinema ...

The killing of Trayvon Martin and gun violence in America

The killing of Trayvon Martin and gun violence in America
In a very real and forlorn sense, Hispanic American George Zimmerman's acquittal by a jury of six white females in the Sanford, Florida courthouse two Saturdays ago of second degree murder for the killing of 17-year-old black American Trayvon Martin in ...

Demographic shift amplifies inequities

Demographic shift amplifies inequities
In 2010, 39.4 per cent of black children, 34 per cent of Hispanic children and 38 per cent of American Indian and Alaska Native children lived in poverty, defined as an annual income of $22,113 US that year for a family of four. That compares with ...

Latino Leaders Reject Spitzer, Saying His Actions Are Hypocritical

Latino Leaders Reject Spitzer, Saying His Actions Are Hypocritical
“As Latinos and representatives of the Latino community, we are sick and tired of the reality show and the double standards,” Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said from the steps of City Hall on Friday. “We are sick and tired of fact that so much ...

Latino groups seek Herbalife probe by FTC

Latino groups seek Herbalife probe by FTC
This week, Latino worker groups and public advocacy organizations met with officials from the Federal Trade Commission to ask for an investigation into Herbalife's operations, particularly its handling of its huge network of distributors. Latinos make ...

Latinos Could Be Key To Reviving Detroit Following Bankruptcy

Latinos Could Be Key To Reviving Detroit Following Bankruptcy
The Latino community has only grown by a couple thousand in the last decade, but in a city experiencing mass exodus, Latinos have seen their influence grow – from 5 to about 7 percent of the city's overall population. Kathleen Wellner, president of the ...

Rallies across Ohio, nation to demand 'Justice for Trayvon,' decry racial ...

Rallies across Ohio, nation to demand 'Justice for Trayvon,' decry racial ...
CINCINNATI — People upset over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin and what they say is pervasive racial inequality in the U.S. plan to take to the streets across Ohio today. Prayer vigils and rallies demanding 'Justice for ...

Horrific laws enable racial inequality

Horrific laws enable racial inequality
Race has been at the heart of this trial from the start, and for good reason. If Trayvon Martin had been a white kid in that neighborhood at that time, Zimmerman wouldn't have stalked, assaulted, and ultimately murdered him to begin with. The police ...

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'
LGBT people of all colors should grasp the pain and fear the African-American community and parents with teenagers of color have been going through since an almost all-white jury of women pronounced Zimmerman “not guilty”—even though Trayvon was ...