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lunes, 22 de julio de 2013

Legendary Latin jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo talks music, art and family

Legendary Latin jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo talks music, art and family
Pete Escovedo had no idea how his life would change when he went to see popular Latin jazz musician Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente play in the Macumba Club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. Eighteen-year-old Escovedo was invited backstage and ...

Costa Rica will Host The China Business Summit Latin America and the Caribbean

Costa Rica will Host The China Business Summit Latin America and the Caribbean
 Entrepreneurs, investors and government representatives from Latin America and China will meet in Costa Rica on November 26 and 27 for the Seventh China Business Summit Latin America and the Caribbean, officials ...

For Latin America, pope's visit signals 'new spring'

For Latin America, pope's visit signals 'new spring'
Rio de Janeiro - One of Latin America's best-known and most polemical theologians, Leonardo Boff, has often tangled with a Catholic Church hierarchy he has described as authoritarian and out of touch with this region. In his books, the Brazilian has ...

China, Latin America, Caribbean forum opens

China, Latin America, Caribbean forum opens
China will work with Latin America and the Caribbean to implement agreements reached by the leaders of China and Latin American countries and enhance ties, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said at the forum's opening ceremony. China attaches great ...

Brazilian Catholics pray pope will renew region's faith

Brazilian Catholics pray pope will renew region's faith
Even though Latin America is home to 39% of the world's Catholics, turning the tide toward Catholicism won't be easy in some countries. The number of Latin Americans identifying themselves as Catholic has fallen to 72% in 2010 from 90% a century ...

First Latin American pope's first stop: Brazil

First Latin American pope's first stop: Brazil
Msgr. Franklyn Casale, president of St. Thomas University, called it a "fortuitous coincidence" that the first pope from Latin America will make his first international trip to Latin America. The pope plans to speak in both Spanish and Portuguese, "so ...

Latin American youths converge on Rio, drawn to a pope with a common touch

Latin American youths converge on Rio, drawn to a pope with a common touch
"We were concerned after Benedict resigned, but when a Latin American pope emerged, so close to young people, it really changed the situation and our numbers grew. A little while ago we thought that there would be 5,000 Chileans and now we see that ...


Latin Notes: Trying his hat at promoting

Latin Notes: Trying his hat at promoting
This weekend the Latin Grammy winning singer and accordionist wears a different one — concert promoter. Salgado, whose latest single is a banda-style duet with Diana Reyes (“Ya No Te Puedo Amar”), is staging a concert/dance at San Antonio Event ...

Latin America Debates the Cuban Sugar Missile Crisis

Latin America Debates the Cuban Sugar Missile Crisis
Panama's capture this week of a North Korean ship with suspected surface-to-air weapons equipment stored among 10,000 tons of Cuban sugar is the stuff of spy movies. It certainly had drama. The 35-man crew apparently rioted and sabotaged the ship.

African American girl shot during anti-violence vigil in Chicago

African American girl shot during anti-violence vigil in Chicago
While President Barack Obama, black civil-rights leaders and thousands of protesters are absorbed in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin episode and its aftermath, a 6-year-old African American girl was shot and critically wounded as was a 52-year-old ...

African-American College Students Hook Up Less Often Than White Students

African-American College Students Hook Up Less Often Than White Students
For anyone wondering how often black college students are hooking up on campuses across America, Slate recently published some findings that could be seen as bad news or good news. According to the online magazine, hooking up -- loosely defined as ...

Research: Some African American liver recipients fare better with organ from ...

Research: Some African American liver recipients fare better with organ from ...
According to Shores, black Americans have a 58 percent higher likelihood of contracting Hepatitis C than white Americans. Although those black Americans with chronic Hepatitis C have relatively better outcomes than patients from other races prior to ...

Smithsonian Institute honors Eastern Shore historian of African-American family

Smithsonian Institute honors Eastern Shore historian of African-American family
FEDERALSBURG, Md. — If you are looking for history about Federalsburg and Caroline County, a new place to look is the Smithsonian Institute as the National Museum of African-American History and Culture recently accepted a book by local historian Irma ...

African Americans Dilemma : The Egg & The Chicken

African Americans Dilemma : The Egg & The Chicken
With roughly 40-50 million African-Americans disappointed, heart-broken over the Zimmerman Trial, Americans should ask themselves a very critical and big question. America must accept it has a problem. It is not new. Only it has been dormant until the ...

Q&A: African-American women face greater breast cancer risks

Q&A: African-American women face greater breast cancer risks
TAMPA — Sonia Franklin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. She was treated successfully, but set out to educate herself about the condition. In 2008, she learned at a conference about something she had not heard of: triple negative breast cancer ...

Media hide black-on-Hispanic attack amid Trayvon protests

Media hide black-on-Hispanic attack amid Trayvon protests
WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.) Videos linked or embedded may contain foul language and violence. It started out Friday with teasing, then taunting. But when the young ...

Families – many in deportation proceedings – rally in the Capitol for ...

Families – many in deportation proceedings – rally in the Capitol for ...
Israel Lopez, 43, explained in Spanish that he drove from Chicago with four people to Freedom Plaza to support immigration reform for younger undocumented Latinos. “I have a deportation case, so I am in Washington to try to do something about,” Lopez ...

Photo: San Diego's Fiesta del Sol Brings in More than 50000

San Diego's Fiesta del Sol Brings in More than 50000
More than 50,000 people attended the “Fiesta del Sol” this weekend in San Diego, California, making its eight edition one of the largest Hispanic cultural events in the county. The festival, aimed at collecting funds for the humanitarian “Justice ...

Latin America's first pope heads to restive Brazil

Latin America's first pope heads to restive Brazil
Meanwhile, pilgrims from around the world were gathering in Rio for World Youth Day, arriving by bus from neighboring nations or landing by plane from across the ocean to greet the first pope from Latin America. As men in swim trunks and women in tiny ...

The Curious Case of George Zimmerman's Race

The Curious Case of George Zimmerman's Race
Just about the only people interested in standing by George Zimmerman right now are avowed white supremacists, his family and Juror B37. But for Latinos, people of color and progressives he's more than a problem. He's a pariah. His acquittal highlights ...

How immigrant's dream of opening gym for Latino children in LA became reality

How immigrant's dream of opening gym for Latino children in LA became reality
“My main concern was the Hispanic people in this country. We don't have many opportunities in sports,” says Antaramian. “I worked for the YMCA for 11 years and when it closed, all those kids were out in the streets.” According to the Centers for ...

Sequestration hitting Latino families hard

Sequestration hitting Latino families hard
Hispanics make up about 17 percent of the U.S. population, but comprise a third or more of those who use federal housing subsidies, job training and other social programs that have been put under the sequestration knife. In Head Start, about 23,000 ...

Hispanic-owned businesses growing

Hispanic-owned businesses growing
2.1 percent increase in Idaho's Hispanic population from 2011 to 2012, the slowest growth rate since the U.S. Census Bureau began tracking it in 1981. 11.9 percent unemployment rate for Idaho Hispanics in 2010. An additional 30.8 percent were not in ...

Milwaukee Latino Carnaval joins parade of ethnic festivals

Milwaukee Latino Carnaval joins parade of ethnic festivals
Organized by Juan Carlos of local JCS Consulting Solutions and a team of 30 community members, Latino Carnaval was inspired by Rio Brazil and other international carnivals that use arts, entertainment, food and music to celebrate and educate people ...

Westchester celebrates the many facets of Hispanic heritage

Westchester celebrates the many facets of Hispanic heritage
We have great music,” said Zoe Colon, executive director of Mamaroneck's Hispanic Resource Center, one of the organizers. “All of our traditions are put on stage today. The Latino population is the fastest growing population not only in the nation, but ...