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Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps About The Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his hit musical Hamilton is one of the biggest pop culture phenomena of the last few years. But he’s not just a talented playwright and performer, he’s also a proud Puerto Rican. He, like many of his compatriots, is...

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Loteria Is The New Hit Game In Las Vegas

When I was a little kid in Mexico, and later in Texas, one of my favorite games was Loteria. The Mexican version of Bingo, (or is Bingo the American version of Loteria?), is played on cards with weird images on them and a matching set of cards. As...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Wins Pulitzer Prize For “Hamilton”

In what comes as no surprise to anyone, Lin-Manuel Miranda has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his blockbuster musical Hamilton. I live in New York City and I have seen the lines that show up there by the THOUSANDS to enter a lottery to see...

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Obama’s Immigration Laws Go Before Supreme Court

Two of president Obama’s sweeping executive actions over immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) go before the Supreme Court. They were challenged by Texas who said the...

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All Of Cuban History In 6 Minutes

Cuban history is both fascinating and complex. Particularly its relationship with the United States. Many of the Founding Fathers believed that it was inevitable that Cuba would one day be a state. The Confederacy thought about annexing Cuba as a...

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Donald Trump Wants to Ban Wire Transfers to Mexico

Donald Trump’s controversial border wall has sinked to a new low. Ahora Trump quiere prohibir all money transfers from the US to Mexico unless Mexico pays for the border wall dividing the two nations. Pues que se cree este señor, para empezar...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps About The Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

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April 26, 2016 

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his hit musical Hamilton is one of the biggest pop culture phenomena of the last few years. But he’s not just a talented playwright and performer, he’s also a proud Puerto Rican. He, like many of his compatriots, is terrified for what might happen if Puerto Rico defaults on its 70 billion….

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Loteria Is The New Hit Game In Las Vegas

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April 25, 2016 

When I was a little kid in Mexico, and later in Texas, one of my favorite games was Loteria. The Mexican version of Bingo, (or is Bingo the American version of Loteria?), is played on cards with weird images on them and a matching set of cards. As the cards are drawn, you mark your….

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Wins Pulitzer Prize For “Hamilton”

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April 18, 2016 

In what comes as no surprise to anyone, Lin-Manuel Miranda has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his blockbuster musical Hamilton. I live in New York City and I have seen the lines that show up there by the THOUSANDS to enter a lottery to see if MAYBE they can get in to….

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Star Wars “Rogue One” Trailer Brings Diego Luna Into Space

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April 11, 2016 

There are a lot of things in this Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer that makes me happy. First of all, it looks seriously amazing. Felicity Jones looks like a real badass. But what makes me the happiest is seeing Diego Luna helping the Rebel Alliance. Why? Because it means one more Latino in….

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Elmo Teaches Kids In Latin America About Zika

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April 11, 2016 

The Zika virus has spread through most parts of Latin America and the Caribbean pero no se preocupen que Sesame Street has joined the fight. That is right, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Sesame Street has jointed forces to teach children how to avoid contracting the virus. In two 30 second videos in….

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Construction Worker Hangs Mexican Flag From Trump Tower in Canada

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April 06, 2016 

It seems that Donald Trump’s racist comments that all Mexicans are rapists, criminals and drug dealers will not go away. Those racist comments are back in the spotlight when a Mexican flag was recently hung from the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver. Diego Saul Reyna, a Mexican born construction worker decided send a….

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Warner Bros. To Make Speedy Gonzales Movie

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April 05, 2016 

When I was a little kid back in the 80’s, there weren’t a lot of Latinos in children’s programming. One of the only ones, and my personal favorite, was Speedy Gonzales. He was the fastest mouse in all of Mexico and spent his days making Sylvester look stupid. But then in the 90’s, Speedy disappeared…..

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Brazilian Town Hires Batman To Clean Up Its Streets

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April 04, 2016 

The Brazilian town of Taubaté has hired Batman to clean up the streets. Yeah, you read right. The town council hired a 50 year old retired ex-military guy and Batman impersonator named Andres Pinheiro to stop bad guys. Taubaté has seen a dramatic rise in violent crime over the last few years. Batman will talk….

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