September 11, 2014
Almost all Hispanics have seen her show “El Show de Cristina”, but how did she become the Hispanic Oprah Winfrey. Cristina Saralegui was born in Havana, Cuba. After graduating from the Academy of the Assumption in 1966 she enrolled at the University of Miami, In 1973 she began an internship at the magazine Vanidades. In….
September 09, 2014
Patrick and John Hemingway, the grandsons of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway, have traveled to Cuba on a scientific and diplomatic mission. They weren’t sent by the United States government, though they do hope to foster better relations between the two countries. The two men headed a team of marine biologists who hope to study the….
August 27, 2014
Leave it to my fellow Cubano B-Real from Cypress Hill to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to a higher place. Frankly, I’m sick of this ice bucket thing. I’m glad it’s raised money for ALS and all but now it’s just become a thing people are doing to do it. You can only watch people….
August 25, 2014
Recent Cuban defector outfielder Rusney Castillo has just penned a seven year 72.5 million dollar deal with the Red Sox. This is the biggest contract ever with a Cuban player. Castillo is REALLY good. Before he left Cuba he was batting .325 and was known for his speed and ability to play various positions in….
May 26, 2014
The X-Men have recruited a Latino for their exclusive team of super powered mutants. Mexican actor Adan Canto plays Brazilian mutant Roberto de Costa AKA. Sunspot in the new X-Men: Days of Future Past. His mutant power is the ability to absorb and focus solar energy. Basically he’s a solar panel that can kick your….
May 21, 2014
How do you say the word “selfie” in Spanish? It’s a question that has no doubt kept you up at night. It definitely affected the sleep patterns of a young Columbia Spanish scholar named Mike Murphy. He realized that there is as yet no proper term for taking an annoying duck-faced picture of yourself with….
May 15, 2014
Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is going to launch her own digital newspaper called 14ymedio. The site will feature writers and topics criticizing the Castro government and telling the world what life in Cuba is really like. Yoani has been an outspoken critic of the regime for years on her blog Generation Y. She’s suffered….
May 13, 2014
Cuba’s LGBT community held a giant parade and gay pride event in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood over the weekend. Hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexuals, and trans folks were on hand to celebrate being out of the closet for the first time…well…ever. The Cuban LGBT community has made huge strides over the last few years due in….
May 05, 2014
Today is Cinco De Mayo, and all across the country Latinos and non-Latinos alike will be drinking margaritas until they puke. Much like St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate Irishness, Cinco De Mayo has become a national day of Mexican pride. Over the years, Cinco De Mayo has come to be a celebration….
April 28, 2014
Cubano diva Gloria Estefan’s music and life story will premiere on Broadway next year in the musical “Get On Your Feet”. The show will tell the tale of Gloria’s beginnings as a poor Cuban immigrant, her romance with husband Emilio Estefan, her rocketing to stardom in the 80′s, and her near fatal bus crash in….