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Cuba’s Iconic Classic Cars Getting Restored

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October 20, 2014 

Cuba’s hundreds of classic American cars are getting a much needed makeover thanks in part to the changes in Cuba’s economic sector. I’ve been to Cuba and what you have heard about the classic cars is true. People still drive around in ’57 Chevys or old Plymouths. After the American embargo took effect in 1961,….

Happy Columbus Day?

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October 13, 2014 

The other day I was in a meeting when an older Italian-American member of our organization started, very proudly, telling us about how he was going to march in the New York City Columbus Day parade today. He said, “because everyone is Italian on Columbus Day”. Now, I don’t mean to imply that he is….

The Most Feared Monsters In Latin America: El Cuco

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October 10, 2014 

There are so many legends and monsters throughout Latin America, some of which have been used by parents to scare their kids into eating their dinner, behaving good and going to sleep. With Halloween right around the corner we will be taking a look at a different Latin American monster. El Cuco or El Viejo….

William Levy On The Cover Of Venue Magazine

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October 06, 2014 

The actor William Levy appears on the cover of the venue magazine, a Miami magazine. In the photo shoot he comes out studly and seductively showing off his Latino charm. This is the second magazine this month to feature a Cubano on it’s cover. First we see Pitbull on the cover of Ocean Drive and….

“A Most Violent Year” Tells A Gritty Tale

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October 01, 2014 

The upcoming film A Most Violent Year is already getting rave reviews from advance screening audiences. The film stars Guatemalan and Cuban actor Oscar Isaac as a Latino immigrant who comes to New York City in 1981 to try and make a life for him and his family. The problem is that New York was….

“Bordertown” Latino Cartoon Show To Break Boundaries

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September 30, 2014 

Lalo Alcaraz leads the creative team of a new cartoon show that will air on Fox next year. Unlike most cartoon shows like the Simpsons or Family Guy, most of the main characters in Bordertown will be Latinos. The show will take place in a fictional town along the U.S./Mexico border. There will be an….

Smell Like A Guerrilla With Che Guevara Cologne

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September 29, 2014 

A Cuban company has come out with a new fragrance inspired by their beloved but controversial guerrilla leader Che Guevara. The cologne is called “Ernesto” and I imagine it smells like BO and Marxism. According to the company it will smell like “A woodsy and refreshing citric scent with notes of talcum powder”. They are….

Most Influential Hispanic: Cristina Saralegui

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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….

The Hemingways Return To Cuba

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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….

Cypress Hill’s B-Real Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Weed

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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….

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