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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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Desperate Drug Lord Chapo Guzman Wants Quick Extradition To US

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March 03, 2016 

Parece que “El Chapo” Guzman ahora si quiere que lo extradiden a E.U. por falta de dormir. Apparently “El Chapo” is so desperate to get some sleep that he rather be sent to a US prison. Guzman’s defense team is seeking to negotiate with US authorities to ship the drug lord para el norte de….

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The Rolling Stones To Play Havana

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March 02, 2016 

The legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones announced that they will be playing a free concert in Havana on March 25th. This comes in the midst of an exciting month of events that exemplify the continuing thaw between the United States and Europe and the communist country. A few days before the concert, President….

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The Oscar Diversity Issue Isn’t Just A Black Problem

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February 29, 2016 

On last night’s Oscar telecast, host Chris Rock poked fun at the controversy over there being no Black actor nominees and very little recognition of non-Whites in other categories as well. The massive #Oscarssowhite campaign on social media led to celebrities like Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee boycotting the Oscars. But Rock seemed….

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Alejandro González Iñárritu Wins Best Director Again

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February 28, 2016 

El director Mexicano, Alejandro González Iñárritu wins best director for second year in a row! Iñárritu was the favourite for the award, despite strong competition from the likes of Tom McCarthy for Spotlight and Adam McKay for The Big Short. The Revenant is based on a novel by Michael Punke in which Leonardo DiCaprio starts….

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Cuba’s Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine For Years and it Could be Heading To The U.S.

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February 27, 2016 

Could Cuba hold a vaccine to help prevent lung cancer? Cuba has long been known for its cigars, and lung cancer is a major public health problem. To combat that, Cuba has developed the vaccine CimaVax. Pero qué es CimaVax? In studies, the cancer fighting vaccine has shown to decrease tumors in half of the….

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