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Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City
CHARLIE VÁZQUEZ   
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Image Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City (Markus Wiener 2004) is a compelling collection of four essays and critical commentary on them, composed by leading Puerto Rican professors and directors of sociology, Spanish language and Caribbean cultural studies.
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Why Spanish Harlem Celebrates St. Patrick's Day
RAFAEL MERINO CORTÉS   
Saturday, March 15, 2008
ImageHow did St. Patrick cross the border into Latin American hearts? The story begins in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) but branches off into many interesting historical exchanges between Latinos and the Irish community.
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Delivering El Cantante
NEW YORK LATINO JOURNAL   
Saturday, August 11, 2007
ImageThe obsessive fanfare over “El Cantante,” the anticipated movie about Hector Lavoe, has been flooding email inboxes across the nation. The span of feedback from music industry insiders to nostalgic fans — as well as its relatively good box office performance — have created at least one consensus: the community is hungry to see more. Share your thoughts on "El Cantante."
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The New York International Latino Film Festival Arrives
RAFAEL MERINO CORTÉS   
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
ImageOf all the well-deserved hoopla surrounding this year’s festival, the premiere of “El Cantante,” the Leon Ichaso film about the legendary Puerto Rican singer, Hector Lavoe, will undoubtedly cause great commotion and bochinche leading up to the festival’s closing on July 29. However, there’s so much more.
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King Ricky Martin Is More Than You Think
RAFAEL MERINO CORTÉS   
Friday, June 08, 2007
ImageRicky Martin, the singing pop star known for his “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” has been crowned “King” of this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade. But don’t let the Menudo past and murmurs of sexual ambiguity fool you. This isn’t your freaky cousin’s Ricky Martin.
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Milka Duno in the Big Race
RAFAEL MERINO CORTÉS   
Monday, May 21, 2007
ImageFinding inspiration in others is not a bad thing, whether it comes from a member of Congress or a racecar driver fighting inside a 200mph traffic jam. So, to the roster of inspiring Latinas in the United States, where we find the likes of Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Jennifer Lopez, and astronaut Dr. Ellen Ochoa, we're going to add one more: Milka Duno. 
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On May First, Labor Day Was Born in Chicago
DAVID ROKNICH   
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
ImageLabor Day, on May First is an American Holiday so feared by corporate interests, they have suppressed it in it's home country: the United States of America. Today, May First is celebrated throughout the world as Labor Day -- but not in the here. The first week of may in 1886 marked a turning point in the struggle for Justice in this country.
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Chávez Embraces Christian Socialism
RODRIGO ACUÑA   
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
ImageLike Ben & Jerry’s to ice cream, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is experimenting with many flavors of socialism, trying to forge his country’s government, foreign policies and world views to address the challenges of the 21st Century. And with Roman Catholicism being the primary religion throughout the Americas, Chávez is taking liberation theology to new levels.
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Under Uribe, The Dark Side of Colombia
RODRIGO ACUÑA   
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
ImageOne of the few allies President Bush can count on in Latin America has a dark side, one that drapes over his country like a dark cloud. But Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez is not unique to that country’s cast of characters and its dark political theatrics. 
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Salma Hayek Producing Family — Real, not TV
RAFAEL MERINO CORTÉS   
Friday, March 09, 2007
ImageThere are thousands of demonstrators in Latin America angry over President Bush’s visit; Brazilian President Lula da Silva has signed an ethanol fuel pact with the United States; President Hugo Chávez is steaming, leading demonstrators. But wait -- Salma Hayek is pregnant! This is all just too much!
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Confused About Venezuela?
EVA GOLINGER   
Saturday, January 13, 2007
ImageIf you only read the US press, you must be very confused about Venezuela. The extreme levels of distortion, lack of fact checking and source verification and outright manipulation of information in the US media on Venezuela is quite troubling and dangerous in a nation that has waged wars based on false data and misleading policies.
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An Articulate, Bright and Clean Slip
RAFAEL MERINO CORTÉS   
Thursday, February 01, 2007
ImageIt was perhaps the first major blow for a candidate in the early presidential race thus far. Strangely, it was self-inflicted. After Senator Biden described his colleague and possible Democratic opponent in a “best-of-breed” fashion, a public outcry ensued. The Delaware Senator may be the first casualty in what promises to be a heated and crowded Presidential run.
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Pan’s Labyrinth
SERY COLÓN and RAFAEL MERINO CORTÉS   
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
ImageGuillermo del Toro brings a graceful, striking and thought- provoking gem to the silver screen. Pan’s Labyrinth is a dark and intimate fantasy of depth and detail that leads you through a maze of fear, courage and resolve. This is passionate, old-fashioned filmmaking with breathtaking visuals.
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Music Impresario Ralph Mercado in Stable Condition
AURORA FLORES   
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
ImageThe Mercado family extended their warm holiday greetings to all concerned about the health of Ralph Mercado, who recently underwent surgery. The renowned promoter, manager and entrepreneur has helped bring Afro-Caribbean Latin music to the world stage for over 30 years.
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