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Monday, September 19th, 2011
10:56 am
[bog_initiate]
[HBO] PRÓFUGOS, Sólo unidos podrán sobrevivir...

Únete a la comunidad oficial de la súper producción Latino Americana de HBO: Prófugos.
Comenta, comparte y conoce a otros fans de esta gran serie.
Friday, June 11th, 2010
4:13 pm
[elisa_altamira]
Cual es tu equipo Favorito para este mundial?
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
4:45 pm
[isabellaco]
Cristina & AARP! :)
Hey everyone! Just wanted to head over to this awesome community and let you know about this really cool thing that's happening right now! I'm sure you've all heard of Cristina Saralegui (who's now an M&M, by the way), well, she's joined forces with AARP to help spread the word about the company! You all should for sure take a look at the video you can make over on her site -- you or a loved one can be her next virtual talk show guest! It's pretty fun to do and only take a few minutes. While you're there, you can enter to win an AMAZING sweepstakes. What do you have to lose? Here's all the information:

Talk show host, Cristina Saralegui has paired up with AARP to to help spread the word about their great benefits!
Check out http://www.upclosewithcristina.com to learn more and make a customizable video! You can have fun with your friends and
make them on online TV star with Cristina's video, "Amigos Live!" It's a blast!

Also, you can enter to win an all inclusive trip for 2 to Miami to to see the Cristina Saralegui show!

Definitley check out AARP for yourself or for a relative or client.
AARP has great benefits, including (but not limited to):
- Exclusive travel discounts
- Prescription discounts
- Retirement planning
- Free companion membership

I hope it's alright that I commented on your blog -- wanted to let them know about the fun video with Cristina and AARP's great benefits. If you have any further questions,
please don't hesitate to email me.

Thanks!
Isabella Coldivar
AARP Ambassador
isabellaAARP@gmail.com
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
12:59 pm
[sabrarosa]
Latinos and HIV/AIDS
Just FYI...

Though Hispanics comprise about 14 percent of the U.S. population, they represented 22 percent of new HIV and AIDS diagnoses tallied by federal officials in 2006.


Hispanics make up 22% of new HIV, AIDS cases

When was the last time you were tested for HIV?
Monday, July 7th, 2008
11:54 am
[donchep]
NPR Battle for Hispanic Vote
Crossposted in latinos4obama

Notice how the anti-immigrant stories have been on the slow in the news lately? Must be election time. Time to pander and have the mariachis ready for those whistlestop tours of the the cities of L.A., San Antonio, Chicago, etc.

Of course while pandering to the Mexican-Americans they'll lump everyone else in. Anyway, NPR just put out a show on how we're a hot political property because of our population growth.

Personally, the only power I want is to be able to run Tom Tancredo out on a rail after we tar and feather him.


Anyway, here's the link to the show.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92278856&ft=1&f=1003

While this is a story that pertains to all of us who are voters Democrat, Republican , and third party I invite anyone who is interested to join the latinos4obama community.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
8:59 am
[donchep]
Media, Latinos and Hillary Clinton.
Sorry for the political talk, but this topic seems very relevant considering the news as reported by the mainstream media. Mainly, I'm actually very curious on the way our vote is being taken for granted by the Hillary Clinton camp in these last few primaries and why we're supposedly some monolothic group supporting her over Barack Obama among those of us who are registered Democrat?
Please someone enlighten me, just what has Hillary done on issues that concern us as a group? I want to know how she has truly reached out to latinos on issues that concerned us? If Bill Clinton was supposed to be the first "black" preisdent, what has Hillary Clinton done more than Barack Obama to become our first "brown" president?
Are we really that slanted towards Hillary Clinton over Obama based on something she actually did for us? Because if it's so I'm out of the loop, or is the Clinton camp trying to bank onthe tired old cliche of latinos and blacks in the US having so much tension that they wouldn't vote for each other? If that's the case, this won't be the first time the Clinton camp has played the race card and they should be ashamed of themselves.
A little note. To my memory the only time Hillary Clinton name was mentioned in an issue involving latinos was when she opposed Bill's pardon of the 11 Puerto Rican nationalists of the FALN, who were serving long sentences despite the fact that NONE of them so much as killed anyone or destroyed property and did in fact, renounce violence. She went against the calls for clemency by the Cardinal of New York, the arch-bishop of Puerto Rico, 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners and Jimmy Carter.
Monday, September 10th, 2007
6:42 pm
[quamono]
queer en español
queer en español

hola,

espero que todxs están bien por donde andan.

si estas recibiendo este mensaje es por que creo que quizás estas interesadx en este pequeño proyecto.

yo vivo en bogotá moviendo me en muchos espacios con personas que tienen un interés en lo que sea queer pero hay una falta de literatura y información sobre el tema.

estoy tratando de hacer un fanzine que es una recompila de artículos, experiencias, propuestas, reflexiones, historias, poemas y arte en español (no mas de dos paginas) de personas queer o trans en america latina o inmigrantes (o hijxs de inmigrantes) de america latina en el exterior. la idea es crear algo de literatura que sea sencillo e informativo pero no académico para distribuir a personas en colombia y en otras regiones si hay interés.

espero que el fanzine no sea muy largo (20-25 paginas) para que no sea muy costoso para reproducir. se reciben obras para el fanzine hasta el 15 de octubre 2007. la idea es tener el fanzine listo para un encuentro local que va pasar en bogotá en noviembre de este año.

mmm, no se que mas se me ocurre mencionar. pero si hay interés, preguntas, comentarios, criticas constructivas, lo que sea. dale! espero que hay algito de interés. gracias.

jl
Monday, August 13th, 2007
11:27 am
[sewon]
Please help me!

Hi, I am a college student and I am interested in learning more about Mexican culture from the perspectives of Mexicans who live in Mexico and Mexicans who live here in the states. I lived in Morelia, Mexico this summer and I have talked to many people there. Now that I am back, I would like to learn more about Chicano identity vs. Mexican identity, language barriers, immigration issues, discrimination, racism, etc. (I hope this is allowed in this community!) I was hoping that some of you would be able to answer some of my questions.

 

 

Thursday, June 28th, 2007
10:34 pm
[yo_meaghan]
Hola. :D Me llamo Meaghan. Soy de Massachusetts. No soy Latino, pero soy un Spaniard. I desear a hablar con gente eso hablar en espanol. Perdon si mi espanol es mal. :X
Monday, June 25th, 2007
7:22 pm
[la_tina]
Friends vs. Latino Friends
FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
LATINO FRIENDS : Are the reason you have food.

FRIENDS : Will say "hello."
LATINO FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
LATINO FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
LATINO FRIENDS: Cry with you.

FRIENDS : Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
LATINO FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' ass that left you.

FRIENDS : Would knock on your door.
LATINO FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

FRIENDS: Pretend it is OK when you are being a pest.
LATINO FRIENDS: Tell you, "Hay, como chingas !!!!
Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
2:44 pm
[happycow1]
RIP ANTONIO!!
Mexican mariachi singer, actor Antonio Aguilar dies at 88
Mexican singer and actor Antonio Aguilar gestures during an interview in Mexico City on April 23, 1997. Aguilar, regarded as one of Mexico's best singers and actors, died late Tuesday at the age of 88.



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Thursday, May 17th, 2007
3:33 pm
[meloearth]
Thursday, May 10th, 2007
11:08 am
[sabrarosa]
Did you know about this?
No really, I am. A hug, horrible event occurred in LA this weekend and I was blissfully unaware of the entire thing.

Demonstrators for immigrants rights were at a rally in Macarthur park when the LA police went in and began firing rubber bullets and tear gas into crowds of men, women and children, knocking down people left and right and attacking news reporters.

What is this country coming to? Is this what our country's idea of immigration reform is? Beat up those who speak up and demonstrate for the rights of the people? Of the worker?

I don't know how I never heard of this and I don't remember seeing it on the blogs of any of my friends but do me a favor and pass it on. We all need to see this and recognize that something is very wrong in this country.







Current Mood: angry
Friday, May 4th, 2007
12:19 pm
[donchep]
This Cinco de Mayo, if you absolutely insist on dressing "Mexican"  when partying.  Dress like this.








Please, please don't do this.

Friday, April 20th, 2007
10:37 pm
[iamscared11111]
Nervous Wreck.

I know this is really bad to do, but I am desperate. You guys will be seriously turned off, but I have an oral presentation in Spanish class and am extremely self-conscious because everyone in that class seems so good at Spanish while I seem to be the underdog. All my classmates say that they are just going to just wing it and they seem to be able to think on the spot easily. I decided to write out what I am going to say because the last time I did a presentation in that class, I froze and stuttered and got a 48%. I'm hoping writing it out would prepare me more. Could you me by reviewing what I have writtened? I included what I was trying to say in English right below it. 

You don't even have to look over it all. You can even look over like, a couple sentences and tell me what's wrong with it.  Or look over a couple of sentences and affirm that it is correctly written. Really, I would really appreciate that. I understand how annoying it can be when people ask for homework help on communities. Thank you for reading this. = ) (I know this seems like a lot to ask because you guys are probably super busy and all, but if you could do this ASAP, that would be the best since I really need as much practice as possible.)

Moderators, feel free to delete this post if it goes against a rule! =)



Current Mood: anxious
12:34 pm
[lucky_stxr]
Eutanasia Si o No ?



Anoche, mi esposa y yo estábamos sentados en la sala hablando de las muchas cosas de la vida. Estábamos hablando de la idea de vivir o morir. Le dije: 'Nunca me dejes vivir en estado vegetativo, dependiendo de máquinas y líquidos de una botella, si me ves en ese estado, desenchufa los artefactos que me mantienen vivo, prefiero morir' Entonces.. ella se levantó con una cara de admiración... y la cabrona desenchufó el televisor, la computadora, el ipod y me botó la cerveza. Qué hijueputa... casi me muero !!!
Sunday, April 15th, 2007
7:12 pm
[phoenixmaedchen]
¡Hola!

Soy alemana y vive en Bolivia, Cochabamba, desde hace una semana. Estoy aquí para trabajar como voluntaria en un hogar para niños con descapacidades.
Ahora, busco gente de Cochabamba porque no conozvo a nadie aquí (y tambien porque tengo que mejorar mi español...)

¿Hay aquí algunas personas de Cochabamba...?

Hasta luego,
Doro
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
3:45 pm
[elisa_altamira]
Hola todos!
Que tengan un agradable Pascua de fin de semana!

Current Mood: calm
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
2:18 pm
[lucky_stxr]
another PR post
Why Puerto Ricans are so cool...

We are a mix of the best of every race.

Our legal drinking age is 18.

We can't care less what other people think of us.

We are not only bilingual but we can speak "Spanglish"

Our women are the most beautiful in the world, (5 Miss Universe)

We are LATIN, and yet AMERICANS

Mofongo (that's all I have to say)

In PR, any road will take you to a beach..... or a pub.

We are the only "territory" of another country with our own
Olympic teams.

We do everything under the sun... because we CAN!

Because even though we are a territory we are still a whole
NATION.

We
don't need to take vacations to be in a tropical paradise.

In PR everything is really close.

Our Spanish is completely different than any other Spanish
speaking country.

We all have cool nicknames.

We have the best athletes in the world.

We make some of the best coffee of the world.

WE CAN DANCE!!!!!!!!!

They come from around the world to hire our engineers and
scientists.

We are the country with the most roads by square mile (and there is
still traffic).

We have the longest swimming pool in the world (Cerromar)

La "Calle del Cristo" (San Juan P.R.) was the first road of "The
New World " to be paved.

86% of the rum drunk in the U.S. is from
Puerto Rico .

We have more female engineers than any other country. (and you
still call us machistas?)

We know how to party, without absurd curfew laws.

We are the major RUM manufacturer of the world.

The bats for the Movie Batman Forever were filmed in Las Cuevas
de Camuy, P.R.

We invented the MayoKetchup!

We kicked the DREAM TEAM's @ss

Puerto Rico has one of the world's highest productivity ratios.

Salsa music was the fastest growing genre in the last 20 years.

Four Puerto Ricans received the Congress Medal of Honor
Eurípides Rubio, Carlos Lozada, Héctor Santiago y Fernando Luis Ledesma
García.

Only 4 baseball players have 2 Home Runs in the same Inning; 3
of them are Puerto Ricans (Roberto Clemente, Roberto Alomar and Carlos
Baerga)

Tito Trinidad never went to the Olympics but defeated 4 gold
medal champions.

A Puerto Rican, Nellie Toledo, designed the 1984 Camaro
Berlinetta.

We were the 5th country in THE WORLD to have a radio station.
(before Washington D.C. )

Junior Cordero (Puerto Rican) won the Kentucky Derby 3 times.

There is only 7 fluorescent lagoons in the world; we have 4 of
them.

Giovanni Hidalgo is considered the best percussionist in
THE WORLD.

Jose Feliciano is in the top 3 guitar players in THE WORLD
(don't forget he is blind).

The Discovery 500; Solar car designed by the Mayaguez College
won 41 awards in Sunrayace , Iowa in 1993.

We established the first lottery system in the New World .


NOT TO BAD FOR A 100 X 35 MILES ISLAND ...
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
10:45 am
[donchep]
Anniversary
Today is the anniversary of the death of Lance Corporal Jose Gutierrez.  He was the first combat casualty  in Iraq. Jose Gutierrez was a young man of 22. Father to his younger siblings. Loved the United States and dreamt of the things he would do in this country after serving in the Corps.  A true patriot through and through.

Oh yeah, I forgot. He  came here from Guatemala *ILLEGALLY*

I dedicate this to Charlie Daniels, Tom Tancredo, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Minutemen who , as their type claim, won their right to  their opinions from the spilled blood of the men and women in uniform like  Jose Gutierrez.
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