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Discrimination in Connecticut Leads to Justice Department Investigation
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/27/2010 - 12:13

The Justice Department and the FBI have opened civil rights and criminal probes into the town of East Haven after allegations of police harassment of Latinos has apparently prompted many to move away.

Among the complaints, according to an Associated Press report: False arrests, unnecessary traffic stops, police beatings, questionings over immigration status. Some Latino business owners have alleged that police officers park outside their shops and stop Latino-looking clients on their way into the stores, and tow away cars from the parking lot.


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La La Vazquez's Sister-in-Law Dies
By Lee Hernandez | 12/24/2010 - 17:43

Michelle Anthony, the sister of Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthonypassed away on Tuesday, Dec.


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Disneyland Chef Jay Garcia Shows us How to Make Tamales!
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2010 - 14:30

Did you now that they serve tamales in Disneyland? Neither did we! But Chef Jay Garcia proved us all wrong and in the video below, he shows us exactly how to make a proper tamale from scratch.

Watch the video, then round up the family and get the tameleria going!


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Immigration Hardliners Ready to Go on OFFENSIVE
GOP Ready to Attack Any Immigration Reform Including Amnesty
By Fox News Latino | 11/11/2010 - 17:00

Republicans are still savoring their midterm election triumph, but some immigration hard liners are already gearing up to protest any comprehensive immigration reform bill that would give a path to citizenship for people living in the United States illegally.


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Q & A: 2 Star Michelin Chef Cesar Ramirez of Brooklyn Fare
Q & A with 2 Star Michelin Chef Cesar Ramirez of Brooklyn Fare
By Verky Arcos | 10/26/2010 - 18:00

The hottest table in New York City belongs to Mexican-born chef Cesar Ramirez, formerly the Executive Chef of famed restaurant Bouley. Ramirez, 40, was recently awarded two Michelin Stars for his 18-seat chef’s table at Brooklyn Fare—as if it wasn’t already tough to get a reservation! Getting awarded any stars in the Michelin Guide is a huge deal. It’s the oldest and most respected guide to fine dining in the world. With a tough rating system of one to three stars, many chefs strive their entire careers to be awarded just one.


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WATCH: Mexico Builds the World's Largest Enchilada
WATCH: Mexico Builds the World's Largest Enchilada
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 10:10

Residents of Iztapalapa, Mexico just landed a Guinness World Record by building the globe's largest enchilada. They broke the record with a 230-feet long rolled corn tortilla enchilada, with fillings that weighed in at one ton. It was stuffed with everything from onions, serrano chilis, tomatillos and avocado to a variety of salsas. Yum, we're getting hungry just thinking about it!


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Hello Fall! A Soup to Welcome the Season!
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Hello Fall! The Perfect Seasonal Soup
By Bren Herrera | 09/14/2010 - 15:15

Fall is just about here and the leaves aren't the only things that change with the new season. Our diet changes too!

While it may seem a bit premature, hot soup is one of the first delightful treats of the season. It's the perfect comfort food and any bit of time devoted to making it is well worth it. I recently received a few recipe cards, one of them was for a carrot orange soup with tarragon, so I decided to make it with my own twist. Theirs had much more orange juice than I was comfortable adding, and, to my surprise, no ginger!


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren Herrera: The Secret to a Simple Kidney Bean Salad
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: The Secret to a Simple Kidney Bean Salad
By Bren Herrera | 09/09/2010 - 11:15

Beans are a huge staple in Latin American cuisine. In guizado, potaje, or even refried in traditional Mexican dishes—they're tasty, healthy and a great source of protein.

For a soiree I hosted some time ago, I had a good Latina friend make a red bean salad. I wasn't expecting much—after all you can use canned beans! But, between the crunch of the green pepper, the aromatic flavors of the cilantro and the olive oil and the tang of the vinegar, it was divine.For those of us that don’t like traditional green leaf salads (like myself), this is a killer option!


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Add Latin Flavor to Your Labor Day BBQ
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Add Latin Flavor to Your Labor Day BBQ
By Bren Herrera | 09/01/2010 - 10:00

Labor Day is this weekend, and most of America will find itself begging to get in at least one more outdoor party, smokey bbq or evening soiree. No doubt all of summer's best dishes will make a strong cameo appearance.


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