Latino Comedians
Latino Comedians: Past, Present & Future
By Amaris Castillo | 10/07/2011 - 12:30

With the tragic death of Gaspar Henaine (aka Capulina) last week, the premiere of Gabriel Iglesias' new show Stand-Up Revolution and the upcoming 60th anniversary of I Love Lucy, we've been thinking a lot about the huge influence Latinos have had on the world of comedy over the years. 


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Jennifer Lopez to Launch Teen Digital Video Series
Jennifer Lopez to Launch Digital Video Series for Teens
By Amaris Castillo | 10/04/2011 - 10:02

Jennifer Lopez’s empire continues to grow.


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WATCH: Mario Lopez Wants His Daughter Gia to Have a Quinceañera
By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 12:06

For Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, there are a lot of Latino traditions that Extra host Mario Lopez wants to pass onto his daughter Gia – including a quinceañera. The 37-year-old Mexican-American stud and his girlfriend Courtney Mazza welcomed their baby daughter into the world last year.


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Top 15 U.S. Cities for Young Latinos to Live In
Top 15 U.S. Cities for Young Latinos to Live In
By Amaris Castillo | 08/19/2011 - 12:28

Are you young?  And Latino?  Mun2 has an idea of where you should move to – if you don’t already live there.  The cable network has released a list of top 15 U.S.


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Puerto Rico University Attracts US Hispanics Who Want to Improve Their Español
By Amaris Castillo | 08/18/2011 - 08:30

The desire to be bilingual has motivated some Latino college students to move to Puerto Rico. La Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart University) in Puerto Rico has seen an increase in its enrollment mainland U.S. Hispanics seeking to brush up on their language skills.


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Pew Center Study Finds Latino Families Hardest Hit By Recession
Pew Center Study Finds Latino Families Hardest Hit By Recession
By Amaris Castillo | 07/26/2011 - 15:00

Latino families experienced the largest decline of any other racial or ethnic in wealth during the recession.  These finding are based on a study published today by the Pew Foundation that used data collected by the United States Census Bureau

Recession Hits Latino Youth in Colorado Disproportionately Hard


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Edgar Ramírez Reacts to Emmy Nomination!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/15/2011 - 12:30

Yesterday we reported that Edgar Ramírez was nominated for an Emmy for Best Actor in a Mini-Series.  The Venezuelan actor’s received an Emmy nod for his inspirational turn as fellow countryman and revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (aka Carlos the Jackal) in the five and a half hour-long mini-series, Carlos.  Ramírez took to Twitter to express his excitement.  “I’m very happy with this Emmy nomination!  Olivier


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WATCH: Latino Medal of Honor Winner Sgt. Petry on 'The Daily Show'
WATCH: Latino Medal of Honor Winner Sgt. Petry on 'The Daily Show'
By Amaris Castillo | 07/15/2011 - 11:05

Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry, the Latino soldier who was awarded a Medal of Honor by President Obama this past Tuesday for saving the lives of two fellow Army Rangers, spoke to Jon Stewart in an exclusive interview yesterday.  Petry, whose mother is Mexican American, was shot in both legs and lost a hand during a daytime mission in Afghanistan in 2006. He now wears a high-tech, metal prosthetic hand.


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ALMA Awards
The ALMA Awards Are Back With George Lopez & Eva Longoria As Hosts!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/14/2011 - 11:00

After a year-long hiatus, the 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Awards is back!  The awards ceremony, which is organized by the civil rights organization, celebrates positive portrayals of Latinos in television, film, and music. 

EXCLUSIVE: NCLR Cancels 2010 ALMA Awards


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Barack Obama
Obama Criticized for Skipping Out on Latino Conference
By Amaris Castillo | 06/27/2011 - 15:08

President Barack Obama is under heat for not attending a major Latino convention for the third year in a row, CNN.com reports.  According to the website, Obama declined to speak at the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) this past weekend, which took place in San Antonio, Texas.  NALEO is a nonprofit organization that promotes the participation of


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