By Grace Bastidas | 07/10/2010 - 10:00
On June 26, Mexican crooner Sergio Vega, known as “El Shaka,” was gunned down in Sinaloa state, just hours before dismissing rumors that he had already been killed.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/22/2010 - 17:00
Salma Hayek-Pinault visited The Late Show with David Letterman last night and took the opportunity to explain the hilarious video circulating on the web of her freaking out about a snake, and proved her real-life bravery by explaining that insects are a nutritious (and delicious, according to her) part of Mexican cuisine.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/10/2010 - 17:00
Salma Hayek, who was born and raised in Mexico but is now a naturalized U.S. citizen, was asked recently about the new immigration laws passed in Arizona. The bill, entitled SB 1070, essentially gives law enforcement officials carte blanche to use racial profiling tactics and Hayek took the opportunity to voice her strong opinions on the matter.
"Of all these things that are going on, what surprises me the most is the lack of humanity with which immigrants are being treated," the Oscar-nominated actress told Notimex.
By Angelique Serrano | 05/21/2010 - 13:30
If you—like us—watched in awe as photos came streaming in of Eva Longoria Parker at the White House state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon, then we’ve got a treat for you: A look at the beauty products that will recreate this happy housewife’s peachy glow in a matter of minutes!
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2010 - 19:00
Last night at the White House State Dinner honoring Mexico, Rick Bayless treated President's Obama and Calderon to his legendary black mole, which he learned how to make from his favorite chile seller in the Oaxacan street market, Panchita.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2010 - 14:30
First Lady Michelle Obama was caught off guard yesterday by a little girl in the second grade. While visiting a local elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland with Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala, a precocious little girl worked up the courage to ask Mrs. Obama a question: "My mom... she says that Barack Obama is taking everybody away that doesn't have papers."
By Miranda Noland | 05/20/2010 - 11:27
Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife paid a special visit to Washington DC this week. First ladies Michelle Obama and Margarita Zavala met with young children at a local elementary school while the President's held a press conference addressing the new immigration laws passed in Arizona. The activities culminated in President Barack Obama hosting a grand state dinner in Mexico's honor.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2010 - 17:00
Yes, we have the menu! Renowned Chicago Chef Rick Bayless has been tapped by the First family to prepare the meal for the administration's second official state dinner. The White House will host Mexican President Felipe Calderon and first lady Margarita Zavala, so Chef Bayless, known for his superb Mexican dishes and a favorite of the Obamas, was a logical choice.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/21/2010 - 16:00
How exactly does a ten-year-old even become pregnant? That's the same question we were grappling with, and your worst assumptions about how this happened are unfortunately true. A little girl was raped by her stepfather (subsequently charged and in custody) and is now almost four months pregnant in Mexico.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/21/2010 - 12:00
Carla Morrison is more than just a girl with a guitar. Her yearning vocals tug at the heartstrings with lyrics about love and longing and a sound that straddles the line between country and ranchera without conforming to either style. The Mexican singer came on the scene as the front-woman of the Phoenix-based band Babaluca a few years ago before going solo in 2009.
Here she is performing “Pajarito del Amor”: