Hugo Chavez Wants to Sing with Calle 13
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2009 - 11:45

It seems that the lines of communication have been crossed between Puerto Rican band Calle 13 and president Hugo Chavez. After lead singer René Pérez Joglar wore a shirt to the Los Premios MTV that read, "Chavez por mejor artista pop" the Venezuelan leader took the reference as a compliment.


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POLL: Did Calle 13 Go Too Far?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2009 - 12:31

An upcoming Calle 13 concert scheduled to be held in Puerto Rico's famed Roberto Clemente coliseum has been canceled, apparently as a result of lead singer René Pérez's personal insult of the Republican Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño while hosting Los Premios MTV last week. Pérez took full advantage of his moment in the spotlight to highlight political issues and causes close to his heart and managed to offend quite a few people along the way.


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Chilean Cardinal Loves Pinochet, Hates Madonna
By Mariela Rosario | 12/11/2008 - 09:21

Madonna's going to need more than a prayer to escape this condemnation. According to the AP, retired Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez recently gave a homily in honor of the ruthless dictator Augusto Pinochet, then went on to criticize Madonna, saying, "This woman comes here and in an incredibly shameless manner she provokes a crazy enthusiasm, an enthusiasm of lust, lustful thoughts, impure thoughts."


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J. Lo For Senate?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/11/2008 - 08:44

Does Jennifer Lopez have a shot of taking over Hillary Clinton's seat in NY Senate? Representative Gary Ackerman of Queens seems to think so. When asked his opinion about the possibility that Caroline Kennedy could be named to replace Senator Clinton, the 25 year veteran of Congress declared, "I don't know what Caroline Kennedy's qualifications are, except that she has name recognition, but so does J. Lo." Ackerman continued, "I wouldn't make J. Lo the senator unless she proved she had great qualifications, but we haven't seen them yet."


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America Ferrera To Host Event To Help Hillary Clinton Retire Campaign Debt
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2008 - 18:16

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera has agreed to host a special conversation with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on December 15th at Manhattan Center Studios in New York City. Former President Bill Clinton will be a special guest at the event, which was organized to help the former first lady reduce her campaign debt.


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Former FARC Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Back in Colombia, Visiting South American Leaders
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2008 - 12:30

Ingrid Betancourt has returned to her native Colombia for the first time since her release from captivity in July. Betancourt was kidnapped back in 2002 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and held for six years deep in the Colombian jungle.


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Bill Richardson To Be Named Commerce Secretary
By Mariela Rosario | 11/24/2008 - 11:56

President Elect Barack Obama is expected to name New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) as Secretary of Commerce. Richardson will be joining John Podesta (Co-Chair of the Transition team), Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Chief of Staff) and Eric Holder (Attorney General) as the latest Clinton administration vet to be added to Obama's roster.


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Latinos and the Fight for Gay Rights
By Mariela Rosario | 11/11/2008 - 15:30


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Marcello Lucero, 37 Year Old Ecuadorean Man, Victim of Hate Crime in Long Island, NY
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2008 - 17:09

Although it may seem as though we have made significant strides in this country with regards to race relations, the murder of Marcello Lucero serves as a stark reminder of how far we have yet to go.

Lucero, a 37 year old man of Ecuadorean descent was just walking down the street with a friend in Patchogue, LI late Saturday night when a group of seven teenage thugs attacked them without provocation.


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