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Oct 2011

Weekend Roundup!

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It’s Friday! And tomorrow I’m getting up early to go to my mom’s house and make tamales. Yum! I don’t know about the early part, though. Anyway, here’s some links for you to check out this weekend:

Javier Sicilia/ Image: Davo Gonzalez

Poet leads protest against drug violence in Mexico :: via NYT – Corruption is so ingrained in the fabric of Mexico that it is actually an institution. Taking it out is difficult because it threatens the political system as a whole. Military response to the drug problem, in my opinion, cannot be successful without addressing corruption. According to this article, the population also needs to come to a consensus on the matter. Javier Sicilia is leading a movement against the drug violence in Mexico.


100 Stars You Never Knew Were Latino :: via Latina – I love these articles, probably because I’m a light-skinned Latina!


Nobel Prize for literature goes to Swedish poet :: via NPR – This guy has a pretty cool last name. It makes me think of Transformers.

Have a great weekend!!!

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Oct 2011

Weekend roundup!

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Gloria Estefan Wepa! :: This song is great! Even my 9-month-old loves to dance to it!

Interview with Hector Tobar on new novel :: via KCRW – This is an interview on Tobar’s new novel, The Barbarian Nurseries.

Amazon Kindle Fire :: via Engadget – I haven’t been able to let go of physical books yet, but I’m tempted to with the Kindle Fire (although I wonder if the tablet would be just another device to feed my Facebook addiction?)

We the Animals review :: via the New York Times – NYT review on Justin Torres’s first novel. The plot seems very interesting.

Have a FABULOUS weekend!



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Sep 2011

Weekend Roundup

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Happy Quinces, Latina! :: by – I’m a long-time subscriber to Latina magazine. To celebrate their quinceañera, you don’t have to sit through an agonizingly long choreographed dance – instead, go check out the webpage they’ve created to honor 15 years!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 Recommended Reading List :: by the Florida Department of Education – A comprehensive list of Latino literature organized by age groups.

DC Comics creating Latino heroes in new comics :: via – Latin@ fanboys, rejoice! A superhero that resembles you is coming to DC comics! My question is, will they just “look” Latino or will they also be culturally Latino?

PBS Programs celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month :: via pbs – I love PBS! Unfortunately, my local station doesn’t air too many programs featuring Latinos – I’m assuming there’s just not as much of an audience in Alabama?  Check and see if any programs are playing on your location stations!

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