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Juan Tornoe
Austin, TX
Helping businesses and advertising agencies craft messages that will resonate with the Hispanic Community.
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February 8, 2016 Via Fox News Latino Since California implemented Assembly Bill 60 last January, an estimated 605,000 driver’s licenses were issued to undocumented immigrants in the Golden State, with 400,000 of these licenses issued during the first six months of 2015. Immigrant rights groups and traffic safety experts have hailed the law because, they say, it means more drivers will be properly trained, licensed and more likely to have car insurance. "We believe that this new law increases safety on California roads by putting licensed drivers behind the steering wheel," Artemio Armenta, a spokesman for the California Department of... Continue reading
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February 8, 2016 By Daniella Diaz The number of Latino voters in New Hampshire more than tripled between 1990 and 2014, although Latinos are still a small minority of voters in the first in the nation primary state, where voters will cast votes in presidential primaries on Tuesday. The report, which is part of a data series by CNN en Español and the Center of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at City University of New York, shows that the growth of the Latino population in New Hampshire grew from 13,000 to 46,000 in 24 years. Meanwhile, the growth of... Continue reading
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February 8, 2016 Via EFE The New York Times launched Monday a Spanish-language Web site, a new platform for expanding its presence in the Spanish-speaking market with articles translated from English and others originally written in Spanish. The project comes in addition to a weekly print edition that has been distributed for several years in the Hispanic world. The Times also normally translates editorials into Spanish editorials that focus on subjects of interest to U.S. Latino communities and Latin America. At the presentation of this new initiative, Times deputy international editor Lydia Polgreen said the new Web site will include... Continue reading
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February 8, 2016 By Baba Antonio Mo It’s “El Barrio” / Spanish Harlem -- winter 2016. Two Afro-NuYoRican Brothers -- Papo109 and Tumbao Willie -- meet and greet on SE corner of 110th Street / Lexington Ave by uptown #6 station. Maturing baby-boomers with clean shaved heads, whitening goatees and sage like swag, they still front adolescent nicknames from back in the day. Slapping five, they stroll down Lex to order lunch in a down home restaurant drenched “Barrio” flavor. The day’s special: Mofongo, a quintessentially Puerto Rican soul food -- fried green plantains crushed in a pilon (wooden mortar... Continue reading
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February 8, 2016 By Rebekah Sager This year Goya Foods, the largest, Hispanic-owned U.S. food company, celebrates 80 years offering Latin cuisine to tables across the country. But it’s Goya’s renowned president and CEO, Bob Unanue, who is the face of Goya, and credited with its uber success and fast hold to an ever evolving market. Unanue, who became CEO in 2004, started in the family business at 10-years-old. “My father took me along to work with him one day, and it was the smell that launched my interest. The smell of food holds so many memories,” Unanue says. He... Continue reading
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February 8, 2016 By Kayla Fernando On Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cadigan Alumni Center on Brighton Campus, the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM) and The Church in the 21st Century Center (C21) will host a panel event titled “The Treasure of Hispanic Catholicism: Latino/Hispanic Ministry in American Catholicism.” The event will explore the changing demographic of the Catholic Church in America, and how Hispanic Catholicism will influence its future. Created in 2008, the STM is the most recent BC graduate school to be built, and it is devoted to training students in various... Continue reading
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February 8, 2016 Via Business Wire YuMe, Inc., the global audience technology company powered by data-driven insights and multi-screen expertise, today announced the results of two online surveys focused on how viewers engage with The Big Game. The first survey specifically gauged how U.S. Hispanics planned to watch The Big Game, while the second survey of U.S. residents was conducted via a live online poll during game-time. Both surveys found that the way respondents watch the game is shifting to become truly multi-screen. According to the U.S. Hispanic survey, 37% of respondents planned to watch the game on more screens... Continue reading
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February 7, 2016 By Stephen A. Nuño Latinos are "progressives", but they may not know it. Yes, even Republican Latinos. As the campaigns go into full swing, conversations about political ideology presents an opportunity for Democrats and should give pause to Republicans who continue to tilt right on the issues. In the debate over the direction of the country as the Latino population grows, there has been a long discussion about political ideology that often insists on the mythology that Latinos are conservatives. Indeed, a famous saying that goes all the way back to Reagan is that "Hispanics are already... Continue reading
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February 8, 2016 By Tim Willert Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect two new members of the Oklahoma City School Board, and an education advocacy group hopes more Hispanics turn out to help decide the District 3 race between Carrie Coppernoll Jacobs and Adam Zodrow. Stand for Children Oklahoma volunteers have spent the past two weeks knocking on doors and working the phones to get members of the Hispanic community — many who have never voted — engaged in the election process. "We want them to understand the importance of using their voice at the ballot box,"... Continue reading
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February 7, 2016 By Pablo Schneider Denver Broncos starting offensive guard Louis Vasquez is living his dream. Growing up in the small town of Corsicana, Texas, Vasquez dreamed of being an astronaut or a football player. NASA’s height range for astronauts ranges from 4 feet, 10.5 inches to 6 feet 4 inches. At 6 feet 5 inches and 335 lbs., it turns out that Vasquez is too big to be an astronaut but just the right size to be an offensive lineman in the NFL. And in addition to being big, he’s pretty strong, too. At his NFL combine he... Continue reading
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February 4, 2016 By Suzanne Gamboa Never mind how few eligible Latino voters there are in New Hampshire. For Latinos, next Tuesday's primary is about who remains for GOP Hispanic voters can choose from and what, if any, lift the primary gives Democrat Bernie Sanders in the community. Just 2.2 percent of New Hampshire's electorate is Latino, about 22,000 people, according to Pew Research Center. A number of Hispanics have supported Jeb Bush, but his 3 percent performance in the Iowa's caucus last Tuesday has raised Marco Rubio as a potential alternative for GOP-voting Latinos unlikely to back Donald Trump... Continue reading
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February 5, 2016 By A. Scott Walton The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church community has helped Nadia Zuniga stay connected to her Mexican roots since she was a child. In the late 1990s, a nun made weekly visits to the Roswell apartment complex where Zuniga lived with her parents, and led some of the residents in prayers of the rosary. “Every Wednesday, we’d [gather at] each other’s apartment for her visit,” says Zuniga, 24. “I remember everyone knew each other not only because of school but because of church.” Zuniga was born in Hildalgo, Mexico, and came to the United... Continue reading
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February 6, 2016 By Ed Molina For a third straight year, the Super Bowl will be televised by a Spanish-language network, airing on ESPN Deportes, as the National Football League (NFL) continues to expand their presence among Hispanic sports fans. "Super Bowl 50 is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and this agreement with CBS and the NFL presents a unique opportunity for ESPN to further connect with the growing U.S. Hispanic NFL fan base," said ESPN Deportes vice president Freddy Rolon. CBS Sports sub-licensed the Spanish-language rights to ESPN Deportes because the network does not have... Continue reading
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February 6, 2016 By Nancy Molnar Perla Cristal Antunez Venzor probably had the most elegant 15th birthday party of any of her New Philadelphia High School classmates. Even so, the quinceanera party she had to mark her entrance into womanhood was a scaled-down version of the often-lavish festivities traditionally staged in Hispanic culture. She invited The Times-Reporter to observe, she said, “so Tuscarawas County can see, can be welcomed to a different culture, to a different community, and get to know about different, interesting things.” The event began at the regular 1:30 p.m. Sunday Spanish language Mass at St. Joseph... Continue reading
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February 8, 2016 By Victoria Defrancesco Soto The election of the first Latino president (or vice president) is as close as ever, yet he/she could likely hail from the Republican Party. This is an uncomfortable truth for Latinos and trains the spotlight on a big elefante in the room. Republican Latinos are seen as traitors or vendidos (sellouts). However, the majority of non-Republican Latinos willfully ignore the ideological diversity of our community. We often hear that Democratic Latinos outnumber Republicans by two to one. This figure is misleading because it includes "leaners." Leaners are Independents who are asked what party... Continue reading
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February 5, 2016 By Marcia Lense The Iowa Presidential Caucuses brought out record crowds in more than one way. The Iowa Republican Party says a record-setting 185,000 people turned out for the caucuses on Monday night. Now, the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC is releasing more impressive numbers. The National Vice President of the group tells KWQC that up to 13,000 Latinos attended this year’s caucuses, based on exit polling data. In 2008, turnout was about 2,500. Only about 1,000 voted in the 2012 caucuses, though only Republicans caucused that year because Democratic President Obama was the... Continue reading
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February 4, 2016 B y Rachel Lubitz In the wake of Mattel announcing that there will now be curvy Barbies, petite Barbies and tall Barbies — not to mention a doll resembling soccer star Abby Wambach and an Ava DuVernay Barbie with dreads — people are thinking long and hard about what kinds of dolls should come next. Like a Barbie repping women who wear hijabs, or a body-diverse array of Ken dolls. So it was really only a matter of time until devoted Selena superfans decided to ask that Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the Tejano superstar, get her very own doll.... Continue reading
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February 4, 2016 Via PR Newswire Hispanicize (www.HispanicizeEvent.com), the nation's largest U.S. Hispanic social media and influencer event company and DiMe Media (www.DiMeMedia.net), a Hispanic-focused influencer network, announces that it has successfully secured a round of funding led by Perkin Industries and Suquet Capital Partners (SCP, LLC). This strategic capital investment has resulted in the merger between Hispanicize and DiMe Media to create Hispanicize Media Group (HMG). Funds from the investment will be utilized for strategic add-on acquisitions, technology development, content creation and an expansion of HMG's influencer network. Concurrent with the investment and new company strategy, Nic Perkin and... Continue reading
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February4, 2016 Via EFE The recent detentions of Central American youths by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in North Carolina have sparked fear in the state's Hispanic neighborhoods, where some 350,000 undocumented migrants live. "We've become ground zero in the immigration problem and I'm calling the White House today so they can tell us why they're doing this," Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts told EFE during a meeting with Spanish-speaking clergy. "What they're doing to those kids and their mothers isn't fair," Roberts added. Meanwhile, activist Viridiana Martinez said that the "presence of the immigration agents in the Latino neighborhoods... Continue reading
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February 4, 2016 By Charlotte Hays While the Democrats have a tight presidential race between two mature white people, the Republican side threw up two men of Hispanic descent in the first and third slots in the Iowa caucuses. The media took scant notice. For the media, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are, as the headline on a Commentary blog post by Jonathan Tobin puts it, "Not the Right Kind of Hispanic." Tobin notes: Because the pair are both conservative Republicans rather than liberal Democrats, they are considered not authentically Hispanic by the media arbiters of their identity, such as... Continue reading
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February 4, 2016 By Naomi Prioleau When people think of famous Latina women, Jennifer Lopez or Sofia Vergara come to mind. Not Zoe Saldana or Rosario Dawson. The difference between these pairs of Latina actresses isn't one of talent or fame. Saldana and Dawson also happen to identify as Black - a reality some Tampa-area Afro-Latinas say is difficult to navigate. “People respect our (Latino) community but for the Afro-Latinas, people just like to group us as Black and stuff and want to deny that we’re Spanish,” said University of South Florida student Jessica Roberts, who is Puerto Rican and... Continue reading
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February 4, 2016 By Daniela Franco The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and mitú announced a new partnership Thursday and kicked off "Latinos Vote", a voter registration mobile application and website to make voting and engagement easier for young Latinos. NCLR is the country's largest Hispanic civil rights organization and mitú is a leading tech-media brand for young Latinos. "With the fastest-growing vote, the youngest average voters and our issues of concern at the center of the debate, our community can see that 2016 will prove to be a watershed election," said President and CEO of NCLR Janet Murguía... Continue reading
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February 4, 2016 By Elizabeth Llorente With Sen. Bernie Sanders giving Hillary Clinton stiffer competition than many had anticipated in the Iowa caucus, which she won by a razor thin margin, Latino voters will be increasingly important to the former secretary of state if she hopes to keep a lead over her rival, experts say. “Hispanic voters were important for her in 2008, it’s a reason her campaign continued way longer than it should have,” said Fernand Amandi, a Democratic pollster in Florida. This year, Amandi said, “she’s looking at Hispanic and African-American voters to be a firewall of support... Continue reading
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February 4, 2016 By John Egerton The Future of Television coalition, comprising ISPs, studios and others opposed to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's set-top box proposal, says 14 Latino organizations have joined the fight. The group, which says the chairman is trying to "radically rewrite the rules of the video marketplace" to the detriment of their business models and consumers, said the new members are ASPIRA, Dialogue on Diversity, FGTV, Freemind Beauty, Hispanic Leadership Fund, Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), MANA, National Puerto Rican Coalition, SER Jobs for Progress, TechLatino: The Latinos in... Continue reading
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February 3, 2016 By Blair Holmes The Oscar-nominated Brazilian animated feature, “Boy in the World,” kicks off the Gene Siskel Film Center’s new initiative: To engage Chicago’s large Latino community in identifying the theatre as their film Center and to ensure its programming is relevant to them. The initiative was activated by a three-year, $194,289 grant provided by the Chicago-based Reva and David Logan Foundation. It will cover the areas of advocacy, programming, partnerships and emerging local filmmakers. GSFC’s goal is to minimally increase Latino attendance by 11% and to grow its Latino Advisory Board participation by 2% in the... Continue reading
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