Casa Latina Launches Expo for Hispanic Women

Latina Launches Home Expo –> Get ready for Latina-centric lifestyle workshops and financial management at the first annual Casa Latina Home Expo. The all-day event will be held Nov. 9 at the Altman Building in New York.

Attractions at Improve Your Home, Improve Your Life (Mejora Tu Casa, Mejora Tu Vida) include advice on topics ranging from home repair to parenting. Entertainment and a kids zone will keep hubbies and kiddies distracted while Latinas get down to what’s important for themselves.

“We are truly excited to launch the first bilingual home expo for the Hispanic community, allowing us to increase our reach and empower home ownership,” said Nora Diaz Bretherton, co-founder of Casa Latina.

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Selena’s Husband, Chris Perez, Still Rocking Out

Chris Perez has always been a rocker at heart.

“Honestly, I think that’s why I got the gig in Selena‘s band because I was that guy, you know,” he said.

Perez is among some 15 big-name performers who will take the stage at Festival People en Espanol at the Alamodome this Labor Day weekend. His performance is set for 7 p.m. Sunday.

Most will recognize Perez from his marriage to Tejano music icon Selena and his time with her band, Selena y Los Dinos.

But Perez and his band, the Chris Perez Project, have emerged as something of a rarity in the upper echelons of music en espanol, which has traditionally hung its hat on the lighter pop stylings of artists such as Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.

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Soccer.com Teams with Televisa for “El Chapulin Colorado” Apparel

Roberto Gómez Bolaños as El Chapulín Colorado

Roberto Gómez Bolaños as El Chapulín Colorado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SOCCER.COM, the biggest supplier of soccer apparel and equipment in the U.S., together with Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, have teamed up to launch a new clothing line inspired by the popular character “El Chapulin Colorado” (The Red Grasshopper).

Sold online for the first time in the United States, SOCCER.COM will offer an exclusive line of licensed clothing inspired by this immensely popular Hispanic icon, specifically for soccer fans. Available for purchase online at Univision.com, as well as on SOCCER.COM and TiendaFutbolMundial.com, this new collection will include over one hundred T-shirts inspired by “El Chapulin Colorado’s” image and most famous catchphrases

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Venezuela: Two Colombian Men Arrested in Alleged Plot to Kill President Nicolás Maduro

Interior Minister Miguel Rodríguez Torres said at a press conference Monday that Colombians Víctor Johan Guache Mosquera, 22, and Erik Leonardo Huertas Ríos, 18, had been arrested. The two men allegedly linked former Colombian President álvaro Uribe to the assassination attempt, the Buenos Aires Herald reported.

Both Guache Mosquera and Huertas Ríos were part of “a group of 10 men who were coming to carry out the murder of the President”, said Rodríguez Torres. The Herald reported the men were also planning to kill Diosdado Cabello, the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly.

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How does Netflix figure out what movie you want to see? Meet one of its “brains”

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Did you ever wonder how Netflix figures out which movies you might want to watch next?

Since the company was founded in 1997, Netflix has shipped its 4 billionth DVD, and in the first quarter of 2013 alone, it has streamed more than 4 billion hours. The company also says that approximately 75 percent of viewer activity is driven by recommendation.

Carlos Gomez-Uribe is one of the 800 Netflix engineers who decides what movie pops up next in your queue. While you’re on your couch at home, he and the rest of the team are in their headquarters in Silicon Valley, California discussing algorithms — statistical formulas which calculate your next probable film selection.

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Spanish exhibit in Miami explores complex history of Latin American music

Music is woven into the fabric of daily life in Latin America. Hit songs boom from car radios and nightclub DJ booths. Children’s rhyming rounds fill playgrounds. Folk music with centuries-old roots echoes in plazas.

From Colombian vallenato to Mexican ranchera, Cuban son, Argentine tango and beyond, a vast array of genres are potent symbols of national identity.

Those everyday pleasures grow out of a complex, 500-year history, as the music of European conquerors, indigenous peoples and African slaves met and mingled. That history is explored in A Tres Bandas, an exhibition opening Thursday at the Centro Cultural Español in downtown Miami that runs through Oct. 27.

Marco Rubio heckled by conservatives over immigration push

English: Official portrait of US Senator Marco...

English: Official portrait of US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A small but loud group booed and heckled Florida Sen. Marco Rubio while he tried to give a speech at a conservative conference here Friday, a sign that his support for a bipartisan immigration bill has hurt him within some elements of the Republican Party.

“No Amnesty!” several people shouted when Rubio walked to the lectern at the Defending the American Dream Summit, an annual gathering of Republicans and conservatives organized by the advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.

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