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By Nigel Thompson

The César-nominated film takes place in the Andes and follows a boy and his wise friend as they try to recover a stolen artifact essential to their community.

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Miriam Ramírez: “Lo importante es confiar en uno mismo y pensar en positivo”

 02/28/2017 - 11:49

La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Tras el asesinato de su marido, Ramírez se dedica a un negocio de agricultura sostenible en el sur de Puerto Rico.


El propósito detrás de los Oscar

 02/27/2017 - 11:42

Aún frente al más acérrimo criticismo – que ha ido en aumento durante los últimos años – los Oscar siguen siendo el evento del año para el séptimo arte. No sólo recopilan lo mejor de las producciones cinematográficas del año, sino que abren un debate para los que somos fanáticos del cine y no perdemos la oportunidad de ver los estrenos, tanto del cine Hollywoodense como de la escena independiente.


Good Journey, Sofia: Venezuelan Art Promoter, Journalist Sofia Imber Dies at 92

 02/21/2017 - 02:47

Sofia Imber, who turned a garage into the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and became one of Venezuela's most influential women journalists, died Monday in the capital. She was 92. Imber was one of 16 heads of state-run cultural institutions, including museums, publishing houses and theaters, fired by President Hugo Chavez.

Herbalife scheme exposed in theatres this March

 02/16/2017 - 12:03

Writer and Director Ted Braun follows Hedge Fund owner Bill Ackman in order to expose the global nutrition and weight management company Herbalife in the independent film Betting on Zero. The company is known to manage the largest financial pyramid scheme in history. In Braun's movie, he shows the battles that Ackman and Herbalife play out in board rooms, in the media and especially in working class America. The picture shows how the American Dream went wrong.

The Real Faces of Immigration (Photo Gallery)

 02/15/2017 - 21:42

On Thursday restaurant owners in Philadelphia are preparing for hundreds of Immigrant families to object the recent raids performed by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). A majority of immigrants who come to this country are trying to improve their lives as well as support families who are still waiting back home for their chance of opportunity and happiness.

Turista Libre gives Tourists the Chance to Experience Tijuana like a Local

 02/15/2017 - 17:36

Tijuana based Turista Libre found a special way to attract tourists to its city:  by offering the chance to live the experience of being local.

Every day, a group of tourists. mostly Americans, arrives at the crosswalk of San Ysidro (California) to enter Mexico, where an old school bus that is part of the public transport of Tijuana is waiting for them.

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Latina Gymnast Laurie Hernández Tells in a Book How to be a Gold Medallist

 02/15/2017 - 10:49

Not many Latino women can say they won a gold medal in their first Olympic Games. But Laurie Hernández, a 16-year-old gymnast born in a Puerto Rican family from New Jersey, did it. Five months after the US team won the gold in Rio Olympic Games Laurie comes out with a book to explain her fans the secret of her success. 


Say goodbye to LOVE

 02/15/2017 - 09:58
Say goodbye to LOVE

Take your pictures today while you still can. The iconic Love statue will disappear until Summer 2017.

The City of Philadelphia’s Public Art Program will remove Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture (1976) for restoration, before it’s returned to the LOVE Park also known as  John F. Kennedy Plaza.

[OP-ED]: A Latino health-outreach program is a reminder that it’s all in the name

 02/14/2017 - 14:21
A decade ago, the hot medical news was the emerging use of “promotoras” -- Spanish-speaking Latina community volunteers who worked with medical organizations to coordinate health outreach activities in their neighborhoods -- as a cutting-edge tactic to produce better outcomes in predominantly Mexican populations suffering from obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

If culture can be used as a currency to understand and serve a community, it can also be a trap, if the culture is painted with too broad a brush. We think we “know” the so-called Hispanic community -- generalizing to certain tropes about language, love of family, deference to authority figures, etc. -- and we rarely stop to question whether our initial assessments still hold true.

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Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Un programa de extensión sanitaria latino nos recuerda que las denominaciones importan

 02/14/2017 - 14:19
Hace una década, la novedad médica era la creciente utilización de “promotoras”--voluntarias hispanoparlantes de la comunidad latina, que trabajaban con organizaciones médicas a fin de coordinar las actividades de extensión sanitaria en sus barrios--como una innovadora táctica para producir mejores resultados en poblaciones predominantemente mexicanas aquejadas de obesidad, diabetes, y otras enfermedades.

Si la cultura puede utilizarse como una moneda para comprender y servir a una comunidad, también puede ser una trampa, si se pinta esa cultura con una brocha demasiado gorda. Pensamos que “conocemos” a la así llamada comunidad hispana--generalizando ciertos rasgos como la lengua, el amor a la familia y la deferencia a ciertas figuras de autoridad, etc.--y nunca nos detenemos a preguntarnos si nuestras evaluaciones iniciales aún son verdaderas.

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Esther Cepeda