Obama to name Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice

Posted by Unknown | Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | 0 comments »

President Obama has chosen federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, two sources told CNN on Tuesday.
Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice if confirmed
Obama plans to announce his nominee at 10:15 a.m. ET Tuesday.

Picture of the Week

Posted by Unknown | Monday, May 04, 2009 | 0 comments »

Burger King removes offensive ad in Spain.

Posted by Unknown | Monday, May 04, 2009 | 0 comments »

Mexico's ambassador to Spain said posters for the new "Texican whopper inappropriately display the Mexican flag, which is draped over a diminutive wrestler like a pancho. "This advertisement denigrates the image of our country and uses improperly Mexico's national flag."
Burger King apologized and cancelled the advertising campaign.

Will Mark Sanchez help market the NFL to Hispanics?

Posted by Unknown | Monday, May 04, 2009 | 0 comments »

While there are a few Histinos in the NFL, most notably future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez, Mark Sanchez may become the biggest draw for the Latin market of them all. He might singlehandedly transform American football into something Histinos watch more often.
Sanchez, of Mexican heritage, was drafted #5 overall in last week's NFL draft by the New York Jets. While he has a long way to go to match the stellar careers of Gonzalez or Hall of Fame offensive lineman Anthony Munoz, Sanchez may easily eclipse their fame. The fact is, Sanchez will play in the biggest media market and in the most high profile position on the field.
With all this pressure, the big question is, will he produce on the field? If he does, Madison Avenue will have a field day marketing Sanchez to two different cultures.

Swine Flu hits Mexico hardest

Posted by Unknown | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | 0 comments »

While there have been sporadic cases throughout the globe of the Swine Flu epidemic, no place has been hit hardest than Mexico. Records show that at least 90 cases have been confirmed worldwide, including 50 in the United States. None of these cases have caused any fatalities to date.
It is a far different story in Mexico. By early Tuesday, the swine flu outbreak in Mexico was suspected in 152 deaths and more than 1,600 illnesses. Many of the cases overseas can be directly linked to Mexico. In one instance, 28 people associated with a Catholic School in New York have come down with the virus. Some of the students and faculty at the school visited Mexico during Spring Break.

Paraguay's President admits child is his

Posted by Unknown | Tuesday, April 14, 2009 | 0 comments »

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo admitted that he fathered a child out of wedlock. Yet, that isn't even the interesting part of the story. He fathered the child while he was a Roman Catholic Bishop.
This seems more like an episode of Jerry Springer. I can only imagine the immediate fallout that would happen if something like this occurred to Obama.

"Suavemente" Solo?

Posted by Unknown | Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | 0 comments »

Merengue star Elvis Crespo was accused of masturbating aboard a flight from Houston to Miami. According to the police report, the witness said that about 15 minutes after the plane left Houston, "Crespo covered himself with a blanket and began to masturbate, then exposed himself."

15 minutes after the plane took off? Geez, at least wait for the peanuts.

George Lopez to host talk show

Posted by Unknown | Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | 0 comments »

Although not quite the fanfare that the Conan O'brien or Jimmy Fallon shows received, George Lopez will be hosting his own show. The show will air on TBS beginning in November.

Tips for Marketing your Bilingual skills

Posted by Unknown | Friday, March 20, 2009 | 0 comments »

Here are four things you should know, and incorporate into your job search.

1. If you are currently employed and looking for a job with a different employer (or a better job within the same company), it is very important that you clearly communicate the value that your language skills have added to your current and past employers and have references to back up those skills.

Too often, we depend on our English language skills to get us the job. We stress how fluent in English we are, omitting the strength of intercompany and external communication that engages the Spanish language. If you have a business writing skill in Spanish, any employer who does business with this community (and what company doesn't in this day and age?) will quickly see your value.

So, while it remains important for you to express your strong English skills, it is equally to your advantage to put forward your Spanish speaking and writing skills.

2. Don't limit yourself to considering that the only jobs using Spanish skills are the ones that post for bilingual skill. At every opportunity, ask if your skills can be of value. If you are currently employed and looking to advance yourself, or secure continued employment in a company that is engaging in layoffs, check within other departments to learn if you can assist. Even if you have to offer up your skills without extra pay, it's worth it today to make yourself a stronger employee and job candidate.

3. Stay connected to job boards, like CareerBuilder.com and Empleoscb.com, and agencies to learn where the opportunities are. Make it a habit to match your current abilities to what employers are asking for, regardless of whether you are looking for a job or not.

You will learn a lot about what companies are paying and about the opportunities to expand your strengths and successes by putting yourself through "phantom" job matches.

4. Remember that the best place to look for career growth is within the job you have right now. This is the best place to shine and show your stuff. All companies are looking for ways to save money and grow market share.

If you speak two languages and do excellent work in your current job, you are part of the magic your company needs. It is not uncommon these days for companies to let the higher-paid employees go and give the lower-paid ones an opportunity to perform. If you are as knowledgeable as your boss or a more senior person in your department and you speak two languages, keeping your job may just be an easier proposition for you.

Politics and baseball

Posted by Unknown | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | 0 comments »

While Team Venezuela has advanced to the Quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic, some fans of the team are not in a celebratory mood. Many boos were directed at Detroit Tigers slugger and Hugo Chavez supporter, Magglio OrdoƱez.

CNN host slanders Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Unknown | Monday, March 16, 2009 | 0 comments »

Lou Dobbs is famous for his anti-immigrant rants on CNN, but even this is going off the deep end for him even. In response to President Obama's speech to the Hispanic Chanber of Commerce, Dobbs had this to say:

"I don’t know what’s happened to this White House, but the wheels appear to have come completely off here over the last several days. Making a decision to talk about a national initiative on education from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which is effectively an organization that is interested in the export of American capital and production to Mexico and Mexico’s export of drugs and illegal aliens to the United States. This is crazy stuff."

Supermercado de Walmart

Posted by Unknown | Monday, March 16, 2009 | 1 comments »

Trying to capitalize on the fast growing Hispanic population, Walmart will convert two of its neighborhood stores into Hispanic supermarkets. The stores will be in Phoenix and Houston and are expected to open in the first part of this year.