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Being Latino contributors consists of individuals and partner organizations. They join us in our goal of providing our audience with a communication platform designed to educate, entertain and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. Together we aim to break down barriers and foster unity and empowerment through informative, thought-provoking dialogue and exchanging of ideas. Giving a unified voice to the multitude of communities that identify with the multidimensional culture that is Latino.

Hispanic insights on easy home improvements

Sonia Velazquez

In a recent national survey commissioned by Sherwin-Williams for its National Painting Week, it revealed that Hispanics are more proactive than non-Hispanics when it comes to home improvements. As we approach summer, there are some great (and cost effective) ways to improve your home’s curb appeal. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Read More

Girl Who Requested Euthanasia Dies of Cystic Fibrosis

There is a saying that states, “A parent should never have to bury a child.” Yet, that is exactly what the family of Valentina Maureira have had to do, twice. After losing her young brother to the same disease that plagued her, Valentina made a special request to the Chilean government. In a YouTube video Read More

Elián González: Political Pawn or PR Darling

Elián González was a household name in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Plucked from a life raft in the middle of the sea, González became the face of democracy versus communism in one of the most memorable political (and emotional) battles of the new millennium. It pitted the U.S., and Read More

El Salvadorian Housekeeper murdered in Mansion

Housekeeper Verlicia Figueroa was tragically murdered in a mansion where she worked in Washington D.C, as well as the family members to whom the house belonged to. This included the husband who was a corporate executive owner, his wife, and ten year old son.  The firefighters that came onto the scene examined the bodies and Read More

Taylor Swift and Star-Studded Bad Blood

Taylor Swift’s newest video comes with a star-studded cast and by the looks of it, spared no expense in production.  “Bad Blood” premiered in the opening moments of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and at last count had well over 47 million views on her VEVO channel on YouTube, setting a new record with 20.1 Read More

Landslide leaves a Colombian community shaken

Natural disasters are always devastating when it impacts people and communities. Colombia is recovering from a landslide that has ruined people’s homes, killed more than 50 people, and left many injured. A landslide is when earth’s matter or matter from a mountain slides down onto land below. Colombia’s landslide mixed with mud and water that Read More

New twists for your summer hangouts

Jessenia Martinez

Aside from the historical value, Cinco de Mayo marks a sort-of unofficial start of summer for a lot of people.  The backyard barbeques become an every weekend thing; block parties and outdoor activities help keep everyone entertained.  But as the temperatures begin to climb and each day is hotter than the last and trying to Read More

Glimpse into the future: A Majority-Minority America?

In a few years, well more like 2043, we are more likely to see a country where all racial groups will be balanced out with each other. There will not be a racial group that will make up most of the population over the others. This is being considered to be a majority-minority America in Read More

The Estefans spawn another singer

Latino singer, songwriters, and producers, Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, have announced that their daughter Emily will be making a musical career for herself. Emily Estefan is a talented singer and also plays the guitar. She is fully aware that “the reality is they’re amazing golden footsteps to follow in.” She appeared with her mom Read More

Trapped in Mexico: A surrogacy nightmare

For some couples, the cost of parenting comes at extremely high rate. Nevertheless, it’s one dream many feel worthy of the cost. An expense worth all the pain and suffering endured. Today, the Amirehs are one such couple who have yet to have the happy ending to make their complications worth while. In Tabasco, surrogacy Read More