Horse racing fans were disappointed to learn that Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another wouldn’t be racing in the Belmont Stakes over the weekend. Now the horse is retired, Mexican-born jockey Mario Gutierrez says that the owners should find a nice, quiet neighborhood to ditch the horse in.
California Rep. Xavier Becerra criticized the Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying that “for [Romney] to invest such a tiny fraction of his campaign money to reach out to Latinos” represented a clear sign that he “doesn’t care much about Latinos.” When asked if he’d heard Becerra’s comments, Romney admitted that he doesn’t follow soccer.
New York officials from all three levels of government are meeting in New York discuss the state’s controversial stop-and-frisk program, which critics say disproportionately targets Latinos, blacks and young men. In a suspicious twist of irony, delegates with the last names Garcia and Wilkins were pulled for random pat downs.
Actor George Clooney is getting ready to begin shooting for a film on Alexander Morgan, an American who was instrumental in helping Fidel Castro overthrow the Batista dictatorship. Rumor has it that when he heard the news, Brad Pitt immediately committed to playing the lead role in a biopic about Emiliano Zapata.
A study to be released by the University of California, Irvine, will show that Southern California is much better off in various statistical categories due in large part to its Latino influx. Among less joblessness, higher property values and a lower crime rate, the report will cite the increased availability of fresh fruit near freeway ramps.
Spain and Italy finished even in the first round of Group C play in the Euro Cup. Due to Europe’s mounting debt crisis, an awkward moment came after the match when both sides asked the other team if they could spot them a few euros.
The Central American nation of Costa Rica voiced its concern over plans in Nicaragua to build a canal connecting the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Nicaraguan officials immediately responded by accusing the Costa Ricans of drinking too much hater-ade.
Marc Anthony is the latest Latino celebrity to endorse Obama. Sadly, in a YouTube video released by the Puerto Rican singer for the reelection campaign, he spends much of the time asking questions like “Have you seen Jennifer?” and “Did she say anything about me?”
Henrique Capriles, main opposition candidate to Pres. Hugo Chávez, led a march through the capital city of Venezuela to rally support. And they never saw Capriles again…