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Pequeños Gigantes - Magaby canta el Recuento de los Daños

Who wouldn't get choked up with this rendition of Gloria Trevi's classic by an 11 year old? Even the Diva herself: Magaby del escuadron Los Rebeldes canta el tema de Gloria Trevi "El Recuento de los Daños" en la quinta gala de Pequeños Gigantes...
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Awesome Mexican Snacks: Piña con Tajin… Like a lot of it!

Awesome Mexican Snacks: Piña con Tajin… Like a lot of it! | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
Today’s post is pretty gratuitous.  It’s hot in Texas.  Like hot.  Real hot.  Hot, hot, hot.  ¡Caliente!  To quote Anjelica, I mean.  So what better way to beat the heat that by enjoying some awesome Mexican snacks.
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Prospects and Challenges for Latino Students at Hispanic Serving Institutions

Prospects and Challenges for Latino Students at Hispanic Serving Institutions | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
During the 21st annual Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) conference, the Collegian attended a workshop titled “Prospects and Challenges for Latino Students at Hispanic Serving Institutions.” The workshop was presented by...
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For Spring Break Invest in Mexican Loteria

For Spring Break Invest in Mexican Loteria | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

Now that Spring Break is upon us and los huercos are coming home for seven days straight, here in Texas anyway, you know they are going to utter those two little words that always drive me up the wall: “I’m bored!” Normally I’d respond, “so find something to do… or here, why don’t you clean your room, take out the trash,” etc., but since I’m trying to be nicer for lent, let me instead make a very friendly recommendation for all parents. Or for anyone who’ll be around kids for Spring Break for that matter...

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Who’s The Más Bello? People En Español Wants You To Choose

Who’s The Más Bello? People En Español Wants You To Choose | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

From dozens of hopefuls, People En Español has now narrowed it down to five bellos for us to choose from. Three Latinas and two Latinos from across the states – sadly none from Texas this year – are the finalists hoping to captivate you with their inner and outer beauty, earn your votes and walk away with the title of 51 Más Bello… as well as with a total makeover, a trip to New York City, their own spread in People En Español’s 50 Most Beautiful People edition, and a $5,000 payday!  Not too shabby, eh?...

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Thrift Store Shopping is “Good” For the Environment

Thrift Store Shopping is “Good” For the Environment | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

Who knew thrift store shopping was good for the environment?! Alright… so maybe it isn’t that odd when you think about it, but until the new health website HellaWella pointed it out to me recently, I just had never thought about it that way. I mean, we’ve always gone to the segunda in our household to look for knick knacks and great deals… we just didn’t know we were participating in what HellaWella calls “the latest trend in sustainability – saving the environment by thrift store shopping.”

¡Fíjense! ¿Cómo les quedo el ojo?... 

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Power foods can help ease arthritis pain - WFMZ Allentown

Power foods can help ease arthritis pain - WFMZ Allentown | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
Power foods can help ease arthritis painWFMZ AllentownAnother popular theory points to healthy aspects of Latino culture, including the Latin Diet. In "The Hot Latin Diet," author Dr.
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Great for inflammation

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Q&A: Chris Perez on His New Book “To Selena, With Love”

Q&A: Chris Perez on His New Book “To Selena, With Love” | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

All of 17 years ago, in the immediate aftermath of her death, Selena Quintanilla Perez’s husband, Chris Perez was the one person we rarely saw anywhere, making any comments on behalf of himself or the Quintanilla family about her passing. In fact, until his 1999 studio album with the Chris Perez Band it was sort of like he had disappeared all together. Even when he did come out to promote his new music he rarely said much about his late wife. In his new book, To Selena, With Love, released this month, Perez explains that in a lot of ways he had sort of disappeared into himself...

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Adidas Cowboy Boots Might Be The Mexican Hipster-est Thing Ever ...

Adidas Cowboy Boots Might Be The Mexican Hipster-est Thing Ever ... | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
Lin-spanics in Sports · Lin-spanics in Sports. Much of the press around Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has to do with his Asian-ness. What sports would people be surprised to see Latinos play?
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Conference Helps Spanish-Speaking Parents of Disabled Children - DNAinfo

Conference Helps Spanish-Speaking Parents of Disabled Children - DNAinfo | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
DNAinfoConference Helps Spanish-Speaking Parents of Disabled ChildrenDNAinfo"In Latino culture, the family is responsible for taking care of your own," Shaoul said.
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6.7 million watch Nuestra Belleza Latina | Audiostream - Everything ...

6.7 million watch Nuestra Belleza Latina | Audiostream - Everything ... | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
The Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language, announced today that last night's premiere of the reality beauty.
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Ask Juan: Why is Spanish so Hard to Learn?

Ask Juan: Why is Spanish so Hard to Learn? | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

The other day a reader emailed me with the following question: Since you are Juan of Words, what do you do when life gives you a whack in the back of the head? I’ve been trying to learn Spanish through a local community college and I’ve tried for two quarters and just can’t get a halfway decent grade. And it isn’t for lack of studying. It’s all I do. I don’t have much of a life. So, Juan of Words, how do I smack back at life?...

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William Levy Joins ABC’s Dancing With The Stars

William Levy Joins ABC’s Dancing With The Stars | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

Mujeres, bate your breath! The rumors are true! Your Cuban heartthrob William Levy will be one of the celebrities on season 14 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. ¡Calmadas, calmadas! I can hear your chillidos of excitement all of the way over here! It’s okay, the show is not actually on the air yet. You still have time to figure out when and where the heck this show is aired, since you all of a sudden have an interest in watching the English version of Bailando Por Un Sueño...

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New Music: 3BallMTY & Their Cultural Phenomenon Sound

New Music: 3BallMTY & Their Cultural Phenomenon Sound | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

Don’t know how or why it happened, but it’s safe to say that I am now a fan of something called 3BallMTY. What is it? I’m not exactly sure myself yet, but it is one of the most infectious music sounds I’ve heard in a while...

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Immigration Reform Poses Difficult Question For LGBT Community

Immigration Reform Poses Difficult Question For LGBT Community | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
Seized by the highest-profile immigration debate in nearly three decades, the nation might swap its national pastime this summer from baseball to a bill batted around Congress by the Gang of Eight.
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Bedtime Stories for Bilingual Kids: Book Review & Giveaway

Bedtime Stories for Bilingual Kids: Book Review & Giveaway | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

I know the author! It’s always fun to be able to say that. Even more thrilling when it is someone who has always been nothing but compassionate and supportive to all writers they come across. Rosalinda Vargas, my friend and author of this new bilingual book, Sometimes I Don’t Want to Sleep, is definitely a woman who fits the bill! Rosalinda has always encouraged my own writing, so of course, it is a real pleasure to now be able to introduce this, her latest book, to all of you!...

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Latinos In Entertainment, Have We Reached a New Era?

Latinos In Entertainment, Have We Reached a New Era? | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

First it was Jennifer Lopez on American Idol, then Christina Aguilera on The Voice. Now, just as both Univision and FOX are airing the same first-of-its-kind bilingual show, Q’Viva The Chosen, ABC is incorporating Cuban heartthrob William Levy into their hit show Dancing With The Stars, and Telemundo is producing more Spanglish programing than ever (the list goes on, but in the interest of brevity will stick to these examples for now), Comcast has decided to jump on the Latino-oriented entertainment bandwagon by introducing their own all Latino cable channel as well!...

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Now You Can Find Me At Walmart Too – ‘Plaza Familia’

Now You Can Find Me At Walmart Too – ‘Plaza Familia’ | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

So next time you go buy toilet paper, detergent, groceries, or whatever else it is you shop for at Walmart, make sure and pick up a copy of this here new magazine. Why? Because you’ll find me as one of the contributing writers within its pages and, more importantly, because Plaza Familia is the completely bilingual and free new magazine for parents...

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Essentials for a Mexican Wedding

Essentials for a Mexican Wedding | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

Remember I told you about our Almost Big Fat Mexican Wedding? Well, today, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of what that wedding might have looked like… or as you all so kindly pointed out, still could look like for us, one day. Bodas de Oro and Plata are pretty popular these days… ¿Apoco no?...

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Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Pipirisnais!

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Pipirisnais! | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

De la high… o sea de la alta sociedad.

 

The word pipirisnais is not in the dictionary. That’s what you’ll get if you search the Real Academia Española’s website for a definition of this Mexican term. Like many of our palabras, which one way or another have somehow gained popularity and an unofficial universal acceptance within our cultura for what they mean, pipirisnais is one of those words that cannot be very easily defined.

 

Therefore, probably the best way to express what pipirisnais means is to explain how or when it would likely be used...

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This day in Chicano history: Rubén Salazar (1928) | Lotería Chicana

This day in Chicano history: Rubén Salazar (1928) | Lotería Chicana | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
Salazar's violent death at the hands of LA County Sheriff's deputy Thomas Wilson is often remembered. Over forty years after the Chicano Moratorium, there's still investigation and speculation over what happened that day.
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Our Tiempo Los Angeles – LATINA FILMAKERS SHINE IN BOYLE ...

Our Tiempo Los Angeles – LATINA FILMAKERS SHINE IN BOYLE ... | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
The theater was crammed with talent and creativity. Josefina Lopez was playing host to the 6th Annual Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza (BHLIFE.
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The Greatest Food on Four Wheels - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Greatest Food on Four Wheels - Wall Street Journal (blog) | mexicanismos | Scoop.it
The Greatest Food on Four WheelsWall Street Journal (blog)Just a few short years later, fusion-food four-on-the-floors have spread across the nation like kudzu, and many of them, in a hat-tip to Kogi, blend south-of-the-border fare with ingredients...
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¡Súbele al Suave! Downy Wants You Dancing for Clean Clothes

¡Súbele al Suave! Downy Wants You Dancing for Clean Clothes | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

It’s taken everything in me not to run down to the neighborhood washateria and dance to this track after inserting a quarter into one of the machines! That was the first thing I thought after the folks at Downy shared with me these awesome new videos for their ¡Súbele al Suave! campaign. I actually tried to convince Anjelica to record me dancing over the weekend… she didn’t really say much about the idea other than uh-huh.

 

We didn’t because we didn’t have enough time, but something tells me someone must have told Downy that I’m a big fan of marketers reaching out to the U.S. Hispanic population the right way! These commercials are so hilarious…

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Mexi-Vocabulario: Solovino

Mexi-Vocabulario: Solovino | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

Looking back, it’s funny how many dogs have actually come into my life all by themselves over the years… earning the only proper Mexican name one can give such a canine: ¡Solovino!...

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JLo & Jenni Rivera to go Head to Head at Latin Music Awards

JLo & Jenni Rivera to go Head to Head at Latin Music Awards | mexicanismos | Scoop.it

Where else but the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards would Jennifer Lopez and Jenni Rivera be nominated under the same category?! Granted their both divas in their own right, and they share the same first name – albeit in different variations – but other than that there’s really few else that the two super stars seem to have in common. Now, they also share a nomination for 2012 Female Songs Artist of the Year at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards! Also up for the nomination are Shakira and Alejandra Guzman...

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