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Singer Luis Enrique seeks to inspire immigrants with his autobiography

 05/25/2017 - 03:30
Photo provided by Chazz Music showing Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique. EFE/Chazz Music/Otto J. Mejia EFE/ALICIA CIVITA
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Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique has a deep desire to inspire undocumented immigrants going through hard times full of fear - as he did for years after arriving in the United States as a boy - and he specifically wants to do it with his autobiography that goes on sale next September.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:15am
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Photo provided by Chazz Music showing Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique. EFE/Chazz Music/Otto J. Mejia EFE/ALICIA CIVITA

Almendrones, the real stars of Miami's CubaNostalgia fair

 05/22/2017 - 04:58
 One of the cars shown at the CubaNostalgia fair, in Miami, United States. EFE/CubaNostalgia/Justinmar Perez
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The popular US vintage cars of the 1940s and '50s, still seen driving around the streets of Cuba, played the leading role at the CubaNostalgia fair in Miami. The CubaNostalgia program commemorates the independence of the Caribbean country that is celebrated every May 20.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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 One of the cars shown at the CubaNostalgia fair, in Miami, United States. EFE/CubaNostalgia/Justinmar Perez

Michel Franco: "Let's go ahead and make something Hollywood-style, but in Mexico.'"

 05/16/2017 - 05:05
 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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At the premiere of his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, famous Mexican director Michel Franco noted a trend to make gringo-style movies in Mexico, something he rated as a big mistake. His new movie, "April's Daughter", tells the story of a pregnant teenager.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00am
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 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

Opening Night for the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

 05/09/2017 - 23:32
The Gate of Spring is one of the many lanterns on display during the Chinese Lantern Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News

Ulises Bella: "We've always combated all that crap that Donald Trump talks about"

 05/05/2017 - 04:08
The genre-bending Los Angeles band Ozomatli, known for its protest music and pro-diversity activism, is launching an almost entirely Spanish-language album featuring covers of classic and contemporary Mexican hits.  EFE/Faizah Rajput
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The new album of Ozomatli, which is titled "Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica" and will be released today, is aimed at showing solidarity with the Latino community.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:00am
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The genre-bending Los Angeles band Ozomatli, known for its protest music and pro-diversity activism, is launching an almost entirely Spanish-language album featuring covers of classic and contemporary Mexican hits.  EFE/Faizah Rajput

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera took to the streets of Philadelphia

 05/05/2017 - 02:44
Tania Bruguera,
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"Artivist" Tania Bruguera took part in the exhibition Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, organized by The Barnes Foundation. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Tania Brugera calls herself an "artivist". Her work shows a critical view of Cuba's Castro government. 

Turning razor wires on border fencing into jewelry

 05/04/2017 - 06:11
One of the works by the Amarist art studio, on display at the Art New York 2017 contemporary art fair, in New York, United States. EFE/AMARIST
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The aim is to change the meaning associated with the razor wire, said Lozano, from "a symbol of jail, separation, border" into the complete opposite.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
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One of the works by the Amarist art studio, on display at the Art New York 2017 contemporary art fair, in New York, United States. EFE/AMARIST

Peruvian artists try to make chalk sidewalk murals popular again

 05/04/2017 - 05:58
Peruvian artists Christian Ventura and Amador Quispe pose next to their chalk painting in La Paz, Bolivia, May 3, 2017. EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ
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With the project, the Peruvians are hoping to promote pavement art in Bolivia.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:45am
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Peruvian artists Christian Ventura and Amador Quispe pose next to their chalk painting in La Paz, Bolivia, May 3, 2017. EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ

"Film studios failed to realize what the Latino community means to the movie industry," Hayek

 05/02/2017 - 05:06
Photo provided by Pantelion Films showing US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez during a scene of "How to be a Latin Lover". EFE/Pantelion Films
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The box-office success of the film "How to Be a Latin Lover," which entertained the second-largest number of moviegoers last weekend in the United States, plus the growing presence of Latino films in theaters nationwide, indicate an awakening both of the film industry and of Hispanic audiences.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:00am
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Photo provided by Pantelion Films showing US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez during a scene of "How to be a Latin Lover". EFE/Pantelion Films

"A city without music is a dead city"

 05/01/2017 - 12:55
Musicians Chucho Valdes (C), from Cuba; Esperanza Spalding (L) and Dhafer Youssef (R), from Tunisia, perform on stage, during the commemoration of the International Jazz Day in Havana, Cuba, 30 April 2017. EPA/ Alejandro Ernesto
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The world's most celebrated jazz musicians got together in Havana to celebrate International Jazz Day on Sunday, transforming the Cuban city into the global hub of the popular music genre.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Musicians Chucho Valdes (C), from Cuba; Esperanza Spalding (L) and Dhafer Youssef (R), from Tunisia, perform on stage, during the commemoration of the International Jazz Day in Havana, Cuba, 30 April 2017. EPA/ Alejandro Ernesto

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