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An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

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

[OP-ED]: Why should Obama have to be saintlier than his predecessors?

 05/08/2017 - 11:19
Former US President Barack Obama is being honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. EFE
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The best thing about President Barack Obama’s historic presidency is that it’s over. We can now look back on it -- and him -- in far fonder terms than it was experienced live.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:15am
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Former US President Barack Obama is being honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. EFE

[OP-ED]: ¿Por qué debe ser Obama más santo que sus predecesores?

 05/08/2017 - 09:40
El ex presidente estadounidense Barack Obama está siendo honrado por "su compromiso duradero con los ideales democráticos y elevando el nivel de coraje político en un nuevo siglo", con mención específica de su expansión de las opciones de salud, su liderazgo en el enfrentamiento al cambio climático y su restablecimiento de las relaciones diplomáticas con Cuba. EFE 
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Lo mejor de la presidencia histórica del presidente Barack Obama es que se acabó. Podemos examinarla—y examinarlo a él—en términos mucho más cariñosos de lo que experimentamos en su momento.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:15am
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El ex presidente estadounidense Barack Obama está siendo honrado por "su compromiso duradero con los ideales democráticos y elevando el nivel de coraje político en un nuevo siglo", con mención específica de su expansión de las opciones de salud, su liderazgo en el enfrentamiento al cambio climático y su restablecimiento de las relaciones diplomáticas con Cuba. EFE 

Eduardo “Lalo” Sánchez: the mask maker without borders

 04/19/2017 - 11:27
To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez
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The mystical power that many attribute to the masks of the fighters begins in the patient hands of a seamstress who has dedicated his life to give a face to the Mexican superheroes.

 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
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To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez

C 4 Urself: La postura de Carlos Mencia sobre la Comedia y la Política

 11/18/2016 - 17:01
Promotional photo of Carlos Mencia. Soure: Valley Forge Casino Resort
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Si hay algo en lo que los críticos y los fanáticos pueden estar de acuerdo es en que la comedia de Carlos Mencia no rehúye lo político, y esta política no es ni “correcta” ni endulzada, y nadie en la audiencia se escapa de ser sujeto de alguna broma. En una época donde se mantiene la paz siendo “políticamente correcto” (un movimiento esencialmente inclinado a atribuir atenciones deliberadas a un sinfín de individuos sensibles al lenguaje), Carlos Mencia no se ha visto tentado ni convencido todavía de diluir sus juegos verbales.

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:55pm
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Promotional photo of Carlos Mencia. Soure: Valley Forge Casino Resort

C 4 UrSelf: Carlos Mencia’s Take on Comedy and Politics

 11/18/2016 - 15:20
Promotional photo of Carlos Mencia. Soure: Valley Forge Casino Resort
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If there’s one thing that critics and fans alike can agree with, it is that Carlos Mencia’s comedy does not shy away from the political, and this politic is often neither “correct” nor sugarcoated, oftentimes leaving anybody in his audience vulnerable to being the pun of a joke. In an age of maintaining the peace by “keeping things PC” (essentially a movement towards attributing a purposeful attentiveness to a plethora of individual sensitivities via language), Carlos Mencia has not been tempted or convinced quite yet to euphemize his verbal shenanigans.

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:55pm
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Univision invierte en el sitio de noticias satírico The Onion

 01/19/2016 - 17:48
Foto via Onion, Inc.
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El movimiento de negocios es un esfurezo para ampliar su huella multicultural y digital.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 5:06pm
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Univision invests in satirical news site The Onion

 01/19/2016 - 17:29
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The move is an effort to broaden their multicultural and digital footprint, says company.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 5:06pm
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Familia dominicana podría protagonizar nueva comedia en NBC

 01/05/2016 - 03:38
La comedia de Vladimir Caamaño ha sido fuertemente influenciada por la experiencia de su familia dominicana inmigrante.
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"Vlad" sería protagonizado por dicho comediante y estaría basado en sus sketch de comedia, los cuales se enfocan en sus experiencias al crecer en una familia dominicana de segunda generación en el Bronx.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:26pm
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La comedia de Vladimir Caamaño ha sido fuertemente influenciada por la experiencia de su familia dominicana inmigrante.

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