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Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, rebellious Saudi

 08/23/2017 - 12:02
Video still from a 1996 music video of Macarena, directed by Vincent Calet, featuring Los Del Río and Tracee Ellis Ross

Fourteen year old Saudi Arabian has been arrested for a video that went viral almost a year ago. The sordid crime? Publicly dancing to the Los del Río one-hit-wonder, Macarena, on the main road in Jeddah. Though admittedly humorous, the issue of his detainment is much more serious than the gleeful and choreographed wiggles would appear to indicate.

[OP-ED]: The perils of assuming anything about the Latino vote

 05/18/2017 - 08:20
You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.

At the outset of their new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes note that adviser David Plouffe prioritized three goals for Clinton to win: “It was important to have the right culture and mission, to manage Bill Clinton, and to effectively target Latino voters.”

We know how well that turned out.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Los peligros de hacer suposiciones sobre el voto latino

 05/17/2017 - 12:58
No es necesario ser un politólogo para darse cuenta de algunas verdades simples: En números brutos, más y más hispanos emitirán votos en elecciones futuras—como ha ocurrido en los últimos 36 años. 

En el inicio de su nuevo libro, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign”, Jonathan Allen y Amie Parnes señalan que el asesor David Plouffe priorizó tres objetivos para que Clinton ganara: “Era importante tener la cultura y la misión adecuadas, manejar a Bill Clinton y procurar eficazmente a los electores latinos.”

Sabemos lo bien que resultó eso.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 

Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

Plain Text Author: 
Eli Siegel