CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelans returned to the streets in protest Saturday, while the government continued to celebrate a diplomatic victory in the Organization of American States.
Students called Saturday’s demonstration the “empty pots march” to highlight Venezuelans’ growing frustration with shortages of some everyday items. In Caracas, the march was scheduled to end at the country’s Food Ministry, but the evening before Caracas’ mayor announced that he had not authorized the march. Hundreds of riot police and National Guardsmen were posted in the area Saturday morning.
President Nicolás Maduro was scheduled to appear at a separate event recognizing the international
Article source: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/03/08/large-protests-continue-as-venezuelan-government-celebrates-oas-victory/
The Chicago Latino Film Festival will confer its career-achievement award on Chilean theater, film and television actress Paulina Garcia, organizers said.
Garcia will accept the award in person on the closing night of the 30th edition of the festival, prior to a screening of Gonzalo Diaz’s film “I Am from Chile,” in which she is one of the co-stars.
“Since we are celebrating the glories of tango with our opening night film, it seemed more than appropriate to give the Gloria Award on our Closing Night to the actress who so memorably gave life to a 50-year old woman named Gloria in
Article source: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/03/08/chicago-latino-film-festival-to-honor-chilean-actress-paulina-garcia/
A federal jury has awarded $3.5 million to three Westminster police officers who said they are continually being passed over for promotions and assigned to “mall duty” because they are Latino.
After deliberating for about three days, the Santa Ana jury returned a verdict Thursday, finding that officers Jose Flores, Ryan Reyes and Brian Perez should get damages for discrimination, said Melanie Poturica, an attorney representing the Orange County city.
“In many ways this is a historic victory for officers of color,” said Victor Viramontes, an attorney representing the officers.
“This is a tremendous victory for the three officers who were brave enough
Article source: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-latino-officers-discrimination-lawsuit-20140306,0,25161.story
@giorodriguez Kapor’s “Latin@s in Tech” was one of the best pre-events this year at SxSW Interactive. Here’s why.
History lesson for the young-un’s: Lotus 1-2-3 was the first “killer app” for the PC, and Mitch Kapor was the founder. Since that time (the early 80s), he’s done a lot of other things. And I am old enough to have followed his progress and his projects. But it’s his latest project — the Kapor Center For Social Impact — that impresses me most. It may
Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/giovannirodriguez/2014/03/07/mitch-kapors-next-killer-app-latino-entrepreneurship/
Imagine the arias that made Baroque music memorable: the best of Händel, Vivaldi, Rameau; build around it a contemporary libretto with a Shakespearean plot and you’ll get a ‘pastiche’ – The Enchanted Island!
Plunging into the endless heritage of Baroque music to retrieve gems by Händel, Vivaldi, Rameau and many others; arias that may not be the best known but are wonderfully meshed up to create a modern ‘pastiche’.
Around this unique soundtrack a Shakespearian plot, in English, has been devised. This is what New York’s Metropolitan Opera has come up with. A superb cast has
Article source: http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/06/ny-metropolitan-opera-takes-shakespeare-to-an-enchanted-island/
March 6, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — The National Book Critics Circle has honored Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, an author and professor in the departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin, with the 2013 Ivan Landrof Lifetime Achievement Award. He will receive the award during a ceremony March 13 in New York City.
The award is given annually to a person or institution that has made significant contributions to book culture over time.
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, an author and professor in the departments of English
Article source: http://www.utexas.edu/news/2014/03/06/rolando-hinojosa-smith-lifetime-achievement/
“[W]e continue waiting for the House of Representatives to wake up and move on immigration reform legislation,” Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez said. Menendez, who spoke at the awards dinner where he was honored for his work, wants Obama to halt deportations for relatives of U.S. citizens, young people who were brought to the country illegally by family members and legal residents, AP reports.
Article source: http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/03/latino_leader_calls_obama_deporter_in_chief.html
For the uninsured Latinos who live in places like El Paso, the political drama surrounding Obamacare seems very far away.
They are more concerned with understanding how the Affordable Care Act benefits them. And with open enrollment ending March 31, time is running out for people like Margarita Sanchez — or President Barack Obama — to explain that to them.
Sanchez, 67, came out of retirement to work as a “navigator” with a local nonprofit in El Paso. She’s spent several months trying to
Article source: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/obamacare-latino-community-104303.html?hp=r7