Monday, February 28, 2011
Here is the full article from TIME Magazine:
Inflation in Buenos Aires has been causing prices to rise so fast that store owners have grown tired of updating the prices of products.
The “Tower of David,” a 45-story uncompleted skyscraper located in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, is one of Latin America’s tallest skyscrapers. It is also home to more than 2,500 squatters.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
On February 23rd, a combination of Venezuela's opposition parties announced that they would be holding a presidential primary to pick a candidate to run against Hugo Chavez next year. The primary will be held between Nov. 27, 2011 and March 11, 2012. For more information, follow this link.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
"WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will make their first foreign trip of the year when they travel to Latin America March 19-23.
The Obamas will visit Brazil, Chile and El Salvador, where the president will meet with leaders and speak to the public about a wide range of issues, including economic prosperity and job creation through increased trade and partnerships.
The White House says the trip will provide an opportunity to engage key bilateral partners and advance the president's efforts to work as equal partner to address the basic challenges facing the people the Americas.
Obama will hold events in several cities, including Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and San Salvador."
Monday, February 21, 2011
Link to the article.
Latin American artists such as Juanes and Shakira are taking the music world by storm. Each of the pop artists took home awards at the Lo Nuestro Music Awards this past friday for best Latin American artists. The following article recaps their impressive feat at the music awards.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Telma Pedro Córdoba could have left this blood- and bullet-marked city when she lost her husband to a drive-by shooting in 2009, or when an injury kept her mother from factory work, or when gunmen killed a neighbor in front of a friend’s 3-year-old son a few months ago.
Article continued here.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
MOLAA is the only museum dedicated to Latin American Art in the United States (located in Long Beach, California). It gives out educational tours as well as hosting different events. The next exhibit that will be featured is Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American Art.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
It shocked me that after winning this lawsuit, because Chevron doesn't have any properties or refineries actually located in Ecuador, the Ecuadorean courts have no way to make them pay for the damage and cost of lives and resources that Chevron has destroyed. I realize it's an American company, but based off of the facts presented in this article, the whole situation is completely unethical and scary that a company can get away with something at this scale.
1 garlic clove
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt, plus more as needed
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 cup diced white potatoes
4 ounces angel hair pasta
Pepper to taste
Lime wedge, for serving
Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the soup simmer until the vegetables are soft and tender, about 40 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the bone and tear it into pieces with your hands or a knife. Add the chicken and the pasta to the stock and stir to incorporate.
Bring the soup to a boil again, consequently, reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes or until the pasta is al dente, stirring it occasionally. Turn off the heat and season. Add a squeeze of lime before serving.
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Monday, February 14, 2011
Here is a recording of a single from the album. It is called "Looking for Paradise."
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Out of the many diverse fauna of the Latin American world, the Candiru is one of the most interesting and strange. The Candiru is a species of freshwater, parasitic catfish. It is located throughout the Amazon River, though the highest concentration of Candiru are at the junction of the Amazon River and the Rio Negro. This is due to the fact that the junction of the two rivers if very conducive to sustaining a large and diverse ecosystem, providing the Candiru with many options for food. Since the fish is parasitic, it lives off other animals. Some of them suck blood, while others actually eat their way inside of the host and eat them alive from the inside out. For more information about these unusual fish, you can visit this site.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
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Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Picadillo (Cuban dish, 4 servings)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground extra lean beef
¼ cup sherry (optional)
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
pinch ground red pepper
¼ cup raisins
1 cup diced fresh or canned pineapple
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef, onion, garlic until the onion is tender and the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear. Drain off all fat. Add all remaining ingredients except the green and red bell peppers. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers and heat through.
Monday, February 07, 2011
This situation is interesting to me because the alliance of Nicaragua and the United States elevates the importance of the condition. The upcoming Presidential elections for Nicaragua also raise the stakes for Daniel Ortega.
For those of you who don't know, Juanes' new album, P.A.R.C.E., has recently been released. If you aren't familiar with Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, more commonly known as Juanes, he is a Columbian musician. He was originally a member of Ekhymosis, but became a solo artist when the band dissembled in 1998. Since then, Juanes' fame has skyrocketed in the Latin American world. He has released 5 albums, won 17 Latin Grammys and 1 Grammy Award. Juanes is known for his humanitarian work, such as his 2009 Peace Concert in Cuba and his aid work with victims of anti-personnel mines in Columbia. For more information on Juanes and his new album, or to listen to some of his music, you can visit his website.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Friday, February 04, 2011
Thursday, February 03, 2011
It is clear that this restaurant, which seems like it hasn’t been around for all too long, clearly caters to the Mexican immigrant community of New Orleans. This was clear immediately upon entering, as a telenovela played on the flat screen television above the bar, where three or four Mexican men sat speaking Spanish, occasionally walking over to the juke box to play some Latino songs.
My friend and I enjoyed a filling (and CHEAP!) meal of tacos and gorditas al pastor.
So, if you find yourself in the mood for an authentic Mexican meal in the company of authentic Mexicans, you might consider heading over to El Paisano.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The IMDb description is as follows: "This is the story of Uxbal (Javier Bardem). Devoted father. Tormented lover. Mystified son. Underground businessman. Friend of the disposed. Ghost seeker. Spiritual sensitive. A survivor at the invisible margins in today's Barcelona... Uxbal's story is simple: just one of the complex realities that we all live in today."
Here is a link to the trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3934586393/
The Academy Awards are February 27, 2011 - don't miss out!