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  • Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    White reporter demands to know how authentically Cuban Ted Cruz is
    Mark Halperin of Bloomberg interviewed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a candidate for president of the United States, recently and endeavored to find out how authentically Cuban he is. This line of questioning has not, so far as is known, been directed...
  • Iglesia de San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
    To the glory of gold and God in Quito, Ecuador
    The gold is priceless. Seven tons alone grace La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús. Untold numbers of artists spent most of 250 years crafting gold into leaf used to embellish Spanish Colonial interior decoration. Important as symbols of Spanish...
  • Latin influences heat up classical performances--and Chicagoland
    Latin influences heat up classical performances--and Chicagoland
    Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán stars in the new mariachi opera El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past is Never Finished) commissioned by Lyric Unlimited. Featuring music by José “Pepe” Martínez and a libretto by director Leonard Foglia,...
  • MATEO Bar de Tapas
    Eat Like Miró at MATEO
    Joan Miró once told Voguethat food “is a very serious subject, especially from a poetic point of view.” Therefore, may I suggest that you give some serious thought to the late brunch you’ll enjoy before you take in the current...
  • Reed Hastings, Netflix
    Netflix’s move into Cuba not likely to be lucrative
    On Monday, Netflix Inc. began offering their video internet service in the communist island of Cuba. It seems like it is more of a statement than a business plan as only about 5 percent of Cubans have the high-speed internet service required to...
  • Estelada Blava
    President of Catalonia is under judicial investigation after Nov. 9 vote
    Less than two days ago, it was made public that Catalonia's government leader, President Artur Mas, is now under 'judicial investigation' due to the 'citizen participation process' that took place on November 9th, 2014. The...
  • Paper and pen
    5 useful idiomatic expressions in Spanish
    1. A palabras necias, oidos sordos This literally means "to foolish words, deaf ears". I'm not sure we have an equivalent expression in English, but it essentially means "just ignore people who say mean things to you."2. A...
  • Hernan Cortes meets Queen Calafia in La Paz, Mexico
    Hernan Cortes meets Queen Calafia in La Paz, Mexico
    BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, Mexico – Drums and flutes set an eerie mood under the stars as dozens of primitive-looking Indians prance around a fire on the beach. Next, Queen Calafia descends from a sandy hill studded with skulls, bearded guys...
  • Tristan Thompson Boston Celtics November 14 2014
    FSO now offering Spanish language option for all Cavaliers games
    On Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 the Cleveland Cavaliers announced fans now have the option of listening to all Cavaliers games on Fox Sports Ohio in Spanish starting including Friday’s matchup against the Boston Celtics.The Spanish broadcast will...
  • Rice made the ultra-fast way
    Rice made spicy and ultra-fast
    Rice is a staple food that's known for its versatality. This is an item that's known world-wide and enjoyed by all countries and cultures, especially the Oriental and Hispanic countries. It's a filling, easy-to-digest pasta that also...
  • There is a day after, so...
    Wine tasting almost every Friday in Portland, Find the shop having your taste
    Hi,Do to a lack of use and time in an increasing life demand, a release has been sent to Examiner to find another host.Until this occurs, expect these Friday wine tasting opportunities to continue in the near term, as those of you who do find...
  • Bar Takito
    Bar Takito is now open in Chicago's West Loop
    Bar Takito is now open at 201 N. Morgan St. in the West Loop. Bar Takito is a Latin inspired shared-plate concept from Chef/Partner David Dworshak (Takito Kitchen, Carnivale, Spring) with a complementary beverage program from GM/Partner Adam Weber...
  • A piece of Spain in Miami.
    Tablao Flamenco and Spanish buffet. All in one place.
    Perhaps in Miami there are as many Spanish style restaurants as there are Cuban eateries, however it is very hard to find the flavors and atmosphere that truly resembles what you find in Madrid or Sevilla back in the old Continent. If you are...
  • 'Pan's Labyrinth' is a unique and beautiful fairy-tale
    'Pan's Labyrinth' is a unique and beautiful fairy-tale
    Set against the harsh backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, "Pan’s Labyrinth" is a haunting and whimsical journey of a lost princess named Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) who must prove herself worthy before she can be reunited with her family...
  • Wine tastings this Friday in Portland area shops!
    Steamy weather Portland, deserves some great wine tasting options this week
    Lots to review this week, so let’s get right to the business at hand!Here’s your nearly unanimous wine tasting opportunities for this Friday, July 11, in steamy Portland, Oregon! Remember, friends don't let friends drive after...
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