Tomas Custer

Latina News Collage: Substantive News from the Past Week (Nov. 10th-17th 2013)

Last week I wrote Sexy Latinas Sell the News and “Stuff” This Past Week: Why? and I wanted to continue providing an overview of substantive Latina news. These stories were curated over the past week. Latinas Will Be Front And Center In Races For Top Political Posts In Texas Next Year From: latino.foxnews.com Leticia Van de Putte Will […]

  • Nov 18, 2013
  • 3:40 pm

Sexy Latinas Sell the News and “Stuff” This Past Week: Why?

This past week saw an unusual number of news stories covering the “sexiness” of Latinas to sell both products and/or news stories. Yes, sex sells, we all know the concept, but there is real news out there about Latinas that doesn’t involve sex or the curves of their Latina bodies. From Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, […]

  • Nov 12, 2013
  • 8:13 am

Job Search Info: Hispanic vs. Latino

I have been searching for a job of late. Since my speciality is Hispanic/Latino news I wondered what differences there were between Hispanic vs Latino. I wondered if I could find out how those terms impacted my job search. So I did a little digging and this is what I found. From SimplyHired.com, I found […]

  • Apr 18, 2013
  • 2:30 pm

Bolivia Designates World’s Largest Protected Wetland: Roughly Equal in Size to North Dakota

Here is one story that isn’t getting much attention, but should be. On February 2nd, 2013, to mark the annual World Wetlands Day, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance has designated its largest site ever in the South American country of Bolivia. At more than 17 million acres, the Llanos de Moxos wetland […]

  • Mar 24, 2013
  • 6:00 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 28th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Sonia Sotomayor’s “My Beloved World” becomes New York Times bestseller Fresh off swearing-in Vice President Joe Biden, Sotomayor will be number one on the hardcover nonfiction bestsellers list for the week of February 3rd :: read more at nbclatino.com Cool New Book from Alejandro L. Madrid – MUSIC IN […]

  • Jan 28, 2013
  • 12:40 am

Latino News Roundup for January 23rd, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Now we know! 18 million Hispanics are on Facebook! There are 18 million U.S. Hispanics on Facebook. Approximately 7 million of them are Spanish-dominant while 11 million are bilingual or English-dominant. :: read more at www.portada-online.com Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to commit $100,000 for Hispanic businesses Walker says the […]

  • Jan 23, 2013
  • 7:25 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 17th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Roasted Chile, Cheese, and Bacon Mini-Tamale Pies {OMG}      From: www.muybuenocookbook.com Miami grows as Latino TV hub      From: www.marketplace.org 2013: the year of Mobile for U.S. Hispanics      From: joekutchera.com Ken Salazar resigning places pressure on Latino cabinet positions      From: www.voxxi.com The Latino inauguration? Reverend Luis Leon to offer inauguration prayer […]

  • Jan 17, 2013
  • 8:51 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 15th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Janet Napolitano Stays At Department of Homeland Security for Immigration Fight – Reform Advocates Cheer      From: abcnews.go.com Latino Gun Rights Supporters Stock Up      From: latino.foxnews.com Sofía Vergara’s Golden Globe Gown and an Indian Woman’s Dress      From: thewiselatinaclub.com Adamari Lopez has the #1 title in Spanish-language book sales in the […]

  • Jan 15, 2013
  • 11:30 am

Latino News Roundup for January 14th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Beat Latino: ¡Ovarios! Chicas power 2012! – this week’s Beat Latino share our favorite power chicas and their 2012 releases      From: beatlatino.com Research Centers Feud, Offer Glimpse into Heated Debate Over Immigration Reform – Center for Immigration Studies vs Migration Policy Institute      From: latino.foxnews.com Chicago’s Segregated Green Space: Hispanic […]

  • Jan 14, 2013
  • 1:23 pm

Did Carmen M. Ortiz Play a Pivotal Role in the Suicide of Aaron Swartz?

First published at HispanicTips.com by Tomás Custer. On Friday, Aaron Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide. A lot has been written about him, his legacy and the circumstances of his death. (search Google News) He was an Internet pioneer, an activist and a cofounder of the popular website Reddit. What has emerged from […]

  • Jan 13, 2013
  • 11:58 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 11th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Jenni Rivera Plane Crash: Families of Singer’s Entourage Sue Singer’s Company, Jet Owner for Wrongful Death      From: www.eonline.com Latin Roots: Bomba Y Plena – In this, the 27th segment of Latin Roots, Aaron Levinson discusses the birth of bomba and plena, as well as the different musical and rhythmic […]

  • Jan 11, 2013
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Latino News Roundup for January 10th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Alt.Latino – Cooking Tamales For The Beatles: Guest DJ Sandra Cisneros      From: www.npr.org Why Can’t Hispanic Market Get Its Fair Share of Investment? – Outdated Data Gathering Keeps Sales Numbers Artificially, and Scandalously, Low      From: adage.com ¡ASK A MEXICAN! on collecting old cars and the American dream      From: nbclatino.com […]

  • Jan 10, 2013
  • 4:17 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 9th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Latinos Have Fastest Growing Prevalence of Glaucoma      From: www.saludtoday.com New Children’s Book from Piñata Books/ Arte Público Press      From: labloga.blogspot.com Filmmaker set to trace the Afro-Latina experience from before the slave trade to present-day – NEGRITA, written and directed by Magdalena Albizu      From: latinalista.com Legendary “Borinqueneers” Deserve the Congressional […]

  • Jan 9, 2013
  • 12:20 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 8th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Most Popular Hispanic Baby Names In 2012: Sofía And Santiago Continue To Top List      From: www.huffingtonpost.com Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalapeños)      From: www.muybuenocookbook.com Kennedy Center to review Honors process after group says Latinos excluded      From: www.cbsnews.com Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy nominates Carmen Espinosa for state Supreme Court; would be first […]

  • Jan 8, 2013
  • 3:29 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 7th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Ted Cruz emerges as leading Latino opponent of gun controls      From: www.voxxi.com Connecticut to issue driver’s licenses to young people under ‘deferred action’ immigration program (video)      From: www.nhregister.com Four Latino Congress members won’t return to Congress – Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas), Joe Baca (D-Calif.), Francisco “Quico” Canseco (R-Texas), and David […]

  • Jan 7, 2013
  • 6:11 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 4th, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Latinos Shifting Political Trends – Tensions between different Latino ethnic groups might be changing local politics on the east and west coasts. Host Michel Martin speaks with Columbia University adjunct professor Ed Morales, who says shifting Latino demographics are the driving force behind it all.      From: www.npr.org New Congress […]

  • Jan 4, 2013
  • 1:12 pm

Latino News Roundup for January 3rd, 2012

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Latino-Latina leadership combo a first for Virginia localities – Here’s one for the history books: Arlington on Jan. 1 became the first jurisdiction in Virginia history to have its two local elected bodies headed by Latinos.      From: www.insidenova.com Don Omar’s New Zumba Video Is False Advertising      From: lasgringasblog.com Cuban […]

  • Jan 3, 2013
  • 11:21 am

Latino News Roundup for January 2nd, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: 6 Things President Obama Needs to Do for Immigration Reform      From: abcnews.go.com Hugo Chavez on life support since Monday and in an induced coma, sources from Cuba are reporting.      From: www.voxxi.com LatinoWood: Ups and Downs of 2012      From: www.latinheat.com News That Hit and Rocked 2012, A Year With Latino […]

  • Jan 2, 2013
  • 11:56 am

Latino News Roundup for December 31st, 2012: New Year’s Eve Edition

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Federal marriage law may force deportation of many immigrant gay spouses      From: www.washingtonpost.com Immigration, economic revival head Obama’s second-term checklist      From: www.reuters.com Latino Talents and Legends who Left Us in 2012      From: www.sefijaonline.com New Year’s Eve Traditions And Superstitions: 22 Latino Rituals To Guarantee A Prosperous 2013      From: www.huffingtonpost.com […]

  • Dec 31, 2012
  • 11:02 am

Latino News Roundup for December 28th, 2012

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Mexican traffickers plant pot crop in American forests – the activity has spread to 20 states and 67 national forests      From: www.usatoday.com Spanish Literacy Obstacle for Some Seeking “Deferred Action”      From: newamericamedia.org Iowa DREAMers Won’t Get Licenses – announced Thursday DACA applicants cannot get licenses or state identification cards […]

  • Dec 28, 2012
  • 9:58 am

Latino News Roundup for December 27th, 2012

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips: Jenni Rivera’s Sister, Rosie, to Oversee Late Singer’s Fortune (estimated at $25 million), brand and custody of her children      From: abcnews.go.com As San Antonians packed stores and shopping centers to return unwanted presents and redeem gift cards Wednesday, Mexican nationals visiting the city kicked off a shopping spree that […]

  • Dec 27, 2012
  • 11:31 am